Recall the job of the “overseer” for those slave-era plantations?
“Overseers supervised the slave plantations” for the slave owners in the day, reminds Encyclopedia.com.
In today’s world liberal plantations have taken the place of slave plantations - albeit to the same effect. Just as overseers targeted slaves who dared to try and leave the slave plantation, so too do today’s liberal plantations target black Americans who dare to leave the liberal plantation.
This problem surfaced yet again this week when The View’s co-host Joy Behar took on the role of liberal plantation overseer by targeting South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, a newly declared GOP presidential candidate and, yes indeed, an African American. Paired with Senator Scott as a Behar target was, but of course, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Said the white liberal Behar of the African-American Scott and Thomas:
He is not pro-choice and he's one of these guys, he's like Clarence Thomas - a black Republican who believes in pulling yourself by your bootstraps, rather than, to me, understanding the systemic racism that African Americans face in this country and other minorities. He doesn't get it, and neither does Clarence, and that's why they're Republicans.
Which is to say, the white female liberal wealthy TV host, in her role as an overseer of the liberal plantation, is livid that a black man had the temerity to think for himself and long ago leave the liberal plantation.
Yet another black man who has received similar treatment from white liberals enraged that he has also long ago left the liberal plantation is Dr. Ben Carson.. Said Dr. Carson of white liberals to Mark Levin on the latter’s radio show back there in 2013:
They're the most racist people there are. Because they put you in a little category, a box: 'You have to think this way, how could you dare come off the plantation?’
And that is exactly the thinking of Joy Behar. Senator Scott and Justice Thomas long ago left the liberal plantation - and Behar, in her role as the white liberal plantation overseer, is most unhappy. How dare they?
My Newsmax colleague Deneen Borelli, a black woman who is a conservative, has written an entire book on this topic back in 2012, titled Blacklash: How Obama and the Left Are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation.
In her book Deneen goes into serious detail about the reaction she has received from liberals out there who resent her presence in the media because she is both black and a conservative.
After listing some of the despicable e-mails and tweets that she gets that are seriously obscene she writes:
Clearly my visibility as a conservative activist and on television, where I express the benefits of individualism, limited government, and liberty, threatens the radical fringe of the progressive movement whose policies are designed to limit individual liberty and keep black Americans on the government plantation.
There is this strange notion that because I am black I should agree with all black people” and there is “the belief that all black people share the same views because they share the same racial makeup.
Note that Behar also said that “understanding the systemic racism that African Americans face in this country” is something Senator Scott is unable to do.
Dr. Carson, who has his own book out there (Created Equal: The Painful Past, Confusing Present, and Hopeful Future of Race in America) writes:
I will readily admit that there are still vestiges of racism in our society, but as a Black man living every day in America, I rarely feel persecuted or disadvantaged unless I am dealing with members of the progressive left. These individuals seem to feel entitled to be able to determine what a Black person in America would think and what philosophies they should adopt. In fact, they seem to feel that they have a responsibility to single out and persecute Black people who do not abide by their definition of being Black….This self-designated position as overlords of Black behavior is very offensive to many Blacks who take pride in thinking for themselves and not simply parroting what their rulers put forth.
Plainly, Senator Tim Scott thinks for himself. As does Justice Thomas. And Dr. Carson and Deneen Borelli. And for doing so Joy Behar in her role as a self-appointed overseer of the liberal plantation has told the audience of The View of Senator Scott: “He doesn't get it, and neither does Clarence.”
Perhaps, just perhaps, the person who “doesn’t get it” is Joy Behar.
Not that you will find the cast of The View saying so.