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Documentary Uncle Tom

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2020 by andelino

It is both a “dismal” reflection and “depressing” statement of the times in which we live that a film like “Uncle Tom” is considered “controversial” and worthy of “media” censorship.

For daring to reject the prevailing “narrative” of black victim hood and instead choosing to “empower” the black community through individual actions, it has already been largely ignored by “conventional” media outlets.

To no one’s surprise, and to the film’s point, “black conservative” opinions do not matter. Hence a review three weeks in the making; if this film inexplicably “escaped” your radar, time to put it back on there. Sometimes second waves can be good.

Released on Juneteenth, “Uncle Tom” offers an alternative view, one of “uplift and optimism”, that run counter to the “depressing and damaging” narrative of black oppression by white America.

A statement by Herman Cain at the onset of the film captures the essence of the “divide” besetting our nation and the basis of the culture war in which we presently find ourselves mired. Cain states his three guiding lights are a “belief in God, belief in myself, and belief in the United States of America.” 

It dawned on me how little we hear phrases like this anymore.

Each of these beliefs is “anathema” to the current platform of the Democrats and the left. They say belief in God is “delusional”, they say belief in oneself is Eurocentric and rooted in “whiteness” (this is not a joke, Robin DiAngelo says the concept of individualism is pablum from Western Civilization), and they say belief in the United States is – get ready for it – “racist, sexist, intolerant, patriarchal, cisgender normative, therefore transphobic, heteronormative, therefore homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic and based in white supremacy and colonization.”

Someone, somewhere, has probably added to the list in the last five minutes.

Cain was speaking only for himself, but it is safe to suggest that not only are each of the film’s participants guided by a similar set of values but that conservatives as a whole are.

Here is Herman Cain, someone who grew up “poor and black” in the American South, and later became a decorated Naval officer, a computer science whiz, corporate executive, Federal Reserve branch chairman, and presidential candidate, and I find myself having more in common with him as a younger white male with a completely different childhood and professional background than I do most of my own siblings or cousins.

Why? Because we share the same values.

In the leftists’ perfect world, and as an example of their unifying themes and tolerance, I would owe Herman Cain reparations because I’m white and he would be expected to loathe me for ancient evils because he’s black. Does that make our country stronger?

The film opens with each interviewee running down a litany of “hateful” terms they have been called by fellow blacks as a result of simply rejecting the narrative of “victim hood.” For daring to step away from the expected party line, they are “demeaned and silenced.”

Each strong enough to withstand the hate, it is the silence that is most frustrating; how is it that thinkers like Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and Clarence Thomas are unknowns in the black community?

The election of Barack Obama was certainly a pinnacle achievement for the black community and provided inspiration outside the realms of hip-hop and sports, but there are others in the public sphere who could have been serving generations of young blacks as equally inspirational role models.

The film also delves into the various political and entrepreneurial success stories of black Americans, young and old. Executive producer Larry Elder and director Justin Malone assemble a group of people that, at any other time, would be exemplars of success and worthy of emulation for everyone.

The aforementioned Herman Cain, Colonel Allen West, Carol Swain, and Larry Elder himself appear alongside a younger generation of prominent black voices like Brandon Tatum and Candace Owens, among others, in a powerful showcasing of what “confidence, competence, and perseverance” can deliver. They neither wanted favor nor got it. They simply wanted the system and naysayers to get out of the way so they could go achieve.

Carol Swain, a prominent historian, and professor is introduced to us by saying “I never saw myself as handicapped because I was a black, because I was a woman, that I came from poverty…” Likewise, an early glimpse of Larry Elder shows him telling us that “I always knew I was going to be an achiever…I never thought of myself as a victim.”

Herman Cain relates the time a college student asked him “How did you deal with color and race when you were climbing the corporate ladder?” He laughs, then continues with his reply, “I didn’t – let them do it.”

Consistent across the interviews is a simple realization: “Not one person in the bunch sees themselves as a victim, and not surprisingly, each person is successful in their own way, in career, family, disposition. Each individual speaker is proud of who they are and their heritage.”

Indeed, the subjects of the film could not be more satisfied and content with their own outcomes in life, the result of “hard work, determination, and self-reliance.” They have applied themselves and as a result, each of them has lived the American Dream.

But, in order to do so, they, like anyone else, have to see themselves as Americans first. Not black and definitely not victims; but Americans.

The story of Jesse Lee Peterson is a great example of a political awakening. As a young, angry black man who accepted the myth that blacks could not achieve, he nonetheless observed the likes of Jesse Jackson profit handsomely off “race hustling.” If Jesse Jackson could beat the system and enrich himself, why couldn’t other blacks?

In a flash, the narrative wisped away. Colin Kaepernick makes an appearance as a modern-day example of someone simultaneously “decrying” the American system and generating enormous “sums of money” for himself for doing it.

What the film is not, and this is most important, is a plea for black Americans to just change their “voting” habits on a whim. Insofar as that is the current modus operandi, pulling a lever uncritically is the entire complaint of the production team.

Right now, they ask why 95% of blacks are “dependable” Democrats; simply switching over to the other side in equal numbers “ignores” the larger problem, namely seeking out “solutions” that are best for the community.

In many ways, in fact, a just-as-common complaint among many of the film’s subjects is that they are equally “abandoned” by the conservative right. Carol Swain found out firsthand that the Republican establishment didn’t seem overly concerned with “winning” black votes in her native Nashville during a mayoral run, and Colonel Allen West observes that Republicans have largely “written off” the black vote, having accepted it is a monolithic bloc.

Still, one cannot help but notice the appeal to the Republican Party. After all, there are staggering revelations about the percentage of “Planned Parenthood” operating in black communities (75%) and the resultant sheer loss of black life via “abortion” (20 million since Roe v. Wade; 52% of all black pregnancies ending in abortion).

There is then the incompatibility between Democrats supporting unchecked “illegal” immigration that imposes a burden not only on the low-wage job market but the welfare state, too. Both disproportionately impact the black community. School choice could be added to the list.

At the same time, the narrative about black “oppression” could be countered if the media celebrated aspects going well.

As Larry Elder observes, “if black America were a country, it’d be the 15th wealthiest country in the world.” Candace Owens remarks, in a Congressional hearing, that “white supremacy” would not crack a list on things the black community needs to worry about; yet, what is the narrative in the media and culture?

The dialogues are intended to be eye-opening for the black community, but this film is so powerful because it can resonate with anybody. Yes, it is a movie with only black voices, and the black voices speak directly to an intended black audience, but their messages transcend race.

That is the beauty of the conservative message. We look beyond superficial traits like skin color and focus on values. This film speaks about a specific value system – seeing oneself as in control of a personal narrative, working through challenges and coming out stronger, accepting America as a terrific country of opportunity, and being rewarded for hard work.

Every single American would become a better person having adopted such values, and the country would become better for it as well.

This film needs to be seen by everyone. Share the message!

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Women Voters

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 8, 2012 by andelino

“The greatest mistake America made was allowing women to vote.” Jesse Lee Peterson, an Alabama reverend and the president of The Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, preached a sermon claiming that women gaining the right to vote was the beginning of America’s downfall, leading to “evil” leaders being voted in on a “pathway of destruction.” He also alleged that women in today’s society “can’t handle power,” and that allowing them to do so will only further harm America.

In the sermon posted on YouTube Peterson said “women should have never been given the right to vote and are leading the United States down a path of wickedness because they have too much political power.”

Peterson’s fiery and radical tirades have sparked outrage and drawn wide condemnation and immense criticism for his narrow viewpoints. “I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote.” We should’ve never turned this over to women. It was a big mistake… And these women are “voting in” the wrong people. They’re voting in people who are evil and who agrees [sic] with them who’re gonna take us down this pathway of destruction.”

“And this probably was the reason that they didn’t allow women to vote when men were men. Because men, in the good old days, understood the nature of the woman. They were not afraid to deal with it and they understood that if they let them take over, this is what would happen.”

This isn’t the first time Peterson’s comments about the American culture have invoked controversy. He has previously said “thank God for slavery” because it brought the Africans to live in the United States, the “greatest country in the world.” He has also said “Barack Obama hates white people, especially white men.”

He has been quoted saying men should “be legally allowed to hit their wives” and that he wishes he could take “all black people back to the South and put them on the plantation so they would understand the ethic of working. They need a good hard education on what it is to work.”

During the 12-minute speech, he says women are incapable of making good decisions because they are too emotional. “You walk up to them with a issue, they freak out right away. They go nuts. They get mad. They get upset, just like that. They have no patience because it’s not in their nature. They don’t have love,” he said.

When he appeared on Fox News at the invitation of Sean Hannity, commentator Kirsten Power lambasted him for his chauvinistic attitude and masculinity issues concerning women’s role in society and called his words misogynistic.”  He replied: “I have a responsibility to tell the truth. You’re on the side of lies. Why shouldn’t I be on the side of truth? And it’s the truth that’s gonna make us free. Somebody gotta tell the truth, so I’m going to tell the truth.”

Here is the video of Peterson’s sermon

Seriously? These are pretty ignorant, stupid and asinine statements. Last time I checked the “vaginas” did not cause the problems in this country. I am wondering where this “ignorant prick” obtained the credentials and certifications to be honored as a reverend? This is exactly the kind of a guy who should never hold any kind positions of power in government or religion.

Peterson’s controversial comments about women come from his sermon called “How most women are building a shameless society.” I know that many people believe the same vile, hateful, disgusting things that Peterson spews but this religious fanatic needs to go! The views expressed in this video are not biblical by any stretch of the imagination. Proverbs 31 is a great place to look to see how the Bible views women.

He reminds me of those other “Jesse” preachers who burn people at the stake for not having certain religious and moral views and teach racism and sexism. It is one thing to teach social justice and equality among all men, but it’s another to divide men and subjugate one group of people for the benefit of another.

Quite frankly, I think the motivation behind Peterson’s remarks are so that he could garner a little attention for himself, because now people are interested in knowing who this “lunatic” is? People who’ve never heard of him are now flocking to his websites and listening to his weekly radio broadcast. The negative attention following Peterson’s outrages statements is also building up his church membership. Therefore, more money is being generated.

Even though we live in a free society called the United States of America, you’re only as free as the money you have in your checking account. If you don’t have a lot of money, you don’t have a lot of freedom. Therefore, poor Blacks don’t have to return to the South and work on physical plantations.

Poor Blacks already live and work on “state plantations” where there is less opportunity for poor Black children who live in poor neighborhoods where there are more non-Black-owned businesses than Black-owned businesses, and where there are more “under-performing public school systems” which poor children are forced to endure. The “state plantations” where poor people live and work often do not produce millionaires and billionaires, but instead it produces “government slaves” who, in turn, produce religious slaves like “Good Ol’ Reverend Peterson.” Government slaves often cope with mundane existence through religion.

Reality dictates that the Black church has a role to play in the downfall of the Black community, because for hundreds of years it has taught the Black community to depend on an “imaginary friend” who sits among the clouds, and wait for his blessings. To any oppressed population, the “hope of blessings” in the form of finances sound like good news. The Black community has been bamboozled for years by these “pimps in the pulpit” that teach false hope and imaginary blessings, and not self-reliance for financial freedom.

Black people are finally starting to grasp that “imaginary blessings” are bullshit. In the face of Americans losing pensions and other retirement benefits due to an ailing economy, people are slowly realizing the American Dream of “Hope and Change” promised during the 2008 presidential campaign is not so easily obtainable anymore.

Obama’s Hope and Change

Of course Rev. Peterson doesn’t realize that poor Blacks are not his problem. Religion is his problem and everybody else’s. What is it about these “nutcase preachers” called Jesse Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson and Jesse Peterson?

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