Sgt. Matthew Luke Skidmore: Now listen to me Braks and hear me well. You told me yourself that you did that awful thing I wouldn’t believe it, but Braks, why did you run away?
Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: Because I walked into something none of us can fight…White woman business!
The Waco Kid: Hey Boys, look what I got here
Sheriff Bart: Hey where are the White Women at?
Today on Granite Grok there is a story on the occupod smoke bomb that was thrown at the White house. This quote caught my eye:
You know, I think this might be racism? Attacking the home of a black man and his family. Where’s Bill Mahr, Janeane Garofalo, hell the entire stenographer media, (and the NH Dead People Party) to disavow this uncivil act of racial prejudice?
Wait. My bad. They can’t feign outrage because they are probably all too busy holding a moment of silence like the one in honor of the guy who may have shot at the White house.
Note that politically opposing this president is racism, but throwing smoke bombs or shooting at a White House occupied by a black president, no worries.
Of course when it comes to racial double standards all of this is small potatoes next to the events of October past.
You might remember a time when a black fellow by the name of Herman Cain was not only leading the field, but was driving the debate in a direction of a simplified transparent tax plan.
That could not be. If the GOP frontrunner is a black man who grew up in the segregated south the entire narrative is threatened.
People wonder why Herman Cain dropped out of the presidential race. Why didn’t he stand and fight? I wondered it myself. It wasn’t until I watched Sgt. Rutledge and remembered the generation that Mr. Cain was born into that I really understood.
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: Anyone come, you ain’t gonna be in here with me.
Mary Beecher: What are you talking about?
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: I’m talking about you. A white woman. White women only spell trouble for any of us.
Mary Beecher: That’s nonsense. We’re just two people trying to stay alive.
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: Lady, you don’t know how hard I’m trying to stay alive.
Hopefully to a person born in the 80’s such talk might sound like nonsense, to a person born when I was (1963) it might bring thoughts of Blazing Saddles:
But to a person born before that time, a black man born in 1945. It’s something completely different. Look at this scene from Sgt. Rutledge, pay particularly attention from 2:36-3:47.
There is no single racist stereotype more pronounced than the black man threatening a white woman. It was the classic racial image invoked by those who wanted to maintain white supremacy. It’s been a club used against the black race for longer than I can remember. It cost Emmett Till (Cain was 10 at the time) and many others like him their lives. In cinema you saw it in Birth of a Nation and you saw the consequences in To Kill a Mockingbird. It is classic racism on a grand scale.
Yet not once while the Politico ran dozens of stories on the flimsiest of evidence, not once while Gloria Allred was fishing for accusers, not once when the entire liberal news media proclaimed him guilty and the late night comics made jokes did anyone look at what was happening and say:
Doesn’t anybody see a bit of Jim Crow here?
Of course they didn’t! Herman Cain is a conservative, he is a republican and when you accept liberalism as your religion and you make your living off of that meme not only do you stay silent in the face of that meme, you embrace it.
And that more than anything else is why Herman Cain, in my opinion, did not stand and fight, he saw the enlightened and tolerant media, to their disgrace, return to the worst days of his youth and saw a fight he believed instinctively, he could not win.
If they left is not ashamed of themselves they ought to be.
Update: I think Smitty misunderstands me. I don’t suggest that Herman Cain should play the race card, I’m suggesting a race card was played on Herman Cain, an old fashioned race card one liberally used against blacks.