My Uncle’s Name is TOM (ReMix)


I remember as a kid learning that the term ‘Uncle Tom’ is derisive, which struck me as a bit ironic since I have an uncle whose name is Tom. My uncle Tom is a rebbe in Brooklyn. He is funny and quirky and really intelligent too. So I needed to know how having an ‘Uncle Tom’ was not a good thing.

I asked BILLY SUNDAY about the meaning of ‘Uncle Tom’ and what’s wrong with ‘selling out,’ since it is a phrase I’ve heard uttered in connection with the first.


The Uncle Tom character is someone who’s been given benefits and guarantees while he works hard to please his master. The Uncle Tom believes that due solely to his hard work, he has secured his master’s favor. The Uncle Tom believes that the master’s doctrines are universally beneficial and equitable.


The Whip Cracker is completely different from the Uncle Tom in that the Whip Cracker understands that the benefits he receives are issued not for meritous acheivement but for complicit behavior. The Whip Cracker doesn’t believe that he is favored by the master but understands that if he complies with the master’s programs, then he will be spared from the master’s wrath. The Whip Cracker knows the dirty tricks the master employs to control his holdings and the Whip Cracker has no empathy for the moral consequences. All the Cracker wants to know is,”When am I going to eat?”


In the end, the Uncle Tom is a tragic figure because he believes that he is truly loved by his controllers, whereas the Whip Cracker understands and accepts that he is only a servant responsible for sustaining the master’s control.

19 Responses to “My Uncle’s Name is TOM (ReMix)”

  1. Nigeria says:

    Whos the guy in the last two pictures

  2. Tony says:

    This post got me thinking about how the Inuit have so many words for snow. I bet if you asked around there are a lot of terms to describe a sellout of which there really are no equivalent in white culture.

    I know you’re kidding Nigeria but that’s Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for those of you who didn’t know.

  3. that’s why i’m beligerent at the j-o. the powers that be need to know “i’m on their ass!”

  4. This is one of the main factors that separate the online game from its
    land based counterpart. If you’re new to gamble, the vast gambling world online might
    perplex you. Certain Florida lotto sites have live support chat rooms.

  5. The cellular gaming itch isn’t about originality or creativity or rising labors of like.
    It’s about tapping a display screen, revoked in surreal happiness until the bus
    will come.

  6. Good – I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your website. I had no trouble navigating through all tabs as well as related info ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, site theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Excellent task.

  7. Love every bit of your article. Thanks again.

  8. The problems which u have discussed in this article is very much common nowadays . Thank You so much for providing me the tips

  9. This is very amazing, You are a very good blogger. I have enjoyed your feed and look forward to seeking more of your magnificent post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks!

  10. split system says:

    lol, I love Miley! She is so funny !

  11. Fantastic Blog! I agree completely with you here. It is a very valuable and helpful collection of blogs. I am trying to gain information from all these. Really useful. Thank you..!!

  12. I haven’t checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it friend

  13. This is an excellent, an eye-opener for sure! Interesting write up. This website looks just like my old one LinkedIn pros would really love your article. The people you love are lucky to have you in their lives.

  14. Jesse Grillo says:

    I just saw your articles on Friday. Google Plus pros would really love your website. I could not resist commenting. excellent article. amazing post!

  15. Katha says:

    I enjoy studying an article that may get people to feel. Furthermore, thank you for allowing me in order to remark!

  16. Jesse Grillo says:

    I will be subscribing to your feed. I will bookmark this. I bet you sweat glitter.

  17. Jesse Grillo says:

    This is so helpful! Now I feel stupid. Guess I will just book mark this blog. You remind me of my bestie. Fantastic post!

  18. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this excellent blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

Leave a Reply