What I find so sad about this attack on Mr. Cain is that he is old enough to remember what it was like to live under oppression. He is in his mid 60's and was born in raised in the south. In many of speeches he talks about how his father's dreams were relatively small in comparison to many, but one of his dreams was to give his children an education that would help improve their lives. His dad worked long hours in order to save money and purchase a single family home, which he did. Both of his children received college degrees. He taught his sons that hard work has its own rewards. Herman held onto these beliefs throughout his life and they have paid off. He has been a successful man by anyone's standards. He is now working towards becoming the presidential nominee for President of the United States, the "most powerful man in the world".
If you watched his speech you will see that he on a few occasions he showed his sleeves. What he was telling the audience was that he nothing up his sleeves, but a desire to right the ship of the country he loves and calls home. This was characterized in this article as:
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).
Another of the complaints is that the music played during his introduction was from Motown. The song was "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Which I personally find to be the perfect song to describe his run for the presidency. This is a man who has had to overcome a great deal in his life to get to this point. He also is a very long shot for the nomination, not based on his color, but based on the fact that he has never held public office. This will take people to take pause about his experience.
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.
As you know, I find
black garbage pail kidsblack conservatives fascinating not because of what they believe, but rather because of how they entertain and perform for their White Conservative masters.
Instead, Herman Cain’s shtick is a version of race minstrelsy where he performs “authentic negritude” as wish fulfillment for White Conservative fantasies. Like the fountain at Lourdes, Cain in his designated role as black Conservative mascot, absolves the White racial reactionaries at CPAC of their sins. This is a refined performance that Black Conservatives have perfected over many decades and centuries of practice
The person who penned this "article" writes under a pseudonym, he can't even be bothered to put his real name to this filth. I realize that may sound hypocritical because my name is not on this blog, but I know that if you google my name it comes up, so I am not hiding anything.
The real question really isn't about this article nor is it about what is said in this article. This is the typical race baiting that goes on to any conservative of color. The real question is where is the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, and the Al Sharpton's of the world? This is no different from comments that were made on video of Justice Thomas. The NAACP recently released a statement saying that they would not be addressing those comments directly. Why not? If these organizations and people really want to be taken seriously than they cannot let comments like these go.
One of the worst things that these groups and these people are doing is making that much harder for the next black president and if they don't care about that what is this doing to our democracy? Herman Cain is a conservative, would he like the policies of President Obama if he happened to be white instead of black? The answer is no. This is not about race, it is about policy. The people who write these articles are not only just showing themselves to be thoughtless, they are showing themselves to be anti-American.
Mr. Jackson until you stand up and repudiate this type of talk, you have proven yourself (yet again) to be nothing more than race baiter who is a shill for the left. You watched Dr. King die in front of your eyes. Shame on you for allowing this good black man to be put down simply because he doesn't agree with your political beliefs. Simply because he doesn't buy into the notion that the as a black man he is a victim. Even after reading this article I am sure that Mr. Cain doesn't look at himself as victim, even though he most certainly was victimized by people who have bought the mantra you have been peddling for decades. Shame on you and your ilk for selling out those principles that Dr. King died for.