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Learning at the knee of the masters
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No pun intended.

Over at the American Prospect, Adam Serwer tugs at Osama's beard:
Al Qaeda plays a little identity politics:
In al-Qaida's first response to Obama's victory, al-Zawahri also called the president-elect, along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, "house negroes."
Of course, in the typically irony impaired way the left always stumbles into these things, Serwer apparently believes that al Qaeda came up with "house negroes" all by themselves. Spontaneous generation of "identity politics", AQ style?

Au contraire mon ami, the slur (and the method) is a well established one in lefty circles.

Al Sharpton, Harry Belafonte and various lefty blogs and forums and even YouTubers delighted in calling both Colin Powell and Clarence Thomas and others "house negroes", "pet negro" or "Uncle Tom". In fact, any black person who has the temerity to go against the herd is singled out for a bit of identity politics.

Nope. Osama's number two was introduced to the term by the same folks now having a cow over the insult to Obama. Now, suddenly, it's an outrage.
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They can dish it out but they can’t take it....brittle feyboys
Written By: shark
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Nope. Osama’s number two was introduced to the term by the same folks now having a cow over the insult to Obama. Now, suddenly, it’s an outrage.
Great, now maybe they can start participating in the war on terror, the silly nancy boys.
Written By: capt joe
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This viddie doesn’t appear to be the first time where al-Zawahri has likened Rice and Powell to "house negroes".
Written By: Candidus
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No, no, no. You see what people say for the purposes of domestic politics NEVER gets to the outside world.

Like when we discuss re-negotiating NAFTA in Ohio, that stays here and the Canadians are none the wiser.
Written By: Harun
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...any black person who has the temerity to go against the herd ....
Don’t you mean "the tribe"?
Written By: Mal Gusto
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Good point, McQ. I’d missed that one completely.
...any black person who has the temerity to go against the herd ....
Don’t you mean "the tribe"?
I think that McQ refers to the great herd of independent minds.
Written By: Martin McPhillips
I believe that AQ did, in fact, use the relatively polite form. My recollection is that the old term was a "yella’ ni**ah". And it always struck me as ironic that Harry Belafonte, who made a career of singing "race music" to whiteys; that is, himself, a "porch ni**ah"; could have the temerity to accuse black Americans, who had actually risen to high executive office, of such an offense.
Written By: Son of a Pig and a Monkey
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Actually Zawahiri himself refers to Malcom X’s use of the term.
And in you and in Colin Powell, Rice and your likes, the words of Malcolm X (may Allah have mercy on him) concerning "House Negroes" are confirmed.
Kinda hard to miss.
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Kinda hard to miss.
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