Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
I don't think he had any enemies. In fact, there is nobody who didn't know Uncle Jake and love Uncle Jake. He 's just a wonderful person. And this corner is not going to be the same. It's going to be very hard for me to drive through here and not see my uncle sitting on the porch or see him walking up the street here.Jerry Young
Ossie's point of view was that if you pushed everybody to their limits and made the racists the worst racists in the world and made the Uncle Tom the worst Uncle Tom, that all of it would be so ridiculous that you could laugh it out of existence, ... But along with this humor, there are some very, very serious political points being made.