Some people have reported confusion about the outrage over the “God Made The Farmer” ad during Super Bowl XLVII. Imagine if there had been a commercial for Apple computers, promoting their commitment to independence, and the quotes they used were from Governor Orval Faubus. I think the comparison is legit.
Paul Harvey was an unrepentant defender for the enslavement of African Americans. While many Americans look in horror at the institution of chattel slavery, Paul Harvey made it clear that slavery was necessary to make his Amerikkka great.
And he being quoted:
We didn’t come this far because we’re made of sugar candy. Once upon a time, we elbowed our way onto and across this continent by giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans. That was biological warfare. And we used every other weapon we could get our hands on to grab this land from whomever.
And we grew prosperous. And yes, we greased the skids with the sweat of slaves. So it goes with most great nation-states, which–feeling guilty about their savage pasts–eventually civilize themselves out of business and wind up invaded and ultimately dominated by the lean, hungry up-and-coming who are not made of sugar candy.
For more, see this link: Paul Harvey’s Tribute to slavery, genocide, nukes
So no, this black rage isn’t feigned. It’s the racists who always & continue to bring up racist histories. It’s the antiracists who end up being called “racists” for “bringing up” race. That’s what happens in a racist society, when racism and bigotry gets challenged, the general backlash is both a claim to innocence & pseudo-intellectual contrarian arguments of reverse racism.
I leave you with this parting quote:
“The problem with this advertisement is more than simply some overly sensitive Black man seeking every opportunity to inject race. No, beloved…this oversight is the underlying source of the problem which led to critique from supporters of immigration reform and the rights of temporary workers.
If society can ignore the glaring reality of the American Slave and sharecropper, their importance to industrial farming and the need to promote the rights of the slave, sharecropper and descendants, how can we expect anyone to truly show concern and compassion for the Temporary Worker and the rights of that worker?
Yes indeed, God made a farmer…and that farmer made a slave.
That farmer also aided in the creation of the market for Temporary Workers that immigrate legally and illegally to the United States looking for opportunity. So, in some respects ignoring the slave dooms America to repeat the egregious mistake of dehumanizing another of God’s children…wringing their bread from the sweat of other disinherited men and women.”
For more I highly recommend God Made The Farmer, and Farmer Made the Slave at Jah Bread