No sane American would defend Donald Sterling, but no one is defending his rights? I will..
.. to the death.
Yes – he’s a sick and demented stroke – but what’s the deal with taking his stuff? When Al Sharpton gets up there and spews racist and hate do they take his bling and sweat suit away? Well.. yes, apparently. And most of his food… So maybe that’s a bad example.
But let’s look at somebody I dig: Charles Barkley.
Charles has made a nice second career out of speaking his mind – and in America – that’s what some of us still get to do.
I love Charles Barkley – always have – even when he let skin color get in the way of his better judgement in 2008 and 2012. It happens. Still dig him.
Let’s look at some things Sir Charles has said that cracked me up, surprised me and just made sports and life more interesting for myself and a lot of people in a country where we’re free to say what comes to mind – short of yelling “fire” in a crowded theater – and now the dreaded; “Don’t bring Magic Johnson to my basketball games…”
By the way, isn’t Magic Johnson married? I reckon the press must think it’s okay to humiliate his wife and kids, but god forbid some old coot yells at his whore about posting a pic with Magic on Instagram. Yes, racism trumps innocent family in the brave and righteous mainstream media.
Back to Charles – here’s a few Barkley-isms throughout the years:
About being wealthy “I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I’d work for the Klan.”
When he supported George Bush “My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, ‘Hey, I’m rich’.”
After retiring from basketball “I’m just what America needs – another unemployed black man”
“All the liberals have ever done is give the black man an inferiority complex” Not sure if he said this one, but it’s true none-the-less, right?
You can get angry or laugh or whatever with Charles – but you gotta love that guy because of the way they’ve made it so no one can speak their mind anymore. Life has gotten so milk toast with these righteous liberals who have this need to control everybody.
So why haven’t they taken Charles Barkley’s job and property away for saying what is clearly racially-charged ideas and opinions? That was rhetorical, but I got news for you: Because none of you have the minerals to stand up and defend Donald Sterling – you’re next. You forgot they recorded and stored all your phone conversations, didn’t you? huh? huh? yeah… Don’t worry, they’ll never pull them out illegally.
Do I have to actually say that the Constitution gives you the right to have racist opinions? Must I repeat that the right to free speech protects what we find repugnant?
Donald Sterling has the right to think like a bigot and the right not to be taped talking with his prostitute, whom he labels, “girlfriend” so she’ll continue doing whatever she does with his wrinkled little appendages and foul mouth. I don’t want to know what that is because I have the right not to throw up on my keyboard, thank-you. Let’s get working on that Amendment, m-kay?
Something else that Donald Sterling said to his Whoo-are that’s been bugging me:
“You can sleep with black people. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want… The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games. I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.”…
Is he still talking about Magic Johnson? Wasn’t that the big deal, a photo with Magic Johnson on Instagram? He’s married. He still has AIDS, doesn’t he? Can I get some clarification on some of this from the brave and righteous mainstream media?
I suppose you feel real good about yourself running around saying what a racist putz he is, right? I heard somebody refused to sing the National Anthem before the Clipper Playoff Game? Wtf? And the players did a silent protest? If the players had any balls, as rich, free, African-Americans, they should all play ten times as hard and thank the heavens they live in this country.
Condemn the words and praise the country that protects our rights to express ourselves. Have you had a listen to rap music lately? I guess if Donald Sterling got a producer and stole a bass line from David Bowie he’d be cool? Hold on a sec:
Attention – Magic, Snoop, LeBron, Kareem, Michael, Spike: STERLING IS A DEMOCRAT
Just wanted to say that. I know they’re not reading this.
The fascists are making a list of ideas and words and they’ve just added a bunch to it. Every time you give a little, they take a little and with Donald Sterling – they’ve taken a lot. But you’re scared, aren’t you? That’s what they’re counting on: Fear.
It’s right there in the history books – all those books you were supposed to have read so we wouldn’t repeat things: Barbara Tuchman, William Shirer, Doris Kearns Goodwin – okay, they didn’t warn you directly with threats or big red capital letters, but are you that stupid?
The rest of you high-minded, guilty and frightened lemmings better take your heads out and stand up for this ghoul’s rights or when I see you in the gulag, I’m going to kick your ass. Hard.
Hey – one more quote – from just the other day:
“We cannot have an NBA owner discriminating against the league. We’re a black league.”
— Charles Barkley
Hah -love that guy! Now take away his job and his stuff… you’re next.
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