Straight No Chaser: The Redneck Rally

By Desi Cortez, BASN Columnist
Updated: August 26, 2010

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DENVER (BASN) — Years ago . . . Terrell Owens, then a San Fransisco 49er, upon scoring a crucial touchdown battling the Dallas Cowboys, in their house – sprinted to the center of the gridiron filed, stood upon the sacred lone blue star for all to behold . . . .

It was a deliberate, defiant slap-in-the-face of all who bleed Honolulu Blue. It was an calculating insulting gesture which could not be misinterpreted, misconstrued nor misconceived . . . screw you and the horse you rode in on . . . pard-ner.

An act which demanded testicles if nothing else. Perhaps not brains, but guts – yeah.

This weekend Glenn Beck is hosting a Redneck Round-up at a site, the Lincoln Monument considered sacred ground for those groups of folks for whom this nation formally regarded and treated as property, as 2nd, 3rd, 4th and no-class citizens – up until . . . right now – everybody, and I do mean everybody but conservative White males . . . this nations only real patriots.

If patriotism is “the last refuge of a scoundrel” – it is not merely because evil deeds may be performed in the name of patriotism, but because patriotic fervor can obliterate moral distinctions altogether.”

Beck lacks the moral fiber, the guts and gumption needed to state his true racist, sexist and elitist mind – his real intentions, his actual, ultimate yearnings for our American society to return to some “moderate” form of the formal “apartheid” which once rule the land, nevertheless he is arrogant enough, to the pompous point of holding his boiling hot tea party on the anniversary of MLK’s monumental “I have a dream” speech.

This asses classless act, in itself is akin to TO dropping his pants and urinating on the Dallas Cowboy’s blue star . . . Beck’s well aware of the insult that his rally is, aware of the insult it’s being perceived and taken as.

As are his fanatical followers, and yet, they’ve plowed straight ahead, full-throttle with their plans to intentionally insult a defining milestone moment in a social movement they despise to this day -one which signaled the end to White America’s exclusive but fake, artificial monopoly to the fabled, but ever elusive American Dream.

Integration, an end to strategic social segregation, the US civil rights struggle . . . as far as Beck’s concerned, along with the rest of his angry White people – these “set-backs” were the beginning of the end, so, from the mid 1960’s on – Archie Bunker and Ricky Bobby have been brewing and stewing, plotting and planning another revolution. . . . and noting the off-the-chart gun n’ ammo sales we’ve seen nation-wide since Obama started sleeping in the Black House . . . they’re on the verge of “seizing the time.”

Beck and the boys are praying to their little Nordic Viking baby Jesus for violence, they’re hoping to simply create an climate, bring together all the volatile and combustible elements . . . knowing they’re enhancing, maximizing the chances of . . . people going-off.

Presenting an opportunity for a few racist White people to set-off . . . millions of racist White people, launch dressed-up lynch mobs upon people-of-color.

Please forgive me, but my spider-senses are screaming in my inner-ear, telling me to either “fortify” my home, deepen the shark infested moat, let the hounds run wild, or pack-up my family’s passports and take the 8:15 to the Netherlands . . . West Indies isle that is, and seek refuge from the impending race war which will be ravishing the nation.

What ?!

With 50 million enraged “real Americans” – initiating “Open Season” on . . . Everybody who aint White n’ Right – breakdown the options and choices – this is the end the “right” has wanted since 1865.

Few of us can recall the East St Louis Riots of 1917. White rioters killed hundreds of black residents . . . including women and children. Or the Atlanta Riot of 1906, the Omaha and Chicago Riots of 1919, like-wise, women, children, the elderly or handicapped were now spared . . . .

The 1921 Tulsa Race Riots grew out of black resistance to the attempted lynching of 19-year old Black shoe-shiner, White mobs set fire to the black Greenwood district, destroying 1,256 homes and as many as 200 businesses.

Fires leveled 35 blocks of residential and commercial neighborhood.

Black people were rounded up by the Oklahoma National Guard and put into several internment centers, including a baseball stadium – dig this White rioters in airplanes shot at black refugees and dropped improvised kerosene bombs and dynamite on them.

I could go on and on and on.

Some, not all, but enough that it matters – of the people gathering with Grand Warlock Beck . . . I submit, are capable of such diabolical atrocities.

To be both honest and truthful; as a Black man, a man of color – I whole-heartily believe there’s millions of White Americans who long for these “good ol’ days,” and I’m not alone in my guesstimation, I’m sure a few other . . . million Blacks concur with me.

Is not the question; How can millions of Black people, not to mention millions of Latinos and Asians still feel the same blind dislike, the blanket distaste and disdain harbored by this, the ridiculously self-titled “colorblind” majority towards . .

. everybody else.

Beck, Rush, Hannity, Savage all these “hate media” bastards turn the flames up to “extreme” everyday on the frying pan the American Melting Pot has regressed down to. They want this “racial reckoning” to come about just as their Confederate ancestors did.

There’s a definite desire to set this nation a-fire; lock-up and lock-down the undesirables, let the blood of Black children flow in the streets . . . . but unlike Terrell Owens – these wimpish weasels don’t have the manhood nor the humanness to stand-up, speak-up, inform most of the country, most of the world that indeed – they’re not deemed human.

Ain’t that a bitch?

Instead they hide behind claiming some fear of Obama – based upon . . . . political, social and economic ideologies, while in stark reality they see virtually all Black and Brown folks as Niggers and Spics whom they like to place back in our historical “seldom seen and hardly ever heard” places.

Ain’t that a bitch?

Tragically, horrifically it’s going to come down to death and destruction, on a massive, epic level . . . and that’s what Beck and, yes, millions of half-mad, completely paranoid White folks want.

This weekend might just be the jumping off spot.