I am extremely troubled by the Donald Sterling (LA Clippers) incident, not because of what he said in private, even though his words were offensive, but because of how this is being handled all the way from the President’s Office (Obama) to the news media.
The moment we accept that PRIVATE conversation and independent thoughts are subject to CENSORSHIP, coupled with PUNISHMENT, we as a society are done.
I don’t care what rules the NBA have in their ownership contracts . . . NONE of those deserve to include punishment for THOUGHT and PRIVATE speech.
And if the NBA really believes that it has both the moral and legal authority to BAN anyone from their own building, club room, and business, because they don’t like what that person thinks or says in PRIVATE, then just shut down the whole miserable league.
And . . . if this type of ORWELLIAN punishment is acceptable to apply to Donald Sterling, then the NBA better start applying it to all of its NBA Players as well, since I’m absolutely 100% certain, that there are no shortage of players who hate Whites, treat women with total disrespect, take drugs, and do and say all kinds of things in their private lives that would make most people cringe.
If the people are that offended by Donald Sterling’s Racist remarks, let them not go to his Clipper games. If the advertisers and sponsors don’t want to be associated with Donald Sterling for his PRIVATE thoughts and comments, they can stop buying ads and sponsoring his team. And if the players are so upset with their boss’s comments, they should stop taking his multi-million dollar paychecks.
But . . . for the NBA to ARBITRARILY decide that Sterling can’t attend any NBA games, NOT EVEN HIS OWN TEAM’S in his own building, is so far over the top, that it defies words. Or that he MUST sell his business and pay a 2.5 million dollar fine, because his PRIVATE thoughts have become public . . . puts this league into the Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong idealism of FREEDOM.
The whole world and the American DREAM are coming apart at the seams, but it seems that the most important issue is Sterling’s PRIVATE conversation.
It doesn’t matter which Media . . . ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX – etcetera, before any of their talking heads deals with the issue, they fall all over their tongues to convince their listeners/viewers that they REALLY . . . I mean REALLY abhor the views of Donald Sterling, as if when they report on this NON-ISSUE, they’ll be sullied just by association through the reportage.
Al Sharpton is one of North America’s WORST RACE-BAITERS, who also happened to be a “rat” for the FBI, who was a drug dealer, and was responsible for the racially motivated murder of innocent people at Freddie’s Fashion Mart.
Amongst so many Sharpton OUTRAGES . . . Sharpton led the FALSE race accusations that pitted the Black Community against White America in the fabricated Rape of Tawana Brawley, which destroyed the good names and careers of White People, whose only crime was being in the Cross-Hair of Sharpton.
Even though Sharpton is a despicable Black RACIST, who also HATES Jews, he is perceived by Cowardly Kiss-Ass Whites as a Civil Rights Warrior.
And just recently, even though Sharpton is the SCUM of humanity, President Barack Obama had no problem taking time away from serous issues of State, to be the KEYNOTE speaker at the RACE-BAITER Sharpton’s National Activist Network Conference on April 11, 2014.
Then again, didn’t Obama sit in the pews of the HORRIBLE Reverend Wright’s Black liberationist Church for twenty years, as Wright spewed HATRED against Whites, Jews, America and Israel?
If destroying Donald Sterling for his thoughts and PRIVATE conversation with the SCRAG who’s been shaking him down, is reason enough for the NBA, Media, and Holier-Than-Thou Liberals . . . to publicly “LYNCH” this man, they better do it Sharpton too.
And while the sanctimonious phonies rush to get their kicks in at the vulnerable Sterling, they could add MILLIONS of Blacks and others to their HIT-LIST, starting with the likes of Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan.
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Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov