There is nothing so oppressive as when one of the oppressed is blind to his oppression and through his docility betrays his oppressed brothers and sisters.
it seems odd to label a person of color as an enemy, but the progressive struggle has never been about so-called ‘normalcy’ or ‘common sense’. Anyone who stands in the way of the progressive steamroller can expect to be trampled over; this is especially the case for persons of color who are traitors.
The term ‘Uncle Tom’ refers to the central protagonist in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel ‘Uncle Tom’s cabin.” In this classic work, Uncle Tom is a weak and cowardly slave who is humiliated by his evil white overseer and yet remains tragically submissive, fearing his enemy far more than he loves justice. This ultimately leads to Uncle Tom’s death. There are some on the extreme right who claim that this interpretation is totally flawed, that Uncle Tom was in fact a devout Christian who followed nonviolence, obeyed Christ’s commandment to ‘love thine enemy’, and that his death was a true martyrdom which was the reason the other slaves were set free at the book’s ending. The extreme right, however, fail to see the irony in this: if Uncle Tom truly followed Christ, his failure to check his Christian privilege makes him an enemy twice over!
Tragically, the modern-day Uncle Tom is alive and well. Often you will encounter them as successful professionals such as attorneys, accountants, bankers and doctors. Like the pigmen in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, they have adopted all the mannerisms of the oppressors. They speak eloquently, are able to write in a grammatically-correct way; their vocabulary is rich – the word ‘motherfucker’ bizzarely underused. They are likely married, with children in good schools, and live in prosperous neighbourhoods.
In a word, they are traitors to the cause.
The Blakkpepper site includes an extensive list of how to recognise an Uncle Tom. We set out some highlights below of identifying characteristics:
“THE WHISPERER: When topics like slavery or reparations come up they start to whisper, even if no one else is within earshot. They cringe when others publicly use words like “WHITE PEOPLE.” They’d prefer terms like “vanilla” or “our ivory brothers and sisters.” The Uncle Tom Negro is easily embarrassed by any utterance of protest, resistance or activist activity. They’re happy to converse with you about Dr. King but break out in hives when you mention names like Nat Turner or Assata Shakur.
Reverse Race Card…When in the presence of Europeans, they tend to laugh at jokes that aren’t funny, shed tears for causes they know nothing about and sympathize with other communities concerning the very issues they pay no attention to in their own community.
He believes wholeheartedly that the White man’s ice is colder. He proudly spends his Black dollars with White businesses regardless of how it impacts his community. Black business owners and entrepreneurs can do nothing right in the eyes of the sell-out Negro. The illusion of inclusion makes him to think he is considered an equal in the sight of his Caucasian contemporaries. Time usually proves him wrong. Time is always the great equalizer.”
We could not agree more. Beware the traitors. Make no mistake, treachery is everywhere.