Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Drop Squad's Most Wanted: Ward Connerly

Wassup, Y'all!

Should Smooth Barack take office in January, his *first* order of business shouldn't be health care, gettin' troops out of Iraq or stabilizing the economy. No, the most important thing for Smooth to do his first day in the Oval Office is to task the Drop Squad to finally take out Ward 'Big Con' Connerly. I first posted my thoughts on Big Con a couple years ago and my feelins on homeboy haven't changed a wit. What has changed in that time? Since bamboozling Californians into approving his anti Affirmative Action initiatives, Big Con has added Washington and Michigan to his 'Dupe Troop'.

Big Con, the self appointed savior of the minority nations by rehashing Clarence Thomas' 'Boot Strap' mantra, is back at it again by attempting to get similar referendums on five more state ballots in November - Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona (be interesting to hear John Sidney McCain's view on this...), and Colorado...

I still contend that Big Con and his cut buddy Clarence Thomas, are a couple of misguided brothers and it's got nothing to do with their fondness for hangin' out with noted conservative, drug abuser Rush Limbaugh. Now Big Con was born in 1939 and C-Tom nine years later in 1948. By my calculations, during this time southsiders were gettin' lynched with regularity in the south, George Wallace had yet to utter his whack 'segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever' line in his 1962 inaugural address, Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner had yet to be killed and buried in an earthen dam and 14 year old Emmitt Till had yet to be 'brutally beaten and had his eye gouged out before he was shot through the head and thrown into the Tallahatchie River with a 75-pound cotton gin fan tied to his neck with barbed wire'. Yet somehow, both homeboys managed to attend and graduate from college with C-Tom going on to also graduate from Yale Law School.

Now I ain't sayin', I'm just sayin' - to hear these two brothers tell it, all that occurred due to their own blood, sweat and tears. I'm not going to debate whether that's true or not but I do contend that if you aren't allowed in the door - it doesn't matter how much blood, sweat and tears you have.

I'll be the first to admit that Affirmative Action - as implemented - is a flawed system, but its original goals - to provide equal access to education, equal opportunities for jobs and equal access to business opportunities with a preference toward those more disadvantaged are valid. In Ty's world, 'disadvantaged' isn't something soley owned by minorities. It applies to poor northsiders as well. It applies to any group that's not well connected, well funded and well kept (in an unbroken home). Education is the key to a better life and that's a gift that keeps on givin' - generation to generation. So if preference needs to be given to help the have nots compete with the haves for that slice of the American Dream - I'm all for it.

So if you see ol Ty drivin' the Drop Squad van through any of the five states listed above, with a Clarence Thomas mask on lookin' for my 'homey' Big Con - don't hate. Just point a brother in the right direction.



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