Monday, October 17, 2011

Herman Cain: "Uncle Tom" for Billionaires!

As I referenced before, the use of the term "Uncle Tom" in its appropriate context is a worthwhile pejorative, and certainly not "racist". If we go back to the Old Confederacy, it first emerged as a contemptuous term used by the hard-working field slaves (especially in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia) for special "house slaves" who had relatively the best that the Massah could offer. They usually had to service meals, for example, but would be left with the best vittles after the family had eaten. They also got to eat their fill, didn't have to work on Saturdays or Sundays - and sometimes even got to read.

The main reason for all these perks is that the house slave Uncle Toms also acted as the Massah's eyes and ears. If any of the field slaves even ruminated trouble, the official Uncle Tom would report it, and'd be fifty lashes for the poor field slave.

Today, the connotation and meaning carries over for any black man who willingly does the bidding of today's Overseers, mainly the White Massahs and Billionaries from Wall Street. This is understood, because if that bidding translates into pain and poverty for his brothers, it means he values his advancement more than their security or welfare! This is basic and straightforward to grasp.

Now, we learn today (Denver Post, p. 4A, and AP report) that Herman Cain has "close ties to the Billionaries, Charles and David Koch". These are the same two who set up "Americans for Prosperity" which is the primary anti-tax group devoted to making the US of A safe for all billionaires in terms of income tax burdens. In other words, these fat cats have Herman carrying their water for them, and specifically via his insane 9-9-9 tax plan, see e.g.

According to the Post article:

"Cain's economic ideas, support and organization have close ties to two billionaire brothers who bankroll right-leaning causes through their group Americans for Prosperity"

Let's also bear in mind that same group, AFP, lies at the heart of the Tea Party movement, along with another bunch known as "Freedom Works".

In addition, the Post reports that "Cain's campaign manager and a number of aides have worked for Americans for Prosperity, the organization founded by billionaires Charles and David Koch. The AFP group uniformly lobbies for less government regulation and much lower taxation" (mainly for them, but higher for everyone else - as I revealed in the preceding link).

Cain, according to the Post report, credits a businessman - Mark Block- who served on an AFP advisory board, as giving him the idea for the 9-9-9 tax idiocy.

Although Cain cynically portrays himself as a kind of business "everyman" (who once owned 'Godfather's Pizza') his actions belie that. His acerbic putdown of the Occupy Wall Street protestors, saying in an interview "No one should blame Wall Street!" and "Let those protestors get jobs!" shows unequivocally the man is a pawn of Wall Street, and also an Uncle Tom for their asssorted Puppet masters, like the Kochs.

In addition, as noted in the Post (ibid.):

"Americans for Prosperity tapped Cain as the public face for its 'Prosperity Expansion Project', and he traveled the U.S. in 2005, and 2006 speaking to activists who were starting state-based AFP chapters."

Obviously, AFP's support for his presidential candidacy has been his reward or, in terms of the Old Confederacy - maybe some extra grits, corn bread and chitlins with pork,- for the nominated and favored house slave's earlier work on AFP's behalf.

Obviously also, AFP's head white massahs believe a lot of Americans (including many working class stiffs who are the most exploited by Wall St.) will be stupid enough to buy Cain's shuck and jive because a black man is promotinig garbage like 9-9-9 it must be okay, and poor black men will do fine as well. Think again! Cain's plan will actually eviscerate and evacuate what's left of this nation's prosperity or any hope that upward mobility can return again.

More plausibly, it will ensure a vast serf state for the Corporatocracy, which will doubtless find a high position for their useful idiot and water carrier even if he doesn't get the Repuke presidential nomination! Let's hope it isn't Ambassador to Barbados!

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