A few months in and no sense being knocked back and forth emotionally by Tweets, insults and other garbage distractions. Trump is not the cause, he is the disease caught. Lets take a little trip down memory lane:

What were the two most popular forms of White Entertainment prior to the wide acceptance of Radio in AmeriKKKa?

Blackface minstrel shows were one run by profiteering white "Thesbians" and just low grade haters. Jump Jim Crow, goes the song. And jump it did so you start to get the idea if your eyes are open. The 'theme' of these disgusting revolting primitive and evil performances focused on either the Mandingo- watch out! or the slow moving dense skulled Knee-Grow- "Duh, what does I's dos nex missuh bossman?" Remember, these were white actors trying their best to portray these mythical characters, and portray they did:

In 1828, white entertainer Thomas Rice darkened his face with burnt cork, costumed himself as a plantation slave, and won nationwide fame performing this song in variety theatres. He claimed that his inspiration was an elderly African American he found singing this tune near a stage door one night in Washington DC. Whatever its origins, "Jim Crow" became part of the language, eventually becoming a name for the laws and racist attitudes used to oppress blacks in the Southern United States in the 19th and 20th Centuries. It is generally believed that Rice's lasting success inspired the creation of minstrel shows.

The text here is taken from an early sheet music edition. Although undated, it appears to have been published in the late 1820's – oddly enough, no composer or lyricist is listed. The spellings and punctuation are as they appear in the original – all designed to reinforce an ugly racial stereotype. Rice continually added verses to spoof events of the day or fit special occasions. An early American edition of the sheet music (undated, but probably from the 1820's) includes 44 verses. Some are so racially insensitive that they are not included here.


Verse 1
Come listen all you galls and boys I's jist from Tuckyhoe,
I'm going to sing a little song, my name's Jim Crow,
Weel about and turn about and do jis so,
Eb'ry time I weel about and jump Jim Crow.

Verse 2
Oh I'm a roarer on de fiddle, and down in old Virginny,
They say I play de skyentific like Massa Pagannini.
Weel about and turn about and do jis so,
Eb'ry time I weel about and jump Jim Crow.

Verse 3
I went down to de riber, I didn't mean to stay,
But dere I see so many galls, I couldn't get away.
Weel about and turn about and do jis so,
Eb'ry time I weel about and jump Jim Crow.

Verse 4
I git upon a flat boat, I cotch de uncle Sam,
But I went to see de place where de kill'd Packenham.
Weel about and turn about and do jis so,
Eb'ry time I weel about and jump Jim Crow.

Verse 5
And den I do to Orleans and feel so full of fight,
Dey put me in de Calaboose and keep me dare all night.
Weel about and turn about and do jis so,
Eb'ry time I weel about and jump Jim Crow.

Now- White Folks get reminded about their sheet music. Most will not like hearing the truth, but here it comes, this will be a long post, We's a goin' back to da present!!! But, along the way, we shall examine how WHITE AMERICANS laughed to no end at vicious pathetic and highly primitive zero actually anything funny send-ups on Blacks and, in fact, it became by far their number one form of entertainment. You see, with the sheet music (most popular thing in the day for those good fun party times, all at others expense the whole time) this brought it all into the house, the saloon, HELL even the church if the pastor was a hater, and many were.


And, if you though it was just this Blackface rubbish garbage hating monster genre ... you are still clueless to the very short and easy ways to research and learn AmeriKKKan herstory.

Lets learn sumpin about Coon Callin. You folks, who done lived your whole lives under the biggest WHITEWASH ever attempted, (it failed, at least to historians and the educated) y'alls kin hear how the early big stars launched what would be their movie careers.

I'm sorry to start with a favorite of mine, Mae West. She lived life by her own standards, but she had to get rich first. How? Become a COON CALLER!!!

Tens of thousands of hating white folks showed up at theaters every night to hear West and many other Coon Callers perform on stages all over. What were the lyrics? All about the Mandingo threat, oversexed BLACK MEN who were on the prowl for any vagina and hoped for white ones!!! Or, little Sambo, who just yaaas suh Massuh followed around whoever could get him in the big house (The Sheet Music writers words, not mine, and these writers were from the famous Tin Pan Alley, and included household names- including the Whites most famous for the more sanitized songs they wrote. BTW, those were outsold by the racist ditties.) But, the very, very common theme of the 'songs' (I have to call them evil rhymes, not songs, but that is just me), well the common theme is "PASSING" ... one after another young white women like Mae West got up on stage and sang for hours about poor Black Folks (only by the one drop rule) who escaped to live as white and then hid under the bed for years out of paranoia of being exposed- your husband or wife might leave you, your kids might be turned into nigras, regardless of their appearance. Paper trail don't lie, actually it did, so now we have DNA exposing all these families as having great grandparents who were HATING LYING RACISTS.

How popular was this disgusting garbage? It was by far, far, far and large the MOST popular form of entertainment, often families singing round the pianos in their own homes that were more must haves for anyone with a buck or two back then. Imagine, they'd throw a party, invite a bunch of white folks, and dey' all dance around laughing and singing about how Remus loved him some fried chicken every Friday night before he getting up his energy and that SCARY libido of his and started up the weekly hunt for vulnerable white women. These RACIST HATING sheet music offerings generated hundreds of millions in revenue, that would be getting the equivalent approaching hundreds of billions now, (it was the number one form of entertainment, saying again!) which explains how much wigger white kids and all the other white kids today actually for the most part spend billions and billions on hip hop music they never listen to in the real hoods but for sure all day every day at home, all night cruising in the car, at parties and other get togethers (continually ensuring the top rap stars can become billionaires- on white money mostly which is all good with me) nothing you can do, hip hop sounds cool, it is cool!, especially to youngsters. So, you put the roots of that act and in it is the genesis of their style of dialoging words. Trying to continue control, the racist freaks flounder and freak, with one Gigantor mistake, (well, I don't think it is a mistake, but, again, that is just me) Just like the other phenomena that so called Southern Ladies all had developed these special sweet (black accents) as dem' was raise by de Mamies who was raised in the wonderful West African Hospitality traditions ... and the list goes on so long Ill be adding for a while and still never be done.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on June 6, 2017 at 11:15am

You left out Stepin Fetchit , Jack Benny's housemen/chauffeur Rochester and Amos & Andy all characters created in the tradition of minstrel show black face by white writers.

Worse yet there remains contemporary media often written and produced by African Americans that perpetuates the stereotype:

Comment by Maui Surfer on June 6, 2017 at 11:23am

abg- Indeed, you are ee cummings-ing the crap out of this.

Terry- with respect, your comment is why this was wrote up. There are thousands of rich bullies out there- how many grew up in Archie Bunker's Queens, instinctively know what haters and especially Southern Haters think, then, put millions of their own dollars into a DOG WHISTLE campaign while leveraging Twitter to reach them directly, as did Father Coughlin with Radio who no doubt President Bannon studied up on.

What does it take for present or post Republicans to fess up like Lee Atwater on his dying bed? How many times must LBJ's Bill Moyers quote or H.R. Haldeman's eventual admissions about the Drug War need to be re-printed, re-posted and BROADCAST out? Who knows more than Atwater? WHO? What Acts did LBJ push through Congress again? How many generations short was he on losing the South?

Comment by Maui Surfer on June 6, 2017 at 11:40am

JMac- don't worry, I've been painfully aware of those and so much more for as long as I've been alive. Given the chronologies you and I face now, I'll say again, I had the disgusting experience of living for a short but much too long time in the pre-Civil Rights South ... oh, I know what I'm talking about and your three are just a tiny few, anyone interested out to re-watch the end of Spike Lee's 'documentary' on all that went on for a refresher course ... my one interesting experience as a child in the SEGREGATED South? Shaking the hand of an old gentlemen who came to our nursery school who, still very alive, had been born a slave. I will never forget the feel of his hand, never felt anything like it before, or since.

Comment by Maui Surfer on June 6, 2017 at 11:45am

abg- well, one thing you could NEVER say on the ol' Plantation was, "Woooork?" Little Gilligan would have been strung up in no time flat.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on June 6, 2017 at 12:24pm

here's where I stopped reading:

What were the two most popular forms of White Entertainment prior to the wide acceptance of Radio in AmeriKKKa?

Look - you tell me - what the fuck was white entertainment?  

you've got to do better than this, come at this more intelligently AND show some sensitivity and caring to RESOLVE these issues because you lose me and anyone else heartsick at any new round of relentless hatred of white people from the year of the flood.  can you prove to me white's ASKED for this shit? 

I'm white. beige. whatever the fuck crayola color you want to call it.  I KNOW there's racism.  I know there WAS racism.  I know about Jim Crow.  I know there was a lot of hate.  BOTH sides, ALL sides.  lots of hate to go around.  you don't get to rub MY nose in this relentless hate.  I respect where you come from Maui, but not when you come from these pointless blanket bullshit statements that seem to have been pulled out of your ass for the purpose of the laying on of guilt.  WHAT IS THE POINT?  you tell me.  

Comment by alsoknownas on June 6, 2017 at 12:25pm

Bill Maher got himself some minstrel show laughter the other night.

The Republican Congressman claims it made him cringe as the audience laughed.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on June 6, 2017 at 12:31pm

 watched it.  I didn't get where he thought he had the right to go there.  N****r/n****r is a horrible word. I used it just now and it made me ill typing, then reading it.  And I don't care who uses it either - no one can appropriate or claim that word.  it exists unto itself, unto all the hate that has ever been inflicted on  anyone. 

If there was ever a word that should be fucking banned from every language on earth, that's the one.

Comment by Maui Surfer on June 6, 2017 at 1:15pm

FM- free country, for now, free speech, as it were. I don't OWE anybody anything. Read the statistics, the problem is White America, love it or leave it. Roughly half have decided that having a Black Dude from Hawaii save them from their own implosion was just a little too traumatic to take, now that Obama got things back on track that is, so now it back to KKK all the way. Other than your own feelings about the False Notion of a White Race, a notion created during the early 1600s in America to keep Blacks and Natives down, and which then led to quite a few horrible problems world-wide we are still dealing with today after it was picked up on in Europe itself, anyway, pick out anything in the post that isn't accurate ... feel free, I stand by it.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on June 6, 2017 at 1:45pm

okay.  I feel bad I tore into you.  I hate hate.  I don't swallow it or accept it.  if we're ever going to make our world right, we've got to move forward.

I will reiterate - status quo isn't necessarily something "the people" create, it's often fobbed on the people. back then and even today in many cultures we accept as routine, endless abuses to children, women, gays, people of color, catholics, muslims, mexicans, immigrants, whoever is an acceptable exploitable entity or group.  this is a world of exploitation and hate and greed. no one is exempt except the very very rich.  

trump is a symptom of ignorance.  he's the end result of the gradual desensitizing of americans.  look to non news,  "reality" corporate television and tabloid mentality we've been taught dignity, pride, positive self image, responsibility and the desire to do better, BE better, educate one's self and one's children is pointless.  

 it's profitable to be a sleezy ho or a drug dealing or taking, gun toting, trash talking man or woman.  pride of self?  why bother?.  we dream of being discovered for our nontalent and kardashian idiocy, teen pregnancies, giving birth to ten kids at a pop and who's the toughest, biggest liar or loudest moron who's newsworthy.  bettering one's self isn't the goal, getting asked to participate on some piece of garbage tv show is.  

minstral shows still exist only it's not just blacks - hell....there's money to be made mocking our higher ideals.  sitcoms create children characters who have more sense than adults, so real children are taught they're smarter than adults and their adults are too indifferent with their own kids to teach them otherwise. 

weve become a lazy exhibitionist selfie taking, tweet talking, fb sharing, willing to be exploited society.  trump is just a symptom of justified anger at everyone.  everyone has a gripe.

we are a hot mess.  trump is the least of it.  color is the least of it.   we'll be lucky to get out of this decade in one piece.

Comment by Maui Surfer on June 6, 2017 at 3:25pm

"this is a world of exploitation and hate and greed. no one is exempt except the very very rich."

Precisely. So, if we go back to 1620 who actually did the doing? British elites, for the most part, under the Charter Colonies Contracts. Good old King Charles was especially horrible, but, this can be tracked to a number of sources directly, The London Company for one in particular. Those colonizers tried, as you say to exploit, to maximize profits by keeping both slaves, indentured servants, and the colonized natives themselves in unbearable conditions. When all 3 groups, and those are broad groups, revolted the Concept of Whiteness was first used to divide and conquer them. Problem? It worked so well it has continued throughout the Western World to this day virtually everywhere in one form or another.

Coon Songs are important to know about. They outsold Tin Pan Alley so called favorites 10-1. That inandofitself says quite a bit.

Now, your other observations are spot on, but, we have to be honest about the timeline to move forward. Until it is acknowledged factually there is no closure. 

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