Harry Reid And The New Uncle Toms

What is an “Uncle Tom”?

Uncle Tom is a pejorative term for a black person who is perceived by others as behaving in a subservient manner to white authority figures, or as seeking ingratiation with them by way of unnecessary accommodation.


I wonder if anything like THAT is going on anywhere?

Black leaders in Nevada rally around Reid campaign

Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group calling itself “African-Americans for Senator Harry Reid” is launching a drive to help re-elect the Nevada Democrat.

The effort, announced Thursday, comes less than a week after the Senate majority leader faced criticism over comments he made about President Barack Obama in 2008.

Reid’s campaign already had been dogged by low poll numbers and criticism over health care legislation.

Reid apologized last weekend after a book revealed that during the 2008 presidential campaign, he described Obama as a light-skinned African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

Obama accepted the apology and called the matter closed. Democrats have since defended Reid’s record on civil rights and rejected calls for him to step down.

We can only assume these are all light-skinned blacks with no trace of Negro dialect unless they want to FOOL people by pretending to have one.  I mean, when you look at the clear meaning of Harry Reid’s ideas, “darkies” with Negro dialects need not apply.

I wish I could ask Harry Reid what a “Negro dialect” is.  Do I have a Negro dialect?  Where can I get it removed, or at least alter it so that I can turn it on or off as I wish to pander to one particular group versus another?

Why is it that the black people who embrace the Democrat Party that formerly enslaved them – and oppose the Party of Lincoln who fought for and won their freedom – aren’t the Uncle Toms?

Why is it that the black people who are Republicans just like Martin Luther King (both Sr. and Jr.) ARE?

Why is it that Democrats compare Republicans to the Klu Klux Klan, when the only guy who actually wore a pointed hat (as the Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of a Klan, no less!) was Robert Byrd, Democrat?

This whole “Uncle Tom” thing makes about as much sense as black “leaders” surrounding Harry Reid.  They probably also surround Bill Clinton, who wishes Barack Obama were getting him coffee (even though he’s one of the “light-skinned Negroes”!) while his wife sits in the Oval Office instead of a black man.

If I may digress for a moment, it is remarkable that a man who had just exhibited just profoundly racist views would be seen to still have so much influence within the Democrat Party that he is being sent to help rescue Massachusetts for Democrat Martha Coakley.

The most insulting and offensive part of this is that these same black “leaders” would have been surrounding and protecting Bill Clinton as his human shields in droves if he were still in office.  And the only reason they AREN’T out in force protecting him is because he no longer has the power to hand out government goodies.

As it is, Bill Clinton’s racism is just greeted with a kind of embarrassed silence on the part of the left.  He’s revealed as a racist, but Democrats don’t particularly care.

This whole pattern of ‘black leaders’ saying, “You either give us goodies at taxpayer expense or we’ll call you ‘racist,'” even as they protect racist liberals who give them goodies at taxpayer expense, is quintessential despicable.

Let me end with someone about the concept of “Uncle Tom.”

In the novel the Uncle Tom character is a Christian martyr, morally superior to his white owners in an antebellum fiction whose subtext was an argument that the institution of slavery was immoral. Numerous adaptations altered the depiction substantially, often rendering him feeble, servile, or a race traitor. These adaptations, along with critical distaste for the original character’s passivity, contributed to the strongly negative connotations of the name in modern popular use.

When I was a child I read Uncle Tom’s Cabin without prejudice or racism to taint my reading.  And the character of Uncle Tom shown through to me like a brilliant star in the heavens.

It is the perverted, warped attitude and lack of character that slimed “Uncle Tom” that we see today.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin – and particularly Uncle Tom as the central character – was not only a powerful force in generating the moral outrage that led to the demand to free the slaves, but its impact further weakened the Democrat South by forcing European powers to refuse to help them.  Abraham Lincoln, upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, said, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!”  I’m providing a link that has numerous articles documenting this fact.  But the same racist Democrats who started the Ku Klux Klan also used their elitist mindset to degrade the character of Uncle Tom from moral hero to sniveling coward in order to remove the sting from themselves.

For Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom was a Christ figure.Stowe’s Tom is a gentle, humble, Christian slave. His faith is simple, natural, and complete”; whereas “the stage Toms represented a major, and demeaning, departure from the original Uncle Tom.”  And what is sick is that black leaders who should have known better turned their backs on Uncle Tom the Christ figure and spat on him.

Again, I vividly remember as a child reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin and falling in love with the beautiful, Christlike spirit I read about.  He was a man who remained completely true to his deepest beliefs and convictions in the most terrible of circumstances.  And for black leaders to turn this noble character into a joke and an insult of what not to be may be the most damning indictment as to how far the black community has strayed.

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One Response to “Harry Reid And The New Uncle Toms”

  1. Kosa Says:

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