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Tom Hanks in race row over blacked-up man
Telegraph - UK ^ | March 23, 2012

Posted on 03/23/2012 5:00:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

......The two-minute clip shows Hanks hosting the castaway-themed auction in a room decorated to look like a jungle at the £18,000-a-year St Matthew’s Parish School in Pacific Palisades, California.

As the blacked-up man takes the stage, Hanks quips that the Right-wing US commentator Bill O’Reilly, who has himself often been accused of racial insensitivity, has arrived.......

..........Hanks, who starred in the 2000 Hollywood film Castaway, recently narrated a 17-minute campaign video calling for President Barack Obama’s re-election.

In response to the auction video, Niger Innis, of the Congress of Racial Equality, said: “I call upon President Obama, who has Tom Hanks doing the narration to his campaign video, to cease, to remove Mr Hanks’ voice-over from his video, and end any association or affiliation with Mr Hanks,”

“It is gross, it’s coarse, and it is shocking that something like this would be done in California. Not Mississippi — in California.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; blackface; hanks; hypocrisy; liberals; obama; tomhanks
It's hysterical when Lefties are caught being racists (though as you will read and watch they try to turn it back on the Right).
1 posted on 03/23/2012 5:00:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wonder if (really when) the Race Hustlers (led by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson) will hit Mr. Hanks up for a big donation as “penance”. I guess that’s the celebrity equivalent of getting mugged.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 5:05:13 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I couldn’t have happened to a more deserving big mouth lefty.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 5:06:37 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Wots da problem?
4 posted on 03/23/2012 5:06:59 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Send Tom back to the island with his volleyball friend.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 5:07:24 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Tom Hank’s Ethiopian Serenaders


6 posted on 03/23/2012 5:09:12 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The hypocrisy of the liberals is well covered in “Demonic” by Ann Coulter. She backs up the Democrats’ racism with details of history.

I’m reading it again. It’s good information to have when debating a liberal.


7 posted on 03/23/2012 5:09:55 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Like carbon credits, which you can purchase to offset your jet setting, Hanks has bought enough “liberal credits” so his racism doesn’t count.


8 posted on 03/23/2012 5:11:28 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - he's our only hope for change at this point)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas...


9 posted on 03/23/2012 5:11:33 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: gortklattu
More insensitivity than hypocrisy. Though in this case, Mr. Hanks probably just agreed to show up and read index cards at the school fund raiser, knowing his name on the announcement would be a draw. I doubt he had any idea what the “entertainment” would entail.

I like Tom Hanks, but when it comes to politics, he is only slight less astute than Forest Gump.

10 posted on 03/23/2012 5:16:14 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bosum buttheads.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 5:19:25 AM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It wasn't just a guy in black face. He also had a stuffed gorilla in a dress with earrings, who appeared to be his black girlfriend.

Notice also that Glen Frey suggests that the black-faced investment banker try playing professional basketball instead. "These are the jokes people!"

This is how the liberal white elites always act amongst themselves. They are racist to the core, but their's is a nice racism in their minds.

They don't want to harm black people, they want to help them. Like the poor animals at the rescue shelter. They don't want blacks in their kid's school. They don't want blacks in their neighborhood after dark, once all the rooms are clean and the dishes put away. They don't want them at their parties unless they're carrying a tray of hors d'oeuvres.

But they're not mean to black people, like Republicans. Liberals want to give them some trinkets and stuff. Condescending douchebags.

12 posted on 03/23/2012 5:30:38 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead


13 posted on 03/23/2012 5:48:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is not a big story because Tom Hanks is a pro-Obama liberal.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 5:56:22 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dead
....But they're not mean to black people, like Republicans. Liberals want to give them some trinkets and stuff. Condescending douchebags.

They like "Designer Tribalism" from afar because LIBERALS can't separate culture from primitive. They are unable to recognize prosperity and education (except for themselves) as gifts to give following generations. Then wrap all that stupidity on the Left up with their biases, and you see what that video clip shows.

The Perils of Designer Tribalism

........."The Australian anthropologist Roger Sandall does not mention The Tears of the White Man in The Culture Cult, his new collection of essays. But his discussion is everywhere informed by the same spirit of salutary impatience. What Bruckner criticizes as Third Worldism, Sandall castigates as “romantic primitivism” and (marvelous phrase) “designer tribalism.” What is romantic primitivism? In the words of Arthur O. Lovejoy and George Boas, it is “the unending revolt of the civilized against civilization.” Sandall begins with a small but telling contemporary example. In 1996, the actress Lauren Hutton took her two young boys to Africa to witness a bunch of Masai warriors and their witch doctor perform a tribal dance, slaughter a cow, and drink some warm blood straight from the carcass. The whole spectacle was captured for the television audience by Ted Turner’s minions. Miss Hutton loved it: according to Sandall, “Wow!” was her frequent refrain. But her young children, one of whom burst into tears, were terrified. Quite right, too. The purpose of the television show was to show that “Masai culture is just as good as Western civilization, if not better.” Miss Hutton’s enthusiasm was sparked by the display of “authentic” tribal passion. But her children saw the episode for what it was: a glimpse into the heart of darkness, the abyss of uncivilized barbarism.".....

....."It is part of the ethos of designer tribalism to foist all of one’s own attitudes and longings onto the apparently blank canvas of whatever primitive populace happens to be in vogue at the moment. To some extent, this is simply a matter of ignorance, as illustrated, for example, by Christopher Columbus’s report that the people he discovered “are very gentle, and know nothing of evil.” But the culture cultist supplements ignorance with heavy helpings of ideology and idealization. He looks at an exotic culture and, lo and behold, he finds himself looking into a flattering mirror. This is one reason that natives always seem to be non-smoking, vegetarian, sex-worshipping, drug-taking, eco-conscious, progressive-thinking pacifists—according, anyway, to the press releases distributed by the culture cultists.

Sandall speaks in this context of anthropology’s tendency to “normalize the primitive while treating civilization as aberrant.” Consider the Maoris. In contemporary New Zealand, Sandall notes, one finds “a miscellaneous army of teachers, academics, government servants, clergy, radical lawyers, progressive judges, journalists, and numerous other bien pensants promot[ing] the revival of traditional Maori culture even more fanatically than the Maori do themselves.” He cites an Anglican priest who rails against the “monocultural grip on all our institutions” that British colonialism supposedly still exerts (if only!), and cites various teachers who wish to return the education of Maori children to the tribes. In the background is a rose-tinted view of the Maoris as a peace-loving, ecologically conscious, spiritually delicate people who have been abused for two centuries by hard-bitten, materialistic Europeans.

In fact, the ecological record of the Maoris would not win any plaudits from the Sierra Club. Shortly after paddling up to New Zealand in their canoes eight-hundred years ago, the Maori indiscriminately burned huge swathes of forest. They also decimated the wildlife. Actually, “decimate” is far too weak a word. Within a short time, Sandall notes, some 30 percent of the bird life on New Zealand had become extinct thanks to the depredations of the Maoris. All twelve species of moa, for example, a large, flightless bird without natural predators before the Maori arrived, became extinct some six-hundred years ago. According to Sandall, it was perhaps the fastest megafaunal extinction ever recorded. Not that the Maori were particular about where they got their protein. Divided into numerous tribes, they were incessantly at war. Prisoners were routinely baked and eaten. But all of this is papered over. And even as the Maori past is systematically distorted and rewritten, so their future is jeopardized by government policies that, in the name of “bi-culturalism” and preserving tribal customs, dooms its beneficiaries to a life of second-class citizenship.".....

15 posted on 03/23/2012 5:56:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What isn’t clearly understood here is that when leftists engage in overt, callous racism, they’re just kidding; it’s all in good fun. When a conservative suffers an honest slip of the tongue, he’s clearly recruiting for the KKK and prepping for the coming race war.

Glad I could clear that up for you all.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 5:57:12 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion x)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a Terrific Article!

Gilbert & Sullivan satirized “Designer Tribalism” in one astute line from The Mikado. In the song “I’ve Got A Little List”, Ko-Ko the Executioner is listing people who would not be missed if they were beheaded. One of these is:

“The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
All Centuries but this, and every country but his OWN!”

This idiotic conceit has been around for a LONG time! hahaha!


17 posted on 03/23/2012 6:40:20 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

More of the same from the left, ginning up the anti-white hysteria, par for the course with the left’s racists.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 7:30:37 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow - that was hideously offensive! But Tom Hanks is lying when he says he was blindsided. Suprised for a second, maybe, but he continues to stroll around stage with the blackface dude while making un-funny jokes about him. Pretty sad Tom.


19 posted on 03/23/2012 7:37:53 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: ghost of nixon

Maybe it’s a bad recording, but it seemed like there was NO laughter at the so-called “jokes.” Must’ve been a fun night!


20 posted on 03/23/2012 7:43:16 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: From The Deer Stand
"I am not a racist damn it Wilson!!"...
21 posted on 03/23/2012 8:48:46 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is this a Catholic grammar school?? If so (and I know that some use saints in their name and they aren’t necessarily Catholic), how far those schools have fallen since I attended.

None of the “jokes” are remotely funny. The nasty libs even say crude words.


22 posted on 03/23/2012 10:10:28 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Racist by their own definition. Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with blackface, per se. Whites did it, blacks did it, it was a theatrical device. But by all means let them be hoist on their own petards!


23 posted on 03/23/2012 10:14:34 AM PDT by ichabod1
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
As the blacked-up man takes the stage, Hanks quips that the Right-wing US commentator Bill O’Reilly, who has himself often been accused of racial insensitivity, has arrived.......

With Obama adopting Trayvon as his child, I highly doubt this is an accident by Hanks.

What Hanks has been tasked with is shoving the double standard into everyone's face. It's a way of promising that anyone who jumps onto the Zimmerman race-baiting bandwagon will be protected, no matter what.

And it's also a way to use cognitive dissonance to destroy people's ability to determine was the racism standards are on their own, because they don't make sense anymore. Hanks makes an outright racist comment and it's irrelevent, while Zimmerman fights for his life and he's a racist.

The common liberal is programmed to interpret such blatant cognitive dissonance as a strict warning not to think about a particular issue, but to simply keep their heads down and follow the meme they are given - or else.

To interpret the Left, you MUST remember that liberals are punished for independent thinking. They MUST be instructed, and their instructions come in an easily understood (0f obvious necessity) code based on their fear of disobeying the group.

Liberals have surrendered their humanity to their Leftist masters for the promise of non-responsibility for their lives. Spiritually speaking, NOTHING is lower than a liberal. So everything they do MUST be a conspiracy, because that's their deal with the devil - that's WHY they're a liberal in the first place.


24 posted on 03/23/2012 11:00:58 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Yaelle

LOL! Excellent analogy!


25 posted on 03/23/2012 11:02:54 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

...another day in Obamaland....


26 posted on 03/23/2012 11:09:29 AM PDT by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It's hysterical when Lefties are caught being racists

They ARE racists, no question.

But, as everyone knows by now, when they're "caught," they get a pass due to all the good they've done. They've earned the privilege of having a little harmless fun.

27 posted on 03/23/2012 12:06:31 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Borax Queen

Funny, or maybe not not, I have heard more than one person compare Tom Hanks to Jimmy Stewart.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 2:56:55 PM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Leep

Ugh. I’d like to think Stewart wasn’t such a leftist...

I’d think of John Cusack more like Jimmy Stewart...


29 posted on 03/23/2012 3:07:38 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I heard Tom Hanks was “Bosom Buddies” with the blackface man!

Tom Hanks wanted to be involved in politics . . . now he is.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 4:28:50 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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There are another offensive line that very few people caught.

Co-host Glen Frey of Eagle fame said the following:

“This is as close to diversity as we’ll get at St Matthew’s.”

The auction was held at St Matthews church school in Pacific Palisades, so I guess the implication is that the residents of Pacific Palisades, as WELL AS THE CHURCH THEY ARE HOLDING THE AUTION IN, is a bastion or racist insensitivity.


31 posted on 03/23/2012 6:23:53 PM PDT by GOP Congress
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hanks is a leader among the largest collection of 1%ers mankind has ever seen: Hollywood Media.

If a video tape of Hanks cutting puppies in half with a chainsaw were to be found on you tube- PETA would adore him.


32 posted on 03/23/2012 6:55:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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