Straight No Chaser: The word conservative makes me sick

By Desi Cortez
Updated: September 1, 2008

DENVER — Charles Barkley, commentator extraordinaire, apparently is stepping out beyond the boundaries of the hardwood floor which is the NBA to ask the $64,000.00 question — Does White America, (the separate and unequal entity that it is) have enough faith in a Black man, Senator Barack Obama, to trust him as President of these so called United States of America?

Chuck, the answers no, hell no actually…

Trust, trust of the Black race – we’ve who gave our blood sweat and tears, volunteered to die for a nation which treated us like, well you know….

Nevertheless, they, the true Americans can’t trust a Black man named Obama to not do what has just been damn near completed by true-blue patriotic chicken-hawks – destroy the nation from within – yes, as the two country club draft-dodgers in the Oval Office have just done…

Sacrificed young American soldiers’ – blood for black gold, Texas Tea? Helping to facilitate the rich… becoming grossly richer, while deliberately ensuring the poor…. becoming poorer. Allowing the energy tycoons to buy – lock, stock and barrel politicians, who, in turn allow them to raise the price of petrol to $5.00 a gallon?

Enabling quality medical care to become so, so outlandishly priced, the butcher, the baker and even the computer-chip maker can’t afford a visit to the doctor – causing today in this country, retired Americans, who paid their dues, worked for 30, 40 years….to have to make a lousy ass decision between milk and bread…. or blood pressure pills.

Nevertheless, here we are today; internally, this nation is damn near financially bankrupt and spiritually broken. Domestically, still in the midst of a racial. class/gender cold civil war. Globally; alienated from historical allies.

Ain’t that a bitch ….at war with the world. Angry White men…. and their human property, their women folk – pitted against….everybody else. I guess if I played myself into that corner, I might be a little paranoid too.

Big George and Little Dick Cheney presided over all this recent, documented deliberate deception. Lets call it methodical, malicious and unpatriotically treasonous, reckless devil-like deeds.

My $33,722.49 question? Who entrusted the White House keys to these traveling sideshow swindlers ? That obvious answer… angry conservative White folks. Why did they do this? Trust, based on skin color, gender and country club credentials.

Sir Charles may be onto something a little deeper. If I may… be both sharp and blunt; I don’t know if this issue is about putting faith in a Black man, but rather, I believe, this inability to trust a Black man may be something a tad more logical.

Perhaps this is about a fear, the fear of a Black House as opposed to a White House, a Black Planet, or at least a Black America. And not simply a fear of equality and fairness – resulting in diversity.

Significant numbers of White folks, primarily White dudes, believe, wholeheartedly – if a Black man is in the Oval Office – he’ll somehow orchestrate the demise of the artificial stranglehold White males have over the power structure….. As if, allowing those who built the house….. to live in it – is unwarranted, not required, and an option they control.

Can it be a fear – a fear of ….a man of the people, for the people and by the people. Who, if in the seat of power, might try to even, level the playing field and make the climb for the American Dream….a little fairer for all the contestants/citizens?

Call it fear, an inability to trust people, who deep down inside…. you know…you screwed. It could be the idea that every dog….has it’s day? The chickens do come home to roost.

Whatever in the world it may be which propels White folks, when they pull that little curtain shut behind them in the voting booth, to contradict all that “We are the World “stuff they talk about in public… it goes out the window. The paranoia kicks in -they tote the WASP company line, they vote their fears…..

Fear is a great motivator…

Paranoia >noun 1. a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance. 2 unjustified suspicion and mistrust of others.

“I was a Republican…. until they lost their minds,” another mind fart from Barkley .

Barkley, for all intense purposes, has grown up and woke-up. He got that wake-your-ass-up-boy morning call. Recall the round-mound-of-rebound was once a member of the Archie Bunker Fraternity called the GOP, but for whatever the reasons may be, the sun shined on him, bells rang, birds sang and the former NBA star saw the light….

Republicans could care less about people of color, working class people and women. We are, the Left, according to their conservative doctrine – losers, misfits, rabble, trash…. The unwashed masses of mud people.

Thanks’ Chuck for pulling your head out of the sand-trap, or out of your ….

Barkley’s contention White folks don’t trust Black folks…. He was alluding to the fact, after almost 400 years of slavery, Black Codes, Jim Crow, separate and unequal, institutional racism, the average White citizen believes Black people, if given positions of power, influence or authority….will abuse that power, abuse the descendants of the oppressor class and begin the Big Payback

Can I get a hit? I need a hit. Hit me, one time…..!

If Barkley’s right, and he is – such a individual/collective perspective – qualifies as an admission of guilt, an inadvertent acknowledgment of wrong doing….?

From Barkley – “Every time I hear the word conservative – it makes me sick to my stomach because they’re really just fake Christians, as I call them – Americans …..hide behind the term “Conservative” and Christian…..’

The man from Auburn couldn’t be closer to the truth, and most non-Caucasian Americans know he’s telling the truth. Rednecks hide behind the bible, and drape themselves in the flag…no flipping question about it.

Just as Liberal has become a code word for Nigger lovers, and welfare is now tied to Black folks and aliens has more to do with Mexicans and not Area 51 – Global econemy translate into – the US worker is in competition with the guy in India and China, who will work for peanuts, and be grateful. The Republican Party symbolizes the selfish attitude of “I am not my brothers Keeper”….everyman for himself….I got mine. You get yours.

One more time; Barkley slammed it home when he said “The word conservative means discriminatory practically. It’s a form of political discrimination. What do the Republicans run on? Against gay marriage and for a war that makes no sense. A war that was based on faulty intelligence. That’s all they ever talk about. That and immigration. Another discriminatory argument for political gain.”

I’m hoping like a Arizona farmer praying for rain ….Black athletes, take a tip from Barkly and get hip, hip to a little political knowledge, seek information, and at least start developing political positions and opinions their willing to express.