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01/21/2010 06:14 AM ID: 82562 Permalink   

Whites-Only Basketball League Formed; ´People of Color´ Need Not Apply

 

The All-American Basketball Alliance hopes to start up in June in 12 cities throughout the U.S. Southeast. According to a press release from the AABA, only players born in the United States of two Caucasian parents are eligible to play.

AABA commissioner Don "Moose" Lewis said the rule isn´t based on hate, but that "white, American-born citizens are in the minority now," and the league lets them play "fundamental basketball" instead of "street-ball" played by "people of color."

Pointing out incidents in the NBA, Lewis asked, "would you want to go to the game and worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch?" The AABA seems to be having trouble getting cities to join up.

 
  Source: chronicle.augusta.com  
    WebReporter: Ben_Reilly Show Calling Card      
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  45 Comments
  
  It´s funny  
 
... how you almost know certain things are going to happen. Like I know that some moron is going to read this summary and say, "So? What´s wrong with that?" and in a flash of "inspiration," add, "Remember Negro League baseball?"

Of course, there´s always the possibility that he´ll then remember that the only reason for the Negro League in the first place was the color barrier that existed in Major League Baseball. It wasn´t that black players didn´t want to be Yankees or Athletics; it was that they weren´t allowed.

But in the case of my theoretical SN moron, the big question is, will he make it that far along this path of logic? I don´t know. Maybe I should have just said nothing and watched for it to happen ...
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     01/21/2010 06:48 AM     
  Give ´Em Hell, Duke...!  
 
When Augusta mayor, Duke Copenhaver, begins a campaign toward opening the doors of the many "Black Only" institutions (Universities, TV Networks, Pageants, etc., etc.) to "White Americans", then, and only then, will this guy admonish Don Lewis regarding his efforts to establish an "All White Basketball League"...

Not likely, though, that Copenhaver would take up such a challenge, so kinda´ hope the dip-shite goes to hell...

And I wish Don Lewis both all the luck in the world and hope that he succeeds.

Catch ya´ later,
Mike
 
  by: MikeRegan   01/21/2010 09:17 AM     
  i dont see anything wrong with this...  
 
jk. but i would like to see basketball played without all the pretending to be hurt every time someone touches you or to see someone actually shoot the ball instead of just slamming it in the net every 5 mins but to say only whites is just as disrespectful as someone grabbing their crotch or flicking off an audience member or being punched out by some turd who makes 5 mil a year to act like a big asshole, so AABA i hope you fail and loose all your money
 
  by: Devil Duck     01/21/2010 09:24 AM     
  Well a Problem  
 
First off if being born in the US and born of two Caucasian parents is part of the rules it does not disallow a citizen who has some "color" against playing. Most of you won´t remember Dinah Shore, but she and her white husband had a child that came out with dark skin and her husband accused her of sleeping with a black man. It ended up being that her great grandmother was born from a relationship with a slave owner.

So all you white only people take heed and keep it in the back of your mind that you don´t know ALL of your family history and you might be surprised along with your children or grandchildren one day. A black couple might have a "white" child or a white couple might have a "black" child.

As for this why does the black people have seperate this or that when white people need seperate that? There shouldn´t be White only or Black only anything, but until we ALL decide that race really isn´t an issue anymore people will hold onto their seperate organizations and throw history up as some proof as to why we can´t get rid of them yet. Ben feels that someone is a moron if they agree that a white only league sounds good, and if he would have stayed quiet I am sure a few of you would have stepped foot into that trap. I am sure that many of you are now just saying it in your head and the whole why can´t we have a WET if they have a BET(wasn´t that Willy that said that one)?

I think that one day we are going to get past this whole color issue and when we fill out a form there will not be an area to mark what race you are. It used to be Black, White and Other when I was young and now it is Black, White, Hispanic, Other. Then in another seperate area it will say Are you of Hispanic or Latino descent?

Until those boxes are gone from anywhere except medical forms where knowing this would help with certain medical conditions that are known to be prevalent to one race over another we will not learn from our history and we will not truly be past race.
 
  by: TaraB     01/21/2010 10:13 AM     
  ?  
 
So what´s wrong with all of this anyway? Don´t see the problem.

I mean, if you think back just a little, you might remember Negro League baseball. No? Go ahead, look it up.

I don´t recall Negro League baseball existing for any other reason than for the blacks to separate themselves from the whites out of complete hatred.
 
  by: Dayron   01/21/2010 10:13 AM     
  Guess what...  
 
This league is gonna suck. There will be no dunks. We all know white men can´t jump.

http://titanimg.titan24.com/...

Guess which one of these two men can dunk! I´ll give you a hint, he´s the darker of the two. lol
 
  by: C.O.G.   01/21/2010 10:30 AM     
  @Dayron  
 
I hope you are joking, because if you are not then that was one of the dumbest comments i´ve read on this site! The "Negro league" existed because because people of color were not allowed in the major or minor leagues, so they had to create their own if they wanted to play.

and yes i´m sure everyone would love it if people didn´t focus so much on race blah blah. Why do they have their own T.V networks?(BET, APTN etc..) Why can´t we have a WET channel? Guess what you do! It´s called every other channel except BET, APTN ..
 
  by: thegaijin   01/21/2010 03:23 PM     
  @thegaijin  
 
Yes, I was joking.

Read Ben´s post (the very first one) and then read mine. It´ll all come together.
 
  by: Dayron   01/21/2010 04:04 PM     
  @Dayron  
 
Ya I thought you in fact missed his post. :)
 
  by: thegaijin   01/21/2010 04:12 PM     
  ^^^^^  
 
The Sarcasm font isn´t such a bad idea.
 
  by: C.O.G.   01/21/2010 04:36 PM     
  ben  
 
there is nothing wrong with it unless of course you believe black collages, black miss america, are not racist. there are women only collages yet men can´t have that. the list goes son. someone just desided to have a game of all whites. they knew how fast the racists would come out of the wood work. racists come in all races.
 
  by: shannon853   01/21/2010 04:48 PM     
  @shannon (and MikeRegan)  
 
You really are that dumb, aren´t you? Those black schools, women-only schools, etc. were created for the same reason the Negro League was -- black people and women were discriminated against by the other schools of the time. And guess what -- today the black and women´s schools are integrated, too -- Texas Southern University, a black school, is just 85 percent black these days, and Texas Women´s University has plenty of men attending now.
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     01/21/2010 05:11 PM     
  @COG  
 
Styles do change, don´t they? I´m sorry, but in that picture Wesley Snipes looks "fuh-LAMing"!
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     01/21/2010 05:17 PM     
  Don´t The Sheets and Hood Get In The Way?  
 
N/T
 
  by: ichi     01/21/2010 05:46 PM     
  The guy being quoted sounds smart  
 
[deleted by admin]
 
  by: leprakawn   01/21/2010 06:27 PM     
  n/t  
 
I´d be willing to bet that the late J. B. Stoner was one of Don Lewis´ heroes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/...
 
  by: Lurker     01/21/2010 06:58 PM     
  White men CAN´T jump.  
 
Negro League Was Made because black players weren´t able to play with whites. This is just a case of sour grapes, Black people DOMINATE a lot of sports. There are only a handful of Whites who can make the CUT and those guys who make the cut look to have some color in them. Plus all the stuff you are complaining about is what makes the game controversial and relevant. This league will last as long as America´s attention span.
 
  by: OrIgInAl_ThOuGhT   01/21/2010 06:59 PM     
  Don´t be sad white people!  
 
We still have hockey!
 
  by: Kolman   01/21/2010 07:12 PM     
  @C.O.G.  
 
Give up the stereotypes. I´m 5´8", white as all hell and in my early 20´s I could dunk. Color (and height, to some extent) have nothing to do with it if you´re willing to work out.
 
  by: barryman9001   01/21/2010 08:35 PM     
  for the record  
 
Whites dont need to jump, we own the teams
 
  by: monstrddg   01/21/2010 09:49 PM     
  umm  
 
We have a filipino only basketball league with about 1000 players. Nobody calls it racist. I guess its only racists if white people do something.
 
  by: Tetsuru Uzuki     01/21/2010 11:39 PM     
  @Ben_Reilly  
 
You know, what´s REALLY funny, is that you´ll condemn an all-white anything, and yet bang your liberal tambarine and look the other way when you´re watching TV one night and see "Blackbuster Movie Night" on BET.

Fair is fair. If you´re going to deny someone the freedom to make their own club or event (race-based or not), lets deny those who want to support all-non white activities too...such as BET TV shows, Black History Month, etc.

I´m not waving the rebel flag over here, but do you EVEN WATCH sports? What´s that blinding light over there?

To deny that certain races may have an advantage is silly. With the exception of Yow Ming, how many Asian basket ball players do you know of vs how many tall b-ball players there are like Shaq, or Michael Jordan?

You can take the high-and-mighty anti-racist stick out from your @$$ now, we get it. "Go Minorities".
 
  by: vex   01/21/2010 11:51 PM     
  ...  
 
I never understood BET ( black entertainment TV) or Black History Month either.

Would it be OK if we did White Entertainment TV or White History Month?

The first step to end discrimination is to stop.
 
  by: vant   01/22/2010 01:58 AM     
  hmmm  
 
basketball has too many stoppages and too many fouls, i miss the days of jordan, magic and bird
 
  by: groomsy     01/22/2010 10:56 AM     
  @ Ben  
 
Yes, goodness they do. Wesley looks... HEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYY!!!!

You´re right about the intergration too... I went to Hampton University in VA. Out of a school of about 5000, they had a whopping +/- 20 white people. They played Lacrosse and Tennis. lol

@ Barry-
I don´t believe you.
J/k man, it was a joke. Whites are as good as jumping as blacks. Remember the 1996 dunk contest with a dude named Brent Barry? He did won with the same dunk as two of the greatest dunkers of all time (MJ & Dr. J).
 
  by: C.O.G.   01/22/2010 11:16 AM     
  A per survey on accepting intermarriage..  
 
..shows that whites are the biggest bigots:
http://pewsocialtrends.org/...
 
  by: Kaleid   01/22/2010 12:49 PM     
  ...  
 
@vant, Vex

BET is a dumb network. I do not watch it or support it but I do understand why it exists...

Lets pretend that all the prime-time T.V shows had all their white characters replaced with black ones. Wouldn´t you as a white person be like.."umm these shows are alright..but i wish i was a little more represented in these t.v shows" BAM! thats why we have BET. you see how simple of an explanation that is?. it has nothing to do with racism. People just want to feel like they belong as well. They want proper representation in pop culture.

@ronny_cordova

The N word has a lot of negative history to it. When black people were called that, it usually followed that they were strung up a tree, and those are the emotions it stirs when they hear it. The word ´Cracker´ comes from the sound that the whip would make as slaves were whipped. So i´m not sure that they are really comparable. I think its dumb that black people call each other the N-word but its like if i said: "my mom is such a bitch". I can say that about my own mom. But it would be rude if some else said it... not sure if that makes sense, but it does to me. My advice just don´t call any black people the N-word and you´ll be fine
 
  by: thegaijin   01/22/2010 04:18 PM     
  Here´s my $.02  
 
If it´s wrong to base decisions on ethnicity, then this league is wrong. I understand the desire to see more people that look like you on TV, and the solution is to vote with your dollars.

Cosby created an excellent show that was embraced by both black and white viewers, so we know it´s possible. All that is needed is quality programming, free of stereotypical behavior.
 
  by: cranky_paranoid     01/22/2010 07:01 PM     
  thegaijin  
 
"it has nothing to do with racism. People just want to feel like they belong as well. They want proper representation in pop culture."

Well having MTV1, 2 and 3 and still have no proper representation? Really? VH-1 and VH-1 Classic or On-Demand is the only way to get a fair mix of music no matter what your color, ethnicity or more important taste is. As for BET who has said that all Black people have to watch it or all White people are not allowed? As for representation goes I have to say that you are full of it. Not only does *White* TV have a few black and hispanic shows these days and we even allow them to share the lead roles. Oh No! What is the world coming to with all this getting along shiznet! Before someone yells, yes I am being facetious.


"The word ´Cracker´ comes from the sound that the whip would make as slaves were whipped. So i´m not sure that they are really comparable."

As for your simple explanation of the word cracker I would have to disagree that it is where it came from. Yes Urban Dictionary might support that, but then again it is user driven and it seems like most people feel it is the White version of the N word and both words cause anger and hatred, so people need to stand up and stop saying either of them. According to your definition they both have been around the same amount of time and if that was true then they are both ethnic slurs and have NO place in society.

We are never going to be over racism and racist people in all forms until we refuse to participate in programs (media and higher education) that does not look at us based on the shells we are in or by the box we check on forms. Remove the boxes and stop trying to make us a seperate nation.
 
  by: TaraB     01/22/2010 07:45 PM     
  My opinion...  
 
is that there are racists in every nationality, but, if everyone really wanted to be considered with equality they would stop calling themselves something different: Why do black people born in this country keep calling themselves African Americans? Wouldn´t be more impartial to just call themselves Americans (I don´t even think Black Americans is appropriate, as most of the time that is obvious.)
I do think Native Americans is right on target, but the above statement points to Mexican Americans, Irish Americans, Oriental Americans, Asian Americans, etc. etc. etc. When they start being Americans, I´ll treat them as Americans.
No hate, No racism, No segregation, just peaceful relations.
 
  by: Hytekhik   01/22/2010 07:58 PM     
  @Hytekhik, other points  
 
They do consider themselves Americans -- otherwise they wouldn´t use the word "American" in their cultural identity. They´d just call themselves Africans, Irish or Asian.

On the topic of stuff like BET, you may as well condemn E! or the CW for targeting young women. It´s called niche marketing and in this big ol´ world full of businesses, most of them seek a niche that the biggest ones don´t fill.

Put it another way -- BET exists because an entrepreneur looked at the market for a need that wasn´t being filled that he or she could do, and decided TV programming designed to attract a black audience was it.
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     01/22/2010 08:11 PM     
  B.E.T.  
 
Black *EVIL* Television...

http://www.youtube.com/...

Please don´t judge us based on what you see on this nonsense channel. BET is the poison of Black America. It´s rap and such are a disgrace to my people.

If you´re going to judge me, please judge me based on this kind of rap!

http://www.youtube.com/...

 
  by: C.O.G.   01/22/2010 08:25 PM     
  @TaraB  
 

"As for BET who has said that all Black people have to watch it or all White people are not allowed?"

I´m confused. I don´t remember saying this point. My point is that BET is not a racist channel. If you disagree then please explain? As for the representation. They have white people on shows on BET as well. Take a look. its probably like 8:2 ratio but they are there. Thats probably the amount of black/asian/native/india people you see on "White T.V".

You watch shows like Friends, Sienfield, 2 and 1/2 men, sex and the city etc.. you might see 1 or 2 people of color. Thats funny when I walk out my door I see tons of different people.

You disagree with the origin of the word cracker. So then where did it come from? and if you´re not sure where/when it came from, then how can you be so offended by it? We all know where the N-word came from.

btw: Women have their own Networks, Fitness clubs, niteclub nights, etc.. Are those sexist?
 
  by: thegaijin   01/22/2010 11:20 PM     
   
 
" My point is that BET is not a racist channel."

Well If BET isn´t racist(and no I don´t think it or any other channel is) then how can you say other stations are? You claim that the amount of white people on there are just about the same amount other line-ups are on other stations. Do we need a 50/50, 33.3/33.3/33.3, 25/25/25/25 etc ratio for every show on every station? Every show? Do they all get the exact same amount of lines also? We don´t need lead characters anymore, just 1 person from each race and then subsection to ethnicity and give them all the same lines.

"You watch shows like Friends, Sienfield, 2 and 1/2 men, sex and the city etc.. you might see 1 or 2 people of color. Thats funny when I walk out my door I see tons of different people."

I do? Really? I walk out my door and I´m still in the hood so what is your point? No, Really you are the one that brought up why BET was needed, glossed over the MTV comments because you knew there was no arguing that programing is aimed towards young males (notice males not white or black) who can then imitate what they hear. I live in the middle of it and there are a few posters here than could tell you what goes on in my town nightly since my scanner is on 24/7 here.

"You disagree with the origin of the word cracker. So then where did it come from? and if you´re not sure where/when it came from, then how can you be so offended by it? We all know where the N-word came from."

It is rumored to come from Elizabethian time actually and it was used towards those who were lower in class or for braggarts. There is also rumor of it being used in that way because of Europeans who happen to be pale and thin like a cracker(I call them my cousins and Irish they are ;-) If you need help I could look it up for you and send you a link of course.

COG- We know and you know about us and it is all good in the world for this moment.
 
  by: TaraB     01/22/2010 11:59 PM     
  @TaraB  
 
Don´t put words in my mouth please. I never said BET was needed or that I even liked it. I merely stated that I understood why it exists. I never said the other channels were racist. However your point was that black people are on just as many t.v programs as whites are so they should relax. which i´m sorry to say, just isn´t true. Does your claim also include Asians, Indians, Native Americans and other visible minorities? They have their own stations too and its for the same reason.

Oh ya and I glossed over your MTV, VH1.. comment because I live in Canada and don´t get those channels. But from what I understand they are just reality t.v trash networks that probably just target a small demographic anyways(As you have so stated). So I wouldn´t exactly compare a quality show like Sienfield to some dumb show on MTV. I also see that you glossed over my comment regarding women only things. They are actually worse since they totally bar men from joining/participating.
 
  by: thegaijin   01/23/2010 01:09 AM     
  I found a pic of the cheerleaders...  
 
putting on the half-time show at center court.

http://www.life.com/...
 
  by: valkyrie123     01/23/2010 01:59 AM     
  Screw the B.E.T Argument  
 
How about the black hiring initiative. Forcing companies to hire the token black person even if there was a more qualified other minority or whithe person. That was not racist right?
 
  by: cyphercrash   01/23/2010 07:33 AM     
  thegaijin Part1  
 
thegaijin -"Don´t put words in my mouth please."
I would suggest you take your own advice, along with the assumption I watch shows that I didn´t like then and have no intention of liking now.

"Does your claim also include Asians, Indians, Native Americans and other visible minorities? They have their own stations too and its for the same reason."

They do? Really which ones because I don´t see any of them here so it may be a Canada thing. Are you suggesting that each and every TV show has an equal amount of everything(again repeating myself)? You could try it, but I think you would not be able to get it all that easy and it is really almost a strawman at this point. I suppose we could also demand that we include races, ethnicity etc. if it makes you happy.

"So I wouldn´t exactly compare a quality show like Sienfield to some dumb show on MTV. I also see that you glossed over my comment regarding women only things. They are actually worse since they totally bar men from joining/participating. "

What is up with this Sienfield, Friends and 80s & 90s shows that have nothing to do with what airs today and how it is a diverse world in TV now? If you want to talk about the 70s and 80s then yeah much of your arguments might make sense, but with you naming shows that are in syndications and you might as well throw Moonlighting, Airwolf, Webster, Differnt Strokes and on and on. As for MTV a few of my friends have no trouble getting it, maybe it is something that is specific to your area? Just a suggestion.

I will admit I had planned on responding and instead got lost in the other things that was written. I don´t mind admitting mistakes that I make, but I will answer your comments about women, you might not like it but so be it.
 
  by: TaraB     01/23/2010 08:53 AM     
  thegaijin Part2 Women  
 
I want to give your questions about women and sexist it´s own playground and I wouldn´t want to gloss over it.

thegaijin

"btw: Women have their own Networks, Fitness clubs, niteclub nights, etc.. Are those sexist?"

Fitness Clubs- Well with the fitness clubs I will assume you mean Curves and that really isn´t what I would consider fitness, but I will tell you WHY many women prefer a female only club. Many people that go to gyms and fitness centers are mostly in shape and are working on maintaining and bulking up. Both men and women have major body image issues (more women than men) and having a woman that weighs 200-250 walk into Gold´s Gym would be torture for her and everyone would be staring, some would laugh and most would be talking about whatever she is wearing and if she will ever be back. Sexist? I´d go with more about trying to give women of all sizes a safe and comfortable place to work out and be healthy at. A thing that most like to forget is many overweight people can have normal test results and considered healthy minus the obesity. A question or two that could be asked about the fitness issue that would clear part of it up is: A) What do you(general) think if you saw a morbidly obese woman come into your gym? B) Would you feel the same way if it was a man?

On this one I would say No it isn´t sexist, it is more of a body image and self consciousness problem.

Nightclub nights- Really? I am wondering how many guys are laughing at this one. Since you asked I will look at this still.
Nightclub nights, or Ladies Night as known in the US is a gimmick that bars and nightclubs offers so women will come to a place of business and get drinks for a predetermined price cut. The reason there is a ladies night and not a mans night is quite simple, men who go in for cheaper alcohol would not draw anything close to the number of men who will come in the bar on ladies night and buy a lady a few drinks and hopes to hook up with them. The owners know that the men will follow while there will not be a significant following if the men were hung out like bait.

Sexist? Yes, totally. Sadly you are not going to find anyone willing to change it because of the money they make by attempting to whore the women out for their business profits.

Networks- This one is a tad murky and since it doesn´t seem like you get up to date channels and possible network names being different. I know that they have Oxygen channel(or used to) and Lifetime Movie Network or LMN as it is known. Now while most of the movies and shows are aimed at attracting females there is nothing at all that says men can´t watch or even act on the networks. I see no Men Stay Out! signs, do you?

Sexist? No it is open to all just like the network you are speaking about.

Addition: There are channel´s set up for gay and lesbians that I get with my cable channel and they have some terrific programs along with a few gross ones as in any of them.
 
  by: TaraB     01/23/2010 09:09 AM     
  No offence to anyone,  
 
But mostly it is seen as racist when white people do something for whites only. If black (or other) people do something for their race, it´s good.

Same thing is happening here in the Netherlands as well. Marroccan people call someone racist over a joke about Muhammed for example, but when the tide is turned around, it´s all possible, and not offensive.

The "Racist" word is used too easely. Not only by black/yellow/whatever people, but by everyone.
 
  by: Desphex   01/23/2010 03:57 PM     
  Tellin´ It Like It Is  
 
Dear All,



Rather than ramble on about the rights versus the wrongs of having an "All White Basketball league", would just like to say that for close to five decades the blacks have pretty much been running the show... Sadly, they´ve never been content with our elected leadership and seem to thrive on dips like Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Marty King, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc., etc., to do their bullying for them. "Including" bullying their way into the Nation Sports Arenas. And can someone tell me why we American tax payers have to pay for the existence of a "Congressional Black Caucus"...???



It´s been suggested that the blacks are superior to whites when it comes to sports, but the truth is that white kids, who have honed their talents (Yes, very much including basketball) through Grammar School, High School and College, only to find themselves weeded out of the "System" (Read the 3rd paragraph) in their Junior or Senior years of those Colleges. To satisfy the vicious underground "Black Agenda" that rules the show... Bugs me because I enjoy it when the "Hoop It Up" tournaments come to town. The kids come from all over, and it´s a pleasure to watch the "White" kids run absolute rings around the best that the "Blacks" have to offer. "White" kids who could put Michael Jordon to shame. So Please...! Don´t anyone give me that "Uppity Black Superior Crap"...


Though I remain confused as to why so many blacks put up with these self-proclaimed black leaders, with their Rolex watches, Limos, hugh expense accounts that they´ve bilked from their own people and other millions they´ve bilked out of intimidated Corporations who would rather anti-up on huge settlements then drag their Companies through long, drawn our trials to answer to "Trumped Up Discrimination Charges" by the likes of Jesse Jackson and other "Black Leaders"...



For the life of me, I do not understand why this "Silent Majority" of the African American community does´nt stand up to these bullies. I´ve no doubt that if I were to drive over to Massachusetts, stand atop a soap box at "Boston Commons", and then rant and rave for an hour or two on whatever injustices befell the Irish during their history, I would last just that... About two hours before I´d be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail. And those carrying that rail would bear such names as , O´Malley, McCourt, Plimpton and Reardon... And I´m sure most, if not all, other ethic groups in this awesome US of A would act in similar fashion if one of their member´s also took to a soap box....


It´s quite difficult to explain to some of you younger one´s out there what it has has been like for those of us Americans who experienced our lives both during the wonderful & peaceful decades prior to the assassination of President Kennedy and the turbulent, violent and despicable decades old behavior to follow. Behavior attributed, primarily, to blacks, beginning with their murder of JFK (Do an "MSN" or BING" search with "James Jarman, Jr., Assassin" being the key words), and for the 45 years to follow that malevolent and malicious act... What was JFK´s crime...? He had the audacity of offering an olive branch to the blacks in the form of a Civil Rights Bill and was rewarded by having the back of his head blown out... In front of his wife.

It is equally difficult to explain the frustration (And, yes, even the hurt...), especially with regard to those of us who had relatives who served in the American Civil War, but also to many generations of American whites for the absolute, total and complete lack of appreciation extended to this fine Nation by the blacks for the sacrifices made to right a devious wrong... Slavery... A wrong perpetuated by the collaboration of both the Tribal leaders of Africa and Jewish merchants of an era beginning prior to the American Revolution.



Allowing ourselves to give credit to a young and fledging Nation we now know of as the United States of America, and it´s difficult years following the win over Britain, the fact that it took us only about a decade less than 100 years to gather (From scratch) the resources´ to tackle this wrong is testament to an incredible Nation that, without any doubt, had it´s wonderful heart in the right place...

And the additional fact that, in the close to 15 decades (145 years...) since the end of the American Civil War, not one single black (Including the Liberal´s precious Barack Obama) has ever acknowledged, "Thanked" or even come close to showing any level of appreciation or respect toward the "359,528" Union soldiers who died on so many battlefields to insure a better life for the black man... Sacrifices which caused much suffering to family members of those incredible Union Soldiers... Family members that, surely, must have amounted in the millions... It´s appropriate to add here that "275,175" Union Soldiers were wounded... Most severely.

It was a time in American History for the black m
 
  by: MikeRegan   01/23/2010 08:26 PM     
  Whooops... Pardon Previous Typo  
 
Dear All,

Rather than ramble on about the rights versus the wrongs of having an "All White Basketball league", would just like to say that for close to five decades the blacks have pretty much been running the show... Sadly, they´ve never been content with our elected leadership and seem to thrive on dips like Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Marty King, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc., etc., to do their bullying for them. "Including" bullying their way into the Nation Sports Arenas. And can someone tell me why we American tax payers have to pay for the existence of a "Congressional Black Caucus"...???

It´s been suggested that the blacks are superior to whites when it comes to sports, but the truth is that white kids, who have honed their talents (Yes, very much including basketball) through Grammar School, High School and College, only to find themselves weeded out of the "System" (Read the 3rd paragraph) in their Junior or Senior years of those Colleges. To satisfy the vicious underground "Black Agenda" that rules the show... Bugs me because I enjoy it when the "Hoop It Up" tournaments come to town. The kids come from all over, and it´s a pleasure to watch the "White" kids run absolute rings around the best that the "Blacks" have to offer. "White" kids who could put Michael Jordon to shame. So Please...! Don´t anyone give me that "Uppity Black Superior Crap"...
Though I remain confused as to why so many blacks put up with these self-proclaimed black leaders, with their Rolex watches, Limos, hugh expense accounts that they´ve bilked from their own people and other millions they´ve bilked out of intimidated Corporations who would rather anti-up on huge settlements then drag their Companies through long, drawn our trials to answer to "Trumped Up Discrimination Charges" by the likes of Jesse Jackson and other "Black Leaders"...

For the life of me, I do not understand why this "Silent Majority" of the African American community does´nt stand up to these bullies. I´ve no doubt that if I were to drive over to Massachusetts, stand atop a soap box at "Boston Commons", and then rant and rave for an hour or two on whatever injustices befell the Irish during their history, I would last just that... About two hours before I´d be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail. And those carrying that rail would bear such names as , O´Malley, McCourt, Plimpton and Reardon... And I´m sure most, if not all, other ethic groups in this awesome US of A would act in similar fashion if one of their member´s also took to a soap box....

It´s quite difficult to explain to some of you younger one´s out there what it has has been like for those of us Americans who experienced our lives both during the wonderful & peaceful decades prior to the assassination of President Kennedy and the turbulent, violent and despicable decades old behavior to follow. Behavior attributed, primarily, to blacks, beginning with their murder of JFK (Do an "MSN" or BING" search with "James Jarman, Jr., Assassin" being the key words), and for the 45 years to follow that malevolent and malicious act... What was JFK´s crime...? He had the audacity of offering an olive branch to the blacks in the form of a Civil Rights Bill and was rewarded by having the back of his head blown out... In front of his wife.
It is equally difficult to explain the frustration (And, yes, even the hurt...), especially with regard to those of us who had relatives who served in the American Civil War, but also to many generations of American whites for the absolute, total and complete lack of appreciation extended to this fine Nation by the blacks for the sacrifices made to right a devious wrong... Slavery... A wrong perpetuated by the collaboration of both the Tribal leaders of Africa and Jewish merchants of an era beginning prior to the American Revolution.

Allowing ourselves to give credit to a young and fledging Nation we now know of as the United States of America, and it´s difficult years following the win over Britain, the fact that it took us only about a decade less than 100 years to gather (From scratch) the resources´ to tackle this wrong is testament to an incredible Nation that, without any doubt, had it´s wonderful heart in the right place...
And the additional fact that, in the close to 15 decades (145 years...) since the end of the American Civil War, not one single black (Including the Liberal´s precious Barack Obama) has ever acknowledged, "Thanked" or even come close to showing any level of appreciation or respect toward the "359,528" Union soldiers who died on so many battlefields to insure a better life for the black man... Sacrifices which caused much suffering to family members of those incredible Union Soldiers... Family members that, surely, must have amounted in the millions... It´s appropriate to add here that "275,175" Union Soldiers were wounded... Most severely.
It was a time in American History for the black man to embrace the love, the
 
  by: MikeRegan   01/23/2010 08:39 PM     
  Whoops... Part 2  
 
It was a time in American History for the black man to embrace the love, the support and the "Blood, Sweat & Tears" provided to them by the awesome people of the United States. Not only to express it, but to pass that expression onto succeeding generations... In this, their failure has been complete...
The only reward received by those Union soldiers, their families and this great Nation is "Contempt" by the black psyche that continues to ferment within their own family lives and, much to the woe of the predominantly European American populace here in the USA, propagate itself into the American mainstream...
Sincerest regards,
Mike Regan
 
  by: MikeRegan   01/23/2010 08:41 PM     
  Mike Reagan  
 
I am not a great fan of any of these people. But consider what it was like before them. It was an ugly time for any non-white, non-protestant in this country. Catholics and blacks were harassed. John Kennedy was the Obama of his day getting elected in spite of the anti- catholic sentiments that were used against him. Segregation was the rule. These people were the catalysts that brought this to a head, without them "Separate But Equal" ( the don´t ask don´t tell) of its day, would still be here.

One person that is the most recognized as the most responsible for change was not one of my favorite kind of people either, Doctor King. That being said I personally will remember and honor him for expressing his dream. The one I hold as a still unrecognized dream (taken out of context) is:
"little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers."

Obviously I am still an old "Hippie" at heart. The brotherhood of man is my fondest my dream.

 
  by: ichi     01/23/2010 09:09 PM     
  Hey, where all the white women at?  
 
grrrrr grrrrr GRRRRR GRRRRRRRRRRR!

o wait, i don´t care one way or another.
 
  by: djskagnetti     01/26/2010 02:09 AM     
 
 
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