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Is There A Nigger Around With Some Common Sense Please ?


Is There A Nigger Around With Some Common Sense Please ?

Well the fallout from the LeBron James episode has created some seismic shifts but at the same time some respected African Americans have come to the fore making the most asinine of suggestions. Now don’t get me wrong in their chosen professions I’ve no doubt that they’re well respected. But when I here the likes of Jesse Jackson calling an NBA owner , a person with a slave owner’s mentality then I for one have to question Jackson’s mendacity and intelligence ! This being the very same person , who while in New York chose to disparage the Jewish community and then had the temerity to act as if he’d done nothing wrong. Now we have respected journalist and ESPN show host Michael Wilbon coming out in support of Jackson . Now had this been Jason Whitlock making that statement in support of Jackson then I’d have thought nothing of it. But given that , to my mind Wilbon being a highly respected sport’s journalist , I do believe that he of all people ought to have known better.

Now in this day and age where there are very few African American males where the young men of that race can look up to and say that’s a proud example of a man let alone an African American man. We’re now bereft of leaders and men who can actually sustain an eloquent conversation much less talk about a subject that might have a bearing on a young person’s life.

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Courtesy of Examiner.com (Tampa Bay)

Jesse Jackson: Spewing hate and his own brand of racism

No matter how we try to downplay it, cover it up, smooth it over or seek to put it in the context of what hopefully will one day be ancient history, there is simply no denying a tragic fact.

We are a civilization that uses racial differences as a weapon.

American sport and our very history is riddled with examples, most of which have become the core of our sensitivity to race and the need to treat everyone equally.

Jackie Robinson endured torrents of verbal rage and emerged an early champion of civil rights. Jack Johnson refused to “know his place” as a black man and was later jailed for preferring white female partners. His pardon waited almost a century. Countless athletes from varied walks of racial life can still remember being treated to their own water fountain, dining counter or rest room.

We are certainly not alone in fighting these stigmas. Players of color are routinely mocked with monkey chants in European soccer. One star player made no attempt to hide his use of the Nazi salute to honor his despicable brethren in the stands. A former star rugby player and current broadcaster speaks to a team and allegedly calls an opposing player a “black c***”.

Despite all this, people of intelligence, honor, wisdom and patience soldier on to stem this fetid tide of racial bile. Secure in the knowledge these are the most useful weapons one can use in fighting what remains a raging battle not only on our fields of play, but certainly in our daily existence as well.

But then, just when you think a time has come for an athlete to be judged on the merits what was earned working in that uniform instead of the skin shade underneath it, comes the one person, the one comment, the one action, that restarts the pinwheel of hate, misunderstanding, and disgusting racial examples that we are better off diligently erasing from our memory.

Jesse Jackson has in one verbal swoop inundated the fires of racism with more than enough fuel to reignite the mud-dwelling mores of those who revel in continually joking and mocking the tragic and insulting slavery of African-Americans.

“His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality,” Jackson said in a statement released Sunday responding to the angry post-Lebron signing statements from Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. “(He) sees LeBron as a runaway slave.”

No one will argue, at least successfully, that Gilbert didn’t shoot his mouth off and take a chunk of foot with the blast. Following James’ departure, Gilbert became the shining example of not merely being a boorish sports baron, but of mixing in a heavy dose of petulant adolescent child to create a sad and, at the same time, laughable mutation.

Gilbert roared that James was a coward for leaving Cleveland. He quit during a handful of Cavs playoff games. And compared the holding of James accountable for his actions to that of dealing with a spoiled child. And even while being fined $100,000 by the NBA for his words, he remains adamant there was no racial connection whatsoever.

Emotional? Certainly. Insulting? Not in the least when players such as James have dealt with much worse on a nightly basis during an 82 game season. Words that mask racism? Go ahead and read them for yourself. I’ll dare you to find something even remotely connected.

But racist? Taking race into consideration as a basis for dropping the hometown hammer on this once-favored son? Considering James little more than an indentured servant who should be using a scythe to clear fields when he’s not nailing double-doubles? And taking to task the very sports league that has become the model for race relations?

While I was taught at a very young age to never use this word in describing anyone, there is no better fit for anyone making this connection.

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Let me see, Jackson’s claim to fame a follower of the late Dr Martin Luther King and whose claim that he was at his side when he was shot has since been found groundless and false. He’d met with him on that fateful day but as to him being at his side ….. that’s simply Jesse’s idea of being economical with the truth. This is also the same man also disparaged the current sitting President by using a profanity whilst on camera and we’re meant to take his claim seriously concerning his statement concerning Cleveland Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert ? Is it any wonder that young African Americans can’t identify with a generation of leaders from yesteryear who are now bereft of intelligence as they are to their ongoing reason to be a part of a legitimate political debate ? Can someone answer me this but when was the last time Jesse Jackson actually had something of relevance to say on any given subject ? Much like certain members of Congress , he’s about as useful as fecal matter would be on the sole of someone’s shoes.

Now as to the situation of James and his move from Cleveland to the wiles of Miami and the Miami Heat . Admittedly it was a surprise that he moved to the Heat when every indication might be that he would either remain with the Cavaliers or quite possibly go to the Chicago Bulls . That asides the premise I see behind the move is borne out by the fact that the Cavaliers’ management and front office were complacent but above all naïve to think that their most prized asset would remain with an organization whose idea of improving its talent was to obtain an aging Shaquille O’Neal and get a player in Antawn Jamison who shows flashes of brilliance about as often as Lindsay Lohan has been known to have a hit movie. Come to think of what was the last time Lohan had a “hit movie” and what was it ? Girl has a “rack” though, even if she’s supposedly batting for the other side .

Now come full circle and we’re now to think that Gilbert despite his child like rants against his former employee isn’t without fault ? He’s failed to look at himself in the mirror and ask himself the question what could I have done better in order to have made this situation work ? Now he’s whining like someone who has stolen something of value from him when he in the first place hadn’t made sure that the asset was secure. Somehow if this is a guy who believes that his NBA franchise will win a title before the present incumbent Heat organization does. Then for all sense and purpose I fully hope that he’s made to eat his words ! Though I’m in no way a Heat fan , I do feel that Gilbert has made a complete ass of himself and placed the Cavaliers’ franchise in almost impossible position when it now comes to acquiring players in the future. Players will see his actions and then ask themselves ….. ” is this the sort of guy I’d want to play or even work for” ? And the answer may well be a resounding …..”no” .

An opportunist like Jackson will now look for the next photo op and fire whereby he can add more fuel to it by making another asinine statement . Thankfully, on the international front he’s about as well known as “Joe The Plumber” whose brief fifteen minutes of fame were filled with about as much well meaning sound bytes as a speech by Sarah Palin on the US economy. Either way one can be thankful that Jackson is about as reliable as a ground hog on Ground Hog Day. He pops his head up for the season then disappears back into obscurity . Unfortunately , far too often it’s the times when he does pop his head up for all of the wrong damn reasons , that’s when the public sits up and takes note of the ridiculous things that he has to say. None more so than at present as it now becomes a water cooler topic of discussion. And needless to say this very statement will be discussed , analyzed and then have supporters on both sides of the argument. And the chances are that divide will be drawn along racial lines. Well just to dispel that notion as here’s one nigger who’s not buying into the bullshit that Jesse is now espousing. Let’s just say that Jesse Jackson is about as relevant to my way of life as fecal matter would be on the sole of my shoe. In other words I’ll just scrape it off and be on my merry way. Like I said when was the last time the man had anything of relevance to say on any meaningful subject that would be of impact on our way of life ?

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Chime in with a comment on the topic if at all interested and I’ll respond to your comments as best I can . Thanks once again as always !

Alan Parkins aka tophatal ………………… 🙂

Black Eyed Peas ……………………..“Shut Up”

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29 thoughts on “Is There A Nigger Around With Some Common Sense Please ?

    1. Chris Humpherys

      So what about the piece has taken you aback ? Because it’s too close to the truth ? Or because it’s way too harsh on as_hole like Jesse ?

      Chime on back in with a comment.

      🙂

      Alan …………

  1. Just still trying to digest it is all.

    I do entirely agree with you calling Jackson an opportunist.

    As we’ve discussed, I didn’t find anything inherently racist in Gilbert’s comments when I first read them. Guy was just frustrated and angry about not being able to keep the biggest attraction Cleveland’s had since Jim Brown. And it was under his watch.

    Perhaps he just realized his franchise had lost $250 million dollars.

    Shit, I’d be upset too.

    1. Chris Humpherys

      Of course Jackson is an opportunist as that’s how he’s made his name over the last decade or more . He’s not done anything of relevance socially for the advancement of his race at all in the last decade. And he’s a supercilious prick to top it all ! He thinks because he travels abroad shakes the hands of a few dignitaries it makes him a statesman . Hell he shook Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s hand and then the next moment he forgot the guy’s name . What a fu_king asshole !

      Everything about Jackson is joke nowadays as he represents nothing that an African American can identify with. His ass is so lame that he still lives in the past. He alongside Sharpton and Andrew Young are one big joke !

      Young stood by rapper TI but in no way has the guy come and said that what the rapper had done was against the law. What example is that to bring to the table ?

      I’ve seen the light and I will start either on Jenny Craig or Slimfast .

      “I preach abstinence but if I’ve had sex outside my marriage am I to blame ” ? The fact that he has an illegitimate child doesn’t necessarily make him flawed individual but you can question his character in that context.

      🙂

      Alan ……………

    2. Chris Humpherys

      What’s $250 million to a guy who’s probably worth three times as much ? And in any case it’s himself his management and the front office who dropped the ball here. Consider this no one on the staff has any NBA experience at the competitive level as a player or coach within the coaching ranks or at executive level other than Ferry . And he was shown the door and now Scott has to take over this mess ?

      “Fu_k y’all my Cavaliers will win three NBA titles before that chicken livered sh_t head LeBron James and you can take that to the bank ” Dan Gilbert .

      So forgive me but I’m shedding no crocodile tears for an ingrate like Dan Gilbert as he brought this upon himself with his sheer stupidity !

      Alan 🙂

    3. Chris Humpherys

      When the dust settles and the Heat may well have a couple of titles what’ll Gilbert have done ? Committed suicide ? Sold the team and go back to his mortgage lending business (Quicken Loans) ? Or simply go off into oblivion as a hard done by NBA owner ?

      Alessandra Ambrosio “Tell me a bedtime story that’ll put the both of us to sleep “?

      🙂
      Alan …………

  2. I agree with you Al, he’s just trying to steal some of the spotlight while he can. I don’t think you can make any kind of slavery tie when Lebron was a multimillionaire signing his first Nike shoe contract at 18 years old.

    I’d be pissed if I was Gilbert, simply because of the way it all went down. Lebron could easily shoot him a text or leave him a voicemail before the whole ESPN spectacle happened… I loved what Stern said “it was an ill-concieved plan to televise his decision”. It might be the first time I liked what Stern said!

    1. chappy

      The moment that Gilbert had stated that he wouldn’t be consulting with LeBron as to the hiring of new coach we all knew the jig was up. And besides it was commonly known that the relationship between them had cooled considerably as much of the communication was going on between LBJ’s agent Maverick Carter and Dan Gilbert. Is anyone now at all surprised by the outcome ? If your star player and owner are barely talking then what the hell should anyone think was going to happen ?

      Gilbert now comes off looking like a prissy weaning little kid and and LeBron simply as an narcissistic athlete that has to have his ego massaged constantly by his entourage and the press alike !

      “Dark skinned nigg_s up front Creoles and mulatto’s in the middle and them there who looks like black boot polish you stands way at the back “. Rainbow Push meeting being overseen by Jesse Jackson.

      As for Jesse Jackson what hasn’t there already been said about him ? He plays the race card more often than the fu_king members of the Klu Klux Klan !

      🙂

      Alan ……………..

      1. YEah, Cleveland is going to find it tough to get any free agent there. I guess if they are the only ones to overpay a guy in free agency they might choose Cleveland, but he hurt them from a business standpoint for sure. I’d probably be pissed too if I knew that my franchise went down $100M the second Lebron said South beach!

      1. Ravention LLC

        Stern has benefited from a lot of things along the way and now business wise he’s seeing that the template the NBA has is no longer working.

        Playboy model Alison Preston

        tophatal

  3. The fact is that Gilbert’s rant was ill concieved and extemely immature.
    I read Whitlock’s take on the matter and thought he made some valid points. I did not hear Wilbon’s views, but I’m sure his opinions were legitimate.
    In any case as a non fan of the game I find the whole affair a bit ludicrous.
    Oh yea, about Jesse Jackson. The man is just trying to make a buck. People will believe what they will.
    Good job my friend. One of your best.

    1. aero

      Whitlock for once wrote something valid and on point. Wilbon on the other hand just had his credibility shot to hell by agreeing with Jesse Jackson.

      As for Dan Gilbert I’ll throw him a bone but only a tiny one. “Dan a word of advice you build a team around your superstar not around what you think you might like but what best complements that player’s skills. Get it ? Now f_ck off and stop behaving like a spoiled child “!

      🙂

      “Talk dirty to me and I’ll show you a treat ” ? Halle Berry

      🙂

      Alan ……………

    2. aero

      Gilbert’s conception may well have been ill timed as well as he may well have been dropped on his head at birth. How else can one explain an idiotic rant like that ?

      🙂

      Alan ……………….

  4. My exact thoughts. The clowns at ESPN are a joke. The whole lot of them. Lebron James can play for whoever he wants. This not baseball prior to 1960’s. Curt Flood took care of that. It ruined his career but Flood did what he had to do to open up free agency. The NBA in the 1950’s and 1960’s had a quota system. So many black could play for a team. In the late 1960’s this changed.

    1. Bobby Gee

      And if it were down to Gilbert we’d revert back to that . He’s merely crying over spilled milk and the fact that Cavaliers’ organization has now seen its value depreciate by over 50% . But in essence that was his fault because he and his front office were as about as astute in obtaining talent as a blind man in a whorehouse .

      Alan ……………

    2. Bobby Gee

      ESPN claims that it had 11.5 rating share that equates to about 9.6 million people who sat through that drivel between LeBron and Jim Gray for a mere 30 second sound byte. That’s the type of crap that shows how far that network has fallen when it comes to credible sports journalism . Analysts there couldn’t spell the word if you spotted them the letters C, R, D , B , L & E !

      ===========

      Meanwhile back in Cleveland the fans there were also having fun.

      🙂

      Alan ………….

  5. Now why hasn’t Rev Al chimed in. Ya know, just cause James is black…white players do the same thing…I don’t like a draft, but that is the way it is…does smack of buying people, black, white, green or blue.
    Either you play for the team that selected you or………

    1. al clements

      Al Sharpton know his place and this arena isn’t his forte . As for Jesse he’s just his essence and credibility has gone back to the dark ages . What has this guy done of merit over the last decade that warrants his still being in the spotlight. He’s like a pimple on the ass of an elephant that just won’t go away for one reason or another. Someone please put this a-hole out of his misery ………please ?

      “A man must stand up and fight for what he believes in. I believe in the power of self discipline and the right to make an ass of myself .”

      🙂

      Alan

  6. chappy

    Gilbert isn’t the most astute of individuals and he’ll now find that out in the off season and the upcoming regular season when they try to lure players to come to Cleveland. I’d dare some of those players would rather hop-scotch through a minefield in Baghdad than play for that dumb ass !

    “People misconstrued how I feel about LeBron as I don’t see him as a chattel or an indentured servant. It’s just that the nigg_r got to me and I want him to get what he deserves” ! Dan Gilbert

    Fans there seem to forget as well as the business owners that they profited greatly while the player was there. As too did Gilbert and the franchise but what astounds me is that the fans are so friggin’ dumb that they don’t fault Gilbert for any of this mess ! I mean if he truly wanted to build the franchise into a winner . Who in their right mind would go after an aging Shaquille O’Neal and think that would put them over the top ? Only an idiot of course and that’s clearly what Gilbert and the Cavs’ front office have shown themselves to be !

    🙂

    Alan …………….

    1. Ravenation LLC

      Jesse is the biggest hypocrite out there and he’s now being found out for that very fact. He no longer is the voice of his people if he was ever that to begin with ?

      The nation has enough racial bigots as it is without adding another one by the name of Jesse Jackson !

      tophatal

  7. Ravenation LLC

    ESPN devoted two hours of primetime tv to that crap all for a 30 second sound byte and you had a moron like Jim Gray fawning over LeBron like he’d just got laid.

  8. First of all,to me Jason Whitlock IS a highly-respected journalist be-
    cause,unlike so many African-American “reporters,’he doesn’t kow-tow to the oleaginous likes of Jesse Jackson,Al Sharpton,Michael Eric Dyson and the other popinjays and mountebanks enriching themselves at the expense of te ignorant black underclass,but is instead someone hated by FAR TOO MANY of today’s lemming-like African Americans-AN INDIVIDUAL WHO DARES THINK FOR HIMSELF AND NOT FOLLOW SOME SELF-STYLED A**-CLOWN “LEADER!!!”
    (I follow only big hair,big boobs,leggy babes,particularly buxom blondes.)
    However,despite Jackson’s rather silly-and attention-drawing comparison of l’affaire Mssrs. James and Gilbert to “slavery,”there’s no denying that Gilbert reacted more than a bit paternalistically toward James’
    departure from his Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat,along with Chris Bosh to join Heat super-star Dwyane Wade.Also,many white fans,sports-writers and others have evinced an ill-concealed bigotry towards James for his daring to defy the white powers-that-be(i.e,the
    NBA owners and their corrupt lackey,Commissioner David Stern)and in-
    stead basically sell himself-a super-star and the product in the star-driven NBA-rather than allow a white “owner” to dictate his working conditions,something VERY FEW North American toilers can do in today’s corporatist,globalist economy,where nation-states cede ALMOST ALL AUTHORITY over working and other conditions to rapacious multi-
    nationals.

    1. Black Cowboy Brett

      More often than not he may well think for himself but far too often his leanings and thoughts are so off kilter that he can’t be taken seriously and that it is to his demise and credibility. It’s the same thing with USA Today’s Dewyane Wickham . If these guys are the best that African American journalism has to offer then no wonder their voices are like that of a shepherd wondering in the wilderness. What African American reader can indentify with any of these guys ?

      Stern views himself as an equal to the players within the league . Unfortunately he has no credibility whatsoever and the same can be said of the owners around the NBA in large part . They’re all a bunch of parasites to begin with !

      tophatal …… 🙂

    2. Black Cowboy Brett

      What makes a highly respected journalist to begin with ? The quality of his work or the statements made in the columns that they write ? Just because Wilbon puts it out there that doesn’t mean or earn respect to begin with .

      tophatal ……. 🙂

    1. Jesse Jackson is a damn hypocrite and a friggin’ ingrate ! He lives on past glories much like Andrew Young continues to do today ! Young rather than show his support for Obama denigrated him behind his back. And those who heard Jackson’s disparaging remarks about the incumbent President knows how he (Jackson) stands for to begin with . Reason is because they’re ( Jackson & Young) no longer relevant to a younger generation. Because in large part a number of African Americans have begun to think that their day has come merely because Obama is in office. In fact nothing could be further from the truth.

      Jackson-Young

      “Don’t worry the boogie man can’t hurt you Andrew cause I’ll be there to save you. Then you can let toss you salad as a good will gesture ” ?

      🙂

      tophatal ….. 🙂

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