After using the law to kill a Racist Suspect Enforcement Official, in front of Django, and get away with it, Schultz says to Django in the next scene:
"One needs a plan, son. These are brutal times. A man who survives, is a man with a plan. A man who thrives, is a man with a good plan. So having said that, what's your plan, young Django?"
These words should be heeded by most Victims of Racism. We are a pitiful people. It is completely obvious (to the known universe) that most of us Victims of Racism don't have a plan. It is also obvious that out of those of us who do have plans, we usually don't have good plans. However, it is not our fault. It is the fault of the White Supremacists. Now that the blame is placed where it should be, let me direct you to the code.
Read "Practice Asking People The Following Questions" on page 112 of the U.I.C.C./S./C. Textbook / Workbook by Neely Fuller Jr.
The first question in that section is "What is your Ultimate Objective ?". Isn't that similar to asking "What are your plans?".
Actually, "What is your Ultimate Objective?" is a better question to ask. I could be incorrect.
Following the Logic, being the interrogator (a person who asks questions) is always the best position to be in. However, under the system of Racism (White Supremacy) when there's interaction between Racist Suspects and Victims of Racism, the suspects are usually the interrogators while their Victims try hard not to ask any at all.
Why? Because we Victims have been trained (by the Racists) to think that asking a lot of questions makes us appear to be stupid. Huge cruise ship size loads of Victims would rather pretend to know something, than be truthful about not knowing anything. The correct behavior should be to ask the Racist Suspect(and all people in general) a lot of questions.Getting answers, will help you establish, maintain, and refine your plan.
On that same in the code it reads further:
"It is correct to seek, to know, and to understand the ultimate objective of every person whom you encounter, whose words, or deeds may directly, or indirectly, affect your activities or existence."
Doesn't that make sense?
Anyway, Django says to Schulz:
Django could have easily lied to Schultz and said "Yea, I got a plan, and I ain't telling you." But instead he recognized the truth in that he didn't know what Schultz was talking about and followed the logic, which prompted him to ask a question. Moving on.
"Well, after this Brittle business is behind us, you'll be a free man, with a horse, and $75.00 in your back pocket. What's your plan after that?"
"Find my wife, and buy her freedom."
At this point, Schultz shares constructive information with Django about checking slave records for finding where his wife is located.
Schulz: "The bad part about slavery being a business, is it's immoral. The good part is, they keep records. Somewhere in Greenville there's a book with your wife's name on it, and the name of the customer who bought her, and more than likely their address."
I suspect that he'd be practicing Racism, by withholding such knowledge from Django. I could be incorrect.
Let's get a little interactive. Replace the word "slavery" in Schultz' statement with the words "Racism (White Supremacy)". Was it constructive? As mentioned here in the movie, they truly keep records on everything. Most of the time, the fact that slavery was a business is looked over. The fact that White Supremacy is a business is constantly looked over.
I'm emphasizing again, that Django IS THE ONLY Victim Of Racism that can help this Sophisticated Racist Suspect solve his problem. Like most Racist Suspects, Shultz wouldn't have anything to do with him, if it weren't for that. Schultz uses his knowledge of deception against other Racist Suspects throughout the movie. In the scene, just before they're about to go to a plantation where they suspect the Brittle brothers are, he tells Django to pretend that he pays him to be his servant. He buys a house servant uniform for Django. Then he attempts to teach Django how to stay in character:
".....it's part of 'The Act'. You're playing a character. Your character is the Valet. This is what the Valet wears. Remember what I told you. During the act, you can never break character."
Here is one area where Schultz didn't have to tell Django anything on the subject of "acting in character". "Acting in character" was an absolute necessity for a slave to survive, in that period. It wasn't a choice, if you wanted to breath air.
And in most cases, it still applies today, if you want to obtain food, clothing, and shelter, while staying out of jail. Watch the "Non-white" person "break character" in the following video:
All Schultz had to do was tell Django what a Valet is, and Django could take it from there. All Victims of Racism are actors. This is apart of the problem today. I'm not blaming us.
All eyes are on them when they arrive at the Bennett plantation. The "White" people and the "Non-white" people are wondering why Django appears to be crossing the color line.
"It's against the law for niggers to ride horses in this territory."
"This is my valet, and my valet doesn't walk." (Under the system of White Supremacy, no "non-white" person can get away with breaking the law, unless they have the support of at least one smart and powerful "White" person.)
"I said niggers-"
"His name is Django, he's a free man, and he can ride what he pleases."
"Not on my property, around my niggers he can't."
"Mr.Bennett, I've been lead to believe you are a gentleman, and a business man. And it is in these capacities that we've ridden from Texas to Tennessee to talk with you now."
"State your business"
"I wish to purchase one of your nigger gals."
"Well what if I say, I don't like you, or your fancy pants nigger, and I wouldn't sell you a tinkers damn- what'cha gotta say about that?"
"Mr. Bennett, if you are the business man, I've been led to believe you to be, I have five thousand things I might say, that could change your mind." (This changes Bennett's resistance to cooperation, because $5,000.00 was like $50,000.00 in those days).
Laughing "C'mon inside, get yourself something cool to drink."
I suspect that this dialog is constructive, because it demonstrates how you the Victim of Racism should allow or get a Racist Suspect to do the talking for you, when another Racist Suspect is attempting to mistreat you on the basis of color. I have observed this on a few rare occasions (because they usually don't say anything at all) and it stops the mistreatment fast. Because of Schultz, Bennett gave Django permission to move freely within
"Mr. Bennett, I must remind you,Django is a free man. He cannot be treated like a slave. Within the bounds of good taste, he must be treated as an extension of myself."
Bennett to slave female tour guide:
"Django isn't a slave. Django is a free man. Do you understand? You're not to treat him like any of these other niggers around here, cause he ain't like any of these other niggers around here."
Slave female tour guide:
"Ya want I should treat'em like white folks?"
"No, that's not what I said."
Then Tarantino hits us with confusion by having Bennett say:
"....just treat 'em like you would Jerry [whom Bennett refers to as the 'peckerwood boy' that does the windows of Bennett's mansion]"
Suggesting that a "non-white" person , not treat another "Non-white" person the same as "White folks", and treat him the same way as they'd treat a poor "white" person in a system of Racism (White Supremacy)?
No, no, no. That really ain't going to work. We all know that in reality it's still better to be a poor "White" person than a rich "Non-white" person, in a system of White Supremacy.
Django's permission could be revoked at anytime by Bennett or even Dr. Schultz at anytime. From my observation of how the system works, that wouldn't apply to any poor "white" person. In other words Django ain't sh--, without the support of a smart and powerful "White" person. Where as a poor "White" person has an advantage over a "Non-white" person, especially in the 1860's. I once read report that showed a poor "White" person stealing the cows of a "free" "Black" person in the 1860's. That "Black" person took this "White" person to court, showed evidence of ownership and still lost.
At any rate Django finds and kills two of the three Brittle Brothers. Which he wanted to do because when they were overseers on the same plantation, that he and her were slaves on, they made him watch while they raped her. The Brittles also whipped them, and branded an "r" on their faces, for attempting to run away. Throughout the movie, Django only answers Schultz' questions and he questions Schultz . At no time before or after he kills them, does he reveal to Schultz his relationship with the Brittle brothers. A secret is no longer a secret, if one person (other than you) knows about it.
Django appears to have followed the logic, and practiced what The Code calls Compensatory Conversation Control (Read page 130 of the U.I.C.C./S./C. Textbook / Workbook, check here at www.counter-racism.org, and here on YouTube).
Of course he doesn't know the code. It only appears that he did because (Tarantino wrote in the script) he followed the logic. Logic came with the universe. It's what you and I can both tap into at anytime we use our minds to the best of our ability, in our attempt to solve a problem. White Supremacy interferes with this natural and universal process. Our not using it, is what the Racists are banking on. Not following the logic, produces NIGGERS.
One of the purposes of following the code is to make up words and / or terms to describe things that you see when you do not have a word or term for describing such things. Changing the meaning of words in current use, so that such words can help in the production of Justice is also a codified thing to do.
Bennett and a crowd of others ready to kill Django and Schultz approach them after Schultz kills the last Brittle Brother. Schultz and Django disarm themselves, raising their hands in the air. Schultz then uses (almost the same words [in the area of Law], that he used when he killed the enforcement official earlier in the movie) to diffuse the Bennett Mob:
"Everybody calm down, we mean no one else any harm!"
"Just who the hell are you two jokers?"
"I am Dr.King Schultz, a legal representative of the criminal justice system of the United States of America. The man to my left is Django Freeman, he's my deputy. In my pocket is a warrant signed by circuit court judge Henry Allen Laudermilk of Austin, Texas, for the arrest and capture, dead or alive, of John Brittle, Ellis Brittle, and Roger Brittle-." "........ These are wanted men. The law wants them for murder.....we were operating within our legal boundaries......I must warn you the penalty for taking deadly force against a officer of the court in the performance of his duty is, you will be hung by the neck until you are dead."
Hands still raised, Schultz asks for permission to remove the warrant from his pocket, showing it to Bennett, whom in front of witnesses, had to honor it. Under the system of Racism (White Supremacy), words arranged on paper have more power than words that are said, because they can clearly be seen. In the area of people activity known as law, there are two basic types of agreements that can be used in court.
1)Verbal- whereby two or more persons say that they agree to do something together.
2)Written- whereby two or more persons say that they agree to do something together and put that agreement on paper.
Written agreements have more power and even override verbal agreements, because it allows all to see what they're looking at. What you are looking at is the truth. What is truth? That which is seen with your own eyes. Watching Judge Mathis can reveal this. Better yet go sit in a court room sometime. You'll see.
I keep digressing, but I hope they are constructive digressions. Back to the review.
Tarantino keeps it realistic-
"Ain't nobody gonna touch you and your Jimmie while you on my property. But, for lettin' a nigger kill a white man, and especially for letting a nigger kill a white man in a audience of niggers, y'all ain't gonna make it out of the county alive."
That's where the Klan comes in to get around the laws. In the next scene these domestic terrorists attempt to exact terror on Django and Schultz. Schultz teaches Django how to use a sniper rifle on them.
After that scene ends. They're discussing Django's plans to locate his "wife" when Schultz learns that Django's "wife" has a "German" name (Broomhilda) and speaks "German". That peeks his interest. Because how could it be possible that a "Black" female slave speaks "German"?
Django: "Yeah, when she was little her mistress taught her so she'd have somebody to talk German with."
Hell, it's impressive in this present reality for a "Black" person to speak any two languages, let alone "German". He probably didn't believe it and had to see it with his own eyes.
Speaking "German" puts Broomhilda in a rare position for a Victim of Racism as well.
This should have been the time where this story ends for this pair. The deal was over. However, Schultz, instead of parting ways with Django, asks him to stick with him.
"Look Django, I don't doubt one day you will save your lady love. But, I'm afraid I can't let you go to Greenville in a good conscious. Let me ask you a question, how do you like the bounty hunting business?"
"Kill white folks, and they pay ya? What's not to like?" (Here is the Racist / White Supremacist Propaganda that we must be cautious about. No one should ever "like" to kill anyone for any reason. It is propaganda, because it is designed to appeal to your emotions. Racism and Counter-Racism must be treated like a professional business. The White Supremacists want their Victims to handle everything, especially Racism, with emotion, unless they need you to help them solve their problem.)
"You be my deputy, for real this time. A lot of the big money is in outlaw gangs. Some of these fellas are worth fifteen hundred or three thousand a piece. With one man, anything over three men is a risk. But, with a partner? Creating cross fire? It's fish in a barrel. A lot of these gangs hold up in the hills for the winter."
"You makin another agreement?"
"Yes. You work with me through the winter, till the snow melts. I give you a third of my bounties. And while we're together, I'll teach you a few things you're going to need to know."
Why did Schultz offer Django a third of the bounties, instead of half? Is he practicing Racism (White Supremacy)?
Django is getting a free education in the career of Bounty Hunting, plus a third of the bounties.I don't think so. I could be incorrect.
What's also interesting to me is that Django acts codified all throughout the movie by (as I mentioned before) asking a lot of questions. He's always attempting to learn from Schultz how the system works. What's even more surprising to me is that Tarantino writes in the script what Django is thinking, after Schultz asks him if they have another deal:
"No white man has ever done anything for Django, just to him. So understandably, he's a little suspicious." Following the script, this is actually how Jamie Foxx appears to act throughout the movie. Suspicious of ALL "White" people.
Now don't get all spooky behind Tarantino. You know that I have to say this otherwise you'll be in awe of Tarantino, like you were of Tim Wise, Robert Jenson, and any other "White" person who openly expresses the logic in regards to what a Victim of Racism
Tarantino mentions it because this is the logical position that a Victim of Racism would take when dealing with a "White" person in a system of Racism (White Supremacy). It's not rocket science.
The logic dictates that being suspicious of those who have similar characteristics of those who've done you harm, it is the correct thing to do. Even animals are suspicious of people, because of what people have done to them. All animals know that they better be cautious of people if they want to get through the day.
Taking a codified approach, Django asks:
"Why you care what happens to me? Why you care if I find my wife?"
"Well frankly, I've never given anybody their freedom before. And now that I have, I feel responsible for you. You're just not ready to go off on your own, it's that simple. You're too green, you'll get hurt."
Imagine if that was the approach that the smartest and powerful "White" people of that period took with our ancestors, after they were freed. Hell, imagine if that was the approach they took with us the descendants of those slaves today? I must state here again that Tarantino doesn't deserve any kind of praise for writing this in the script. You don't need to be awe struck. He wrote what anyone would do if they wanted to handle the situation with Justice and correctness. It is the logical thing to do.
Aren't the smartest and most powerful "White" people of the world today responsible for the conditions of this planet and all of it's people? Why not? They're the people in charge of everything, correct? When you have a problem with someone or something at a place of business, don't you call the person in charge for help?
Pardon my digression....
Now, it wasn't Schultz' original intention to teach Django anything. Schultz didn't do this, out of the kindness of his heart. It is business. I suspect Schultz is more than willing to share constructive information with Django, because their relationship has constructive value. It massages his ego. He likes being Django's teacher. Django followed the logic, asking and answering questions in his interactions with Schultz. This made Schultz (being a "White" person in a system of "White" Supremacy) believe that Django recognized that he (Schultz) is in the power position. Schultz didn't see Django as a threat, so he got comfortable with Django. Django was his student. It is an adult / child relationship. Schultz teaches him a lot of constructive things throughout the movie. How to read, shoot, ride, dress, but most important how to use words.
In one scene Schultz instructs Django to remove a handbill from his pocket:
"Read it aloud. Consider it today's lesson."
The only drawback (which is the usual mantra of White Supremacy) is that the Racist Suspect teaches Django how to use deception to solve his problems instead of the Truth. If Django followed counter-racist compensatory logic he'd take what he learned and use it in a manner that promotes Justice. We know that no one is going to make that kind of movie any time soon.(my father, Norman Doggett Jr suggested to me, many times, that I have two eyes, two ears, and one mouth, which means that I should do twice as much looking and hearing, than talking)
If you see that you have value to a Racist Suspect, and that serves to your advantage, run with it, but only if your interaction reveals truth, promotes justice, and helps the person who needs help get the most constructive help that they need. Oftentimes, you benefit from the mistreatment of someone else and do not know it. Most of the time that someone else is another "Non-white" person. Which matters just enough to show evidence of a system of White Supremacy. It does not matter enough to advocate the mistreatment of "White" people, which is what my enemies will have you to believe I promote. I do not.
What you as a Victim of Racism have to do, in order to get these sophisticated Racist Suspects, to help you solve your problems and ultimately solve the major problem of eliminating Racism (White Supremacy) by Replacing it with a system of Justice is get them by the balls, then use it to your advantage. That's what Django did to Schultz and he did it smoothly too.
Dick Gregory commenting on Django:
Stay Strong In The Struggle To Replace White Supremacy With Justice.