For obvious reasons it’s uncommon to find a black American who’ll acknowledge she or he is a Republican. It’s not just uncommon but rare to find one who’ll admit to being a Teabagger. After all, why would a black American associate himself or herself with a faction whose ideology is white racist? (Note that I’m talking about the ideology of the Teabaggers in general, not of every individual member. Lloyd Marcus is a prominent exception. There are lots of other of all races.
(Herman Cain is not among them. I don’t care about his personal life, but in political-economic philosophy – judging from his performance as a presidential candidate – he’s not a “teabagger,” but a member of the Alternate Universe Party.)
I satirized and even mocked Lloyd in a YouTube video. Piece of cake! He parodies himself. Take just half a moment to reflect on the images above, taken from his website. (Fully attributed!) Someone wrote to me suggesting I had passed the bounds of legitimate academic/editorial standards in using snippets of his music. I wasn’t convinced, but thought that it would be best to err on the super-safe side.
I removed the snippets of Lloyd’s music.
A short while ago YouTube told me one of my videos had been flagged for using snippets of copyrighted material. The very same snippets featured in dozens and dozens of other YouTube videos, by the way. And just today I received this:
The YouTube Community has flagged one or more of your videos as inappropriate. Once a video is flagged, it is reviewed by the YouTube Team against our Community Guidelines. Upon review, we have determined that the following video(s) contain content that may not be suitable for all viewers:
Video Response to Lloyd Marcus.mov
As a result, we have age-restricted this content.
Hmmmm…… Is someone dogging me? Or, much more likely, protecting Lloyd? In either case, why?
Regardless, I’ll remove the Lloyd video from YouTube. But subsequently I’ll satirize him even more astringently. Well, maybe. He might not be worth the trouble. I mean, the guy’s a character from a SNL sketch. Reflect carefully on the overall and two close-ups of Lloyd’s website (all three appropriately linked). Draw your own conclusions.