The term Uncle Tom originated back during the slavery days and was used as a reference to slaves who serviced white plantation owners. They were usually the ones who worked indoors, acted as slave masters, hunted runaway slaves, or acted as if they were the best friends of the slave owners. While sometimes the title was not deserved, the majority of time it was.
When Alan Keyes ran for president many years ago, he was subjected to these catcalls day after day. He was the first black man to run for president, even before Jackson and Sharpton (notice I did not refer to them as rev as they are no more reverands than I am king), and yet he garnished less than 1% of the black vote. The same treatment was dished out by the black community for almost every black republican that ran for any office. Even the great Lynn Swan was not excluded from this type of behavior.
ALBANY, N.Y. – They've been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement — and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation's first black president.
"I've been told I hate myself. I've been called an Uncle Tom. I've been told I'm a spook at the door," said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government.
"Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks," he said.
Johnson and other black conservatives say they were drawn to the tea party movement because of what they consider its commonsense fiscal values of controlled spending, less taxes and smaller government. The fact that they're black — or that most tea partyers are white — should have nothing to do with it, they say.
"You have to be honest and true to yourself. What am I supposed to do, vote Democratic just to be popular? Just to fit in?" asked Clifton Bazar, a 45-year-old New Jersey freelance photographer and conservative blogger.
So the black community is back to calling anyone who dares run on a conservative platform, deragotory names. Why? Well here is your answer.
The black community has forgotten history. It was not the democrats that worked towards the freedom of the blacks, it was the republicans. It was not the democrats who worked to create civil rights and equal opportunity for the black community, it was the republicans. Most if not all of your fringe racist groups like the KKK did not belong to the republican party nor were they supported by the republican party, it was the democrat party. Blacks have been mislead into believing that the democrats are their saviours and have their best interest in mind, yet they have been fooled.
The black community has been taught that dependance on the social programs offered and endorsed by the democrats has lifted them above their past condition, yet they never realize it has sold them right back into bondage. This is not to say that all blacks are dependant on social programs, it is to say that a majority of them support the social programs which has caused more problems in the black community than anything else in history. No matter the color of skin, allowing someone else to provide your needs may seem the easy way to live, but it causes the person to lose their drive, their self, and their strength. They become so dependant on anothers good will, they no longer know how to function without the aid. And old proverb goes something like this:
A great lion roamed Africa and was known for its great speed, strength, hunting skill, and its ownership of all the land it roamed. As its great fame spread, some decided that its great atributes should be shared with the world, so a team set out to capture it. After a few weeks they managed to trap the great beast and then transported it to a zoo. Each day they would provide the lion with plenty of food, water, and human viewers. At first the lion rebelled against its confinement, but eventually began to accept the given care. The lion no longer had to hunt for its food, it was provided. The lion no longer had to defend its territory as a cage surrounded it allowing nothing to enter. The lion no longer had to utilize its natural fear of humans as they had become the norm. And the lion no longer had to keep its senses at their peak as there was no longer any threat. After a few years, the zoo decided it was time to release the lion back to nature so that it could once again roam wild. The lion was loaded up and taken back to the plains of Africa and was released. Within a few days the lion had not made its first kill and was beginning to show signs of starvation. Two days later the lion was set upon by a young male lion and was killed. The zookeepers were beside themself at the death of their lion. A local chieftan came up to them and said,
"You are to blame for this once great lions death. You took him from his home where because of the trials of life, he had grown stronger than any other animal around. You fed him taking away the need to hunt for food causing him to lose the skills needed to provide for himself. You took away his great roaming area and allowed him to lay around in a cage robbing him of his great strength. You protected him from any adversaries causing him to loose his ability to fight. You gave him his needs making him forget he was a lion."
The black community has sold their souls to the democrats and the democrats have become their new masters. They allowed themselves to buy into a "we are owed" theology, rendering themselves weak. They walked out of slavery having fought a great fight, only to deliver themselves right back into the hands of masters called the democratic party. They have bought into the belief they need to have everything given to them, hence taking away their identity, their strength, and their will to achieve great things by their own drive and desire. They call anyone of their own race, willing to say no to the new slavery, Uncle Toms yet they never realize that it is not them who are the new Uncle Toms, but they themselves. They beg for scraps at the new masters table and give their support to those who make them weak.
They are quick to define anyone of their race who believes in self responsability, Uncle Toms, never realizing they were looking at themselves in the mirror.
The powerful and couragous people of color we have in our party are the few remaining warriors left in that community. They are willing to be defiled by their own people, they know they will be ostracized for standing on their own two legs and on their principles and yet stick to their guns, and they know they will be insulted, threatened, or even hurt for not only standing for their principles but for the betterment of their own people. We are lucky to call them friends and fellow republicans and we should always stand with them no matter the cost. We must also hope and pray that there will come a day when their fellow people break the new chains of slavery and again gain their own identity, regain their pride, their strength, and most of all, the truth about who is on their side. Our fellow republicans of color are not the Uncle Toms, it is those who continue to sell their soul for scraps and dependance to the democrats that are the Uncle Toms.