The Pardu

The Pardu
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Joins Others In Failing To Keep His Racism In A Closet: And It Is Ugly!

During a week when the GOP developed and nurtured SCOTUS fulfilled its on-going mission regarding Civil Rights. The Court took away yet another opportunity for people who are not part the nation's majority white population. The highest court in the land is slowly whittling away to an equal shot at the good (fair and equal) life. We are seeing America from a perspective that validates, America is NOT an exceptional nation. The nation is seething with racism, bigotry and bias and those mental and social deficiencies no longer reside in the backwoods of the Deep South. No, those sentiments are boldly oozing from just about every fabric of our society. How can the nation's highest court agree to turn a decision that affects a minority over to a majority of the population? The questions is particularly germane as we do not live in a post racial nation, and we live in a world that makes decisions based on money first and doing the right thing, "maybe."

You should recall the conservative SCOTUS recently gutted the effectiveness from the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 
Voting Rights Law that have stood since the American "Great Society" of the mid-1960s.

We often post the pinnacle of US racism via the campaign revelation of Rick Santorum in the Great State of Iowa.  

Note the applause after Santorum's comments. The next day, Santorum attempted to cloak his racism and political malfeasance via......" 

Well, that was interesting because Santorum's cowardliness cast concern for the Iowa conservatives in the audience who who hardily applauded his comment. It left with the impression in Iowa they have a demographic ethnic group of "BLAH PEOPLE." I have yet to see a "BLAH person; this my life is unfulfilled. 

The past few weeks have offered the nation the perfect example of tax evasion and a welfare queen with a Cowboy hat who garners support from millions. He became an instant hero for some Right-wing anti-government tea party politicians (e.g., Rand Paul, Ted Cruz) and a major ratings draw for Right-wing dedicated and "Johnny on the Spot" media: Fox News.  I do believe Glenn Beck took a hands off and SE Cupp also did not follow Sean Hannity and Fox down a path that has now led to a Richter Scale Nine (9) anus-pucker. The fun for Fox and political opportunity for Right-wing politicians came a tumbling down like the Bush economy of 2007/2008. Cliven Bundy, multimillionaire cattleman and twenty year tax evader, proved to be yet another GOP screw-up. The card carrying member of the GOP became absorbed in his fifteen minutes of fame and spoke frankly about race.  The curious person can only surmise he was accused of or questioned by a small group of reporters about the appearance of living like a recipient of federal aid and a tax evader. Of course, for any conservative with the brain power of a lizard, that is an automatic invitation to lash-out at black people who are poor.

I have posted the words Bundy offered the reporters and a link to a YouTube video of his last great performance. If should be noted the nest day he attempted to lie about use of the words "picking cotton."  The lie was placed on a "DO NOT USE" shelf after Media Matters posted a New York Times video of the swaggering racist. Video Linked

"the Negro":
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Well, the week continued with yet another even more heinous example of racism was revealed via the lover of the owner of the LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling, professional basketball team owner. Sterling is reported to be a "Liberal Democrat."  
" Don't Bring Black People to My Games, Including Magic Johnson"
Apparently, the "rich guys" girl-friend garnered the clout to secure a few photos with Magic Johnson. The images made it to Instagram and the LA Clippers owner received calls from other racist with reporters that could have indicated his concubine was consorting with black people. I posit, there are large segments of the population that may share the owners disdain for appearing in public with "black people."

Before the Sterling audio of the, I must offer a few words. But, then you expected such, now didn't you.

First, I often use a derogatory characterization of a phenomenon common to white privilege: 

The "Invisible Negro."
Yes, use of the word "Negro" is very much intentional and its use (In the context in which I use it) denotes the very mindset exhibited by Cliven Bundy. The audio tape to fully completes the imagery and metaphor. The guy actually suggested his concubine should do what she wants in private, but do not appear in public with black people. And, he severely criticized the woman for not understanding his contempt for black people. He suggested she might be "stupid: for not understanding via a mindset among other people. Well, well, well......I could not have ordered a better example of my point!
If you want to know the utter ridiculousness and sickness of the racist owner. He knows his concubine is of mixed ancestry: Black and Latino (Mexican-Hispanic). He apparently, has prodded the concubine to rid her records of her black ancestry. Wow. The guy will consort with the woman for all that is physical and egotistically satisfying, as she is a physically beautiful person, but (by all means) let's avoid any thought or perception she is part black!


You will also notice the owner's use of privilege in pulling her strings regarding not taking a trip to Europe. Well, when you live a life she chooses, such cheap punishment is common. But, think about the comprehensive and total disgust of the guy.  He is so consumed with racism and so concerned about his racist friends (and everybody else "who knows" you are not to appear in public with black people) he works to hide his 'human sexual side' under a cloak of phoniness..she doesn't look black. 

Alas, reflections of the plantation owner, the overseer, the privileged male family members could readily exercise over the property out back in sheds.

Additional source information: Forward Progress  The Grio The New York Daily News

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