White Leftists on UKIP's Black Uncle Toms
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is almost on the verge of toppling a two-party (sometimes three-party) monopoly in British politics which goes back to the 19th century.
UKIP -- which was formed as long ago as 1993 -- calls from a withdrawal from the European Union (EU) and a halt to all political and social experiments in mass immigration.
Predictably, Leftists have been calling UKIP a 'racist party'. That's not a surprise: such people call virtually all those who dare to disagree with them 'racist' or 'far right'. (Joseph Stalin called almost literally all his opponents and enemies “fascist”.)
In order to dispel these claims of racism (mainly based on its position on immigration), UKIP held a rally (or public meeting) in London (on the 7th of May) to prove to the race-obsessed Left that it isn't racist.
Apparently there were many nonwhite faces both in the audience and on the stage. Nonetheless, as we all know, all that won't change a thing: Leftists will simply rationalize the event as, say, a “gimmick”. They'll also class all the nonwhite members and leaders of UKIP as “Uncle Toms”. That's partly because many Leftists are themselves racist in that they demand that all members of the “ethnic minorities” (the term used in the UK) adhere to the set patterns of behavior and belief which have been laid down for them by, well, white middle-class Leftists. It's also primarily because it's not UKIP's putative racism that these Leftists are really against -- it's UKIP itself.
UKIP lined up various people from the ethnic minorities: such as Amjad Bashir, Winston Mckenzie (the former boxer), Suzanne Evans, and Sarinder Joshua Duroch.
To be honest, wasn't this aspect of the rally a little bit distasteful? Shouldn't blacks and other minorities in UKIP simply do their job? Should they be paraded around on stage as if they were curious circus acts? Despite saying that, perhaps such an event was required for simple reasons of realpolitik and UKIP strategy.
Perhaps people shouldn't be too happy with the fact that Winston McKenzie -- the former boxer -- shouted out "I'm black and I'm proud" either. I suppose that you can argue that after years of genuine racial prejudice (not the kinds manufactured by anti-racist fanatics), it's only natural and right that blacks should say such things. Nevertheless, it can now be argued that after three decades (or so) of living under the anti-white prejudice and bigotry (at least against the non-Leftist working class) of our Leftist “hegemony”, that it's now perfectly acceptable for whites to also say “I'm white and I'm proud!”. And then what have you got? You've got race-based politics, which is precisely what the Left (as well as Nazis) wants and what it has helped bring about.
In other words, UKIP must realize that if it's against racism, then it must also be against statements like “I'm proud to be black”. Or perhaps I'm being too purist here. But think about it. What if I shouted out “I'm white and I'm proud!” at the same event? Now I'm almost certain that that statement would have gone down like the proverbial lead balloon.
There's also a problem with what one writer said about the UKIP rally. Raheem Kassam, writing in Breitbart, said that the “audience, it must be reported, was still predominantly white”. Yes? And? Mr Kassam, that's simply because England is still a predominately white nation. That is unless Raheem Kassam believes in quotas or positive discrimination. Now, if that's the case, positive discrimination or quotas is not only racist in itself (even if 'positive') -- it actually encourages (negative) racism. More accurately, it has made many of the people who haven't been the beneficiaries of such quotas or positive discrimination (i.e., white people) get very angry. And that, my friend, contributes to racism. Positive racism, in other words, encourages negative racism (as has been shown many times before).
I mentioned the Leftists' use of the phrase “Uncle Tom” earlier. At this same event Leftist protestors came pretty close to using that precise term. Take the case of the mixed-race UKIP leader, Steven Wolfe, who attended the rally. He was heckled by protesters (who were mainly from the overwhelming white and middle-class Socialist Workers Party). They classed him as “fake” and “racist”.... Yes, that's right: white middle-class Leftists classed a man of mixed race as “fake” and “racist”. He responded by saying that he himself was "called a n***er at the age of 5 years old".
What Steven Wolfe must realize is that such Leftists want their blacks to be “radical”, or members of the Nation of Islam, or rappers, R 'n' B musicians, or even criminals. When they're not (say when they're conservatives, patriots or businessmen), then, according to racist Leftist logic, they simply must be Uncle Toms or “fake”. Such is the racial essentialism of many Leftists (particularly Trotskyists and “progressives”).
There was also a woman of both Jewish and black heritage -- Paula McQueen -- at the UKIP rally. She had this to say to the audience:
"We are libertarians, we believe in individual freedom, and we want the government to interfere less in people's lives”.
Well, if she believes all that, then she simply must be an Uncle Tom (or an Auntie Tracy). Firstly, she's not an eternal victim of “capitalist oppression” who's therefore willing to be patronized by white, middle-class Leftists. Secondly, she's not a “radical” either. Thus, according to Leftist logic, she must be either be “fake” or an Uncle Tom.
Nigel Farage (the leader of UKIP) also had this to say at the rally:
"I don't care what you call us. You can call us right wing, left wing, you can call us small-minded, I don't care what you call us. But from this moment on, please, do not ever call us a racist party. We are not a racist party".
Many Leftist cretins, however, will continue to class UKIP's blacks, Sikhs, Hindus, Jews, etc. as Uncle Toms.
But this isn't just a UKIP phenomenon.
Take the case of the Leftist academics and bloggers (such as Islamophobia Watch) who've called Ayaan Hirsi Ali an Uncle Tom for opposing female genital mutilation, gender apartheid, “honor killings” and whatnot. And, more recently, Richard Silverstein called a black supporter of Israel a “negro” and he even questioned her ability -- as a black woman -- to write an article about Israel and anti-Zionism. (These are some of Silverstein's words for Leftist justice: “They finally did it: found a negro Zionist: Uncle Tom is dancing' for Joy!”)
And whenever a Muslim moderate speaks out (the few that do), Trotskyist websites such as Islamophobia Watch class them as Uncle Toms (even if they don't always use that exact term). You see such Leftists want their Muslims to be "radical" (or Islamist) too; just as they do their blacks. Such Muslim and black radicals are useful to the white, middle-class Leftist cause. So if Muslims and blacks aren't radical or Islamist, Leftists class them as Uncle Toms.
As for the Left's championship of immigration. Predictably (as mentioned earlier) there were many SWP, Hope Not Hate, and other extreme Leftists protesting outside this UKIP event. They were screaming out such soundbites as "UKIP, No Way! Immigrants, here to stay!" and probably throwing stuff too.
Leftists (or at least Trotskyists, communists and many “progressives”) know full well that such mass immigration will help them destabilize the “capitalist system” (as they call it). Through such destabilization, people will become “radicalized” (they predict) into adopting revolutionary socialism – as offered to them by, say, the SWP. In other words, the riots and communal conflict which have already occurred in the UK, and which will occur on a larger scale in the future, are but a means to bring about the revolution which these Leftists so desire. Or, as the phrase goes, for a Leftist (as well as for a Nazi): “The worse things are, the better they are.”