Jul 25, 2013 - Issue 526

BlackCommentator.com: Don't Forget to Set Your Clocks Back 50 Years When You Go to Sleep Tonight - Sharp n’ Blunt - By Desi Cortez - BC Columnist

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“Don’t forget to set your clocks back 50 years when you go to sleep tonight”.

Consider this, if you will - this President’s two-terms have created such an “end of the world” feeling across isolated n’ insulated White America, they’ve become enraged. Many millions simply can’t control their ice cold Vulcan emotions much longer, and a tragic event like the Trayvon Martin shooting brings out their true-colors... White.

Like cavemen dragging their women across the ground by their hair... the Republican TEA Party is deliberately hauling America back, back, back all the way into the middle of the last century, to a Black n’ White polarized place where they - White men, and only White men - had complete, absolute control over people-of-color and women in this nation.

The innate “born with it right” of a women to decide if she’s going to carry a child in her belly, in her belly, is under attack. The hard-fought-for right of Americans-of-Color to vote, to participate in the political process and not be victims of taxation without legitimate representation is under assault. And the idea that a worker is entitled to a square deal; a job which pays the basic bills - provides financial security, economic stability and allows for the investment in the future, our children - is no longer under attack - it’s dead, long-gone. Exported to India.

“Victory” is to return this nation to the “glory days” of White men - say 1963, one of those moments in the annals of America in which White men felt their strangle-like grip slipping. It was a time when the sky was falling because negroes were sitting in the front of the bus, eating in diners with White folks, so angry half-mad men, the forerunners to today’s TEA Party patriots blew up a bomb in a Birmingham Church, murdering 4 little colored girls...

What’s more heinous - the fact the bomb was planted in a church , or the fact the bastards got away with this dastardly deed in the land of freedom, liberty, justice and equality... and millions of Rednecks still regard them as authentic American/confederate patriots. Just as Timothy McVey, James Earl Ray, George Zimmerman, Bernard Goetz... are knighted as heroes.

It’s no top-secret that Republicans yearn to go a step further back, to a time n’ place where White men had absolute power, complete control over US society. Try 1955, because in 1955 young Emmett Till was murdered, like young Trayvon Martin was murdered... for not knowing his place.
Need I repeat... both, killed, by White men for not knowing their assigned-place... and their killers remained free.

Ain’t that a bitch, only in America!

The setting free of Zimmerman, the resulting support he, a cold-blooded killer, has amassed from all the corners of conservative USA, and the uproar over President Obama acknowledging and legitimizing that Trayvon and he are inseparable, and that Black men are deemed the devil in our society, it all merely coincides with the White flight mentality we see in cities and towns across America, like Detroit, where White folk are crafting ingenious methods to return to “yesteryear” where segregation via legal discrimination ruled the land. The WASP Establishment is crafting economically segregated communities, which translates into only token minority populations in the neighborhoods. Good schools, name brand stores and vital quality Healthcare for only those who can afford it, i.e, that’ll be mostly well-educated/well-paid White folks.

Wall Street, Main Street and “Mainstream America” pimped, exploited and then abandoned and betrayed Black Americans... and today they stand in wonderment at our aggression as we fight over the crumbs...

Its 1949 American Apartheid, two distinctly different Americas, one comprised of ”the Haves, the landlords and barons of industry “ and one for “the help” - which is guess-who?

Look, let’s get down to both the nitty n’ the gritty - racism/classism and sexism are historically intertwined, interwoven, weaven and connected to one another in the story of America - with the end result being White men benefit, and the financially fatter the White dude, the more the system works for him.

Call it Laissez Faire Capitalism.

Rush Limbaugh and his top 2% country club elitists don’t want a goddamn element of life to change; they adore the “game of life” the way it is - fixed, rigged, set-up to anoint them the winner, the best, the brightest and to damn us as apes, who can barley speak, i.e., Rachel Jeantel, to perform simple-minded task for them. These son’s of good ol’ boys have accumulated a monopoly on wealth - be it intellectual, financial, technical, or industrial - and might I add, they did it in a barbaric, cutthroat manner which none of us, including the current President, can speak of.

If you want to put it in a cube, The American White guy wants to go back to a United States where he could shoot a Black man-cub and answer to no one but himself. His nightmare is having to answer to a Black man or Latino Women in a position of power. Call them control freaks who fear retribution.
My God, what does it take to wake Black folks to the reality the Republican TEA Party wants to recreate?

The Rand Paul resistance, America’s 4th Richt, has openly stated their goal is to ban you and me from Disneyland, Las Vegas, Niagara Falls and the beach resorts of Florida and California.... You bet, they’re millions of White folks who’d like to see Blacks forbidden from visiting national parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone. Millions of “Conservative” (racist/sexist/elitist) parents would love to see Public schools closed to Blacks, and their city pools only allowing us to swim on Thursdays, then they’d drain it that night to remove our cuddys n’ germs. Holiday Inn hotels on I -70 running thru either Mormon Land in Utah , or Hillbillyland in Missouri would be able to rehang the No Coloreds signs.
Recall the “No Dogs - No Mexicans” signs that use to populate Western states like Texas and Arizona - well those are the happy days to which the GOP would like to turn-back the hands of time. What more “proof” does Black America need to hammer that point home?!.

Hopefully Black folks will receive an 2:37 AM Wake-your-ass-up call before we find ourselves back in 1937.

BlackCommentator.com Columnist, Desi Cortez, was hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213, at age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat at the feet of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction… if not a sheep-skin. "Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into a good, strong man, produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way." Click here to contact Mr. Cortez.

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