Until they stop dragging politics into every aspect of Sports, I’m no longer watching.
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I’m over it. I’m tired of the preaching.
I live my life as egalitarian as it is possible to live. I’ve always spoke out against racism when I have encountered it. I’ve done so to the detriment of familial relationships and friendships. I’ve done this my whole life.
John Calipari was the last straw. His bloviating on White Privilege was a bridge too far.
Changing the name of Rupp Arena because of aspersions cast by people who never knew Rupp and swear that he is a Racist despite spending his life quietly helping Black Athletes get to schools out of the South is too much.
It would seem that one is guilty in this age only if a single accusation comes forward. No proof is necessary. Only accusation and abject ignorance.
Americans need an education and quick. Else it may be too late and we will destroy the last, best hope of mankind.
He does not have the RIGHT to propagandize and mislead the people of the American Republic.
I know many, many Black people who are not fearful of leaving their houses and who are not fearful of Police.
At least, no more fearful of the Police than the average White Person or Asian person or Latino person.
“If you’re sitting here telling me that there was no way to subdue that gentleman or detain him or to just … before the firing of guns, then you’re lying to not only me, but you’re lying to every African American, every black person in the community, because we see it over and over and over,” James declaimed in a foolish, half literate and moronic rant to reporters Monday.
Would James have referred to Blake as a gentleman if he had broken into James’ daughter’s house and slammed his finger into James’ daughter’s vagina and said; “You’ve been with other men, haven’t you.”
Somehow, I think not.
Lebron James is a fool. Lebron James is a horse’s ass. Lebron James should read a fucking book. Lebron James is a poltroon.
I am one of the loudest, most vociferous critics of the Police in the United States of America. I’ve been disowned by half of my family over my fervent criticism of Law Enforcement.
Lebron James is a coward and a fool. Queen James is not fearful of leaving his house because of the Police, Antifa or Black Lives Marxists. Lebron James is lying scum. Lebron James does not speak for America or for the Black Citizens of America.
FUCK LEBRON JAMES’ half literate ass.
Lebron James leaves his house with a Security Phalanx that would shame Alexander the Great.
Fuck Lebron James.
He and those ill informed lazy, moronic, fucktarded, idiots like him are contributing to the anger and violence in America today. Lebron James is culpable for the murders of innocent Americans – Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, Arab, etc.
Alas, now, he has become a Blue Uniform. Nothing matters more to him than the “family” from which he retired. Nothing matters more to him than the Thin Blue Line.
The Thin Blue Line is a Cult.
When a Man who spent years protecting his nieces and nephews from his own brother can turn his back on that family because they question the ethics and ethos of Law Enforcement, that man has become part of a Cult.
That Cult that deems itself the arbiter of Life and Death. That Cult that deems itself Judge, Jury and Executioner.
The Cult that says Comply or Die. Comply or we have the Right to Kill you. The Right to End Your Life because you did not obey the State. Representatives of the State, we are.
The Cult that acts out in contradiction to the Constitution and Bill of Rights of these United States of America.
Some time, about a decade and a half ago, my Uncle, the Cop, disowned everyone in his family who did not blindly accept every action of the State as represented by the Police. By the Enforcers of the Law.
If you did not obey Law Enforcement, he judged your life forfeit. Damn your rights as a Citizen.
Worse, yet, he has recently decided that those who call him on the decisions of his personal life such as his children forfeit all rights to understanding, compassion and love from him. His Wife, I am perplexed to say, has rode shotgun on this wretched inexcusable outlook on life.
This Uncle cheated on his wife. This Uncle had a child out of wedlock. This Uncle lied about it for 30 years. This Uncle put himself out as a beacon of morality. When he was called on his infidelity, he blamed the daughter who, in part, called him on his duplicity and hypocrisy.
This Uncle has decided that he shall disown his own daughter because she acts as he raised her. Because she called him, along with her brother, on his hypocrisy.
The Aunt. The Mother. Simply refused to acknowledge anything. Preferring instead to slam her head in the sand and aim her judgment and anger at the daughter.
Odd. This is. I’d not think to blame others for my poor decisions or the outcomes of those poor decisions. I suppose to have a scapegoat is convenient.
This Uncle is an odd sort.
Strange still is that he has forgotten all of the reasons that made him my hero in my youth. Apparently, now, I, and my siblings, are to blame for all of the imperfections and sins of our Father. We should simply forgive him. Even as he still commits perfidious acts against us time and time again.
It was actually made possible, first, by Northerners who were Abolitionists and/or who had Abolitionist sympathies. Aaron Burr, who made the filibuster possible when he was VP of the US, was from the North and an Abolitionist.
Obama is a lying, racist turd.
Oh yeah…the people who profited from slavery the most…they were the ancestors of Barack Obama in Eastern Africa.
Being hunted down for painting White Lives Matter on a public street while not being hunted down for painting Black Lives Matter.
Being told that you can’t get a job because of your skin color especially if you are White.
Being told by the descendants of Spanish Colonizers that YOU are a colonizer because you are White.
The Spanish were the most murderous, inhumane, violent death cult in the Americas. The Spanish founded the slave trade to the Americas. The Spanish were the first to land in America and conquer natives. The Spanish murdered millions in South America, Central America and the Southwest and West of North America.
Yet, we have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defaming people with White skin while she is the descendant of the bloody Spanish.
Speaking Spanish and being proud to do so despite the fact that Spanish was forced upon the Natives of the Americas. Spanish and Catholicism was used to destroy the cultures of of the natives of the Americas…BY SPAIN.
Being proud of the Spanish Heritage and the Spanish Language in the Americas is not different from being proud of one’s Southern Heritage in the United States of America. They are the same.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a descendant of colonizers, murderers, rapists and conquistadors.
I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed.
Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.
Then came the shit. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table … everywhere!
Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.
And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn’t even sit on my own back porch anymore.
So I took down thebird feeder and in three daysthe birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like it used to be … quiet, serene… and no one demanding their rights to a free meal. Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care and free education, and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.
Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; Your child’s second grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn’t speak English.
Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to ‘press one’ to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than ours are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
Maybe it’s time for the government to take down the bird feeder.
The Big Thing on the Left now is the attack on Lin Manuel Miranda and his Hamilton play.
Hamilton is accused of being a slave owner, though, there is no evidence to support this.
Hamilton is then said to have been “complicit in the system” regardless of whether he owned slaves or not.
Well, I got some news for you folks.
Every Great African Power for the past ONE THOUSAND YEARS is complicit in the same system.
That includes Egypt, the Nubians, the Mali Empire and Mansa Musa.
White Europeans did not invade West Africa and enslave the people there. White Europeans docked their ships at trading posts in Africa and purchased previously enslaved Africans from more POWERFUL Africans.
If you are angry that your ancestors were enslaved, buy yourself an airplane ticket and head on over to Africa. If it weren’t for Africans selling Africans, the massive slave trade to BOTH the East and Islam and the West and the Americas would not have been remotely possible.
You want to talk about original sin.
The original sin belongs to the Africans who sold the ancestors of the millions upon millions of African whom they enslaved and sold for massive profit.
My parents’ home, in Umujieze, Nigeria, stands on a hilly plot that has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Traditionally, the Igbo people bury their dead among the living, and the ideal resting place for a man and his wives is on the premises of their home. My grandfather Erasmus, the first black manager of a Bata shoe factory in Aba, is buried under what is now the visitors’ living room. My grandmother Helen, who helped establish a local church, is buried near the study. My umbilical cord is buried on the grounds, as are those of my four siblings. My eldest brother, Nnamdi, was born while my parents were studying in England, in the early nineteen-seventies; my father, Chukwuma, preserved the dried umbilical cord and, eighteen months later, brought it home to bury it by the front gate. Down the hill, near the river, in an area now overrun by bush, is the grave of my most celebrated ancestor: my great-grandfather Nwaubani Ogogo Oriaku. Nwaubani Ogogo was a slave trader who gained power and wealth by selling other Africans across the Atlantic. “He was a renowned trader,” my father told me proudly. “He dealt in palm produce and human beings.”
Create a National Register of Police who have been terminated for cause and another National Register of Police with justified and proven Brutality Complaints.
Ban No Knock Raids federally
Restrict the use of SWAT to emergencies and abolish the use of SWAT for serving warrants and checking barber shop licensing and the like.
Severely restrict the use of “Military Equipment” in Policing/Law Enforcement.
Abolish Qualified Immunity
Decriminalize narcotics. Especially Marijuana.
Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture
Require Police training in De-escalation and conflict resolution. Also, mandate training on firearms.
Restrict the use of Ball Ammunition against the civilian populace. Require Police to use tools that are not deadly force such as rubber bullets, CS pellets, and other non-lethal tools…AS A LAST RESORT. Police should not look to shoot first and any Police who utters the words “I have a right to go home to my family at night” should be ushered out. Either they are there to serve the community or they are not.
Mandate training on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. If you do not know the Constitution and the Bill of Rights AND understand it, you should not be Law Enforcement. PERIOD.
HOLD MAYORS and Police Chiefs responsible for Police Corruption, Police Brutality, incompetence, indiscipline and lack of training. Hold them to account. Have hard punitive measures enacted that target Mayors and Police Chiefs for the actions of their officers.
Police are being scapegoated by Mayors and Police Chiefs. Certainly, Derek Chauvin deserves to go to prison. He acted heinously and with a callous and oddly casual disdain for the life of a Citizen. That said, Mayors and Police Chiefs set the tone. The buck should stop with them. Not with the Grunt on the Street.