Oh, the folks who are into labeling black people Uncle Toms for not seeing things through race as they see them! Alabama State Representative, Alvin Holmes is one of those folks. This man holds a B.S., M. Ed, M.A., and a LL.D degree; therefore, one would be surprised by his narrow racist thinking that caused him to call and defend his statement that Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas is an Uncle Tom. He also did not like the fact that Justice Thomas married a white woman.
Rep. Holmes sounds so ridiculous! I am so thankful I escaped out of group black think. It is obvious that Rep. Holmes is very entrenched in group black think with roots growing down to the core of the earth. Hey, it is the human race and not viewing life through the tunnel vision of a particular race. Again, I must say that calling someone an Uncle Tom is really a compliment.
It surprises me how people do not know that Harriet Beecher Stowe based the Uncle Tom character in her Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Josiah P. Henson. Mr. Henson was born a slave who escaped to Canada and led hundreds upon hundreds of slaves to their wonderful freedom through the underground railroad. He was a Methodist minister and started a settlement house called the Dawn Institute in Canada which taught trades to people who had escaped enslavement. Read more here. So if you are ready to label someone an Uncle Tom, know that you are really complementing that person.
Note: Photo of Josiah P Henson and his wife, Nancy shared through the Zinn Education Project on Facebook
Here is another goody from Zo. He starts off with Rev. William Barber who comes across to me as resentful and intolerable of blacks who left or were never a part of the Democratic plantation. Oh this thing of blacks must be Democrats continues to be so pervasive! His branding of black Republican Senator, Tim Scott as a ventriloquist’s dummy and also saying that TEA Parties used minorities as mouthpieces are ridiculous and gives an insightful peek into this man’s nature.
Zo goes on to talk about other issues. I agree with him about the so-called tolerant liberals wanting to control just about everything. And MSNBC! That cable news network’s president, Phil Griffin had the nerve to say the network has no ideology when they do. MSNBC is off the charts with opining and analyzing through its racism worldview with leftist solutions. And how about the apologies the network has had to put forth with the latest over an intolerable tweet about Cheerios’ new commercial with the interracial family!
There was a time when I could sit through most of an MSNBC program, but these days, whoever I watch on that network, I barely make it to 5 minutes before I change the channel. Most of the program hosts are so arrogant to the point that one would think they were at the top with viewer ratings. Of course, Fox News dominates cable news with viewer ratings. Well, when you come down to it, MSNBC is the Obama network. That it for now, but make sure you hear Zo at the end on being a Republican against as I see it, the Democrat continued assault through its super racism weapon.
The following is from a previous post on this blog and my former Opera blog with a few tweaks.
I can say that I do not agree with the direction of some of his political beliefs that went beyond fighting for equal rights for blacks and other minorities who experienced legal racial discrimination. But the fact that he non violently fought and put his life on the line for the civil rights of others will never diminish in my heart.
My recollection of Dr. Martin Luther King was one of taking a courageous stand against day by day racism and legal segregation. I remember the media reports of him spending time in jail for peaceful protests for rights for people of color that are so easily acquired today. I remember watching on TV former President Harry Truman, a Democrat calling Dr. King a trouble maker. When reporters reminded him that Dr. King had been given the Nobel Peace Prize, former President Truman’s response was, “I did not give it to him.” My mother and grandmother who were also watching TV with me were appalled at former President Truman’s remarks.
I remember various white people all over the country who were Democrats and Republicans also expressing that Dr King and other civil rights leaders both white and black were trouble makers. Some expressed as did the late Senator Barry Goldwater (as seen in the HBO documentary on him) that Blacks wanted their rights too fast and that they would have to wait. What was really being said is that yes we have denied you rights as citizens, which we enjoy, but you must wait until we are ready to do the right thing. Dr. King’s peaceful actions said NO in high volumes. I wonder if people who thought like the late Senator Goldwater, realized how wrong they were.
Martin Luther King was assassinated in the spring of my junior year in high school. On that day my father’s co-worker had a bit of a personal connection. His co-worker’s son in-law assaulted a passenger on a Philly bus. He assaulted the passenger for saying that Dr. King had died with the garbage. From a legal criminal standpoint, he came to regret assaulting that passenger. Dr. King was in Memphis Tennessee when he was assassinated to support sanitation workers’ protest of low wages and poor working conditions.
I believe Dr. King would not be happy today. I continue to agree with Aaron McGruder‘s creation (which is documented in Juan William’s book, Enough) of an Older Dr. King on his Cartoon Network show The Boondocks. Dr. King is in a Church looking out at high school dropouts, gangsta rappers in fistfights, young teenage mothers dressing scantily. He can hear them calling each other the “N” word. This older version of Dr. King looks out and says, “Is this it? This is what I got all those a-whippings for?”
We have to do better by his legacy
This awful violence of young blacks today coming from behind with sucker punches and the sometime use of club like weapons to knock the victim unconscious, is known as the “knockout game.” This is beyond barbarism. I know most reports do not identify the perpetrators as black, but that is who they are. What is going on with the mothers of such these days? I say mothers, because it is a good guess that there is no father in the homes of these perpetrators.
I hear excuses being made, such as anger, no father in the home and no jobs. But as far as this concerns me, there is no excuse whatsoever. I know times are bad, but for blacks, times in decades past have been much worst. I think about what it was like for both my grandfathers way back in the day! As bad as things were for them as young men, they did not go out and commit horrible violence on anyone. They did the best they could under the circumstances.
This cover up of the race of those who are doing this horrible violence by the mainstream media and even some not reporting it at all says much about the low-level of their journalism. This is all so wrong! Go here and here to read more.
After the victories in 2010, the Obama administration successfully kept TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party folks from impacting the major election of last November. They did their dirt through the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). TEA Party organizations across the country went through such a wringer that they could not do much during 2012 election year. Since certain information has come to light about the IRS on their holding TEA Party organizations hostage, TEA Party folks are gearing up for new battles.
One ongoing battle is the fight against the TEA Party being racist and connected to the Ku Klux Klan. If you went through all the TEA party organizations with a fine tooth comb, I gather you find some racists among them. Now if you use the fine tooth comb in all political organizations, I am sure you will fine not just white racists, but racists of all stripes. The liberal/lefty notion that the TEA Party is a bunch of white racists is wrong. Listen to what Emery McClendon has to say.