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Samuel L. Jackson Accuses Falsely. We Need A New Response: Forgiveness

Posted on | April 4, 2015 | 25 Comments

by Smitty

This smacks of intelligence preparation of the battlefield all the way:

New York magazine recently tracked down actor Samuel L. Jackson to show him the Rick Perry nearly-invisible-N-word “scoop” and then asked him if he agreed with Morgan Freeman that the Tea Party was racist. Of course, he said.

He also thought the Perry story was a political plus: “it’s not going to hurt Perry’s reputation in a whole lot of places, so it’s not a big deal.” New York magazine said What? He replied: “Are you serious? He’s a Republican and this is America.”

First, on the Tea Party:

“It’s pretty obvious what they are,” Jackson told us. “The division of the country is not about the government having too much power. I think everything right now is geared toward getting that guy out of office, whatever that means,” he said, echoing Freeman. “It’s not politics. It is not economics. It all boils down to pretty much to race. It is a shame.”

Still dig your work, Samuel, but I’ve got to forgive you for spreading false accusations. It’s possible that you sincerely hold your position. You might even be able to find somebody with an antiquated, xenophobic notion or two that isn’t a paid stooge: I’m not claiming absolute knowledge here.

What I am saying is that I don’t think you can find actual, undoctored, non-planted evidence that any Tea Party leadership or meaningful group of conservatives adhere to racist notions.

Forgiveness is important, Samuel, and not just because Easter looms. Forgiveness is where we let go of the past as a psychic prison, and liberate ourselves from pejorative thinking about each other.

Facts and history remain: I’m not saying we just airbrush anything, Commie-style. But forgiveness is the key to maturing, to dispassionate review of the situation, to confessing our own improvement areas, to improving the future for the young-uns.

This forgiveness is not a commitment to being a doormat. It’s about the past. Rational people keep a wary eye on the future. We can seek to make incremental improvement where possible, but the irony of our day is that those screaming “Progress” seem to strive so ardently for the opposite. It as if there were a Racism Industrial Complex afoot, striving to keep people bound into little victim groups, where they are used to turn political power turbines. But that’s crazy talk. Nothing like that’s going on.

However, it would be kind of cool if those who spend so much time talking about healing actually had a record of mitigating some discord.

And sincere forgiveness is the first step.

God bless you, Samuel.


25 Responses to “Samuel L. Jackson Accuses Falsely. We Need A New Response: Forgiveness”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 4th, 2015 @ 9:32 pm

    I hear this all the time: from liberals white and black. They cannot figure out why anyone would disagree with Barack Obama, so they assume it must be rampant racism.

    I cannot reason with them. I don’t rise to the bait when they throw out such accusations and just gently point out that people can disagree with Obama’s policies. It does not matter, they are absolutely convinced racism is the reason people disagree with Obama.

    It is delusional, but ideas and beliefs matter and it is going to be very difficult if not impossible to shake the left of this.

    I agree anger and confrontation will not do it. Kindness and forgiveness is really the only way to deal with it.

  2. Adobe_Walls
    April 4th, 2015 @ 9:46 pm

    Maybe Samuel just wasn’t raised right.

  3. Kirby McCain
    April 4th, 2015 @ 10:11 pm

    You’re just a donation to the National Action Network away from forgiveness.

  4. Thomas Gann
    April 4th, 2015 @ 10:44 pm

    Exactly who in the Tea Party is racist,Sam? Colin Powell made similar statements last month talking about a deep dark vein of intolerance in the GOP. They never ever put out a name but always make their accusations by innuendo.So again,Sam,exactly who in the Tea Party is a racist?

  5. smitty
    April 4th, 2015 @ 11:22 pm

    One falls just short of wondering if someone doesn’t have a voodoo doll collection including both Jackson & Powell.

  6. Clinton
    April 5th, 2015 @ 1:01 am

    I’ve always been baffled by the folks who claim
    that people in the Tea Party are racist, as though
    that were the only possible reason one could
    disagree with President Obama. How then do
    those folks explain the enthusiastic support given
    Black politicians like Col. Allen West, Tim Scott,
    Herman Cain, Mia Love, and Dr. Ben Carson?

    I think it’s pretty obvious to anyone who is
    interested in truth and not ‘narrative’ that the
    Tea Party isn’t racist. The left repeats the lie
    because it’s all they have.

  7. Phil_McG
    April 5th, 2015 @ 3:58 am

    Obama won 97% of the black vote for non-racist reasons.

  8. BadBruceLorraine
    April 5th, 2015 @ 7:01 am

    It’s easy to spot the racist. The person that always leads with race and sees everything through race colored glasses is the racist. They lead with it because it has worked so well in the past to shut folks up. Just don’t let them steer the conversation.

  9. BadBruceLorraine
    April 5th, 2015 @ 7:05 am

    Because he was so qualified. LOL

  10. ScienceABC123
    April 5th, 2015 @ 7:26 am

    Forgiveness, comes after you stop sinning and repent with a contrite heart. Not while you’re sinning or if you intend to do it again.

    We’re not perfect and we will likely fall again, but that’s not a reason to stop trying to be perfect.

  11. Quartermaster
    April 5th, 2015 @ 7:36 am

    There is no way to deal with delusion. Anger and confrontation will not do and neither will kindness and forgiveness. Their delusion is what they organize their lives around, and only some crushing event that shows their foolishness will break the delusion.

  12. PeterP
    April 5th, 2015 @ 7:58 am

    Every movie role this ex-black panther crackhead takes is a stereotype of the black man as thug. He’s done more to perpetuate negative stereotypes of black people than any Tea Partyman has ever done.

  13. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 5th, 2015 @ 8:46 am

    Kindness and forgiveness is for you and me (and Smitty). Sometimes that is the best way to deal with delusion.

  14. Daniel O'Brien
    April 5th, 2015 @ 10:03 am

    My favorite Samuel Jackson scene. I laughed, I cried.

  15. Daniel O'Brien
    April 5th, 2015 @ 10:05 am

    Personally, I disagree with Obama because he’s a dog-eater, but that’s just me.

  16. Matt_SE
    April 5th, 2015 @ 10:57 am

    When compared to Marion Barry, that’s an awfully low bar to jump.

  17. Matt_SE
    April 5th, 2015 @ 11:00 am

    “Yes, they deserved to [politically] die, and I hope they BURN IN HELL!”

  18. Quartermaster
    April 5th, 2015 @ 12:47 pm

    The kindest was yo deal with delusion is a rubber room. But there are too many libtards to treat kindly.

  19. ArdvarkMaster
    April 5th, 2015 @ 12:56 pm

    You don’t forgot people for poor behavior until they stop the poor behavior.

  20. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 5th, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

    I saw it work with Reagan. I knew people who changed once they saw how the country changed (for the better under his leadership). They were certainly not all of democrats and lefties, but some of them definitely switched.

  21. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 5th, 2015 @ 2:33 pm

    Jesus forgave people actually killing him, but then again that was Jesus.

  22. Saltyron1977
    April 5th, 2015 @ 3:05 pm

    The 2 justifications I’ve heard from liberals with regard to why the Tea party is racist are 1) the president of the united states is black so if they oppose him its solely because of his race, which of course ignores the fact that the Tea Party first arose during the end of the Bush administration and 2) liberals claim that most federal benefits, such as welfare, are paid more to blacks and other minorities and thus if you want to cut spending on such programs you are therefore opposed to the minorities that are benefiting from them. Both explanations are bullsh*t of course.

  23. DeadMessenger
    April 5th, 2015 @ 3:12 pm

    Agree 100%

  24. K-Bob
    April 6th, 2015 @ 10:27 am

    I like how some actors are called on gain and again to portray people who they would revile in real life.

    For example, the screen version of Samuel Jackson (especially his more militant side) would kick the real life version’s ass for being a whiny little girl.

  25. Fishersville Mike: He'll be gone and we'll still be there
    April 7th, 2015 @ 8:34 pm

    […] Smitty notes how Samuel L. Jackson assumes racism on the part of the Tea Party. Because, obviously, the Tea Party is only against President Obama because of his race. January 21, 2017 and on are times to prove him wrong. Barack Obama will leave office. The Tea Party will continue it's political quest – unfortunately with eight years of debt and bad decision to fight. Posted by Mike at 8:20 AM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest […]