#DonaldSterling Another thought: amazing when it comes to racism in sports or entertainment industry (same thing) that media outlets skip Michelle Alexander, TaNehisi Coates of the Atlantic or Prof Jelani Cobb and parse the educated opinions of Charles Barkley, LL Cool J or NeNe Leakes. Part of the problem. Like the cousin of one of my students who plays ball for Tennessee who had no opinion about the SCOTUS affirmative action case and underlying philosophy…and responded, tellingly “Dude I’m here to do a job. That school shit ain’t my problem” Yep
The whining and tantrums of sad spoiled brat tots…mingled with the braying of herds of donkeys—how did our proud white male elite come to this? Quo vadis?
Our brain and pelvis, our supermen, the makers not takers, the job creators, the people who put GMO, junkie and high fructose corn syrup food in our ungrateful mouths and give our taking, worthless Obamacare-wanting selves our entertainment, warmth, light, roofs over our heads, the ability to share selfies…
…whither thou goest, Mr. Charlie?
Despite the enormous wealth after wrecking the economy for we multicultural scum, and McCutcheon and Citizens United and voting rights cases…and despite the megaphones of Fox News and Web reinforcement, there is a terrible pogrom, lynching, Rosewood, Auschwitz, krystalnacht Klan march, smallpox, trail of tears Matthew Shepard and Ryan White and Brandon Tina-like invidious, intentional oppression going on.
They are the victims, they moan.
Just ask camouflage-adorned millionaires or commodity billionaires, hedge fund hawks, strip miners, frackers, commercial bankers and occasional tech mogul or CEO…
…quo vadis, guys?
Brats and jackasses. Once princes and kings, even emperors of American life. You’d think that their that their Olympian egos, their Titan accomplishments, their know best and better for all of us would indicate they had a little bit more self respect…some class? I’d be willing to forgive the pathological insouciance and lack of empathy, or the notion that they did they did all on their lonesomes without any context or predicate or help, or even look the other way at the blasphemy that they acquired power and/or wealth by divine intervention or divine right.
But they’ve shown neither class nor tact, and indeed show a sad and painful lack of self-respect. Whither thou goest, Mr. Charlie?
Remember back in the day, when even the extremists among them, the outward racists, anti Semites, gay-bashers/abusers, sexists, toxic polluters, etc., there was STILL a quiet, nose to the grindstone quality , divorced and insulated from politics and sociocultural entanglements? Behind the scenes, in the shadows, on the DL, yes…or, more positively, a Rockefeller-like noblesse oblige—where did that go?.
Now, even macho leaders of old like Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower are enemies of success and enterprise, greenies, social engineers…traitors.
What happened? Quo vadis? Scary, that Latin term, for the same thing seems to have have happened to the noblest of Romans.
Where have you gone, Mr. Charlie? Come back as better men. We need you to be better men.
Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, the nation’s first Black women to be crowned Miss Israel, says her country has a race problem.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Aynaw, who is an Ethiopian Jew, said: “I’m not ashamed to say that there is racism in Israel; it’s a problem, but it’s a problem that Israel is working on and it’s something that Israel is trying to fix and it’s actually improving.”
Too bad neocons haven’t learned this…or orthodox in a Brooklyn.