BC is pleased to welcome Desi Cortez as a columnist. “Sharp
n' Blunt” will appear on a regular basis.
Michelle Bachmann , the Republican Tea Party’s front-running
candidate for the Oval Office in 2012 is one of those White
women . . . who would’ve testified against the Scottsboro
Boys “yes, those Niggers all took turns and brutalized
me. . . . Or I believe she could’ve testified against Emmett
Till - “and then that Nigger-boy stared at me , and
it was as if he was undressing me ! Rapin’ me with his
eyes . . . I felt violated and I want that animal to pay!!”
Bachmann signed-on to some highly-offensive “We hate
everybody” pledge/decree produced by an Iowa conservative
christian group, The Family Leader; “Slavery had
a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly
a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be
raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household
than was an African-American baby born after the election
of the USA's first African-American President.”
I’m sorry, but once you let the Klans-women “out-of-the-box
. . . “you can’t put her back-in it.
Ain’t that a . . . for this, a women aspiring for the highest
office in all the land - to have both the audacity and stupidity
to support such a derogatory statement? And her now-on-the-table
half-ass retraction, was predictably . . . half-ass.
"After careful deliberation and wise insight and input
from valued colleagues we deeply respect, we agree that
the statement referencing children born into slavery can
be misconstrued, and such misconstruction can detract from
the core message of the Marriage Vow: that ALL of us must
work to strengthen and support families and marriages between
one woman and one man,
To be both sharp and blunt; I believed this political
pump-wearing lady-pimp to merely be a nut initially, some
Tammy Faye Baker gold-digging con-women draping herself
in the good-book and ole Glory for a few hundred-thousand
dollars. A fanatical baby-Yesus lovin’ crackpot who’d figured
out a way to exploit the system . . . over two-dozen
foster kids? C’mon that's not the old lady in the
shoe fairly tale come-to-life - that’s a hustler
Have you heard, her slickster husband, can, check this out
. . . pray-away the gay in homosexuals, who he refers
to as “barbarians.”
But that’s another cocktail conversation . . .
So yeah, I thought Bachmann was full of it. Then this women
started-up with the “founding-fathers worked to end slavery
“ and you realize she doesn't know the words to the The
Story Of America song she’s singing - she’s lip-syncing.
Obviously she failed American History 101, and
clearly Bachmann is non-empathetic and unsympathetic to
the against all odds plight of Afro-Americans.
And now we’ve Bachmann putting her signature to a document
which professes the 1844 slave family was, in essence better-off
during slavery then we’re today living under a Black
regime in the White house as if President Obama is the architect
who designed and orchestrated-over this nation since the
“War of Northern Aggression” . . .correct Ms.Bachmann?
Let’s note, this is a observation, which if it were true
says more about Mainstream USA, then about an oppressed
people.surviving, many thriving in a openly hostile
country still feeling the effect of centuries of American
It’s always a kick-in-the-crotch to hear these Tea Bagging,
card-carrying members of what can only truthfully be described
as the 4th Richt, who exhibit this type of “selective
amnesia.” Additionally, how can a women like Bachmann make-believe
she can’t see all her fellow angry White folks and their
contempt, disdain and scorn for Black folks, as well as
Now granted, most Euro-Americans still today use there four-fathers
argument - they tend to pretend Blacks were better-off
here, in chains . . . then back-in deepest, darkest Africa.
So this ignorance is voluntary if not deliberate,
born out of an total indifference to who n’ what millions
. . . and millions of White folks regard as inferior
That’s why the WASP establishment and the rank n’ file Redneck
base were able to wage some manner of genocide against Blacks,
American Natives, Mexicans and Asians . . . All Americans-of-Color
up until . . . right here n’ now.
When I’m lying . . . stop me, please.
America, a land stolen from Red and Brown people,
where-upon the empire’s foundation, it’s cornerstones were
built with the blood, sweat n’ tears of Black souls. Look,
don’t try to tell me that’s not the burning bush truth.
I mean, honestly, don’t piss down my back n’ then inform
me it’s raining . . . .
Bachmann’s agreement with this horrific false depiction of
the sad state of the Black Family simply reiterates and
underlines the fact she does not know a damn thing about
American history nor our current status. She is, for all-intense
purposes . . . a useful tool, a fool, willingly putting
herself on the political street corner for American aristocrats
like the brothers Koch.
Can you say dumb-ass political prostitute? I can, see.
I’d venture to say Bachmann has no idea that the slave family
was actually the human remnants of who’s left after the
father was sold to a man in Alabama, mother to a man in
Kentucky and sister and brother both sent separate, different
ways. Does she grasp the complexity of a forced blended
Brady Bunch family of made up of survivors who’ve gone
through a blender?
And when Bachmann agrees with a statement like this, does
she any legit understanding of the emotional and mental
stability? The actual physical condition of that family?
Did she consider “massa” comes down to the slave cabins
3 or 4 ni\ghts a week . . . to take a women, be she 12 or
34 for his sexual entertainment . . . Ms. Bachmann I’m sure
didn’t weigh n’ measure that harsh reality before she concurred
with such a unrealistic statement.
The beatings, killings, amputations; the psychological hell
individuals went through, generation after generation -
which left embedded wounds which still till today impact
Black Americans, no? These are documented historical facts
You’d better go get an umbrella, a big ol’ beach umbrella
. . . because it’s raining hard-ass cold facts up-in-here.
Yes, there’s something Vulcan-like, ice cold and diabolically
evil/wicked witch of the South about a “Conservative” White
women damning the battered and abused institution of the
Black family . . . for a buck - after what this
nation did for 3 centuries to undermine and erase any sense
of family Black folks could hang onto.
You may not dig this, but dig this . . . .
Come with me if you will . . . to yesteryear, circa say
1857. Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana anywhere, anyplace
below the Mason Dixon Line . . . Envision, in HD
Technicolor and surround-a-sound, on a 78 inch screen in
your little head . . . all the human property, all the slaves
made to gather in the courtyard behind the big-house where
Master Jenkins has “Roebuck” tied to a tree. Roebuck,
a slave, has ran away again, his 5th attempt at freedom.
To send a direct and deliberate message to all of his 68
slaves, Master Jenkins is going to forgo the typical 50
lashes with the bull-whip. (A drastic Nigger demands
drastic action . . .) so in the courtyard also strung
up to a big old Oak tree is “Lottie, “ Roebucks wife/mate,
or at least the women Jenkin’s purchased from Georgia with
the thought she’d “make big Black bucks’ if paired with
- big Black Mandingo Bucks like Roebuck.
Lottie is about 8 months pregnant, about ready to “pop.”
All the slaves are there, and the indentured Irish
and Italian servants, but these Europeans well understand
what they’re about to witness is a fate only reserved for
human property, not fully humans like themselves.
Jenkins explains that the runaways must cease, and that
he’s left with no other option then to “send a message”
and make an example of Roebuck.
Jenkins pulls out a large Bowie Knife he got from
his Injune fightin’ brother out west in Texas battling the
red savages, he approaches Lottie, who’s screaming by now,
and with one swift move Jenkins splits her stomach open,
and her unborn-baby falls to the dirt, begins to cry, nevertheless
master Jenkins stomps on the infants head and torso until
she, a baby girl stops moving . . . as has Lottie.
Straight out of Willie Lynch's widely read ‘instruction manual.”
The thought is no other man will run away for awhile. Scared
straight. Imagine the scare those events left on people!
See, that’s the type of slavery an hardly educated mainstream
USA can grasp. That’s the horrific history this nation’s
Caucasian population don’t know a damn thing about . . .
and don’t choose to know anything about.
And it was done to people not seen as fully human,
and that dismissive perception is alive n’ well within
Bachmann and Herman Cain’s Republican Tea Party. Those
“Real Americans” walking around mis-quoting their founding-fathers
and brandishing the Confederate Stars n’ Bars of
treasonous Southern Benedict Arnold's who rose-up, picked-up
arms in-order to maintain the South’s peculiar institution
And allegedly it all happened so, so very-long-ago
it doesn’t matter. Almost all of White America would love
for Back folks to forget about the day-to-day- existence
of our ancestors, but however we should remember the life-stories
of the slave holding-founding fathers. . . .
America, 2011, it’s a backward n’ twisted scene
my friend, twisted inside-out and all-around.
Desi Cortez was hatched
in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the
age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals,
Raised in South-Central LA, the 213, at age 14 transplanted
to the base of the Rocky's, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi.
at the feet of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with
a desire and direction . . . if not a sheep-skin. Meandered
thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised
a man-cub into a good, strong man, produced a beautiful
baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate . . . aired my mind
on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. Click here to