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Straight, No Chaser: Mike Vick Is A Better Man Than Joe Paterno . . . .
By Desi Cortez BASN Columnist
Updated: November 11, 2011
DENVER, CO. (BASN)–The last time I checked with my Aunt Johnnie-Mae or Aunt Earlene. . . the act of rape, being accused of rape more then once – as Pittsburgh Steeler’s Quarterback Big Ben Rothelisberger has been accused of, and paid out-of-court to stifle – ranks on their grandmotherly moral-meter much higher then Mike Vick’s dogfighting. The same can be said for that blind-folded lady’s court-of-law. -rape, far outweighs the dog-fighting Vick was engaged in, and i s by no means comparable to a rightfully paranoid modern-day gladiator, Plaxico Burress firing a cap into his own ass. And here, let me go further to say . . . playing around behind your Cancer fighting wife’s back, e-mailing snap-shots of your naked penis to NFL groupie hang-on “platinum diggers” – as Brett Favre did . . . is a tad-bit more deplorable than training dogs to fight each other – it just is. Those Great White Hopes’ Rothelisberger and Favre, are two dopes guilty of the above “mishaps” . . . but yet . . . all is forgiven have White America tell it. Their “indiscretions” are merely big kids messing-around. Can I get Ray Charles to come back and perform Mess Around . . . with the Ray-letts? Ain’t that a . . . . There’s no question skin-color/racial attitudes and perceptions play a significant role in who’s forgiven and who’s hung at sunrise. This is the case, it is how n’ why Vick and Plaxico, according to a nation-wide poll conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research, stand as the least liked NFL players – “hated” by the American people more than Favre and Rothlisberger. I’d argue Mike Vick is a bigger, better man then Joe Paterno . . . Perhaps to understand the complexity of the matter, a better question is . . . who precisely are the “American people” casting a vote? Are we talking about the everyday Tom n’ Jerry? And if so, are we considering this nation is populated by millions of folks who still today believe America (their family/friends/neighbors) aren’t ready for a Black President, Black neighbors, Black classmates or, God forbid, Black in-laws . . . . Here let me stir the Voo-Doo chili a little-bit, turn-up the flames. I’m going to trot-out half-naked onto a journalistic limb here and offer this one up as food (Rib-eyes and Lobster tails) for thought; Penn. State pigskin icon Joe Paterno, when the dust settles in “Showergate,” will have been found guilty of enabling and facilitating the rapes and molestation of , at least 8 boys by one of his staff members, Jerry Sandusky. As this it’s the press allegations are circulating that Sandusky pimped boys out to other men . . . ? Nonetheless, with the 84 year-old legend’s strategic-silence and in-actions, his failure to personally call the po-po – he’ll still be hoisted-up by the rank n’ file sportsfans upon some gridiron pedestal. Evil flourishes when good men do nothing . . . . Note, students went mad in Happy Valley as Joe’s firing was announced. Rich little White boys n’ girls snapped because the board-of-trustees read the grand jury’s findings – Joe could have done more to end the madness – but he had different priorities. Obviously saving his ass, and risking young boy’s well-being was his main concern. And still they will defend him. Furthermore, the illustrious NCAA Grand Pooh-Pahs will struggle to not punish Penn State . . . because Penn. state/major college football has an image to maintain – even after this tragic fiasco. The question here is why? Why does Joe Paterno get the nod? First n’ foremost, tragically football is America’s real religion, we “value” it far too-much. Secondly because Joe’s apart of a fraternity – economically well-off notable White men. He’ll get the “White-glove” treatment by the sports-press and fanatical fans – man-love reserved for Ronald Reagun, Elvis, baby Jesus and “super” White men. Yes despite the horrific nature of what went on in Happy Valley – there will be a cohesive effort to lessen the fall of a Great White Father. The sporting world is always in-search of Great White Hopes to shove-down the throats of Americans. Paterno had already been sainted, knighted, canonized and dipped in bronze – when now we discover the man appeared to have little if any real character and integrity. He allowed the sodomizing/raping of a 10 year old boy to go unpunished in order to not jeopardize his prestigious program . . . and millions will defend him. Is it not feasible if Coach Sandusky is fired and imprisoned the Nittany loans don’t roar as loud as they did with him at the defensive helm? Penn State cheated to win. Joe kept this guy around to help him win. That’s cheating. Paterno may still join Favre and put on a pair of Wranglers and drive around in Ford Pick-up. This mentality of seeing no evil/speaking nor writing any evil about certain White folks . . . crosses all sectors of life in this so-called United States. It’s why millions, who believe themselves to be the only true, legit Americans gave draft-dodgers like both Dick Cheney and George W. Bush the winkedy-wink and allowed these hypocritical bastards to ask more of today’s young soldiers – to exchange their blood for Texas Tea, then what they were willing to risk themselves during the Viet-Nam War? Here, let me tell you how it really is . . . fat-cat politicians belong to the same skull n’ crossbones frat-house as Paterno does. They’re wealthy White men . . . above the morals, values standards and laws all the little people must adhere to. Both political pimps families believed, and still believe today that this nation’s wars are for Americans-of-Color and trailer Park White trash to fight – the e-lites are merely suppose to financially profit from wars. This pattern of racial and class privilege is obvious, clear, widespread and rampant throughout US society. Of Course execute Vick at sunset, but however leap-into “damage control” mode when it becomes clear Joe Paterno was either spineless, or willing to sacrifice young boys to maintain his version of a collegiate Camelot . . . or perhaps Joe was in the shower also with young boys? Desi Cortez and his famous flames . . .. What is this yearning within American society – be it sports, politics, entertainment or business, this highly visible and clearly audible desire held by the court-of public opinion to minimize/slight/diminish/ and alas dismiss the dastardly and diabolical deeds of White folks, while at the same time inflating/enhancing and maximizing the faults and failings of Black folks? Granted it’s no secret many angry, conservative White males do believe a good dog is more valuable then a good woman . . . and it’s no secret this country has a track-record of “throwin’ the book at Black folks” while giving White folks the “pass” for identical if not more heinous acts. I came to the conclusion years ago that this nation, and with that I mean White America harbors little, if actually any respect nor empathy for Black folks; we’re not really human, and the dehumanizing ordeal Black Americans have been deliberately and strategically drug -through for the last half-a-millennium is not acknowledged, recognized nor admitted by those Americans who are on the Right. Mike Vick more than paid his dues, and his rise from the gallows has had the mainstream,sports fans and establishment backed writers chocking, gagging on their damning words. Now they must all accept Mike Vick appears to be a better man then Joe Paterno.