Straight No Chaser: Sign Them Papers??

By Desi Cortez, BASN Columnist
Updated: May 1, 2010

DENVER (BASN) — Coming up, right around the corner . . . the Arizona Cardinals and Diamondbacks will travel around the US playing out their schedules.

I can only hope in every city they perform in . . . there’s a loud, vocal, crowd. A large gathering of “the people” to protest the Grand Canyon States “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.”

People, sports fans, united in solidarity who realize the new immigration laws, to be both blunt n’ sharp – are little more than modern day “Brown Codes” based in large-part on racism and classism.

Can we go with “Brown codes?” It seems fitting.

Poor, working class Brown people are now, today . . . the official “enemy” of White people – at least the Rednecks gone stark-raving mad. Real authentic, genuine White Americans . . .

“Patriots” who wrap themselves in Ole Glory, package themselves as “good, decent, salt-of-the earth” folk, who apparently believe their desired end – cleansing the US of “undocumented illegal aliens” justifies any Neanderthal like means incorporated to get to that point.

If that course entails harassing and haranguing a significant slice of the American Pie to achieve that puritan rooted purity . . . so be it.

Granted, Mexicans are an pimped and exploited hard-working labor force; allowed, encouraged even – to migrate to the US by the American Aristocrats, who then utilize them to break the back of organized labor, lower the Union established living-wages via doing all the following for less.

Things like mowing the yard, cleaning the mini-mansions, building the new drive way, adding-on that 2nd wing, tending to the rug-rats mommy can’t squeeze into her daily schedule – somewhere between Yoga and wine tasting . . .

There’s simply no time for getting their hands dirty . . .

raising their own children.Some people just have issues with wiping their own kids behind.

This unjust law justifies the Arizona Gestapo stopping folks who’ve determined, with their gut instincts to be “illegal aliens”. It mandates that police demand “your papers”.

And please note; any Fred or Barney can sue Johnny Law – any constable on Patrol (cop) observed not “rounding up the usual suspects” can be held accountable in a court of law.

People ponder, as do I, how this nation rounded people up . . . locked’em up on reservations. Or, how this country “interned” Japanese Americans after the day which has lived on in infamy.

And, I’ve often wondered how this nation could have conducted what many historians deem as one of the most brutal forms of slavery know to those who dare to call themselves . . . . humankind, and followed up the chains and whips with a red, white n’ blue version of Apartheid.

I don’t really wonder how any longer. There’s no need to. We’re all being shown the hierarchy of things, the US caste system

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

Today it’s illegal aliens from Planet Mexico, tomorrow it’ll be Blacks, of all shapes, sizes, colors, religions, political partys, occupations and educational attainments.

Next week the Asians will be told they can only

place so many of their over-achieving sons and daughters in this nations best schools and before you know it, the obese fat-cats in Las Vegas will have their bought-and-paid-for politicians outlaw gambling on Indian reservations . . .


I can’t be apart of this.
I was planning a late summer trip to the Grand Canyon, a couple of nights at the Bright Angel Lodge, a steak from the Arizona Steak House right their on the rim. Cocktails at the El Tovar, and hopefully a night or two in Sedona.
I’ll be damned if I go now.
I house boated last 4th of July on Lake Powell. It was a blast, I’d love to do it again. If I make it back in the near future, I won’t cross the state line from Utah to AZ.

I’d rather give my money to Mormons then racist good ol’ boys. Well, maybe not, but nonetheless, I’ll be headed to Taos or Sante Fe, screw John McCain.

So in this same strategic manner I won’t vacation in the Desert State, I won’t underwrite businessmen, like the Thurston B. Howell III’s who own the MLB’s Diamondbacks.

These men are elephants disguised as snakes . . . and today I can’t tell you which is worst. The team owners are vested members of the Angry White male country club.

” The Kendrick klan , owners of the AZ team and team executives have greased the palms of Arizona Republican machine , with more then a million bucks for the upcoming political season. . .over a million bucks!

However their partisan contributions are nothing new – Diamondback founder and former owner Jerry Colangelo was deputy chair of Bush/Cheney 2004 in Arizona.

That “D” on their backs don’t have a damn thing to do with Democrats. They ought to rename themselves the Rubybacks .

My thought, the line has been drawn in the sand, is case you weren’t sure, this is the White backlash which has been brewing, festering under the American soil has arrived.
FDR‘s New Deal, MLK’s Dream and LBJ‘s Great Society – social advancements which “the Right” rejects, rallies around to morn and repeal, and now because of Obama, and a wise Latina . . .

They believe the last straw was placed on their camel’s back.I refuse to aide n’ abet, support, underwrite racist sexist and elitist individuals, institutions, organizations and Nations.

Translation – I won’t be taking my Black ass to anything remotely associated with a state I love, AZ.