Annie Peterson | Civil Patriot
If you haven’t seen the thought-provoking documentary, Uncle Tom, then today would be the perfect day to view it. I can’t help but think that Martin Luther King Jr., himself, would find his beliefs in alignment with the men and women who made this compelling film.
I watched on Amazon Prime. The documentary runs just under two hours. First, let’s start with the title. I can’t tell a lie: I had a hard time getting past it. But I felt compelled to watch because many of my favorite conservatives had written, produced, and/or starred in the film. I’m a huge fan of Brandon Tatum, Candace Owens, and Larry Elder, along with several other participants.
Here’s a summary of the documentary from Larry Elder, the producer:
“The ‘Uncle Tom’ movie simply asks a very simple question: Why can’t we have an intelligent, healthy discussion within the Black community without a whole cadre of well-educated, bright, thoughtful Black people being maligned and discarded as sellouts? What’s prompting this?”
After watching Dinesh D’Souza’s film, Hillary’s America, I knew that many modern conservatives believe that the Democrat party has attempted to hold black Americans enslaved in a plantation mentality with their manipulative policies. Turns out, the writers of Uncle Tom are in total agreement with that notion. According to the film:
“A lot of the black civil rights leaders have abandoned the moral high ground and have perverted the Civil Rights movement to the point where it’s becoming part of the race grievance industry.”
Brandon Tatum, a conservative police officer I’ve followed for some time now, shared these personal thoughts:
I used to be a Democrat. I used to be a hardcore, Barack Obama, the Democrats are only here to help the people, they’re the party of the people. And then I found out that the Democratic Party was the party of slavery, Ku Klux Klan, the Jim Crow laws. They were opposed to the civil rights movement. The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment, which freed the slaves, gave black people citizenship and the right to vote. . .the Democrats unanimously vote against all of those rights. And when I found that out, and nobody could give me a legitimate stance on how the party switched, it’s like I have no other choice but to at least consider what principles does the other side have? What are they offering?
I thoroughly enjoyed the film. Each participant brought her (or her) own perspective. But the overall theme came through loud and clear: In these racially charged times, we need the reminder that the Left’s policies aren’t good for anyone of any color. They are meant to entrap and enslave, not offer true freedom.
As I watched, I wondered what Martin Luther King Jr. would think. Would he agree that the Democrat party has let black America down? Have they wandered so far from their original precepts that they can’t find their way back again?
I suspect he would think that men like Larry Elder are doing a fine job of following in his footsteps. Modern black conservatives have replaced divisive tools with what King called “soul force.” They have dared to believe that the black and white communities must link arms in order to gain true freedom.
In this current racially charged climate, this isn’t a popular opinion, which Elder acknowledges:
“I don’t expect people to love me. I feel the way [conservative activist] Candace Owens does in the film where she says, ‘I’m like an alarm clock.’ It may tick you off in the morning, but you know you have to get up and do what you have to do. I’m not here to be popular. I would love to be loved. But I know that’s not going to happen, because I’m telling people stuff that they don’t want to hear.”
Sometimes it’s the things we don’t want to hear that we need to hear the most. I needed to hear them tonight, and I’m so grateful I took the time to join these powerful conservatives for a fresh perspective. I can’t help but think that Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud to call them his friends.