There is probably nothing more damaging or dangerous to a republic than an uneducated populace. Unfortunately, today’s generation is filled with college graduates and college attendees who remain uneducated – more so than any previous generation. Readers of Freedom Outpost have heard why this is the case repeatedly; therefore, there is no reason to repeat it. So, when Snoop Dog referred to Kanye West as an “Uncle Tom,” the foul-mouthed rapper revealed his ignorance and lack of education. Nevermind that Snoop Dog used the n- word – it’s acceptable for him to do so only because he is black.
Everyone, regardless of race, knows what is being inferred when a black person calls another black person an “Uncle Tom.” It’s meant in a derogatory manner to portray that individual as one who does whatever someone tells him/her when the individual providing instruction is white or someone trying to be white. The term comes from the book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Instead of going into great length about the use of this term, The Hayes Brothers, who have a YouTube channel, created a video containing humor to correct those misusing the term.
Warning: There is use of the n- word in this video.
Now, for Snoop Dog; your lack of education and display of ignorance is astounding, but predictable. You are an individual who lacks critical thinking skills. Despite your rise to fame, better described as notoriety, you have chosen to remain uneducated and ignorant. Your influence over young adults encourages these individuals to remain uneducated and ignorant as well, choosing to engage in “group think” and “idol worship” instead of learning and thinking critically.
The continual “F- bombs” you drop might be considered “cute” and “hilarious” to your audience, but it demonstrates a lack of English vocabulary skills and the ability to express oneself intelligently. Moreover, it is apparent you have never read Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel or even read “Cliff Notes” on the book since you use the term “Uncle Tom” inappropriately.
Calling someone an “Uncle Tom” is actually a compliment, not an insult. Tom was a Christian slave who possessed high moral principles and a good character. He refused to “go along” with what he was told when the instructions conflicted with his faith, principles and values. Because of his belief system, Legree, Sambo and Quimbo beat Tom to death. Though Sambo and Quimbo beat him, Tom prays and witnesses to the two about Jesus Christ.
You, Snoop Dog, could learn a lot from Tom.
A piece of advice for you – educate yourself and develop some critical thinking skills instead of “following” along as you have been instructed before you open your mouth to reveal your ignorance. In fact, one could say you are a “Sambo” or a “Quimbo.” You would be fortunate to be a “Tom.” All of this goes to show that regardless of someone’s wealth or station, it doesn’t erase ignorance when someone chooses to be ignorant.
Article posted with permission from Freedom Outpost.