“The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie. I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America…after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War…It was not only black men, it was black women…I would say they were slaves.”
--Paula DeenPhil Robertson is the debonair fellow on the right end of my header's triptych; and he's one of the 'stars' on the TV series everyone's supposedly watching, 'Duck Dynasty'.
And I know it's a bit early in the post for side notes, but I gotta' add this one: it's a fairly well known fact that Nielsen TV ratings have been 'cooked' or manipulated in the past. For those of you who don't know who the 'Nielsen TV ratings' company is, this corporation issues something called 'Nielsen boxes' to various homes to gauge how many people are watching whatever is on TV. And by these numbers, the industry tells us which shows are the most popular.
Now, for years I've been hearing how Black people watch the most TV, but I've yet to hear of a single Black family being issued one of these boxes...and if you know of one, or have been in one yourself, please contact me; I'd love to know what your experience was like.
But back to Phil...in regards to his thoughts on Black people's travails with white southerners specifically, or white people in general, he said of his southern upbringing: "I never with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any Black person..."
And he says of the Black american holocaust...or slavery in this country: "...pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say were they happy? They were godly; they were happy, no one was singing the blues."
Now, in regards to his comments about 'pre-entitlements and welfare', I wouldn't expect a backwards inbred like this to know how his people make up the largest percentage of welfare recipients...and how it's been this way for decades. Nor would I expect him to ponder the centuries of white male affirmative action entitlements that made it impossible for anyone but white men to work in this government for centuries.
Their own women had to fight for the right to vote.
But what I've noticed, especially in the last decade, is how the airwaves are being deluged with scripted and 'reality' TV shows about the southern white american experience, and how intrinsic it is to this country's culture.
Just off the top of my head, I've seen the nighttime 'soap' Dallas come back to the airwaves, there's Hart of Dixie, of course Swamp People, Here comes Honey Boo Boo,
Redneck Island, American Hoggers, Moonshiners, Bayou Billionaires, Hillbilly Blood, Lizard Lick Towing, Hillbilly Handfishin', etc.
Several journalists are referring to this trend as 'southern chic' and several hundred newspaper articles are saying how southerners are 'hot' this season.
But here's whats really happening...more and more white people are realizing how the only culture that's truly relevant and cool nowadays is Black culture. From music, to dance, to vernacular, Black people and Black men more specifically, are the most copied people in this country culturally, and in the world at large.
And this poses a problem for the white elite.
'Cause, as always, white people have to maintain the perception of being dominate in every aspect of american and world culture. Problem is, Black and brown people, and even whites themselves are seeing their cultural mores as more of a relic than something to be revered.
Now, when I was younger, white people used to love to tout the fact of Black men excelling athletically 'cause they couldn't academically.
Now, even our athletic dominance is beginning to bug mr. charley.
I'm seeing in sports, especially in basketball and boxing, how the white elite are going to places like eastern europe to recruit talent for teams. I'm also seeing how there's been a restriction put on the number of Black people in any given sport. And the ones who are already there, are treated with a heavy bias.
I remember how Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, a Black martial artist for the UFC, said he was booed for knocking out a white opponent.
He not only left the UFC because of the overt bigotry he faced, he left america altogether. Righteous.
So, I've really said all that to say this, what the white elites don't wanna' face about southern white culture is: there's not currently nor will there ever be anything glamorous about people who live in trailer parks, are usually overfed, undereducated and missing teeth, who drive dirty pick up trucks, who grow up eating fried bologna sandwiches or people who are known for having sex with their siblings.
And to top all this off...these people are notorious bigots!
Recently, everyone in the american media has been on the case of Canadian Mayor Rob Ford.
Now this is the current Mayor of Toronto who's slovenly, dim-witted, graceless, disheveled looking and basically lacks any sense of tact at all. But you wanna' know why the american media is poking fun at him, it's because these same traits are usually associated with southern white americans...or white american politicians, period.
So when Tom came on the scene making an ass of himself, the american media jumped right on his story to take the heat off themselves.
More importantly, what these southern white american shows really signify is how desperate white supremacists are to heighten their profiles. And how much they're losing the propaganda war to keep everyone loving white folks.
The devil's time is up people...no matter what they do, they can't stop the mental and spiritual progression people are making away from whitey's wicked doctrine.
More and more, people are beginning to see the fall of the white supremacist empire and all of its facets; and they're more willing to contribute to shutting down the world's white supremacist sham.
And the sooner this happens...the better.