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  • all right.

  • Which brings us to the movie.

  • It's called Uncle Tom, which, uh, you know, that's a phrase that triggers a lot of people and maybe for our international guests.

  • You can explain that a little bit and talk about the movie.

  • It's excellent and people definitely to go watch it.

  • A lot of issues you bring up there, including some of the things you talked about, that with the history and the KKK and the Democratic Party and slavery.

  • First of all, when did you first think about making this movie and explained the term and what people can expect when they watch it?

  • I take I can't take credit for coming up with the idea.

  • I was opposed by the young directors named Justin Alone Texan 2.5 years ago, and he said, I'm doing a documentary called I Like to be one of the talking heads.

  • I said five.

  • We sat down way talked about maybe an hour or so, and he left and I didn't think I'm going to see him again because ah, lot of young people come to me with ideas for movies and they have a lot of passion and enthusiasm, and then you can't get the funding and they go away.

  • So about a month later, he called me.

  • I already forgot about it.

  • You come to my to my studio and he shows it to me.

  • And as you know, it was shot in black and white, beautifully filmed.

  • I love the artistic nature of it, and I love the interview.

  • He did, and he showed me one of the interview he had done with Jesse Lee Peterson.

  • That's about all he had done.

  • And I said, How far are you along for getting this will be done.

  • If it were a baseball game, he would've been in the top half of the first inning.

  • I said, How much is the cost of it to do it?

  • He told me.

  • I thought, How much have you raised?

  • He said, zero.

  • I think.

  • Here's what we're gonna do.

  • Let's do this movie together.

  • I will raise the money.

  • Let me help you write it in structure.

  • It lets get this thing done.

  • It took us 2.5 years to get it done.

  • It came out on June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, which is a day that many black celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation, and in its first weekend it doubled the opening box office weekend off Bowling for Columbine.

  • Michael Moore's documentary, which went on to became the fifth highest grossing documentary of all time.

  • And it features people like Cannons Owens Carol Swain is a law professor at Vanderbilt.

  • A guy named Bob Weston, the ones the neighborhood Center, a economists of Tom Soul, Walter Williams, a Rabbit and King Face and a bunch of other people.

  • But the heart and soul of the movie is a young contractor who's not famous.

  • His name is Chad Jackson and chant Jackson was a Democrat Christian, and he was approached by a fellow Christian because Chan was making all sorts of negative comments about the Democratic Party and his fellow Christians.

  • That Chan, have you read the party platforms of the Democratic Party?

  • The Republican Party?

  • And he had.

  • So he sat rigor after you read them, he said, Tail, I'm a Republican, and the movie is about the grief that he got from friends and family simply for suggesting.

  • Maybe, just maybe, we ought not be in the party off porous borders because illegals take jobs away from unskilled black and brown workers.

  • Maybe, just maybe, we ought not be in the party off Rowley Way.

  • Because 25% of abortion to perform on black Women and Planned Parenthood was founded by market.

  • Sanger, who was a eugenics who believe that certain people simply could not live, should not live.

  • And these are people that she thought were people insufficient means.

  • Many of those were poor black people.

  • And maybe, just maybe, we ought not be in the party that opposes school choice.

  • And so because Chad began to have these points of views, he started getting reamed by fellow blacks and and being called an Uncle Tom.

  • The term Uncle Tom come from a novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1952 of them.

  • Not mistaken, and that novel literally brought the horrors off slavery to the North people, the North.

  • They knew about slavery.

  • They knew it was bad, but they had no idea how horrific it waas until they read that novel.

  • In fact, supposedly when Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe, he supposedly said, You're the little lady that started this great war because it sensitized people to what was going on with slavery and Uncle Tom and with Pattern.

  • After a real life for Slate, we actually was a hero in real life.

  • And in the book, the Master assumed that Uncle Tom was a sellout when it that Uncle Tom was helping black slaves escape.

  • Which is what Joe Science in The Real Man, after whom Uncle Tom was pattern.

  • In fact it.

  • He fled to Canada, where he started a colony for freed slaves.

  • So Uncle Tom was actually hero in the novel.

  • But the term has come to me and somebody who was a sellout, who is somebody who is pushing views against his own people, somebody who hates himself for being black.

  • That's what the term has become, even though historically it is inaccurate.

  • And so we decided to call the film Uncle Tom because all these people, these black conservatives in the film at one time or another has been denounced in the media as an Uncle Tom is a girl.

  • Wow, that's and it's got a double meaning there because, like you said, you know, in fact, the true meaning is kind of showing everyone the way.

  • Andi, what kind of things do you do you address in the film?

  • You go through a lot of history and also just a lot of misrepresentations and how people again.

  • I mean, I hate to keep using this matrix term, but it is a little bit about one day.

  • You see it in one day, you don't see it.

  • Probably the biggest dragon that we slay is this notion that in the mid sixties the racist left the Democratic Party and became racist in the Republican Party.

  • That's how the Democrat defends their racist history.

  • As I mentioned, the Democrat Party was started in part to defend slavery.

  • The Republican Party was started to stop the spread of slavery.

  • The Democrats oppose the 13th Amendment that the amendment that freed the slaves the 14th Amendment gave slaves the right to be citizens.

  • The 15th animate the gay slaves the right to vote, at least on paper.

  • And as I mentioned Democrats down in the KKK, while a lot of people are completely unaware of this, and to the extent they are, they go well.

  • That might have been true then, but in the sixties all the Racists left the Democratic Party and became Republicans.

  • The problem with that is, it just is not true.

  • If you look at all the Democrats in the House and in the Senate who voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ask yourself how many of them left the party.

  • Because Posey that was the straw that broke the camel's back and join Republicans.

  • And the answer is exactly one Democrat in the Senate left the Democratic Party and became a Republican strong Thurman, and one House member did so.

  • I can't even call his name.

  • Outside of that, there were born, Democrat, raised Democrats, live Democrats and died Democrats.

  • Al Gore's father, Al Gore Sr.

  • Is one of those who led what was then the longest filibuster in the history of the Senate to make sure that the civil rights bill never came to a vote.

  • Yet most people are unaware of that on most people are unaware that as a percentage of the parties I mentioned earlier, more Republican voted for the Civil Rights Act of 64 then did Democrats.

  • If that a Republican senator name every Dirksen from Illinois got an award from the N.

  • W.

  • A.

  • C P.

  • Called the Spirit award for helping to spearhead of the law and a black any white Republican House member named Ball.

  • McCullough in the House got a handwritten letter from Jackie Onassis Kennedy, but he retired, thanking him for his help in navigating the law to its successful vote in the House.

  • Most people are unaware of even who Bob McCulloch is or ever Dirksen is.

  • And so we talk about some of this in the film.

  • Teoh set the record straight on Who's on your side and who's on their side now We got in the big switch.

  • Think about it.

  • You're a white racist Democrat, and you're upset because the Civil Rights Act is passed.

  • You're gonna leave the Democratic Party enjoying the party where 80% of the members voted for the Civil Rights Act of 64 versus only 6% in the party.

  • You just now left doesn't make any sense.

  • And the first Republican to be elected to the Senate, uh, since Reconstruction was a guy named Howard Baker and Howard Baker supporting integration.

  • It was Democrats by George Wallace, who stood in front of school door and said, Segregation now segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.

  • These were Democrats, and he died a Democrat.

  • It is the lie that all of a sudden Thebes, Emma Kratz switched.

  • The reason Republican Party became more and more popular in the South because Democrats became more and more left wing Republicans in the South for more religious.

  • They opposed right role the way they oppose abortion.

  • Therefore more pro military for more anti union for port list like to support higher taxes.

  • And so when you look at the programs of the Democratic Party that became more and more left and the Republican Party became more and more appealing to the South, had nothing whatever to do with race.

all right.

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MY 'UNCLE TOM' MOVIE: Larry Elder Talks About What It Means To Be Called An Uncle Tom In America

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