No, my friend...Jackson, Sharpton & Progressive Blacks are not the poor slaves on the plantation, Cain is. The NeoCons who call themselves Republicans (despite being anything but because they're really TheoFascists) are the "massas" on the "plantation" because they are the "Fat Cats" & "The Man". "The Man" tends to loathe diversity & multiculturalism & stress boring, bland, ultraconservative conformity. Liberals are more free & individualistic. Your analogy is now shot to HELL! Cain is Regressive. Jackson & his ilk are Progressive (though he & Sharpton, especially Sharpton...oh LAWD, Sharpton...come off as media whores).
11/27/2011 7:15:15 AM
Percy Q. Shunn
11/27/2011 7:55:43 AM
Oh yes, Cain is such a good example of a good, free thinking, black man. Why, if only other men followed in his hallowed footsteps of sexual harassment against random women! What a great role model! Doesn't every guy aspire to be such a great man?
11/27/2011 9:46:46 AM
I could say the same thing about Christians and their preachers, too.
11/27/2011 10:26:48 AM
The funny thing is that it's not "the left" attacking Cain, it's his opponents for the GOP nomination. It was Perry's campaign that released the harassment story.
He's also his own worst enemy - the Libya bumbling, Uezi-beki-beki-stan-stan, etc.
All the left is doing is munching popcorn and laughing uproariously as Cain self-destructs.
11/27/2011 12:17:30 PM
The "plantation" metaphor just doesn't work too well in a country like the US, where people have so many options, including leaving.
WTF is a "straw hat boss?" Huckleberry Finn? A vaudeville performer?
11/27/2011 7:06:16 PM
Holy shit, look at the size of that brush. It's broader than your mother's stomach.
11/27/2011 10:55:07 PM
I love how white racists always seem to assume most black people are slavish followers of Al and Jesse(I say white because I don't hear other non-black racists say this as much). Most black people these days really don't give much of an F about Jesse & Al. They've been pretty much irrelevant in most black communities since the mid-to-late 80s. Since Jesse had his election meltdown after the "Hymietown" comment and Al ended up with egg on his face from the Tawana Brawley Incident fallout. After that they became something of a laughing stock and late-night comedy joke fodder. If you hang out in black barber shops, beauty salons, parties, workplaces, etc. rarely will you hear anyone talking about what Jesse and Al said recently. Or anyone who even KNOWS what's the most recent thing they're up to. Michael Jackson's 2005 trial, Hurricane Katrina (same year) and the Jina incident were pretty much last time Al Sharpton was on a lot of black people's minds or tongues. He had already been irrelevant since the early 90s by that point.
I think white racists and bigots think about those two A LOOOOOOT
more than most black people do. Probably because the Klan Wizard Donald Pierce or whoever made a big deal about them back in the 80s and early 90s and many white racists still hold a grudge; so they assume they're still a big deal in most black people's minds too. Projection.
Here's the reaction you'll get out of a lot of black Americans talking about whatever Jesse Jackson is up to these days (what the old barber's reply is):
I still don't know what the Rainbow-PUSH Coalition even does.
11/27/2011 11:29:31 PM
Herman Cain sucking up to Massa Neal Boortz:
If this is supposed to be an example of a black man who is supposedly "off" the plantation I think I'll stay where I'm at. I don't have the stomach to lick boot of bigots and inbred un-hooded Klansmen at Teabagger rallies like these so-called "liberated" Republican Negroes (Herman Cain, Allen West, Jesse Lee Peterson, Ward Connerly, Larry Elder, etc.) seem to enjoy doing.
11/27/2011 11:37:51 PM
That reminds me of the "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson"
episode of South Park:
Stan: Hey Token. I just wanted to let you know that everything is cool now. My dad apologized to Jesse Jackson.
Token: Oh I see, so I'm supposed to feel all better now.
Stan: Well, yeah.
Token: [throws his backpack into the locker] You just don't get it, Stan!
Stan: Dude, Jesse Jackson said it's okay!
Token: [spins around angrily] Jesse Jackson is not the emperor of black people! [storms away]
Stan: [softly] He told my dad he was...
11/29/2011 6:25:25 AM
Raised by Horses
Herman Cain and his ilk have apparently forgotten about the civil rights that black people in America have had to struggle for for so long, since they seem more than happy to deny those same rights to other people.
Sound like "off the plantation" to you?
11/29/2011 5:26:04 PM
Or, conversely, they get a degree in Harvard and are the presidents of United States.
12/3/2011 11:34:52 AM