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Est. April 5, 2002
September 15, 2016 - Issue 666

"A basket of deplorables . . ."
If the sheet fits, wear it.


"Clearly half of the Republican TEA Partiers
are really Neo-Confederates - they have
the political/economical and social viewpoints
that David Dukes holds dear."

Look, honestly Hillary’s being highly generous if you ask me. Perhaps maybe even magnanimous if you really think about the elements in Donald Trump’s flock. Here’s what she said;

You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic—you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their Web sites that used to only have eleven thousand people—now have eleven million. He tweets and retweets their offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.”

The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic—you name it.”

Once again, ask me and I’ll tell you that description taylor-fits mainstream USA, i.e., White America like a white sheet fits the Klan. Not the whole kitnkaboodle, but clearly half of the Republican TEA Partiers are really Neo-Confederates – they have the political/economical and social viewpoints that David Dukes holds dear.

Clearly the “united White front” Trump has brought together unified under one roof is a coalition of “only” White people, folks who fit to the “t” the term xenophobic; Anti-multiculturalism, having an intense, irrational fear of everybody who ain’t White, not like you, why that is the foundation and cornerstones of American Exceptionalism/ White superiority. Trump’s America wishes to isolate themselves from Americans of color, reduce our numbers, i.e., power and clout. Put up a wall to keep out a world composed of the unwashed colored masses, insulate themselves from having to live day-to-day, exist with Americans of color . . . but have them tell it, they’re not racist.

Unarguably with the endorsements of the KKK and American Nazis, Trump supporters can be classified as “racist.” How can Blacks, Jews and Latin-Catholics conclude anything else?

Islamophobic . . . there’s no debate about it - Trump’s 4th Richt is both anti Jewish and anti-Islamic.In the tradition of Reverand Billy Graham and President Tricky Dick Nixon. What they are is “pro-White and “Pro-Putin, who too is racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic—you name it.

Sexist is an accurate term to be applied to a caveman like Trump who basically said women ought be home in the kitchen, apropo for a guy who, in all truth cried ”she’s on the rag” to defend himself from FOX’s out-of-control wench, Megyn Kelly. Trump’s supporters walkaround his rallies with T-shirts and signs which refer to Hillary Clinton as a “bitch,” a “whor” and a “cunt . . . “ “hang her,” “shoot her”

The Right doesn't need Trump to be declared the philosophical home of homophobes, it always has been and continues to be a bastion of narrow-minded neanderthals who can’t wait to beat-up a “fag.”

I think what I find most disturbing about Trump’s collection of mainstream USA misfits and oddballs is that they won’t take ownership of “who” and “what” they are. These are millions and millions upon millions of White people who simply “don’t like” Blacks, Latinos Natives and Asians. They despise Muslims from all walks of life. These are people who believe Blacks were better off during slavery. Who believe “Injunes” are better off on Reservations. These are folks who believe women shouldn’t be President of this nation and don’t warrant equal pay nor control over their own bodies.

If a few million people tell you you have a tail, turn-around n’ check.

Nevertheless don’t fear, there’s a informal litmus test which can quickly and easily determine “who” and “what” is a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, i.e., a deplorable Redneck., there exist a list of basic questions I believe, which when answered can ascertain who‘s a flaming Redneck. Here’s but a handful:

There’s a “American Narrative” which goes something like this; With raping n’ pillaging as a constant theme throughout, the invading European colonialist either coerced or forcibly “took” the entire land-mass from the Red man. Then these now genuine, authentic “real” Americans kidnapped, imprisoned and forced the Black man - at whip and gun-point to construct the foundation of a fledgling empire. Black folks did all the heavy lifting, we got our hand’s dirty, poured our blood, sweat n’ tears for 350 plus years. To enable the empire to further expand, this nation's braintrust, with the rank n’ file Redneck population backing them deliberately stole, by hook n’ crook additional Southwest lands from the Brown man. . . . who was already being exploited by other Europeans - the Spanish. And in the process of constructing his empire’s coast-to-coast rail lines pimped the Yellow man. While all -through this horror story keeping “his” “personal property” - White women . . . barefoot, with-child, uneducated and dependent upon her man/owner for her mere day-to-day existence.

If you can’t see the ”butt-naked” truth in this “version” of events . . . you’re a sexist, racist, elitist Redneck my friend.

If you still think Trayvon Martin was an angry Black thug “looking” for a fight - despite the pre-trial information and now the post-verdict melt-down of George Zimmerman . . . after this murderer has crashed and is burning right before our eyes - and in light of his gutter antics you still believe him justified in killing young Mr. Martin . . . than my friend I’d submit you’re a Redneck.

You know you’re a Redneck if you’ve amassed a small arsenal of guns, have anti-aircraft assault weapons housed in your suburban home,. a bazooka mounted in your attic and enough ammo to supply Davy Crockett at the Alamo for a year. .

If you think the 1861 Confederates were “freedom fighters” and not treasonous Benedict Arnold's who died for the audacious “right” to dehumanize and enslave Blacks., then obviously your a Redneck in denial.

You know you’re a Redneck if you believe it is a historically decadent Black Culture resulting from sub-par DNA which is solely responsible for the ‘critical” condition we see tragically most of Black America in today. If you can dismiss, marginalize and minimize the role of historical White oppression and discrimination which resulted in Black men being labeled Public enemy #1 since the year 1609 - yeah, you’re a Redneck. If you honestly calculate White folks to have been little more than innocent bystanders, pedestrians who’ve no “pivotal” role in the demise of Americans of color, you’re a delusional Redneck.

You know you’re a Redneck if you rather have Uncle Sam use your tax money to build prisons and not pre-schools.

You know you’re a Redneck if . . . you regard legendary “Indian Fighter” General George A. Custer as an American hero . . . and Sioux War Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull as the “Savages” who massacred the 7th Cavalry at the Little Bighorn.

I’d argue this notion, more-so than the overused “Is Christopher Columbus a Hero?” stands as a more-clear determiner-of whether or not Ted Nugent mailed you your secret Redneck Decoder Ring or not.

You know you’re a Redneck if you simply can’t, don’t, won’t believe Blacks can physically swim.

You know you're a deplorable Redneck if you really do fear a taco truck on every corner . . . .

You know you’re a Redneck if it makes sense to burn the White House sheets and towels after the Obama’s leave in 2017.

If you think the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick is an ungrateful, “uppity” Nigger who ought be shot, lynched, castrated - any of the good ol’ fashioned all-American methods . . . than my friend you are a Redneck.

If you believe Trump formed “elite US Immigration “stormtroopers” ought go door-to-door hog-tieing n’ dragging little 7 year-old little girls along with little 77 year-ol’ grandmothers out of their homes in the middle of the night, homes some have been in most of their lives - grew-up and old in. Then placing them on the 2:15 Greyhound bus to Yuma, then at gunpoint forcing them to walk back across the Rio Grande into a land neither may know nothing of - Mexico. The prime motivation . . . supposedly, as a people Latinos don’t seem to be as accommodating and desiring of assimilating into mainstream WASP society as fast as the Irish or Polish did a century ago.

You Know you’re a Redneck if you honestly believe God is a classic 1968 Hollywood “B“ movie Nordic Viking, with long blond Hippie hair and baby-blue eyes . . . rollin’ around in a 1967 VW van.

You know you’re a Redneck if you believe the only racial discrimination still practiced in the US is “reverse racism,” i.e., every-other White guy’s brother’s cousin's nephew lost a job to an unqualified Black person.

You are undeniably a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic—you name it Redneck if you support Donald Trump. If you can minimize, rationalize and in the end vote for Trump despite the endorsements and pronouncements and you believe making America 1952 White again is the “greater good” this empire ought be working towards, then unquestionably and undeniably you’re an individual who fits the description of a Redneck.

Once more; if the sheet fits, wear it, proudly and loudly, take off that suit n’ tie, that uniform and tell the nation you hate everybody. 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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