Just so you all know, Charles Barkley is right. – Politicians, especially liberal, Democrat politicians, do want us all to hate each other. As I discussed in a piece yesterday, it’s what they thrive on. Dividing people in order to rule them is in fact the entire philosophy of the Democrat Party, and has been since the day of its founding.
Before we go any further, let’s review what Mr. Barkley said during his halftime commentary at the NCAA semi-finals on Saturday:
Charles Barkley Says Politicians Want White People And Black People To Hate Each Other https://t.co/uWTKXAlkoA
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 7, 2021
Here’s an excerpt:
Man, I think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that in my heart, but I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power. They divide and conquer. I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people, but we’re so stupid following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods, we all got money, let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other, let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other, let’s scramble the middle class. I truly believe that in my heart.
He’s absolutely right: The vast majority of both white people and black people are in fact great people who love and respect each other as fellow Americans.
I personally witnessed a great example of this at my 10 year-old granddaughter’s basketball game earlier on Saturday. The games are held in a big field house here in our hometown that has a dozen different multi-purpose courts in it. On any given day, there are hundreds of parents, grandparents and friends of the players milling around watching the games, as well as members of teams waiting to play the next game.
The coach of my granddaughter’s team is a young African American guy who is one of the best leaders of kids I’ve ever seen. He commands respect, treats all of them with respect, coaches them up during the games with a sense of humor, and the progress these girls make from game to game is truly amazing. He treats them all exactly the same, including his own daughter, and I doubt any of those girls ever has a second’s thought about what his race happens to be. He’s their coach, and they are really lucky to have him.
That’s a great story in and of itself, a great example of what America really is as opposed to what we see it portrayed as being every night on CNN and MSNBC and Fox News. But that’s just part of the story I saw Saturday.
During the 4th quarter of my granddaughter’s game, one of the teams consisting of what appeared to be 13-14 year old boys that was scheduled to play the next game arrived a little early and were milling around at the end of the court where a bunch of us were sitting in our foldable game chairs. At one point, a black kid was horsing around with a basketball and lost his footing, taking a hard fall in which he hit his head with a loud pop. Within seconds, a group of mothers and grandmothers, some white, some black, had leapt up to help the young man, who had a cut above his right eye and whose eyes were going a little wonky, making me think he might have a concussion.
One of the mothers ran to the reception desk at the entrance to the building and asked the attendant there to call an ambulance, and within another minute or two a nurse who just happened to be there watching one of her own kids play ball – who also happened to be white – arrived to examine and comfort the kid, and did a great job with him until paramedics arrived. No one hesitated for a second to help this kid; no one had a thought about what his race was; no one made any effort to segregate the growing crowd of onlookers along racial lines.
Contrast that to a political class that is so hyper-focused on race that we have the spectacle of Democrat and some Republican governors using racial metrics to determine who gets the COVID vaccine first in their states. It’s appalling.
What I witnessed Saturday was just a group of American parents and grandparents stepping in to help an American kid who was hurt.
That’s what 95% of America really is. To quote Charles Barkley, “most white people and black people are great people.”
Sadly, too many of our politicians come from the other 5%, and that dynamic also goes beyond the political class into the social and traditional media class.
It’s the 5% who are the loudest, most obnoxious and most divisive users of Twitter and Facebook. CNN and MSNBC award platforms to divisive hucksters and buffoons like Don Lemon and Joe Scarborough and Chris Cuomo and Al Sharpton because they know those are the people who will regularly say outrageous and divisive things that attract viewers to their shows and clicks on their websites.
Barkley is absolutely right about the politicians, but it’s too bad he didn’t carry his thoughts over to the media as well, because the media class has become an even more pernicious and divisive influence on our society than the political class.
Think about it: What’s worse, a President who continues to lie about the Georgia voter law despite all of his lies having been thoroughly debunked and exposed, or the corrupt media establishment that continues to pretend his lies – and their own lies – about the law aren’t lies at all?
Biden’s hapless spokesperson, Jen Psaki, was figuratively disrobed during her press briefing yesterday by Peter Doocey on this subject, yet she gamely continued parroting her false talking points about the Georgia law anyway, because it’s all she knows how to do.
After MLB Backlash, White House Pretends Biden Didn’t Call For Economic Sanctions Against Georgia https://t.co/WwIMOXkUDc
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 7, 2021
Who’s worse, Psaki, or the 30 or so fake journalists in the room who leapt to help her desperately try to change the subject to something else she could lie about?
Who’s worse, a President who continues to lie about the Georgia voter law and now lies about the fact that he did indeed call for MLB to move its All-Star game out of Atlanta, or a corrupt media establishment that dutifully parrots his lies as if they weren’t lies at all?
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) April 6, 2021
Here’s an excerpt from that piece at DailyWire:
President Joe Biden refused to call for the Masters Tournament to leave Georgia after pushing for Major League Baseball to boycott the state.
Biden backed off his pro-boycott messaging after he and other Democrats were pinned with the blame for the MLB deciding to move its 2021 All-Star game and rookie draft out of Atlanta. Biden had encouraged the decision days before it was made over election reforms Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law last month.
“I think that’s up to the Masters,” Biden said when asked if the professional golf tournament should boycott Georgia like the MLB.
“It is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are,” he added.
He went on to note that businesses and events leaving Georgia carries an economic cost. When businesses leave Georgia, “the people who need the help the most, the people who are making hourly wages sometimes get hurt the most.”
Oh, you think? Maybe that’s something you and the corpulent huckster Stacey Abrams should have thought of before you called for MLB to make its move out of 51% Black Atlanta to Denver, one of the most lilly-white cities in America.
Charles Barkley is right: Most white people and black people are indeed great people. Unfortunately, the people in our society with the loudest voices and biggest platforms from which to use them are not.
That is all.
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