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Est. April 5, 2002
Mar 25, 2021 - Issue 858
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Ponder this point if you will.

What if you knew you, as an individual, the skin-color you just happened to be born with is obviously and undeniably guilty of building an empire with the land, labor, blood, sweat and tears of people you “used,” i.e., pimped and exploited. What if you, as a White person, knew that your people had waged genocide upon various racial groups in order to establish and entrench themselves as kings of the world? What if you knew your “side” had essentially rigged the “game of life” so that you, and people who look like you won, and everybody else lost. What if you knew, just because of how the game is played, you just happened to enjoy a secure upbringing, obtain a quality education - your parents, and their parents, and their parents before them benefited from home-ownership, a network of colleagues and fellow alumni and fraternity/sorority relationships… And these were society-wide perks and benefits which were deliberately, strategically and intentionally denied Americans-of color by the, or rather your established, entrenched White male power structure?

Now I ask, what if, as a European-American (White folk) you understood most Black and Brown people knew-of the vast atrocities which were committed against them, and they understood what diabolical deeds your descendants - from pilgrims to your WASP grandparents were guilty of - but nevertheless you, as a White person simply chose to minimize, rationalize, marginalize and ultimately justify, and then go on to dismiss the impact, ramifications and by- products of such injustices.

I would submit, if I was a White person, who knew and understood the story of America - I'd probably own an arsenal of guns, bombs, bazookas and a mini-tank...

Look, just based on US History 101, most White folks are, I believe justified to feel like “gee, golly winkers, if I had been treated like Black people - enslaved, and then for another 100 plus years treated as 4th class semi-citizens, I might be a little pissed and disgusted.” Or, I imagine some White folks must calculate; “wow, if I were Mexican-American, and my family was here hundreds of years before the pioneers, yet I am told to ‘get the hell out of here and go back to my country…’ I may be upset by that type of hostility.”

See I believe White folks simply understand what they are guilty-of, and how they obviously unfairly dominate and prosper within a rigged society - so much so they say to themselves, “if I were in their place, in their shoes, I’d be mad as hell and not willing to take this type mistreatment any longer.”

I’d suggest most White folks, just based on the empty gun shelves at WalMart, are waiting on Black and Brown folks to wake-up, stand-up, step up and jack some white folks up, because, in their own minds, they know what they are guilty-of, and what some people, perhaps the whole world would consider as justifiable retribution. Some people know when they have a butt kickin’ comin’.

White America has understood exactly and precisely what they are undeniably guilty-of for centuries, and centuries...and centuries. That’s a-lot of vented-up righteous paranoia.

However, the kicker is that Americans of color who have been unquestionably shafted and screwed by White colonialism and supremacy just want to be friends. Unbelievable isn’t it.

It is with all sincerity I say Americans of color, i.e., Black, Brown, Red and Yellow Americans want to make America the greatest country on the planet, even though we’ve been put through genocide, enslavement, internment, imprisonment and discrimination. Even after going through the entire American aggression portfolio of dastardly deeds, we still buy-into the all-so convoluted and conflicted concepts of, freedom, democracy, liberty and justice for all. We want to be Americans.

However the 70 million plus who backed Grand Poo-bah Trump won’t let us. It appears they don’t want us to be Americans. Trump’s cult won’t let the nation grow and evolve into the paradise it claims to be for all humankind. Instead, apparently America is the sole possession of White men - the rest of us are here merely because they allow us to be here - we are the “help”, interlopers, trespassers, uninvited guest, lifelong “out of towners” - but if nothing else we are unwelcome “outsiders.”

We Americans, we Americans-of-color, whose descendants laid the foundation and infrastructure for this decadent empire, who provided the blood-soaked land, who labored at the end of a whip from “can’t see in the morning” to “can’t see” at night providing the backbone, we supplied the blood, sweat and tears, we are from those who “worked their fingers down to their elbows” to construct this empire. We. the little people, the unwashed masses, the rank n’ file everyday worker ants and bees are amazingly the true patriots who embrace the exalted founding fathers and their high-minded way of living. We believe in the Bill of Rights. Most people-of-color believe in the idealistic notion of an American way of life - hard work and working yourself up from wherever you are. Most aspire for the conventional, traditional American Dream, i.e., a little pink house, 2.5 kids and vacations to the Grand Canyon and Disneyland every few years.

However, instead of welcoming us... mainstream USA wants to return the nation to the good ol’ days of separate and unequal in all matters which matter - a land where White privilege rules the land. And they are, according to them, more than willing to use might, instead of right.

Americans-of-color love America, but America, White America, Trump’s America… does not love us. Not in the least bit. Never have and may never. That’s why they have created militias, and play at war endlessly. They believe, at some point “push will come to shove” and they must be “locked, cocked and stocked” - both barrels. They have nightmares about America going-up in flames like Rhodesia, where Euro-Americans walk around, check-it, in their own country like they were 2nd class quasi-citizens or visitors.

So, with that nightmare never out of their little-minds, White America has embraced and adopted the dying NRA’s creed: "I'll give you my gun when you pry (or take) it from my cold, dead hands!" It does not matter if there’s a school shooting, a supermarket shooting, a mall shooting. It does not matter to the Trumpian political cult who will never leave themselves unarmed in the face of what they believe is the big payback. Columnist, Desi Cortez, who also writes for &, 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 foot 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 an officer n' gentleman, a "man's man." Produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my "little" mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. Wordsmith behind America's Ten Months Pregnant . . . Ready To Blow!: Even Trump Can't "Make America White Again." A New, More Inclusive, Diverse 21st Century America - Love It . . . Or Get The Hell Out!. Contact Mr. Cortez and BC.

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