Skip to comments.Alternet’s Racist Tirade Against Herman Cain: “Black Garbage Pail Kid,” “Monkey” – CORE Condemns
Posted on 02/15/2011 7:01:31 AM PST by justsaynomore
Progressive website Alternet yesterday published a piece which called presidential contender Herman Cain a black garbage pail kid, monkey, and other slurs:
As you know, I find black garbage pail kids black conservatives fascinating not because of what they believe, but rather because of how they entertain and perform for their White Conservative masters.
We always need a monkey in the window, for he/she reminds us of our humanity while simultaneously reinforcing a sense of our own superiority. Sadly, there are always folks who are willing to play that role because it pays so well.
Herman Cainan ironic name if ever, and one more suited to a tragic figure in a Harlem Renaissance era novellais not blackening twice as some race minstrels chose to do.
Herman Cains shtick is a version of race minstrelsy where he performs authentic negritude as wish fulfillment for White Conservative fantasies.
Alternet describes its mission as such:
AlterNets aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more.
We emphasize workable solutions to persistent social problems.
Is the story excerpted below part of Alternets human rights advocacy? Racial slurs? Is this what passes as original journalism from the award-winning Alternet?
So because the author, who isnt brave enough to drop the pseudonym, disagrees with Cain politically, that gives him the right to call Cain a black garbage pail kid and a monkey?
One of the most ironic graphs, considering the last sentence:
Lets consider the routine. First, Cain enters the stage to Motown music. Then Cain feigns swimming after rolling up his sleeves to show them his black skin and how he is a hardworking negro (not like those other ones). Cain bellows in a preacher affected voice and channels the folksy negro down home accent of his late grandpappy. In the money shot, Cain gives the obligatory black folks who are not Republicans are on the plantation speech to the joyous applause of his White benefactors. And he doubles down by legitimating any opposition to President Barack Obama as virtuous and patriotic regardless of the bigoted well-springs from which it may flow.
The irony, of that last sentence. So let me get this right when black Americans arent Democrats theyre taking part in a minstrel show? The author is concerned enough about black Americans to make a case against their conservatism but not so much to address them with any semblance of respect.
No, the author doesnt at all take into consideration Cains individuality; in their sloppy logic they shows their cards: all black people must be Democrats thus, if Cain isnt a Democrat, then hes a captive conservative. The author insults Cains free will and shows once again exactly what progressives think of black Americans: pawns that must be told what to believe. Humans who lack the cognitive ability to make valid choices. Black Americans couldnt Cain couldnt possibly come to the realization of their conservatism alone! They must have been brainwashed! Because progressives dont believe that black conservatives possess the ability to make such rational arguments, they, the progressives, must save them. And again, progressives insult black conservatives by insisting that they are victims of stupidity.
This is progressive compassion? The complete lack of regard for the beliefs and freedoms of black Americans? Alternet succeeded in showcasing a possible reason for Cains conservative beliefs with such an inane display of racist-fueled illogic. With such friends to black America as these, who needs enemies? Is this New Tone?
Niger Innis, the spokesman with the Congress of Racial Equality, took exception to the Alternet piece in a written statement:
February 14th, 2011 By, Niger Innis National Spokesman Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
I had the distinct honor of introducing Herman Cain at this years Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, February 11, 2011. Following Mr. Cains speech, AlterNet, a self-described progressive Web site, published undoubtedly racist and inarguably offensive commentary dripping with incendiary name-calling and race-baiting of Herman Cain and black conservatives.
I call on AlterNet to immediately withdraw and issue a public condemnation of this vitriolic content appearing in their online publication. AlterNets mission statement boasts that it is a medium that transcends traditional journalism and is, instead, intended to emphasize workable solutions to persistent social problems. AlterNet also asserts that their content underscores a commitment to fairness, equality and global stewardship, and such virtues are in direct contradiction to the deplorable and irresponsible commentary they have allowed to be published.
It is particularly ironic after calls for civility in political discourse, by many in the media, that they would, through their inaction, encourage such socially reckless and racially insensitive material on a prominent leftwing publication.
At the heart of the fight for civil rights is the dignity of the rights of the individual. It is universally understood by all that to say all blacks look alike is racist. How sad it is that the mentality at AlterNet that led to this offensive commentary ALL BLACKS BETTER THINK ALIKE is not recognized to be as racist among Left-Wing racist cabals.
If AlterNet proclaims to champion civil rights, it will act immediately to rectify this situation and issue a public apology to those offended by their article.
Niger Innis National Spokesman Congress of Racial Equality
Big Journalism joins Innis in demanding that Alternet condemn this piece and issue Herman Cain an apology.
Disgusting. Whether or not you want Herman for President, he is one of us (true conservative and great American). Total Alinksy.
Nothing new for the left.
At the Koch brothers protest the leftists proudly proclaimed they wanted to send Justice Thomas “Back to the fields” or “String him up”.
The party hasn’t changed one bit in a century and a half.
The left is comprised of cults, rigidly segregated, and now you see why. This kid obviously thinks of himself as a minder, always patroling the borders of the meta-cult called liberalism looking for that person who is about to throw down their garden hoe and make a break for the fence (ref; Jonestown).
The other day one of my liberal cousins said she was concerned that blacks might be confused by black republicans and accidentally vote for them thinking they’re voting for democrats.
I sarcastically suggested branding Allen West, Herman Cain etc as ours so blacks wouldn’t be confused and accidentally wander off the plantation.
There are so many, it's hard to choose:
"These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don't move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there'll be no way of stopping them, we'll lose the filibuster and there'll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It'll be Reconstruction all over again."
--Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Texas), 1957
"I did not lie awake at night worrying about the problems of Negroes."
--Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, 1961
"I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia [Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan recruiter] that he would have been a great senator at any moment. . . . He would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this nation."
--Sen. Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.), 2004
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African American [Barack Obama] who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy."
-- Sen. Joseph Biden Jr., (D., Del.), 2006-07
"You f*cking Jew b@stard"
-- Democrat Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to political operative Paul Fraymark
"I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day. This city will be a majority African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be."
-- Democrat Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin
"I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America."
- Democrat President Harry Truman
"The only concession I might make to him(King Saud) is to give him the 60 million jews we have in the United States" -
-- Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt
I've got a bunch more, but always looking for additional....
Few notions illustrate the left’s inability to think clearly than this idea that black cnservatives are enslaved by their white “massas.”
Who is more enslaved, someone like Herman Cain who made his own way in this world and is free to do what he wishes, or the welfare recipient who subsists on handouts from Whitey?
The Democrats were the party of chattel slavery, then Jim Crow slavery, and now Government Dependency slavery.
Good answer, lol
Good post. A spouse of mine was a university ‘administrator’.
She would always point out who the ‘minders’ were at various functions we attended.
Further proof that Democrats really believe that blacks can not think for themselves, and they need the white liberal to lead them.
Further proof that Democrats really believe that blacks can not succeed in business (except in a few very limited sectors), and can only function as token figureheads.
And if a black man chooses to think for himself, versus just following his so-called peers (hey, if the individual has chosen peers who are also independent minded, good for him, all the wiser), Massa has to shame him to go back to the plantation, or, failing that, destroy him.
Massa White Liberal needs to put on the white sheet, and be true to his Democrat roots.
Well, I knew it was coming, but nothing quite prepares you for how venomous it is. I’m sure there is a lot more on the way.
Herman scares the far leftists even more than the average conservative, because when blacks start walking off the liberal plantation, there goes their cash cow. It’s an ugly truth, but there it is.
I pray for his safety.
Here is the Democrat Party idea of black pride.
If you have more, please feel free to FReepmail me. I am starting a collection of quotes from liberals so that I may throw them in the face of liberals in the future. Anything racist, totally asinine, funny, or against all decency by any liberal would be great.
This's the right description of the current aperesidency, not Herman Cain.
Liberalism is a mental disorder.
Hate speech from the hate-filled Left. Absolutely predictable from this coven of life’s losers.
view, and add to my thread:
Wow, may I say she’s an idiot?
Thanks, I will when I get a little reading time; I’m outta here for now.
“Further proof that Democrats really believe that blacks can not think for themselves, and they need the white liberal to lead them.”
Deep down the white Libs (especially the uber-wealthy ones) tremble in fear for the day that they will be exposed for the selfish frauds that they are, subjecting so many blacks to permanent misery and poverty so that they can retain their precious power.
I've got a bunch more
Can you post them or send them to me? :-)
You might as well. I do it all the time.
Democrat’s racist roots have long been showing, maybe now they will not be totally ignored by the affected.
“Niger Innis”. Yup, looks like you got trolled by the GNAA, aka the (homosexual) (african) association of america.
Yes, that was my poor choice of words saying “finally”, I realize it has been going on a long time.
view more, and add to my thread:
What are you talking about? Niger Innis heads up CORE, he is a conservative, tea party guy, and has been fighting against gay marriage in CA...
The outpouring of support on Herman’s FB page is heartwarming - several hundred comments already - here are a few (in case you’re not on FB):
What a bunch of crap
It’s impossible to shame these people by condemning them. They’re the Klan of the 2000s: racist, backward, and proud of it.
You have my 100% support, Herman!
Herman as your friend Frantz Emmanuel Kebreau always says “
Good Morning America. Another Day in the Making. Let’s Make it as God Intended...Colorblind! “
disgusting...and they call us racist!
Liberals keep forgetting to hide their racism. People are starting to look back on their history and see the truth at last.
Guess it isn’t racism when it comes from the left, huh? So much for civility.
Idiots at their best!!! Go Herman...
Just another bunch of racists and bigots
Now that article is what I call “SHAMELESS”
We stand with you, Herman. The progressives are now in fear of losing power and showing their true character......or lack thereof!
Get um Herminator!
I’m told it’s only Conservatives who do such things... They are just worried about your message Mr. Cain! It hits their weaknesses!
You keep your head held high and march on!!! You can’t shame these people for they have no shame!!! You are doing a GREAT job!!!
And the RACISTS ARE WHO?????? Liberals and their liberty killing buddies are the most racist people I ever come into contact with bar none. They are also the most sexist. Women that choose to be women are reviled by these faux-intellectuals elitist pretenders.
What the heck. That is absolutely disgusting. What kind of a way is that to talk about people. Rude and hateful. You bet, Mr. Cain, that I join with you in condemming this pile of hateful garbage.
Wow! I’m so sorry for that but we’ve got your back!
Mr. Cain sir, we love you and keep up the good work...God’s speed sir! Where is the NAACP, Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson et al on this one? *chirp* *chirp* *chirp*...
There is so much evil in the world. We have much work to do.
If AlterNet was a conservative website, the liberal media would already be calling them racist. Herman Cain 2012 !!!!!!
Disgusting. I suppose we knew this would come, but disgusting. But they obviously see you as a threat.
A pile of garbage leftists with tiny little brains and big racist garbage mouths. Not worth Herman’s time.
WOW!!!! That is just simply disgusting. I stand with you Herman!!
This is outrageous!! Get the story to Bill O’Reilly. These people need to be exposed ASAP!!
un—freaking beleivable, ‘nuff said.
Yes, they are idiots, but don’t condemn them, ignore and invalidate them. Dismiss it out of hand. You know what happens with you roll around with these pigs, and it ain’t pretty.
We have your back.
what is wrong with people?!
I thought the sleeves thing was Mr. Cain essentially saying “See? Nothing up my sleeves. What you see is what you get.” But then, I don’t view everything I see through the lens of race as liberals do.
I see Herman Cain, and I see a person th...at has overcome humble beginnings to become an incredibly successful person in turning around large-scale bad situations; who has a good sense of humor; who THINKS for HIMSELF, and seeks to get everyone else to think for themselves as well.
I LOVE that you have the spirit of an educator, Mr. Cain. You must be striking some nerves if the attack dogs have already been set upon you. KEEP IT UP!!!
This makes me very sad. It doesn’t say much for the human race when after ~5000 years we still hate people because of what they look like on the outside.
Mr Cain - I love your passion and respect your accomplishments. Press onward!
I agree with Cristie, they obviously feel threatened. Keep up the good work.
Joining you, Dana Loesch, and Niger Innis is condemning the racism oozing out of alternet, whoever they are. How dare they?
I stand with you Mr. Cain. It is my belief that the “venom left” knows all to well what it is to be racist they practice it perfectly. Unfortunately, they are so blinded by their own racism they accuse innocent people of doing the same. They are vile people.
That’s about normal from the lefties, they have no class at all. We all know what would be said of us if we went off like that on one of their candidates. Anyway, the toilet has been flushed, the lefties are circling the bowl, just about to go down the sewer, they know they are finished and are grasping at any straw they can find.
Great but do not waste your time on condemning Alternet. That is too much of an honour. Stay on course and stay safe and use your energy and time to find the facts to counter the politics of your adversaries.
Mr. Cain do not let them grind you down. Apparently you have something to offer this nation that the “useful idiots” in the white house are doing. “Useful idiot” is a term their own party uses to describe those in the party moving us one st...ep closer to communism without realizing it (they are pawns). They have nothing left BUT resort to name-calling (spelled out in their handbook, The Naked Communist). That’s a good sign. They are losing the battle. Keep on, keepin’ on Mr. Cain. Fight the good fight. God bless. ~Herman Cain 2012~
I will be writing a thorough letter in protest and I’m asking my brothers here at Morehouse to do the same. You have my support, Herman.
The Left is terrified of Herman Cain. That’s a fact.
That makes me mad Herman. You are such an inteligent, moral man. I love you and just don’t let this stuff waste your time.
Imagine someone saying all that about Obama. They would be arrested, put in the padded room..
the progressive’s true inner selves always shine through
How's this one?
Donna Brazile revealed that Obama left the blue blanket that each platform guest was provided, so she decided to take his.
Gibson teased her that he was going to call the police. "We have a black president. This is free," she quipped.
In response to Charles Gibson's comment that they were checking with legal to see whether her "taking" Barak Obama's fleece blanket was a felony or misdemeanor, Brazile prouldy replied "we have a black president now - it's neither"
Day of Doom, 1-20-09
"How about just tracking down every single person who said drill baby drill and putting them all in prison. Why dont we do that? Starting with Michael Steele."
Alan Grayson, DEMONRAT
"Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks."
Demonrat Congressman Alcee Hastings on Sarah Palin
"I heard from a very reliable source who saw a 25 foot deep crater under the levee breach. It may have been blown up to destroy the black part of town and keep the white part dry."
Louis Farrakhan speculates that New Orleans was deliberately flooded
"We are living in terrorism as black people in America. And it has been that way since the dawning of slavery...."
"White people shouldn't be allowed to vote. It's for the good of the country and for those who're bitter for a reason and armed because they're scared."
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jonathan Valania
Great quotes. Thanks.