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    Uncle Tom

    This is a year old and may have been posted before but worth another discussion.

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    "In a collection of intimate interviews with some of America's most provocative black conservative thinkers, Uncle Tom takes a different look at being black in America. Featuring media personalities, ministers, civil rights activists, veterans, and a self-employed plumber, the film explores their personal journeys of navigating the world as one of America's most misunderstood political and cultural groups: The American Black Conservative. Uncle Tom examines self-empowerment, individualism and rejecting the victim narrative."



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    "Uncle Tom is a 2020 American political documentary film about the oral History of the American Black Conservative. directed by Justin Malone, written by Ryder Ansell, Larry Elder, Justin Malone, and Larry Elder as executive producer."

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    Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
    Louis Brandeis,Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 479 (1928)

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    Even if Larry Elder loses today his treatment exposes the hypocrisy of the left in many ways.

    The chance at our first "Historical" Black Governor because a Spoiled Rich White Lefty who went overboard with CA Lockdowns is their flavor!

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    Larry Elder’s “Uncle Tom”: The Challenge for Black Conservatives

    ...What comes through in the film is an occasional deep loneliness on the part of black conservatives who are too often ignored by conservatives and denigrated as not only Uncle Toms but also race traitors, coons, oreos, skinfolk-not-kinfolk, and half a dozen other slurs to indicate that they cannot be accepted by other black people if they deviate in ideology or party affiliation from the liberal/progressive mold and the Democratic Party. “The most hated person in America,” one interviewee says, “is a black conservative.” Yet the loneliness isn’t the last word. Most of the figures, both the famous and the non-famous ones, lament the nastiness and pressure put on them by whites and blacks alike but nevertheless are proud to stand out. A number of them describe their departure from left-liberalism and the Democratic Party as an “escape from the plantation.” The most charming character in the film is the late businessman and quondam presidential candidate Herman Cain who observes that his response to you-ain’t-black vitriol is to quote his illiterate grandfather, “I does not care.”

    ...Black conservatives are often accused of denying that racism or prejudice exists. This is, to put it bluntly, a lie. What they contest are the dictums that nothing has changed in America and that the problems of black people in America can all be laid at the feet of current racism and, especially, past slavery and Jim Crow. The subtitle of the film is “An Oral History of the American Black Conservative,” and there is a great deal of narrative in the film about the amazing gains of blacks from the time of Reconstruction on. While the 1619 Project wants to say that slavery is the defining aspect of America for black Americans, Robert Woodson, chairman of the 1776 Project, speaks in the film of having a realistic view of America in which the response to slavery and racism is given just as much attention as the problems. And he, like many of the other speakers, gives statistical and historical evidence that the social and financial health and mobility of black Americans was actually better during Jim Crow than after it. The speakers recount the history of black Wall Street, the Harlem Renaissance, and figures such as Booker T. Washington, who founded institutions that are still operating today to truly empower black people. The claim, Robert Woodson says, that black dysfunction is attributable slavery and Jim Crow “is a lie.”
    Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
    Louis Brandeis,Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 479 (1928)

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    Uncle Tom examines self-empowerment, individualism and rejecting the victim narrative foisted on blacks by the liberal left.
    Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
    Louis Brandeis,Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 479 (1928)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMNIXON View Post
    Even if Larry Elder loses today his treatment exposes the hypocrisy of the left in many ways.

    The chance at our first "Historical" Black Governor because a Spoiled Rich White Lefty who went overboard with CA Lockdowns is their flavor!
    "Hypocrisy" is the very foundation of the lefts application of what is largely contradictory ideology . Example : baby killing = ok
    Death penalty for murderous animals = not ok


    After All the slaughter of innocent babies is somehow ok

    The humane ending of a life for the most violent destroyers of human life is somehow unacceptable


    Where do these people come from be, indoctrination camps of the absurd?
    "Live and learn from fools and from sages" ....Tyler

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    Hypocrisy fits only if you assume the left is reasonable to begin with.
    Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
    Louis Brandeis,Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 479 (1928)

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