Sunday, March 18, 2012

Our Irish Heritage meets CRT: Brewski’s All Around!

You just have to admire Big Guy’s stamina don’t you? He didn’t get home from Friday's Moneyhaul until nearly 1:00 AM Saturday, and yet there he was again at 1:00 PM yesterday, off to an Irish Pub in D.C. celebrating St. Paddy’s day with his red-headed cousin from his ancestral village of Moneygall. That’s him in the middle, Henry Healy, 8th cousin on dear old Mum’s side:

Bo is irish cuz henry healyBig Guy, cuz Henry Healy and Ollie Hayes at D.C.’s very popular watering hole, The Dubliner.

You may recognize Ollie, he was the bar tender at the pub where Lady M and Big Guy stopped in for a pint last May while visiting Ireland:

ollie hays bo moOllie showing Lady M how to pull a pint, May 2011

bo dc pub henry ollieWhile technically green, Big Guy’s bluish green jacket doesn’t really pass the authenticity test in a sea of Kelly  green Irish revelers. 

In case you’re not familiar with the family lore, Big Guy’s great-great-great grandfather on his mother’s side, Falmouth Kearney,a shoemaker from Moneygall emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1850. The rest, as they say, is history.

Unless of course you’re one of those conspiracy theorists who’s still questioning Big Guy’s birth certificate authenticity. There’s long been a theory floating around that BO’s real father wasn’t Barack Hussein Obama Sr. at all, butt rather Frank Marshall Davis, or even Malcolm X. Then came the silly stories that Stanley Ann wasn’t even Big Guy’s real mother!

Butt then… there is the issue of the widely ignored cold case investigation conducted by Sheriff Arpaio that concluded that the “original” birth certificate issued last year by Big Guy was indeed a forgery. Along with his Selective Service registration.

AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio Releases Results of Obama Birth Certificate Probe: Forgery                     AP

“Based on all of the evidence presented and investigated, I cannot in good faith report to you that these documents are authentic,” Arpaio said. “My investigators believe that the long-form birth certificate was manufactured electronically and that it did not originate in paper format as claimed by the White House.”

That’s the work of the vast right-wing conspiracy, butt that doesn’t mean that it won’t open up a whole other can of worms that we really don’t need around here.

The right-wing nutz have long proffered the hypothesis that Frank Marshall Davis is the real father of Big Guy, butt come on…he was just some crazy communist guy in the neighborhood:

Obama's mentor Frank Marshall Davis -- the veiled figure known only as "Frank" in Barack Obama's memoir Dreams from my Father -- was openly sympathetic to Communists. His affiliations with a variety of hard left groups were open. At that time, the Communist Party had tens of thousands of members, some of them clandestine Soviet officials who had penetrated government and industry. It received covert subsidies from the Soviet Union itself. In 1949, Davis himself predicted the collapse of Capitalism:
"Democracy today lies weak and slowly dying from the poison administered by the divident doctors in Washington and Wall Street who have fooled a trusting public into believing that they are the specialists who would save us from the dread diseases of socialism and communism. . . . They hope to hand us fascism disguised as the healed democracy." (Honolulu Record, July 28, 1949, p. 8)

And Big Guy doesn’t even look like him, except for the cigarette.

                             Davis-Frank-Cigciggies for ziggy

Now Malcolm X -(another favorite right-wing nutz theory) I have to admit: he could pass as daddy.


Well, except for the ears. And with Big Guy’s original nose.

                 malcom-xbo in the library with a candlestick

Butt if the birth certificate is indeed fake, that means anyone could be Big Guy’s father – or mother! And while I don’t usually like to start rumors, I couldn’t help butt notice while I was  researching my post on Angela last week, that she and Big Guy do share an uncanny resemblance:


                 bo dc pub henry ollie angela in court

Of course, we can’t confirm the ears…yet!

Now, I’m NOT saying that Frank Marshall Davis is related to  Angela Davis, butt they DO have the same last name (in addition to both being communists and big promoters of “social justice” whatever that is). And I have determined that Angie’s father’s name was “Frank Davis” too! Although not “Frank Marshall Davis” – butt still…

Anyway, Big Frank was Big Guy’s early mentor according to his book, Dreams From My Father: "It made me smile, thinking back on Frank and his old Black Power, dashiki self. In some ways he was as incurable as my mother, as certain in his faith, living in the same sixties time warp that Hawaii had created.”

So anyway, I’m sure the physical resemblance between Angie and BO is just a coincidence. Because it doesn’t make any sense: if Black Power advocate Angela was Big Guy’s mother, who on earth could Big Guy’s father possibly be?

        Obama's Grandfather at War120307-obama-derrick-bell

“Grandpa” Stanley Dunham and young Big Guy

I’m not looking to start any more rumors, I’m just here to reflect on things. And I sure don’t want to cast any doubt on the authenticity of Big Guy’s Irish roots, because they seem to be real.

OBAMA/Bo, getting into his St. Paddy’s day cups

I was just hoping to shed a little light on Big Guy’s background in a way that would explain his commitment to “social justice” and “critical race theory” (CRT) as first articulated by his good friend and teacher at Harvard Law School, Derrick Bell. Butt I’m afraid I didn’t do a very good job, so I refer you to Clarice’s Piece today for a more complete explanation. It is definitely a “must read” – it provides all the basic tenets of CRT as well as insights into how  Big Guy and his team have expertly incorporated them into his (and our) life. Just because Soledad O’Brian doesn’t know anything about CRT that’s not in Wikipedia is no reason why you shouldn’t.

detroit's joe lewis fistJoe Lewis “Fist” sculpture presiding over downtown Detroit: you might say it’s a monument to CRT.

wtf Big Guy wishes to issue everyone a Black Irish Power salute (or Sláinte, as the case may be) 

Oh, and  speaking of Black Power Salutes reminds me! Because I am now officially a capitalist pig (although not won who can afford to pay a little bit more) and because mainer “double dared” me, Little Mo & Little Bo have stocked my MOTUS Boutique with the new pins:

free barry button

free lavaughn button

Shoppe till you drop,and let’s all get out there on November 6th and set them FREE!