Cracker and Uncle Thomas

Andrew Marcus is the director of the film Hating Breitbart, which released theatrically on May 17, 2013 and is now available on DVD and VOD. For more information visit www.hatingbreitbart.com.


repI believe in giving credit where credit is due, and I’ve got to hand it to the Left – they are gifted moralizers.  Nobody can put on a sanctimonious soapboxing spectacle like a Progressive Leftist.  Do you believe, for whatever reason, that marriage is between one man and one woman?  Then you’re a homophobe.  Do you believe that men are generally taller and have larger biceps than women?  Then you’re a sexist.  Do you believe that people who move to America ought to come here legally and become American?  Then you’re a nativist.  Do you believe that 16 years of global temperature stability might mean that global warming isn’t actually happening?  Then you’re a flat-earther.  And, of course, if you disagree about any given issue with a Progressive, you’re a racist.  Yep, they have all sorts of fancy words to describe how you don’t agree with them, and they use them all – a lot.

But where the Left excels at preaching and condescension, they fall a bit short when it comes to self-awareness.  So convinced are they of their moral superiority that they fail to recognize their own flaws, and, dare I say, silly racism.  A famous and wise Jew once said, “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?”  Last week has revealed so many logs in so many eyes, you’d think the Left was planning on building a cabin – or a lodge.

After the Supreme Court ruled that it was no longer 1950 in the South and so southern states should not be treated as if it were, Democrat Minnesota State Rep. Ryan Winkler referred to Justice Clarence Thomas as an “Uncle Thomas,” presumably to suggest that Justice Thomas was little more than an obsequious and deferential slave, eager to please his evil White masters.  Witty!  Winkler, a Harvard graduate, later claimed that he did not understand the term to be a racist one – but, gosh, if people were offended by his choice of words, well then he sure was sorry for that.

During the George Zimmerman trial, we learned that Trayvon Martin referred to him as “a creepy-ass cracker” before he and the controversial White Hispanic got into a fight over Martin’s bag of Skittles.  We also learned that cracker is not a racist term.  Tamron Hall from MSNBC explained that cracker is certainly a pejorative, but not necessarily a racial slur – you know, like jerk or meanie.  I suppose that cracker isn’t considered a racial slur because then we might have to call it the “C-word,” and that might get confusing.

And then, to top it all off, Alec Baldwin had yet another low-blood-sugar-moment last week and tweeted – to the planet – that he was going to “track down” and “f**k up” some “toxic little queen” who wrote something about his wife that nobody cares about anyway.  Baldwin, predictably, has cancelled his Twitter account (again).  Capital One, predictably, has not cancelled Baldwin’s contract.  Why?  Because toxic little queen isn’t homophobic, per se, it’s just angry Baldwin-talk.  As it turns out, the only thing the Left is more gifted at than moralizing is circling the wagons when it comes to protecting one of their own from their own insane thought-crime standards.  In the meantime, Paula Deen has been scheduled for beheading by Nancy Pelosi for something she uttered during the Reagan administration.

Up is down.  One is Four.  Cracker is not a racist term.  Red is blue.  Day is night.  Uncle Thomas is not a racist term.  Death is hilarious.  Water is sand.  Toxic little queen means “I Love Gays!” Welcome to 2013, where language means whatever the heck the Left says it means because they say so and shut up or we’re sicking the IRS on you.

It’s all very sad.  The very idea of a “race traitor” seems so outdated – at least to people who do not view the world through the prism of race.  Among Whites (except among the goofball White Supremacist fringe), the idea of race betrayal died with Jim Crow – something last week’s Supreme Court ruling recognized.  In the world of the Progressive Left, however, only Blacks can be race traitors – and how, you may ask, does a Black person reveal their race betrayal?  By disagreeing with the Progressive Left.  You’ve got to admit, it’s a handy setup they’ve got going.  Among the Democratic base, White liberals like Ryan Winkler are in charge of telling Blacks how and what to think – and if they stray a bit from their prescribed politics, they become an Uncle Thomas.

Or, perhaps better, a toxic little Cracker Lover.

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  • Everett Vulgamore

    “Up is down. One is Four. Cracker is not a racist term. Red is blue. Day is night. Uncle Thomas is not a racist term. Death is hilarious. Water is sand. Toxic little queen means “I Love Gays!” Welcome to 2013, where language means whatever the heck the Left says it means because they say so and shut up or we’re sicking the IRS on you.”

    this made my day andrew. thanks dude.

    • joetentpeg

      The Left is now fully engaged in tactics that remind of a “label” I’d like to start calling them: “Nazis.”

      • Guest

        And given that the NAZI party was the national workers’ socialist party, you’d have more than a little historical justification to do so.

  • OfficialPro

    Nothing is more toxic than the self-proclaimed “experts” on race/ethnic studies (and women’s studies) who persuasively redefine words in order to wrest control of the debate and to silence critics, all while claiming that “whitesplaining” and “mansplaining” (white people speaking out on issues of race or males speaking out on women’s issues ie: finding something to be “not racist”, which is an invalid viewpoint in their world because “only a Person of Color/Female/Alternate Sexual Preference is ALLOWED to determine what is racist/sexist/homophobic) “silence” minorities and women. If the kooky points of view are taken to task for being well, kooky, they’ll accuse the people who called them kooky of “erasing their experiences”. If people are flat out called “kooky” (or crazy), they’re accused of being “ableist” (that’s the equivalent of racism against handicapped people and apparently insane people qualify as handicapped/disabled).

    It’s nearly impossible to get these people, as a result, to admit their thinking is incorrect, illogical, or just plain nutty. The Alinskyites did their job well with the purple koolaid servings among college kids. Somehow they concocted a system where the debate deck is stacked against conservatives, whites, and white males. It leads to such inanities as “It’s OK to be afraid of a black man because he’s a MAN but NOT OK to be afraid of him because he’s BLACK (because apparently black men don’t kill people, MEN kill people. Or rape them. Or just rob them).

    • Judy Reinhardt

      When I began college in 1967, a course like those you mentioned would have been laughable. My first day in English 101 (there was no such thing as English 99), my professor said, ‘If you are here because your mama wants you to be or you hope to avoid the draft, it is my job to send you home’. On our first essay, I had 1 of 2 passing grades; it was a C–.

  • tagalog

    My personal favorite moment on the “cracker” front was the claim by some internet commentator that the term “cracker” is not as insulting to white people as the term “n*gg*r” is to black people because of the legacy of slavery for black people.

    Given that analysis, I guess there must be some post-slavery nasty term for black people that will fly, right? I can think of a few myself.

    Although, of course, the term “cracker” is probably a term from before the end of slavery itself, used when referring to white Georgians.

    • OfficialPro

      then there’s honkey, the etymology of which I’m uncertain of.

      • MLCBLOG

        or in Hawaii it’s howlie

        • IIllII

          it is spelled HAOLE

  • PAthena

    Harriet Beecher Stowe’s UNCLE TOM’S CABIN portrayed Uncle Tom as a Christ figure. President Abraham Lincoln called her the “little woman who started the Civil War.” Why “Uncle Tom” became an epithet meaning the opposite of what he was in the novel, I do not know. Simon Legree was the villain in the novel.

    • Woofula

      Exactly. And rather than being some obsequious creature, Uncle Tom died for standing on principle. He was whipped to death by Legree’s henchmen because he refused to whip Cassie, another slave, for trying to escape. Uncle Tom was truly heroic and was loved by his “family” of whites as he loved them. The essential decency of his character allowed him to rise above the slavery into which he was born, and become a symbol of how black and white are really no different. It’s too bad most people don’t know that.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        I pointed this out to a black coworker once. He said I was lying at first. Then he said I just didn’t understand it because I’m not black. He also had never heard of Cassie.

        • OfficialPro

          He’d probably never even read the book either.

    • OfficialPro

      The rationale behind the use of “Uncle Tom” as a slur is because (according to Wikipedia):

      The phrase “Uncle Tom” has also become an epithet for a person who is slavish and excessively subservient to perceived authority figures, particularly a black person who behaves in a subservient manner to white people; or any person perceived to be a participant in the oppression of their own group.[1][2] The negative epithet is the result of later works derived from the original novel. (Source: Uncle Tom entry of Wikipedia)

    • glpage

      Maybe because Stowe was white?

      I guess this man would have no place among today’s black “leaders”:

      “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
      - Booker T. Washington

  • quillerm

    Rachael Jeantel’s testimony and appearance on the Pierce Morgan show confirmed that Martin attacked Zimmerman because he thought the Crazy A– Cracker was Gay. This was a ant-Gay hate crime, but our liberal media just won’t print the truth. It’s all about fostering racial hatred for political gain. They won’t print Zimmerman’s political affiliation either, the guy was a democrat.

    • MLCBLOG

      and! and Zimmerman, besides voting for O, was a huge booster of poor black kids.

  • mtnhikerdude

    Bravo ,Andrew Marcus. I guess they will label you a Leftaphob .

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    Leftists are incapable of realizing that they can even BE wrong about something. If the green ice cream isn’t mint but is instead pistachio, they will argue the point on the basis of color alone, “but it’s green you moron, so it has to be mint. Besides, pistachios are brown or red, you’re just a racist”.

  • glpage

    Blacks like Clarence Thomas, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and many others are like the blacks who escaped slavery and fled to freedom. Blacks like Jackson, Sharpton, the entire Black Caucus, etc. are like those slaves still on the plantation doing the bidding of their masters.

  • Infidel4Ever

    Just an amazing, hit the nail on the head article. What he said…

  • Seek

    Blacks are not prisoners of the Democratic Party. They OWN the party. And white liberals grovel before them and pretend they’re having a “conversation.” The problem is that white “conservatives” grovel before blacks as well. As Republicans, we should be reaching out to the white vote, not to a tiny handful of open-minded blacks.

    • OfficialPro

      There are black prisoners and black owners in the Democrat Party. The ones that are owners, keep the others as “house n-words” and “field n-words”.

      House n-words would be the lower level NAACP activists. Field n-words would be the ghetto.

  • MLCBLOG

    I thank God for some humor and excellent sarcasm in all this. It relieves the tension we are all feeling. Thank you!!

  • Dano50

    I recently heard “Cracker” comes from the days of slavery, and refers to whomever was cracking the whip over the slaves.

    It’s now meant as a derogatory term for white people, but back then there were blacks who felt no qualms about cracking the whip.

    Just as throughout history there have been all sorts of people who had no problem betraying their own persecuted kind.