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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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Black Fathers Matter

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 20, 2017 by andelino

Larry Elder may be the most notable “pariah” within the conservative “right” movement in American politics today.

His opinions that systemic “racism” in the USA is a manufactured “myth” of the Left, and that the “plight” of African-Americans can be reduced to widespread “fatherlessness” in their community has “incensed” the entire political establishment.

The mainstream “media” has done everything possible to minimize his “exposure, his socio-political contentions,” and in particular, his background: “for Elder is Black.”

And just to further this “discordant” impression, he is easily one of the most “misunderstood” intellectuals that the Newer-Right has; for he is neither a company man of the “Republican Party,” nor is he a true “Libertarian,” supporting certain issues that “both” are firmly against.

In a word, he is a “stick of dynamite.”

Within his “complex” social theory, the most “controversial” issue by far has been his “firm” stand against the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

For him it is simply a “treacherously” constructed platform that the Liberal Left has “created” for the sole purpose of “convincing” Blacks of a systemic policy of “prejudice” within American politics and society.

As a result of this “agenda,” Blacks have remained convinced that their “perceived lower station in society is due “primarily” to an operating white privilege rather than the “exercise” of their moral responsibility, thus perpetuating their status as a “community of victims.”

The main “consequence,” according to Elder, is that 95% of the Black “vote” will continue to favor the Democrats, who are seen as the “champion” of Black rights for generations.

Furthermore, since the state has become the “surrogate” father for over 74% of African-American children, there are no “incentives” for black mothers to “engage” in responsible behavior, and “welfare” then offers a way out for “poor decision-making,” he argues.

In fact, 29% of White and 53% of Hispanic children are now born out of wedlock, many of whom will grow up fatherless, and this will assuredly “bankrupt” America before the “pension” crisis ever will.

And so, even while the “charade” of the Black Lives Matter movement continues to “sow” the seeds of discord within America and beyond, the demographics of a “fatherless” Western World are fast becoming the very “foundation breaker” of our civilization.

This is no longer “about” Black fathers or White; this is about the Left’s single-handed “destruction” of the classic “Family Paradigm.”

The cultural “Marxist” notions on family are well documented, with the steady “push” for change through violent feminism and “familial” deconstruction being the most poignant “reminders” of what the ultimate intention is: “Big Sister.”

And this one “conspicuous” item which Orwell overlooked in his 1984 was the Left’s “romanticism” with matrilineal lines of power.

Of course he was “contemporaneous” to Stalin, so Big B had to be a man; but even in the book’s “Anti-Sex Leagues,” to which one of the main “characters” belonged, there was an ominous “foreshadowing” of things to come.

In summary, Larry Elder in many ways makes a greater “point” from within the context of “Black Fathers Matter.”

He clearly demonstrates the “social” problems that have recently “plagued” the African-American community as directly coming from a “rampant” birth rate out of wedlock and government “surrogacy;” but that this is also now no longer just a Black Lives issue: “it has become an alarming trend for all families living in the West.”

His attitude is “rational and simple.” It wants to get past the “rhetoric and divisory” political tactics, and begin the “truthful dialogue” that will be necessary for “rebuilding our society.”

Have we “stumbled” over the event horizon, or is there “time” still left? And more “distressingly,” do we even have the “will” to change these things as he “believes” we must?

It Could Have Been Me

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by andelino

It Could Have Been Me 01Speaking from the White House President Obama addressed the “verdict” in the George Zimmerman trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Back in 2012 he proudly declared that “if he had a son, he’d look like Martin.”

This time, Obama lamented, “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is: Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago.”

Obama added that he had experienced “racial” profiling personally:

“There are very few African-American men who haven’t had the experience of being followed in a department store — that includes me.”

Obama also said, “Reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. Once the jury’s spoken, that’s how our system works.”

Obama said he was “bouncing around” ideas with his staff on how to respond to the Zimmerman verdict, adding, “I think it is going to be important for us to do some soul searching.”

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Pushing against Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, Obama stated, “If Trayvon Martin was of his age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?”

Finally, Obama went into the racial complexities of the Martin situation:

“A lot of African-American boys are painted with a broad brush…If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

He did say, “As difficult and as challenging as this whole episode has been, I don’t want us to lose sight that things are getting better…We’re becoming a more perfect union, not a perfect union, but a more perfect union.”

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Here’s Barack Hussein Obama, 35 years ago, in the mean inner city halls of Punahou Prep School in Hawaii. The racial profiling he’s enduring is obvious.

The president went on to state that, while there was no Facebook 35 years ago, if there had been one, his own Facebook page would have been filled with “swearing, poor grammar, guns, marijuana plants, gay episodes and mixed martial arts” references just like Trayvon’s was.

So here we have a “black-white-white-black” race baiter in the White House creating a shameless fictional scenario where “he” could have been Trayvon 35 years ago, and that is supposed to nourish the nation: “There but by the Grace of God go I?”

I am “wondering” if Obama has been “listening” to Larry Elder’s interview with Piers Morgan where he told the truth that ”broken families lead to a broken culture” and promptly was labeled a “House Nigger” by the so über tolerant Liberals:

“Seven thousand murders last year, Piers, of black people. Almost all of those were committed by black people.”

“Since Trayvon Martin had his unfortunate death, there have been 480 blacks killed in Chicago alone. Seventy-five percent of those crimes have been unsolved,” he continued. “Where are the cameras? Where are the shows?

“It’s outrageous to act as if … black America should fear some non-black guy stalking some black kid at night. The likelihood of a black person being killed by a non-black person is extremely remote, which is why this is became a big national issue in the first place, Piers.”

Elder continued to insist Morgan’s “rant” and other media focus on the Zimmerman trial “overshadows” actual black violence.

“Half of the murders in this country are committed by black people, even though black people are 12 percent of the population, which means 6 percent of the population is committing almost half the murders,” Elder said.

“And you throw out the old people and the young people, Piers, you’re talking about 3 percent of the population committing almost 50 percent of the murders. This is why people profile.” 

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I Want To Talk About Me

by Barack Obama

You talk about no work how Zimmerman is a jerk
My racist black church; The economy hurts
We talk about the troubles we be having with da brotha’s
About no daddy single mother and your same-sex lover
We talk about your friends and vacations I have been
We talk about black skin and my shit-eat’n grin
The police on their toes and the pimped out hos
And God knows we’re gonna talk bout Michelle’s clothes
You know talking about you makes me smile
But every once in awhile

I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see
I hate talking about you, usually, but all the time
I wanna talk about me
I wanna talk about me

We talk about no dreams and government schemes
your “ol school” seen and Michelle’s school lunch dream
We talk about your nanna; songs by Hannah Montana
We talk about white racists down in Alabama
We talk about gay guys of every shape and size
The ones that you despise and me you should idolize
We talk about no heart, about no brains and no smarts
And your medical charts; ObamaCare to start
You know talking about you is simply spin
But every now and then

I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see
I hate talking about you, usually, but all the time
I wanna talk about me
I wanna talk about me

You you you you you you you you you you you you you
I wanna talk about me

I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see
I hate talking about you, usually, but all the time
I wanna talk about me
I wanna talk about me

Why would a president “compare” himself to a “hood rat” like Trayvon Martin?

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“We do not judge someone guilty or innocent based on the weight of the evidence. Oh, no! We determine someone’s guilt or innocence based on whether or not the victim was like Barack Hussein Obama.”

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I just love our “Mulatto” president. He’s so “incendiary and inciteful.”

Of course, everything always comes down to Obama, the “Narcissist-in-Chief.”

But, as has been pointed out on numerous occasions, “half of what Obama says is a lie, and the other half is not true.”

“Justice” in America sure has gone down the “toilet” hasn’t it?

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