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February 18, 2016 - Issue 641

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Justice Antonin Scalia Is Dead
It's a New Dawn
It's a New Day
It's a New Life for Millions


"If you’re asking me to go beyond a respectful,
courteous nod to the family, a customary
tip-of-the-hat, don’t hold your breath. Forgive
me please, but anything more would be a form
of deceit, hypocrisy, and dishonesty. . .
masquerading as admiration if not honor,
and I’ve neither for the man."

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died.

I feel exactly as I'm sure the "Munchkins" felt when Dorothy's house landed on the Wicked Witch of the West…

Wicked; evil or morally wrong.: "a wicked and unscrupulous politician".

Synonyms: evil, sinful, immoral, wrong, morally wrong, bad, iniquitous, base, mean and vil. If the robe fits, wear it.

Forgive me, the late Justice Scalia appeared to have been a great father and husband, a much-loved, charming grandpa. I’d never question nor debate his love n’ affection for his loved ones. However, I’ve questioned his love of Black and Brown people since 1986. Honestly I’m sure, based upon his legal writings, judicial judgements and well-chronicled bigoted comments - i.e., both his words and deeds - Scalia was either indifferent to or honestly despised Black people.

I’d submit the Justice was a well-educated, charming bigoted, sexist chauvinist, just like and no different from Reagan, Clinton, Ford, Bush - both, and Nixon - just to name a few.

Go Bernie!

Justice Scalia harbored very little empathy, sympathy nor pity for the plight of America’s underclass. He wasn't a friend of Americans of Color, nor an ally of worker ant and worker bee type Americans. We were, in his jaded eyes, simply flesh n’ bone riff-raff not worthy of a fair shot at life. Merely weeks ago Scalia was arguing Blacks were not intellectually qualified to attend the more prestigious institutions of higher learning across the land, and actually we’d be better off at Mississippi Tech than Yale.

There are those who contend that it does not benefit African Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well. One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don't come from schools like the University of Texas. They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they're being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them.

"I'm just not impressed by the fact the University of Texas may have fewer [blacks]. Maybe it ought to have fewer. I don't think it stands to reason that it's a good thing for the University of Texas to admit as many blacks as possible."

Hell! Scalia might as well have joined Southern segregationist George Wallace in banning and baring Black students from institutions of higher education. Yes, without question at his death Scalia was working to deny a college education, i.e, an instrumental cornerstone of the elusive American Dream to Black and Latino students.

During a speech late last year to first-year Georgetown law students Scalia suggested the Supreme Court's decisions on gay rights could, by the court's logic, apply to child molesters.

Well, “if push comes to shove,” it’s extremely difficult to feel sorry for a man, or to respect his life’s work when one well-understands his life's work was, quite simply, to complicate and make-harder your life.

So, if you’re asking me to go beyond a respectful, courteous nod to the family, a customary tip-of-the-hat, don’t hold your breath. Forgive me please, but anything more would be a form of deceit, hypocrisy, and dishonesty. . . masquerading as admiration if not honor, and I’ve neither for the man.

I feel the same way about Scalia as I felt when Ronnie "666" Ray-Gun was called home... I was hosting a radio talk show at one of Philip Anschutz's radio stations here in Denver when he died, and I told the burning-bush truth about "who n' what" Reagan symbolized and epitomized in the eyes of millions-upon-millions of Americans.

Phil apologized for my comments and shut-down the station two weeks later.

Now, since we’re discussing death, I’d wish death upon no man nor woman, nonetheless I’d be lying if I don’t somewhat eagerly expect that treasonous, trifling Black Benedict Arnold up on the hill, Judge Clarence Thomas to be so-very loyal n’ faithful to his Massa Scalia that the certified Uncle Tom dies broken-hearted in the next few days, just so he can be with Mista’ Scalia and continue to be an useful idiot who’ll eternally carry his bosses bags.

As far as I'm concerned, Clarence, along with Condi, Herman Cain, Armstrong Williams, Star Parker, Ben Carson and the other political prostitutes who call themselves Negro Republicans, should be politically neutered. 

Yeah, I’m saying these turncoat characters would put their mommas on the corner… if the price is right. Think about it, they’ve sold-out n’ betrayed the best interest of their entire race - for personal gains.

Yes, hell yes, I’ll say it with clarity n’ conviction; lives will be saved, dreams will not be deliberately deferred - because Scalia has passed. And, if not just one, but two of these “Conservatives” are called home by their great white father in the sky, can you imagine the Black n’ Brown lives which will not be interfered-with?

There is a “greater good.”

If Scillia is replaced by a Progressive Black woman, imagine the civil rights which will be restored. Consider the options and choices for 2nd and 3rd class colored folks which may remain now that this man off the court. Now with perhaps two Americans-of-Color placed on the court?

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life . . . for millions!

Might I add, Justice Scalia's untimely death (he did outlive the average Black man by 15 years, so) it almost seems too-timely to be, might I say “legit.” “Orchestrated” is the world which comes to mind. What a sure-fire method to rally the rank n’ file Rednecks. Obviously President Obama’s next chessboard-move could trigger mass-White hysteria.

“The sky is falling!”

“The sky done fell!”

At a critical time like now, right now, when Lord Trump has a, insurrectionist laden, volatile revolt building across these so-called United States of America, where the lynch mob mentality is to “make America White again.” (I speak n’ decipher Rednecklish)

Despite the predictable backlash, Obama has a chance to, I hope, throw caution, diplomacy and decorum to-the-wind and nominate a unabashedly, proud Progressive to the highest court in all the land. Understanding regardless of who he nominates, be it Aesop, Socrates, Plato or Angela Davis - today’s Republican TEA Party will attempt to castrate him, literally. 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." Contact Mr. Cortez and BC.

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