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By Desi Cortez BASN Columnist
Updated: July 6, 2011
DENVER, CO—The newly commenced NBA lock-out is what the political “Right” in this country wanted the Wisconsin Labor issues a few moons ago to look like – angry Black people demanding mo’ moo-lah; that’s the black n’ white snapshot, the big-ass picture of the little picture which is sure to infuriate good, decent, law-abiding, baby Jesus lovin’ White America. And let’s make no mistake about it – that’s the goal of FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and millions, yes millions of angry “real Americans; blood in the streets, yes they want blood, black blood to flow in the streets of America. With this being the mood of the nation, this NBA dispute will be one which will illicit little, if no sympathy nor empathy from “mainstream USA” . . . just bottled-up, un-tapped racial anger and hatred. If you recall, this country turned its back the Men’s USA Olympic Squad, because in great part the team was too Black for White America.This NBA strike will be an easy call for many folks. This, the NBA ‘s turn at Economics 320, another labor strife between plantation owners and their high-paid gladiators will be different, because the NBA, as a league, showcasing young Afro-American players is hated and despised by aging white men – the aging and ever more angry “entrenched Establishment” – while the younger ones may love the game their dads introduced them to in 1985/95 but they feel that the game abandon and betrayed them, and was taken over by . . . niggers.
Not Michael Jordan nor Magic, but a new, different more cock-strong and arrogant breed of Black man which lacked the limiting Samsonite Steamer set of luggage his fore fathers bore; he did not know his assigned subordinate place, White folks didn’t call this new era of Negroes “boy” when they were off the court. 1999 wasn’t much like 1959. Allen Iverson and the great Doctor, Julius Erving, both were deemed “rebels” but AI with the body art, the bling, blang and Ebonics slang . . . all that scares White America much more then the Doc and his Angela Davis “Power to the People” giant afro ever did. Iverson help usher in a feel n’ flavor which scared some. This transformation of hoops has been tension filled and rocky – the everyday, run-of-the-mill good ol boy, be he suit n’ tie guy or an overalls wearing workin’ man just does not relate to the NBA . . . and that’s a unspoken cornerstone of the NBA owners argument – revenue is down, in part because Main Street USA, i.e., White folks, the folks with the most income in our society, fear, loath and despise most Black people. This wide-spread disconnection and rejection of the NBA includes a large slice of sports writers from all levels and tiers of the sports media medium, who pen columns dripping with resentment and envy towards Black players. The NBA’s big Black cats will be painted n’ tainted as gangsters, hoods, thugs and pimps, one n’ all – because that’s how so many White guys regard the vast over-whelming majority of Black folks to be. I’d submit that description more aptly fits the US Congress, and for sure Wall Street, but not the NBA. The NBA’s a tree-house, a fraternity house – where White guys can’t get in. However it’s not because they don’t have the right college credentials, country club credentials or cold-cash to buy their way in – it’s because they can’t compete, end-of-story.
And since it’s such a short-ass story – it’s aggravating for White guys – so what they can’t compete in . . . they damn n’ curse. The sports press, the sports fans – they very deliberately turn a blind-eye n’ death-ear to the illegalities that goes on in the NHL, within NASCAR, the PGA and with Lance Armstrong, because today’s sports writer, and especially the new Internet press are acting as cheerleaders who’re truthfully in the biz-ness of hand-crafting Great White Hopes for little Bobby O’Tool’s dad to go out and buy a jersey for. The NBA lock-out will give the even more frustrated-then-average former suburban (White) high school hoopster forced to turn wordsmith a platform to do just that, and need I add the country seems to feel and sound like 1968 – its a ball of confusion . . . . Let me be both sharp n’ blunt; considering the times we are a’livin’ in, the NBA is deemed to be populated by who n’ what the “Republican Tea Party” the majority party and the voice of “real Americans” has officially designated as . . . Public Enemy #1, make no mistake about it.. Talk about “transference” – this NBA labor battle will become the destination spot for national White frustrations, fears, paranoia and historical hatred of Black America. And with the NFL out, you’ll hear how both shutdowns are puttin Niggers in their place . . . letting us know who works for who and all that. Sit n’ watch. You recall how fast they (the White press) lynched Tiger; despite his own self-inflicted wounds – Woods might as well of had a record of stupidity like Plaxico Burress or criminality like George W. or Dick Cheney, unable to travel abroad due to globally perceived war crimes for Tiger was dragged-out at sunrise and set-upon , hung high . . . in great-part because of all the White women involved, from his Nordic Princess ex-wife to the vast array of bimbo-hoes . . . Tiger needed to be dethroned, put back in his place . . . punished for betraying the honorary White guy status he’d be given But however Roger Clemons, no let’s go with Brett Favre, is permitted to play around, insult and defame his cancer ridden-wife. . . and the boys in the locker-room, the sportsbar or corporate boardroom . . . still want to wear Wranglers jeans . Monday Night Football . . . that’s where Favre will end-up, the contemporary, updated “Dandy” Dan Meridth good ol boy type embraced by all White America . . . instead of rightfully punished. Why? Because he’s given the benefit of the doubt, it’s termed White privilege. The country will understand, sympathise-for, empathise-with a Brett, they’ll forgive Brett for being human, yet nonetheless the same identical folks, millions of Americans yearned-for Mike Vick to be skinned alive, made an example-of, if nothing else take away his career – for killing creatures who eat their own vomit, sniff their own poop and lick themselves. So look forward to the NBA lock-out becoming yet-another heated racial battle ground in the cold civil war simmering between Americans-Of-Color and White Americans. I’ve evoked the infamous “Ludlow Massacre” in discussing the NFL lock-out, but because of the NBA being vastly all Black, and most of the White stars are from the Motherland, Europe, well, Rednecks just can’t relate to Dirk, they need a Redneck Bird to identify with – and their are few – therefore the NBA has the potential to pop-off. These men will be slighted and vilified on the message boards of ESPN, Yahoo, FOX Sports, “AM Hate Radio-land.” Actually any n’ everywhere angry White folks gather to attack those they feel responsible for stealing “their” national pastimes, “their” country, “their” Red, White, Blue n’ White culture from them. Did I say “White,” that’s the key critical instrumental word in all that. Ask the Founding fathers.