Hammerin’ Hank Arron Hit The Spot; GOP . . . KKK . . . Same Members
Aaron ushered in an moment in American history we might want to describe as an Righting of an wrong era . . .
You may not dig this . . . But dig this, from BlackAthlete.com's Desi Cortez
Hank Aaron, who was celebrated Tuesday night in Atlanta on the 40th anniversary of breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record, compared and contrasted President Obama’s critics to the infamous KKK as he opened-up about the state of race relations in America; saying that “little has changed” despite the decades that have passed; “The biggest difference is – back then they had hoods,” Aaron said. “Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
My grandmother would say, “Tell the truth . . . Shame the Devil . . . .”
But wait, here’s what my grand folks didn’t get . . . angry White men, sell-titled “Real Americans . . .” they can’t be shamed. Ask the ghost of those 4 beautiful little girls in that Birmingham church, or go ask the Obama girls today, right here n’ now – , they receive “die little nigger bitch, die ” luv letters everyday.
Thank you Mr Aaron for telling the stone-cold truth.
Now watch as the sons of the very-same Rednecks who jeered Aaron 40 years ago go into “attack mode” and attempt to politically lynch him for daring to say what most Afro-Americans, Latinos and Asians already know . . . the KKK ain’t dead, they merely updated their uniforms.
Their contempt for Mr. Aaron will be uncontrollable, their disrespect will be rampant and widespread, watch n’ listen.
Definitely what hasn’t changed, White folks intolerance to the truth - Just as in 1937, 1949’ 1967 or 2014’ . . . their collective delusional opinion is Blacks ought be seldom seen and hardly ever heard.
See there’s an core-Cracker contingent which maintains the belief Blacks ought be ecstatic for being enslaved and even happier we were permitted to stay here in the empire Blacks built after the treasonous “War for Slavery” was lost – otherwise we’d be back in deepest, darkest Africa, chasing our dinner, our dinner chasing us . . . ha, ha, ha.
There’s virtually nothing Blacks can say or do to appease n’ please the vast- overwhelming majority of White folks beyond either lying about our collective historical experiences in this land, or not saying anything. So when you tell it like it really was and is still today . . . as Mr. Aaron has, White folks turn into that classicPlanet of the Apes scene where the apes can’t “see, hear nor speak” the truth. White America refuses to confess “their” empire was achieved and maintained . . . by any barbaric, Neanderthal methods required . . .
Today Euro-Americans have conveniently developed Amnesia, and they wish we would too.
All that Republican TEA Party members know is . . . “some Black dudes in head-dresses were selling Niggers, excuse me Negroes on the West Coast of Africa . . .” and they took a few millions off their dirty Black hands.
Beyond that . . . .
Hank Aaron sees what most see; millions upon millions of White Americans may not want to return to pre- civil war slavery . . . but they’d like to revive Jim Crow Laws; recreate “sundown laws” – “boy you’d better have your Black ass outta town by sundown . . .” Republicans honestly want to repeal most of MLk’s and LBJ’s inclusive “Great Society” legislation, and eradicated FDR’s “New Deal.”
I don’t know about real Americans . .. but I do know “real” White people hate Obama primarily because he’s Black. And they hate the people, i.e., Black people, and Latinos and Asians and the Negro Luvin’ White trash” who supported this President.
And for sports fans . . . we well know the hatred held for Hank Aaron is now, today aimed at Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, Richard Sherman, CoCo Crisp, all the NBA . . .
Mr. Aaron’s surpassing of Babe Ruth’s Home run record was akin to Jack Johnson and Joe Louis knocking out Great White Hopes, Ruth’s record was hallow ground – but also hollow and shallow ground to rest a career upon because he didn’t compete against the best baseball players in America of his era. And once Blacks were permitted to play by paranoid and insecure White men . . . well Hank did what he did . . . redefined greatness.
Aaron ushered in an moment in American history we might want to describe as anRighting of an wrong era . . . where true athletic gladiator greatness was redefined by Black people.
This the “emperor has no draws on” moment infuriates already inflamed Rednecks and good ol’ boys. What they want is for Aaron to, and this is baffling to me – don’t make them “look bad.” To act as if the discrimination and exclusion wasn’t all that bad. . . . make-believe we, as Blacks believe White people didn’t do what they did and pretend what was said then . . . doesn’t still obviously apply today, when we knowhell yes it still does.
It’s no secret – if there could be a “Negro Cap” placed on sports . . . only 3 Blacks on any team, or across US society – only 3 Blacks in your child’s school, only 3 Blacks in the grocery store or Targets while you shop? No Blacks seen skiing, hiking, biking and on Disney vacations . . . a sizable portion of “White America” would enthusiastically support it.
There’s no way ESPN, Time, SI, or Yahoo Sports, would even ask the question because we all know the embarrassing response . . . Millions of White folks want tore-segregate society. And please note; they’re not Klan robe clad racist or bigots, and in their everyday work, dressed-up in neckties and starched shirts – as cops, teachers, bankers, doctors – they don’t discriminate.. . .
Thank you again Hammerin’ Hank for hittin em with the truth. They hate it and we love it. And I’m sure the President loves it.
Desi Cortez, Columnist for BlackAthlete.com, BlackCommentator.com, & a freelance wordsmith
Desi 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 Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat 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.