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Interrogating #UncleTom

The term itself is generally accepted to mean a person, usually a black man, who is overly eager to please white people, and is quick to betray his own race in pursuit of acceptance among whites. Thus the term is less a superficial racial epithet than it is a psychological and sociological critique, particularly when used by a black man against a fellow black man.

To be sure, racially charged language takes on varying levels of meaning and emotional gravitas depending on who uses it. In this case, however, a black leftist uses it to deconstruct the mythology surrounding the first black president.

#AjamuBaraka v. #Obama

Does anyone doubt that, from a purely objective perspective, President Obama has indeed abdicated his responsibility to improve the political, economic, and social lives of Black Americans?

A quick look at the statistics for Black America reveals that, if anything, the lives of black people have gotten considerably worse under Obama: life expectancy, per capita wealth, employment levels, infant mortality, children in poverty, etc. all point to a deterioration of the living conditions for Blacks under Obama.

Do these facts constitute betrayal of black people in the pursuit of serving the white establishment? Certainly, Ajamu Baraka argued that they do. It is hard to counter his assertion.
Ajamu Baraka is not vilified for calling Obama an Uncle Tom. He is vilified for refusing not to.
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+Maier Amsden he was in office for 7 years and 8 months and he just this month has taken a stand on private prisions and you want to acknowledge him...REALLY!!! any move he makes at this point is to take the spot light off of the criminal (H. Clinton) he has endorsed...so no cudos to him. 
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Meet #AjamuBaraka: Green VP Candidate Aims to Continue the Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois & Malcolm X -- http://www.democracynow.org/2016/8/18/meet_ajamu_baraka_green_vp_candidate

The #GreenParty’s vice-presidential nominee Ajamu Baraka is a longtime human rights activist. He is the founding executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network and coordinator of the U.S.-based Black Left Unity Network’s Committee on International Affairs. For years, Baraka has led efforts by the U.S. Human Rights Network to challenge police brutality and racism in the United States by bringing these issues to the United Nations.
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Does Vice Presidential candidate #AjamuBaraka support the sponsorship of Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. John Conyers(D) African-American Act ?

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/40/all-info
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‘Don’t Write Your Congressman’: #GreenParty Candidates On Third-Party Movement Building -- http://www.mintpressnews.com/dont-write-your-congressman-green-party-candidates-on-third-party-movement-building/219360/

Record-breaking dissatisfaction with the presidential candidates nominated by the two major political parties is leading to a new push for alternatives on the ballot.

However, building a #thirdparty alternative to the Republican and Democratic parties won’t happen overnight.

“This process of making radical change in this country is a protracted one,” Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party candidate for vice president, said during a press conference with running mate Dr. #JillStein, just after accepting the party’s nomination on Saturday.
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#ArnMenconi, a Green Party candidate for Senate from Colorado, agreed that support for diverse, intersectional movements for justice and civil rights can help build support for third parties — during this year’s elections and beyond.

“My advice to people is to get involved with top-shelf political movements, the CODEPINKs of the world, 350.org, Black Lives Matter, and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement,” he told MintPress. “Those are four areas we need to keep leaning really, really hard on before the next congressional election.”
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so you're fighting the best system we have? yeah, ok
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The #HillaryClinton campaign’s rush into the comforting arms of #McCarthyism to dodge the scandal around the #WikiLeaks DNC file dump has now gone completely off the rails.

As was first noticed by The Intercept's #GlennGreenwald via Twitter: #JohnAravosis, the editor of the pro-Hillary AMERICAblog and a former colleague of the presidential candidate during his time with the Children’s Defense Fund, penned an attack editorial against Jill Stein on Saturday alleging that the anti-war Green Party candidate was somehow in league with Russia.
The Clinton campaign’s rush into the comforting arms of McCarthyism to dodge the scandal around the WikiLeaks DNC file dump has now gone completely off the rails.
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now they're attacking the green party. they are getting desparate.
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#WikiLeaks founder Julian #Assange is a hero. Like Edward #Snowden, #ChelseaManning, and other whistleblowers facing government persecution, Assange has sacrificed his personal comfort and safety to bring us the truth.

George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Thanks to WikiLeaks, we know that powerful institutions have been abusing their power and lying to the public.

-- Dr. #JillStein
OPINION | Telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
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Amm is dream 
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Liberals [aka. #LibTards] have joined #HillaryClinton’s “big nasty tent” in a very big way. They have moved far beyond the usual rationales for sticking with the Democrats and are now carrying on a full-fledged hate fest. Their targets are Green Party presidential candidate #JillStein and her running mate #AjamuBaraka, who is also a Black Agenda Report editor and columnist.

The screeds have become more and more extreme and defy the run of the mill rationales that progressives use to justify remaining within Democratic Party lines. Holding one’s nose and voting for the “lesser evil” democrat is passé. So is fear of Republican judicial appointments. Concern for abortion rights doesn’t cut it anymore.
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The blog Wonkette called Jill Stein “cunty” and “a mendacious nihilist piece of shit.” The site Very Smart Brothas declared that a vote for Stein was akin to putting it in the trash. They also threw in a dig at #CornelWest because he dared to criticize Barack Obama. The Huffington Post chose to deride Green Party convention delegates because they ate at McDonald’s. Gawker tried to link Ajamu Baraka to holocaust denial. His unassailable human rights credentials didn’t mean much when the media decided to go into attack mode.
Liberals have joined Hillary Clinton’s “big nasty tent” in a very big way. They have moved far beyond the usual rationales for sticking with the Democrats and are now carrying on a full-fledged hat…
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a lesser evil is evil, and by definition not good for any of us
but if you are so concerned about Trump, the solution is not Clinton but action
most eligible Americans don't vote -- for a variety of reasons, one of which is feeling disenfranchised by a corrupt system
be brave, be energized, be creative, be indomitable -- get out that "3d party" anti-evil vote
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#JillStein defends #BDS in CNN town hall -- http://mondoweiss.net/2016/08/stein-defends-hall/

Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein on Wednesday night provided an alternative vision for U.S. policy with #Israel that questioned whether Washington was doing “Israel any favors” by dumping money into warfare and occupation.

“Well I happen to be of Jewish origins so yes I have a special connection to Israel…I don’t think we are doing Israel a favor by condoning a policy that makes Israel very insecure, that makes Israel the target of hostility from its neighbors.”

related video: Full CNN Jill Stein Green Party Presidentials Town Hall 17/8/2016
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+Bob Haberl Aaaaand still you refuse to say anything even remotely intelligent. Typical. 
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#WikiLeaks' Julian #Assange: Attacks Against #JillStein Are "Going to Go Through the Roof" -- http://www.democracynow.org/2016/8/8/wikileaks_julian_assange_attacks_against_jill

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke via video stream to the Green Party convention in Houston, Texas, about the corporate control of information during the 2016 election. He also predicted that attacks against Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein would surge ahead of November’s election.
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if they are bothering to attack, they think they have something to fear
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As Nominee, #JillStein Says She Wants to Assume Mantle of #BernieSanders’ Revolution -- http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/as_nominee_stein_says_she_wants_to_assume_20160807

The #GreenParty convention in Houston, Texas reached its climax late Saturday with presidential nominee Jill Stein calling on the American left to turn its back on the “two corporate parties” and “vote for our deeply held beliefs.”

Vying for the support of those who previously backed former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, Stein championed her vision of “an America and a world…that puts people, planet, and peace over profit.”
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She has my support. I have no fear if repeated duplicity.
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