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?
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