Straight No Chaser: What We Want, What We Need

By Desi Cortez, BASN Columnist
Updated: September 12, 2009

DENVER (BASN) — The NFL male soap opera opened with the defending champions, the Steelers doing battle, of epic proportions, with the Titans from the green valleys of Tennessee. The Titans came out on the “short end of the stick.” So, from here on, this team, and all the other teams which will lose this opening weekend, they’ll all be embarking on an endless quest for . . . respect.

Respect if their record is 9 and 1, yet nobody believes in them, but their mommas, and hell, they may be jiving too. The same yearning for respect applies to the team at 4 and 6, exclaiming they are but a game under 500, and are as good as the 6 and 4 front-runner in their division . . .

Respect . . . or the lack of.

The Titans by walking off the Steele-town field with their heads down, branded losers, are, from this – the first grudge match of the fall on, in search of . . .

Respect.

Jeff Fisher’s grunts played down to the wire, forced a fumble, forced Overtime.

They could have, and should have won . . . but didn’t. What they’ve found out; c lose only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades. So from this point on, they will seek, victories yes, but perhaps more importantly respect, respect from their foes . . . because they believe themselves to be qualified, worthy warriors, winners in disguise.

Let me suggest “respect” is as about as important as winning An understanding on the part of your foe that you must bring ass to get ass, that regardless of who the victor is, both combatants understand they’ve been in an back-ally brawl.

Dig this, Smokin Joe won the first war in the Garden, but he had to be hospitalized, because he was damn near death. Ali may have lost, but he had Frazier’s respect.

Respect is an attitude, a perception President Obama will never be able to generate in the hearts and minds of angry white Americans, despite winning the election, in a style and manner which far exceeds his predecessor, who stole the White House like a bumbling thief. Apparently he’s just not made of the “Right Stuff”.

Joe Wilson’s battle cry of “You lied” hammered this racist fact home like a Ty Cobb grand slam.

Just as Reggie Bush begins what will be a monumental season in his short NFL career, he wants the Naw Leans Saints to march down Bourbon street victorious, but he also wants to demonstrate that all the pomp n’ circumstance he demanded as an e-lite USC tailback; Mike Garrett, OJ, Anthony Davis, Charles White, Marcus Allen . . . was deserved.

Reggie wants his respect. Obama is due his . . . because he has earned it.

Obama won the Oval Office . . . fair and square. Despite the sore loser accusation he’s an illegal alien – the man has met every standard required to hold the highest seat in all the land.

Nevertheless, there is a core element in this nation, as racist as an apple core can be rotten, millions of pissed-off White folks who quite honestly refuse to give respect to the 44th president of these so called United States of America . . . because they hate Black people, despise arrogant, uppity, Ivy league educated half-Black Presidents, extremely so.

Mike Singletary well deserves and demands respect, but his new team, the 49ers are going to have to earn it, and rightfully so, they’ve lost their name, the fame is a flame flickering, their game – dwindled to mediocre . . . at best. Of course they want to win, put the Cardinals back in the popsicle stick birdcage, reclaim their rightful slot a-top the NFC West, but, as much as the titles, Colonel Singletary’s Inglorious Bastards want league-wide respect. They deeply desire that teams from Oakland to the Meadowlands fear sailing into the bay, they want the ghost of Ronnie Lott and Roger Craig to loom over their foggy field.

Obama, like the plastic politician before him, deserves respect, the office has allegedly demanded blind respect, godfather like respect for the last two centuries, but now for some odd reason, once you dip the President in chocolate, they’re millions of Americans, Euro-Americans, White folks, Rednecks who just refuse to show the man, nor even the office any civility, any politeness . . . any respect.

Do I need to bring out the chalk board once more?

FDR, the greatest president in my guesstamation, died in the arms of his lover. LBJ was a son of a bitch, but he was riding a jackass, not an elephant. Nixon was a deeply paranoid and insecure racist weasel. Ronnie “666″ Ray-Gun was a cold arrogant heartless elitist aristocrat who took from the poor to give to the rich, while Clinton was, honestly probably, behind the Ray-Bans and Sax, a draft dodging rapist.

And as we know . . . Bush and Cheney ain’t shit.

All these men were afforded the prescribed decorum, The Washington DC etiquette which accompanies the office of the President, but Obama will not be, and it’s primary based upon him being Black.

Here in Denver, one of the pissed off ol’White cats on the AM dial, Peter Boyles is trying to prove Obama’s mother was either a liar or a whore, or perhaps both. He’s now discussing nude pictures circulating of the presidents mother in her youth, discussing it with preeminent Republican mouthpieces who show up on FoxNews.

Hang on, you’ll hear about this in a few weeks.

These dirty SOB’s have no bottom. There father’s had no problem demanding a elderly Black women give up here seat on a bus 50 years ago, and they’ve no qualms about calling the president’s mother a nigger loving tramp.

Father like son.

The Raiders, the Browns, even the Lions; all capable of gaining the respect of other teams in the league, all they’ve got to do – prepare and perform like professionals. Even if they lose, but battle like fighters, then their opponents will acknowledge such gallant effort with their respect.

President Obama can never really gain the respect of the Republican Party. Why? The Republican Party is populated by people who, to put it bluntly see all Black folks as inferior, ignorant, unintelligent Niggers.

Except for Uncle C. Thomas and JC Watts

The hate displayed since February 20, when Obama was swore in, has gone far beyond the George W. “I don’t’ like Black people” stage to the point where irate White folks political representatives can demean, interrupt and insult the President, belittle and bitch-slap the integrity of “the office” and do it with the blessing of White America.

Joe Wilson, as a state legislator, was one of only seven Republicans to rise, to stand against their own party and vote to keep the Dixie Rebel flag flying over the South Carolina capitol

Ain’t that a bitch?

In this particular disagreement, respect cannot be had by Obama, so the real question on the table; “Is it better to be loved or feared?

That’s a good question. It’s nice to be both, but it’s difficult. But if I had my choice… I would rather be feared . . . Fear lasts longer than love.

Maybe Obama should consider being feared instead of loved or respected, because both are unattainable for the vast overwhelming majority of Black American.

What’s next?

If at what can be termed the 1st quarter of a four year/4 quarters game, here we are just what, 7 or 8 minutes into the first quarter? And low n’ behold the dressed up Klansman from South Carolina is screaming out insults . . . in a formal venue, where it’s never occurred before. . . .

Where will this nation be by the third quarter? At each other’s throats?

In this particular disagreement, respect cannot be had by Obama, so the real question on the table;

” Is it better to be loved or feared?

That’s a good question. It’s nice to be both, but it’s difficult. But if I had my choice… I would rather be feared . . . Fear lasts longer than love.

Maybe Obama should consider being feared instead of loved or respected, because both are unattainable for the vast overwhelming majority of Black Americans.