Who Really Speaks for “White America?”
Well wait, before we determine “who” - there’re those White folks
who’ll hysterically contend there’s but “one America... indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all...
Please, don’t piss-down my back, then try to tell me it’s raining.
Kiss me baby, before you make love to me... you get the picture.
There’s no question that racially, America’s about as diced n’ sliced
today as it was at the advent of the 20th century, as it was during the
1920s, through both world wars and into the turbulent 1960s and on thru
the 80s with Ray-Gun, the 90s with Rodney King, and OJ.
Arguably, debatably, the United States is as racially polarized as it
was in say 1870, five years beyond the end of the War of Northern
Aggression... “Secession” is still, still I say, a popular concept down
South. Honestly it’s popular in the Heartland and out West as we speak.
What fuels the exodus... racial
integration and equality.
Race and economics go hand-in-hand; racism and poverty the workers are
of-color, and most of the suits n’ ties, the managers, supervisors, CEO
and owners are not. The two groups have polar opposite goals. White
Wall Street, White Main Street don’t give a damn about the boulevards
of broken American Dreams.
Between the over-the-top hatred exhibited for Obama and the ice-cold
indifference shown by the “Right” even to the lynching of a mancub,
Trayvon Martin - is there any reluctance to confess this country’s a
racial mess? Many will make the point a “lite version” of apartheid
still rules the land, despite a Black man sitting in the Oval Office.
Who’s the White man, obviously not a woman of course, but the White man
who articulates that enraged, contemptible Conservative mindset: John
Boehner, Bill O’Reilly, John McCain?
No, instead I’d say Rush Limbaugh is the lighthouse.
I listen to Rush a couple of times a week, as long as I can stomach
it... in an effort to understand the opposition, to develop a feel for
what White America thinks. Despite me living in a quasi-gated community
where the residents are mostly Republicans (White), there is not a lot
of sharing of thoughts beyond the neighborly mundane.
Same thing at work, race, politics,
labor issues. who’s God’s breast are bigger... those are fireside chats
seldom had between the races.
In the next breath I’d say Conservative Redneck sage Pat Buchanan,
Supreme Court head Antonia Scalia, Redneck rocker Ted Nugent, Redneck
politician Rand Paul, Redneck Radio host Sean Hannity, and rich Redneck
Donald Trump - these are the voices, the heart n’ soul of angry
self-righteous White America.
They speak “for” your White neighbors, if you’ve many in a segregated
USA, and these spokesmen say what most of your White co-workers
believe: we’ve gone too far, let’s turn back the clock to 1952. They’ve
adopted patriotism as their camouflage to hide the White sheets, and as
we all know - Patriotism is the final refuge of scoundrels... and
I’d offer Rush speaks for your church cohearts who’re White, however,
Sunday is still the most segregated day of the week in a nation, dig
this, where the White majority is, have them tell it... color-blind.
Let’s make no bones about it, forever branded and shamed Democratic
senator John “Ken Doll” Edwards was extremely correct with his
Presidential run, focusing on the harsh, unspoken reality there’re at
least “two Americas,” the White one - Mainstream USA, and the rest of
us the US - the Help, i.e, Black N’ Brown America, the underclass, the
undereducated and therefore underemployed, the workers, the wage
earners, yes the Help.”
The “haves,” the “have-nots”... n’ the “have every damn thing.” The land lords, and the land-less
If we’re not indentured servants, we’re indebted flunkies at the very least.
In a multi-tiered society I’ve long regarded myself as a Redneck
Whisperer, i.e., an American-of-Color, a Black man who could both talk
to and understand the White man. I could, based upon my having spent
years out of the urban reservation - South-Central LA, Crenshaw, the
213 and out in deep alpine Colorado Suburbia - those contradicting
climates diversified me, equipped me with what is a somewhat rare
ability to decipher and dissect the plethora of mumbled jumbled words
coming out of White folks mouths.
Here’s what I’ve concluded from my observations and unofficial
evaluations... Rush Limbaugh speaks for the vast majority of White
folks. No, not all, but much more than half. He certainly speaks on
behalf-of most of the “Right” - the GOP Elites, those “Real Americans”
i.e., most White Americans, and certainly voting age White dudes.
Clearly, Rush speaks for the Confederated States below the Mason-Dixon
Line, the Land of Cotton, Dixie. The homophobes and other intolerants.
Face it, as bleak as it is, Rush speaks for everybody White, almost.
His nod either anoints or decapitates a Republican player.
Limbaugh’s a Missouri Aristocrat who’s become an global elitist, both
in hat size n’ waist, embodying all the characteristics of the
All-American White guy. His pronouncements and opines offend the vast
majority of Americans of Color, regardless if they’re crafted to be or
not. Rush definitely rubs most Women, of all races, the wrong way and
he insults and demeans most people who proudly proclaim themselves
worker ants n’ bees.
Rush Represents. Were talking 75% to about
what, say 80% of White men who see the nation, the world and the little
people who populate it as the unwashed, undeserving masses of
dumbasses. Don’t take my word on this, don’t declare my charges of
racism as outdated, from yesteryear, no, instead just look to
Republican think tank, the Heritage Foundation...
The Right is promoting the notion that Latino’s are dummies. Hispanics
have lower IQs than non-Latino whites, and their children and
grandchildren are destined to lesser intellectual achievements.
And, we all know what the “Right” has been saying about Blacks. Between
embracing the Bell Curve conclusions, Tuskegee experiments, the sub-par
treatment Blacks receive at the hands of doctors/teachers/loan
officers/cops... it’s a no-brainer these Conservatives despise Blacks.
Rush is the extra-wide floor-to-ceiling mirror who reflects the
opinions and concerns of most White Americans. Rush wants to call
Michelle Obama a fat Black, uppity bitch, her husband a “boy,” simply
because most of Limbaugh’s peers, friends, family and neighbors see the
First family as just that. Slavery, segregation and discrimination have
flourished in America - why?
Rush wanted Obama to spit in the the late Hugo Chavez’s face, and do
likewise to the assorted “Sand Niggers” over in the Arabian desert.
Rush n’ the boys wanted the Black President to slight and belittle
almost all the 3rd world’s population and political leadership as is
the Republican TEA Party company-line, as are the wishes of most on the
Right, who just happen to be White.
Americans-of-Color don’t tend to see the nation nor the world as most
Euro-Americans do. It seems we feel more connected to and a part of the
world. How shocking n’ unexpected?
Just as Dan Snyder, the NFL’s Washington Redskins owner, who’s refused,
refused to even consider changing the team’s name from “Redskins” to
anything else, being disconnected from the genocide waged against the
noble Red man... Rush’s White America has refused to accept the manner
in which this empire was constructed and maintains it still verges on
Rush Limbaugh, on a daily basis articulates and amplifies the ills n’
woes of this nation’s elitist establishment. He is “heir waterboy,”
their man, their President.