Wokeness at ESPN

The wokeratti civil war going on at ESPN has been interesting to observe. You have the woke white female who is all in on the Black Lives Matter train and the whole diversity none sense, going up against the super woke black female also in on the BLM scam. Make no mistake the white female is woke. She is down for the black cause. Like many woke white lefties she has no problem talking about injustice and all of the other SJW talking points, pretending that black people are oppressed in America.

Like so many of the white agitators who are constantly stirring up grievance and discontent amongst black people, she is unwilling to start with herself.  She is not willing to give up her white privileged position for the cause. It’s always those other evil whiteys. The buck stops there…with those other evil whiteys, not “here” with her.  Let those other white people sacrifice their white privilege and give some oppressed deserving black person a chance. 
After Nichols forgot to disconnect her transmission while broadcasting from her hotel room, She was caught in a private conversation complaining that the beautiful and talented black female, Maria Taylor had cost her her prestigious gig at ESPN. Nichols had no problems with Taylor getting opportunities to expand her horizons, just expand somewhere else. Just don’t mess with my gig was her complaint.

It’s a familiar story isn’t it? I’m good, everyone else is bad. It’s especially true in the wokeratti. They have no problem stirring up discontent and encouraging grievance, telling how everyone else is out to get the particular victim class of the moment, but the wokeratti themselves are never the problem. Because they are so good at creating monsters, they always keep focus off themselves. They then get to rhetorically set the world on fire and wreak metaphorical havoc. In the process many of the wokesters get to pat their own shoulders for being good white people. 

Of course in this instance the conversation of Nichols complaining about her equally woke black female colleague added a plot twist and now the lights are turned on her. She is now cast as the insensitive privileged white female who Iacks self awareness. She says one thing in public, but when the cameras are off makes her true feelings known.

On the other hand you have Maria Taylor. What do you say about this woman? She has so much going for her. She is talented. She is bright. She is personable. She is competent. She is successful. On top of all of that, she is a physical specimen. She is incredibly attractive. She is TV gold. 

Despite all of that, at times when you listen to her; the attribute she seems to cherish more than anything is her blackness. Like so many in sports media, it often seems like she sees the world in terms of the oppressor and the oppressed. That viewpoint often colors the way she interprets many of the issues she covers and also her commentary on a lot of what is happening in the world of sports and other areas.
Another thing that stands out in this saga is the way that Nichols is being cast as a racist for her comments. People in the leftist sports media and the wokeratti in general are convinced that her white privilege gives her a blind spot so that she can’t even see her own racism.

What is crazy is that Nichols may be right that Taylor was given the NBA finals gig as a token gift for being a black female. It is also wild that people think it is ok to accuse a whole group of people of so called privilege, but if one member of that group says that she lost her job to a black female because of affirmative action then everyone acts like the world is on fire.It’s not that Taylor does not have what it takes to do the job. She is very capable. In addition she may have a unique perspective to add to her coverage of the NBA finals as a basketball player herself. She has what it takes to do the job, but in the world of the righteous woke, where color and identity politics as a whole is prime; these two women may simply be collateral damage in the stupidity of the diversity games where everyone is either oppressed or oppressor.

Blacks, hard work and sports entertainment

Think about all of the black athletes who dominate the major league sports in America. Even in many of the sports that black people do not traditionally play, we have seen black athletes come to dominate these sports. It is a testament to the hard work that they put in to be successful at their chosen endeavor.

Tiger Woods rose to dominate the world of golf and in doing so inspired other young black boys to get involved in the sport. The Williams sisters ascended to the top of the tennis world. They too have inspired many young black girls and boys to get involved in the sport, and achieve success. Bubba Wallace worked hard and he broke through to become a favorite driver in Nascar.

Most of the super stars in the NBA are black. The league is about 70 percent black even though blacks make up about 13 percent of the population. Lebron James has mastered his craft and reaped the benefits of his dedication. The top quarterback in the NFL just signed the first half a billion dollar contract in the world of sport. He is a black, man and one heck of a football player. He was rewarded for his skill and hard work.
To make it in the world of sport and earn a living doing it is extremely difficult. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication, talent, and timing. It is really, really difficult to make it it the world of sport.

For many young black men, they see sports as the only way to make it out of their difficult circumstances and though the percentage of people who earn their living playing sports is very low, of the number who do make it, the percentage of black people who do make it is quite significant.
They are successful because they put in the hours to harness their skills. They make the sacrifices necessary to improve their skills. They put in the long hours of practice. They spent countless hours practicing free throws, throwing the football, hitting the baseball, running the tracks, doing what ever it takes to be successful.

When clubs see the value that these dedicated men and women can add to their organizations, these clubs do not hesitate to make them a part of their team. Color does not matter because of what they bring to the organization.
The Los Angeles Lakers is a valued franchise because of the long list of talented players who have been a part of their organization, a larger number of these players being black. Lebron James is the top basketball player in the world and his sheer presence on the Los Lakers, together with a group of other really talented players makes the team’s games must see exhibitions.

Nobody cares that there are so many black men on the teamare. When people come to see them play the fans just want to see great basketball. Lebron James, his top compeer Anthony Davis, and the rest of their cohorts seldom fail to deliver.

They have dedicated themselves to their craft. They have put in the hard work to get where they are, and have earned all of the rewards that they reap. Because they are so good at what they do, many other opportunities have automatically opened to them. They now traverse worlds that otherwise, they may not have known. They are reaping what they have sown.

Now with all of the talk that we hear about how terrible and hard it is for black people to make it in America, imagine a world in which many young black people demonstrated the same dedication to becoming engineers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, computer programmers, teachers, entrepreneurs, public servants and other professions.

Would these black people not have the same measure of success, and the opportunities that come in their chosen fields of endeavor? Or does America hate black people so much that the only place black people can be successful is in the field of entertainment where they fit a certain stereotype?

South Africa under Apartheid today, what if…

Imagine that the year is 2020. By some strange twist of faith and events, Nelson Mandela is still in prison. The Government of South Africa is still brutally and systematically oppressing the black citizens of South  Africa, and the only reason for this subjugation of the people is because they are black. That’s it!  

Somewhere along the line though, the world decided that economic and political sanctions against the South African government was actually counter productive the people. The reasoning is that by opening South Africa’s economy to trade with the rest of the world and ceasing to isolate them in other ways it would lead to more political freedom, and the less human rights abuses as the country begins to prosper. 

Eventually the people of South Africa will be free because the country would not realize its full potential if 95 percent of the people cannot fully participate as free citizens. Sounds good in theory, but with each passing year the world looks on, and turns a blind eye as the white South African government becomes more savage, and the black citizens of South Africa continue to live in fear of their government. 

In the midst of all of this, there has been some economic mobility for the people despite the oppression. The South African government gains prominence in the world, and multi national corporations and conglomerates are reaping the economic benefits of an open South Africa. Many of these businesses have become rich beyond measure as a result, and their fortunes, to a significant extent are directly linked to South Africa, especially American companies. 

As South Africa continues to gain in influence around the globe and they become richer, it seems as though the world has forgotten the original reasons for opening up the country to trade and other activities. 

In the meantime, Nelson Mandela continues to sit in jail, and there is not one inch of movement toward a free South Africa for all of the people. Apartheid continues to be their political system, and in fact, they continue to grow even worse. 

Although generally speaking, the lives of many black South Africans have definitely improved, they are still lagging behind the rest of the world. There is still a significant number of the population who are  suffering economically, and though there is more hope to climb out of poverty, and there is reason for a positive outlook where that is concerned, the people know that their government still does not tolerate political dissent. 

Political opponents of the government are still beaten, tortured, or thrown in prison, and often times killed. Organs are harvested, and rape is used as an act of intimidation by the government. The families of political opponents are targeted and made to suffer for the actions of their relatives who dare to oppose the oppressive South African regime, then one day something happens. Another Soweto youth uprising occurs, just like in 1976, because the people are fed up of being oppressed, despite the economic improvement in their lives. They want freedom.

 Unfortunately though, just like in 1976, the authorities respond just as violently to the uprising. The people continue to protest nevertheless, and the actions of these young people lead to a revived movement in the fight for freedom.With each passing day, the government’s response to the movement growers harsher. 

Somewhere across the world, in a show of solidarity with the black population of South Africa, a guy by the name of Daryl Morey, a general manager of the Houston Rockets basketball team in the NBA sends out a tweet. The tweet ignites the ire of the white racist South African Government who then threatens the NBA with retaliation for allowing the Houston Rockets general manager to criticize their oppressive racist government. 

The star player of the Houston Rockets even apologizes to the South Africans for his boss’s tweet supporting the oppressed people of South Africa. Many people are shocked and outraged by the NBA kowtowing to the South African Government who is telling Americans what they are allowed to say in their own country. 

Everybody then turns to the NBA’s social justice warrior extraordinaire to get a response and they are dissapointed because he too refused to support the people of South Africa suffering under the thumb of their oppressive government. Instead the king of social justice warriors in the sports world talks about how the tweet had the potential to jeopardize people financially and in other ways. 

Dissatisfied with that answer from the guy who knows how to speak truth to power, the people press him further. Finally he says “I’d be cheating my teammates by continuing to harp on something that won’t benefit us trying to win a championship because that’s what we’re here for,” he concluded “We’re not politicians. 

In other words, he’s just going to shut up and dribble.

Well…this is all a hypothetical scenario, but can you imagine it?

Lebron James and the SJW movement

Lebron James quoting Dr. Martin Luther King:

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

This guy who is always popping off at the mouth,  and telling us what a God awful terrible country America is could not muster the courage to speak a word against a country that mercilessly persecutes its people for the wrong political opinion. 

Lebron James is a typical social justice warrior. He creates false battles in which he portrays himself as the hero. He then basks in the adoration as people call him brave. He gets to pat himself on the back as he pretends to “speak truth to power.”

 Lebron James’ idea of bravery is wearing a hoodie with “Black lives matter” emblazoned across the front. People like Lebron James love to take the bad things that happen in America, and exploit them by using these unfortunate situations to portray them as the norm. They hardly ever speak a good word about the United States.

When Lebron wants to speak truth to power, he turns his attention to the President of the United States, and calls him a bum, then he self righteously declares that he will never sit across from the President.

Yes sir, that Lebron sure is brave.

This young man who knows first hand the value of hard work, (good for him) and reaped millions upon million upon millions of dollars as a result only heaps scorn on the country that has afforded him so many opportunities.

He can’t even muster a word of support for a general manager who sent out a tweet supporting the people of Hong Kong who are truly fighting for freedom.

Truth is ladies and gentlemen, Lebron James is not brave. He is not like any of the brave sportsmen in the past who have fought against true injustice in America.

He is no James Brown. He is certainly no Muhammed Ali. Muhammed Ali stood for something when he had so much to lose, but he held his ground because his cause was righteous. 

Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, Rosa Parks and others, these people were true heroes. Some of them gave their lives in the fight against injustice (real injustice). 

When Lebron James speaks “truth to power”, he gets accolades. He is praised by America haters who shower him with compliments.

No one should be surprised by Lebron’s hesitance to criticize China or support the General manager of the Houston Rockets who dared tweet his support for true freedom fighters. 

We have seen this movie before. 

While Colin Kaepernick was calling the police pigs, he was at the same time wearing a T-shirt of the murderous dictator Fidel Castro.

On college campuses, and everywhere across the country, young lefties shamelessly sport T-shirts of a man who famously hated black people, the mass murderer Che Guevarra, while they simultaneously tell anyone who would listen how awful life in America is.

They openly side with and support organizations like the Palestinian Authority that supports terrorists who slash the throats of babies, and oppress muslims all across the Middle East. 

These same social justice warriors save all of their venom for Israel, the only Democracy in the most hostile part of the world, where enemies threaten Israel with annihilation everyday. 

They call Israel an apartheid state.

This is the left ladies and gentlemen, heroes of false battles, champions fighting make believe oppression, but silent when they have a chance to truly speak out against real tyranny.

Visitors from the past

Imagine if Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Dubois, Harriet Tubman and other black freedom fighters, civil rights leaders and educators from from the past were to somehow transmit themselves in to 21st Century America.

They were informed about Barrack Obama, Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and other black Americans who are in, or have been in positions of power and influence all across the country.

They find out about the major cities that are dominated and run by black Americans and they can’t believe it. They look at the military where blacks are respected and have an equal chance of climbing the Military ranks and it brings a smile to their face. Imagine their surprise when these honorable people find out that a black four star general is in charge of the U.S. Military and international forces in the strategic contingency theater of Korea.

In addition to all of this they learn about affirmative action, and all of the programs that many well intentioned politicians and others have put in place to help lift black people out of poverty and in the effort move them forward.

As these stalwarts of history continue to learn about the modern world, they learn about Brown vs Board of education. They learn that the KKK has been neutered and holds no political sway in the country. Everyone of them is pleased to know that even though white supremacy still exist, whenever these bigots attempt to have a rally or some public display of their evil philosophy, they are always outnumbered by protesters at least ten to one. Our group of visitors are delighted when they discover that lynchings are a thing of the past, and the Civil Rights Act was passed decades ago.

It brings a smile to their face when they realize all of the laws that are in place to protect the rights of all citizens. They find out that the government and businesses can, has, and is often sued for racial discrimination. Human Resouces departments all across the country have rigid anti-discrimination rules in place, not only to deal with dicrimination when it happens, but to avoid it from happening in the first place. Everywhere diversity programs are in place to create an atmosphere of tolerance.

This noble group from our past then finds out about zero tolerance policies and they are truly impressed.

While surfing the internet they find out that one of the easiest ways for a white person to be shamed and ostracized is to be labeled as a racist. In this regard they read about people like Paula Dean and Rosanne Barr, George Allen and others who are now treated as castaways because of their perceived racism.

As these great black leaders continue on their modern sojourn, they continue to be enlightened about life in current day America. Each passing moment, they are more and more astonished. They simply cannot believe that black people can travel anywhere they choose, or live anywhere they wish.
They become overwhelmed with what they see and are in shock when they learn about business moguls like Oprah Winfrey, Bob Johnson, Michael Jordan and successful businessmen like Herman Cain.

Now completely flabbergasted by all that they have seen, they find out about sports leagues like the NBA, NFL and even the MLB that are dominated by black people and other minorities. Upon further inquiry they learn out about Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Simone Biles and others. They just cannot get over all of the opportunities that black people have to improve their lives, and they stop to take in all in.

As they try to absorb it all, along comes Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson, Kamala Harris, and other black victocrats with their white liberal enablers to enlighten these black champions.

These victocrats and their white liberal enablers’ sole purpose is to let these giants know that they should not get it twisted and be confused by all of these deceitful signs of progress because black people are still suffering at the hands of the white man in America, and that the whole system is geared to keep the black man subjugated.

Beto O’Rourke emphasizes to them that the system is unjust as it ever was for black people in America, and he brings along Colin Kaepernick to help him reinforce the point.

In the ensuing next few hours Kamala, Al and company proceed to give to our distinguished guests from the past, all the examples that show what a horrible nation America is in 2019 because there are evil people and bad things sometimes happen.

What do you suppose the response of Mr. Douglass, Mr. Washington, Mr. Dubois, Ms. Tubman and the whole group of heroes would be?