Those who have read Uncle Tom’s Cabin are familiar with the meaning of the derogatory epithet, “Uncle Tom”
1: a black who is overeager to win the approval of whites (as by obsequious behavior or uncritical acceptance of white values and goals)
2: a member of a low-status group who is overly subservient to or cooperative with authority
MODERN DAY UNCLE TOM
1: Any person that represents themselves to be “common folks” when in fact they work for (often clandestinely) a political party and then betray the best interests of common folks (aka WE THE PEOPLE) in exchange for privilege and reward from said political party. aka Political Operative aka Pond Scum (character flaw epithet)
Modern Day Uncle Toms are not confined to one race. Political Parties are equal opportunity when it comes to recruiting folks willing to betray the welfare and best interests of their friends and neighbors for political party handouts, privilege and superficial respect.
Political Operatives are Modern Day Uncle Toms. Establishment Republicans or Establishment Democrats being their Masters.
They are subservient to their Masters in a quid pro quo expectation of greater privilege and reward which they would not otherwise enjoy if left to rely on the fruits of their own abilities and labors. They trade the trust and liberties of the general public in return for privilege and reward from their political party master.
Political Operatives often pretend to be common folks, not disclosing their true nature and loyalties so they can gain the trust of their fellow citizens and clandestinely achieve the directives of their Master’s. In so doing, they also repress political dissent with the general public not knowing who they can and cannot trust. (Similar to the way Hitler encouraged all children to report on their own parents)
These Modern Day Uncle Tom’s subscribe to the tactics in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals http://amzn.to/MVWMZ0. One of these tactics being to infiltrate legitimate grassroots organizations and assume leadership roles.
True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties....
In this manner, they can usurp the direction and goals of any group and use it to the benefit of whichever political party to which they have enslaved themselves.
While groups may often quickly reject the suggestions of outsiders, ideas that seem to come from “one of us” are much more likely to be accepted by the group. This is why political parties slip their political operatives into groups like the TEA Party and Occupy Movements. Their clandestine political operatives can infiltrate and insert themselves into the group decision making process. And eventually the once out spoken true grassroots group becomes the lap dog and cheerleader for the political status quo.
This has also happened in the Unions, where now the views and opinions of the leadership rarely reflect the views and opinions of rank and file members. Ask any rank and file member if the union leaders reflect the views and opinions of rank and file members. The Leadership of the Unions have become Modern Day Uncle Tom’s. They have sold out the best interests of their rank and file membership in a quid pro quo arrangement for privilege and reward from someone else.
So now you have an inkling of what happened to the vibrancy of the TEA Party and Occupy Movements. Now rather than unrestrained criticism of status quo politics, the Occupy and TEA Party movements have been sucked into roles corresponding to the old false left/right paradigm. The once true, grassroots TEA Party Movement now acts more like a #GOP cheerleading squad than “mad as hell taxpayers”. And the Once true, Grassroots Occupy Movement has become the lapdog and cheerleading squad of the Democrat Party. The Republican and Democrat establishment have brilliantly turned the TEA Party and Occupy Movements from agents of change demanding real reform to assembly lines to gather voters ready to vote for the same old status quo politicians.
The political establishment just sent in political operatives and/or co-opted the perceived leaders of the these groups. Once these political operatives were in place, No longer did ideas and direction form from the bottom up but instead ideas and priorities are now managed, manipulated and orchestrated from the top down.
The Republican Party directed its TEA Party Uncle Toms to kill the talk of forming a 3rd Party.
The Coffee Party and Occupy Movement use to complain vigorously about the infiltration of their groups by Progressives. Now the Coffee Party group is kind of lost from the public eye and the Occupy movement no longer complains about being infiltrated by progressives.
When the Occupy movement made overtures to the TEA Party Movement to find common ground and set aside their differences, the Republican Party quickly told its TEA Party operatives to squelch that idea. GOP Usurped TEA Party groups, like the TEA Party Patriots National group, actually sent out letters, memos and emails telling its subordinate groups not to trust the Occupy Overtures and not to try to seek common ground. In so doing, the #GOP succeeded in keeping alive the false left/right political paradigm that divides the general public into two separate groups which can be more easily managed, manipulated and conquered than one large unified group.
TEA Partier’s and Occupier’s; Any of this sounding familiar to you? http://bit.ly/NRabkb
In fact, this Modern Day Uncle Tom analogy extends to the two major political parties themselves. People continue to vote the 2 major parties because the 2 major political parties have party platforms that pretend to pay lip service to the best interests of its rank and file members. But within each major political party is an “establishment” which shares little or no common perspective with its rank and file membership.
Elected officials of both major political parties become willing and/or unwilling Modern Day Uncle Toms’ to this “Establishment”. (Unwilling participants yield to the Establishment when faced with political ostracism or withdrawal of financial and/or political support for reelection, etc.) In essence, incumbent politicians become Modern Day Uncle Tom’s promising the ignorant masses what they want, just to maintain their quid pro quo privilege and reward relationship the party Establishment. (The politicians rationalize to themselves their actions, which are antithetical to general public’s best interests, by telling themselves the ignorant masses deserve the betrayal they get for having too short a memory and continuing to reelect them.)
Regardless of your political stripe, all of these Modern Day Uncle Tom Political Operatives clandestinely betraying WE THE PEOPLE must be identified and ostracized. These Uncle Tom Political Operatives do nothing but undermine the will and desire of WE THE PEOPLE. They undermine the safety and security each of us feels by forcing each of us to question who is and who is not representing themselves and their interests honestly. They injure individuals who spoke their minds in speaking critically of the political status quo, but then were “outed”, betrayed and subsequently punished and/or ostracized by the political establishment. They create stress in forcing each of us to question our relationships with, and possible ulterior motives of, other people.
The slaves had to contend with Uncle Tom’s who betrayed their confidences and best interests to the Master in exchange for privilege and reward? One has to wonder what the slaves did and/or would have done with their Uncle Tom’s if they were given the means and opportunity to do so.
While the Modern Day Uncle Tom Political Operatives sear that thought into their mind, I would kindly suggest to my fellow general public, WE THE PEOPLE Americans that we merely harshly ostracize them and not employee them nor patronize their businesses.
My fellow citizens, you no longer have the excuse of saying “you did not know”. You must now choose whether to choose to allow yourselves to be duped, chumped and manipulated like cattle or to break the chains the Political Operatives have placed upon you.
As the slaves found the behavior of uncle toms a maddening and disgusting betrayal of their own people, so does this author find the behavior of Modern Day Uncle Tom Political operatives a maddening and disgusting betrayal of WE THE PEOPLE.
In 20 years, the corrupt, incumbent ruling class elite have taken our country from being the undisputed super power in the world, to the brink of economic and moral collapse. Why do we reelect them? http://GOOOH.com. Please commit yourself to casting off the propaganda and indoctrination of the 2 major political parties and finding common ground with your fellow average American.
The Status Quo false left/right paradigm must go. It must be cast off and WE THE PEOPLE must become actively involved in our politics before all liberty is lost and our country collapses financially.
Those were my thoughts.
Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.
Please join with me in mutually pledging to each other and our fellow citizens our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to our mutual endeavors of restoring liberty and economic opportunity to WE THE PEOPLE as our Founding Fathers envisioned and intended. [Last Paragraph, Declaration of Independence http://bit.ly/ruPE7z ]
This article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar
Keep Fighting the Good Fight!
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