February 27, 2022 was senior day at the University of Connecticut. In honor of their senior Dorka Juhász, who is from Hungary, the national anthem of Hungary was played prior to the playing of the United States national anthem. The players were all on the court. That’s class.
The South Carolina women’s basketball team plays UConn today for the National Championship. I am a UConn fan but regardless of who was playing South Carolina, I’d want UNSC to lose. Led by its coach Dawn Staley, the UNSC women’s team hates the United States of America and refuse to stand or even be present for the US national anthem. In an interview Staley said:
I was in my office when I saw what was happening and taking place at the U.S. Capitol.
To hear everything that’s coming out of what took place last Wednesday is truly disheartening. It really is. It’s disheartening because it didn’t just happen spontaneously. No. It was planned, and it was executed perfectly in their eyes. Perfectly. Their actions have left us with a big dark cloud over our democracy, and I don’t know if we’ll ever be the same. That’s a blemish in our American history.
The majority of our players has sat during the playing of the national anthem every game this season – a decision made by our players to bring awareness to racial injustice in our country. If opposing teams choose to play the anthem during the time we’re in the locker room, then we choose to stay in the locker room.
Read that again. From this quote you can see clearly that Staley conflates Jan 6 with the George Floyd’s killing. Jan 6 was not racially motivated and multiple races participated. Staley’s diatribe descends quickly into meaninglessness
That is her why, and until we’re able to come to the table with tangible things that change the way that people are treated – people of color, Black people, minorities – how they’re treated in this world, in our country, then I think our players will be open to that. Until that happens, they stand strong in their protest.
Staley says that they’re refusing to be present for the US national anthem because of how the world treats minorities. It’s grandly egotistic to think that anyone really gives a damn what a bunch of spoiled kids think. This is such a terrible country- a country that treats minorities so badly that out of 12 members of the UNSC team, 10 are black and so is the coach. I’ll bet that every single one of the team members is on scholarship. It’s such a terrible country that Staley signed a seven-year contract worth $22.4 million.
It must be nice to indulge themselves in the luxury of this fabulous narcissism. Their current position is a product of the best of this country, not the worst, and they should be grateful for what life has given them.
Three other men died in the same manner as George Floyd- two were white and one Hispanic. Again, I would bet big money that neither Staley nor her team could name a single one of them. I can name them all. None of this team gave a damn about those three deaths and neither did most people. Their lives didn’t matter.
Staley and her team are emblematic of everything wrong in this country. They can sit there in their exalted situations and pontificate about what’s wrong with the country instead of what’s right. And they are enjoying the fruits of what’s right in this country, as are all of the young twits in colleges majoring in fascism and minoring in hate of country and I can tell you exactly why.
There really is no such thing as need. Today, there is only want.
My parents grew up in the depression. They had almost nothing except for needs. Along with millions of Americans they worked their way through this. My father became a combat vet in WWII and was the first one in his family to go to college. He provided the best he could for his family. He reduced our needs. It was a comfortable life. My siblings and I took that lesson and worked our backsides off for what we have, realizing that you are entitled to nothing more than what you work for. I caddied from the age of 10 to 16 and the day I turned 16 I obtained my driver’s license and went to work at a highway gas station where, over a period of eight years I worked 21 of 24 Thanksgivings, Christmases and New Year’s Days. I did not expect my children to necessarily do the same, but to give their parents the best they could in school. They did, and they appreciate what they have now.
The greatest generation knew one thing better than we ever will- and that is need. Each generation since has done its best to continue to improve the lot of their children. Today schools don’t teach STEM, they shove social issues down the throats of kids as if that would do a damned thing to help them navigate life successfully. There is no appreciation for what has come before nor appreciation for what they have.
The UNSC team worlds end pretty much at mirrors and microphones. If Staley and her team really want to make a point, then let them sit out the game in protest. Let them make a real sacrifice- something none of them has really ever likely done. That would be impressive. Or take that team and play is a better country. It’s curious that, given how bad all these whiners claim the US is, that people from all over world are violating our borders to be here.
Morgan Freeman nailed it when he said the best way to end racism is stop talking about it. We need to focus on the things that we have in common and not the things that make us different. Children need to understand that everything they have is the culmination of the evolution of the United States of America. Is it perfect? No, but if you think there is a better one, go there. Otherwise, shut up and play.
That is how a serious protest works. What the ingrate Staley and her ingrate team don’t understand is that they are making things worse and not better, yet they congratulate themselves on their self-perceived nobility. You have no needs. All you have are wants. Show a little gratitude for what you have. It’s a bill you can never repay.
When you’re primary mode of achievement is claiming you are victim, and you’ve been rewarded for it for decades, you’re not going to change.
The “Narrative” worked. In order to get votes, the Left successfully indoctrinated enough of the population to believe the exact opposite of what is statistically and verifiably true:
We the LEAST racist nation and society on the planet, and in history.
You know why we never hear a word from either blm or antifa anymore?
Sugar daddy Soros stopped paying them.
But there are still plenty of useful idiots out there, like this coach Dawn Staley, who swallow the narrative whole and regurgitate parts of it back whenever it suits them.
…Writes the guy who just penned a screed on that very topic and posted it online for the world to read.
Did that make sense in your head?
You’re attempt at a “gotcha” looked more like you shitting your pants.
If anybody knows about pants-shitting, I reckon it’d be you, old-timer. If you stock up on Depends, you should be all right.
I’m afraid there’s a shortage on Depends, given their need for Joe “I just got my butt wiped” Biden.
Seems to be only one of many other shortages:
We’ll get this sorted out, and give the minority of Leftists an education in how our country works, and what that means to the world.
By that, do you mean Democrats, or do you mean the extreme left wing?
Look out Nate its the, I know you are but what am I, tactic from the Professor.
Hungary is a nice nation its re-elected President is OK.
This Human, “The majority of our players has sat during the playing of the national anthem every game this season – a decision made by our players to bring awareness to racial injustice in our country.”
I dont think it brings awareness to what he thinks it does, other than real shitty grammar. Perhaps March madness teeth, down to the final 4.
Honestly, I think Michael is sincere. He’s parroting an ideology, however, and it’s about 20-30 years old and not accurate.
The Left is taught that they are smarter than other people, so when they have an idea, they think they are the first to have it and attack “conservatives” because those mouth breathing, white, working-class brutes can’t possibly understand.
I can destroy almost every Leftwing race argument rather easily, but they just don’t understand where this all goes.
Equality of the law has been achieved. They are using outliers to say things are “systemic.” The average Leftist doesn’t understand how rare it was for a Black man to be killed by the police without a cause (only 2 the year before Floyd), and those two had ZERO indication of any racist conduct.
To say because Chauvin was “white, he’s racist” is actual racism. (no accusation of racism were brought up in the trial, by the way)
This end in a genocide against white Americans. That’s been the Globalist plan for decades, as a way of destroying or at least weakening the United States.
The false claim of “racism” to stoke division is right out of Mao’s little red book.
Oh he is entirely sincere, doesnt seem well informed, nor have the capacity to do research.
Today is election day for our school board, 8 running, after the primary in Feb, for 2 seats. After a brief scan it was simple to eliminate 4, 1 so flaming he got 2 ! behind his no, another wants masks and vaxx for the kiddies, she wants her seat back. My daughter had to take her kids out of district to find an open school The other 2 are obvious CRT victims they happen to hold Master degrees.
1 is an easy choice, he coaches, is an engineer that wants STEM pushed harder, also share the budget with building repairs. None of the others really stand out for good or bad, milk toast standard I dont want to offend election and facebook pages.
They use events like Floyd dying of fentanyl overdose while restrained by a white cop as the catalyst for their claims. They claim Floyd was murdered because he was black. Reasonable people wait for details, then provide the facts that disproves their accusations. The DENIAL is the “proof” of systemic racism. The refusal to use racism as a political weapon is used to accuse racism and, of course, every reasonable person objects to this ridiculous assertion, so it becomes “systemic”.
I wish these purveyors of the “systemic racism” trope would examine where and how this appears to demonstrate itself; it’s always in Democrat controlled areas. Perhaps THERE is your problem, not the character of the United States.
Please tell me more about this idea.
Well, let’s take Minneapolis, “systemic racism central”, for example. Minneapolis, where George Floyd died of a massive fentanyl overdose while in police custody, was the designated center of systemic racism. But, what have we in Minneapolis in the way of government that might be significant? Well, a Democrat mayor. Democrat city council. Democrat police chief. Want more?
Well, to go all Kamala on you, Minneapolis is a city. It is in a state. The state is called Minnesota. Minnesota is bigger than Minneapolis. It’s also got a Democrat governor, Democrat Attorney General and a Democrat-controlled legislature. It also has two Democrat Senators and 5 of 8 Representatives are Democrat.
Rinse, repeat for San Francisco, LA, Austin, San Antonio, Chicago, NYC, Baltimore… etc, etc., etc. If systemic racism exists there, who happens to be in control of the system?
It’s not an idea; it’s a disease.
Now you are officially smarter.
You seem to be misunderstanding a few things here.
First, nearly all the largest cities in the United States have Democratic mayors because cities are where the people are, and people generally like Democratic leadership at the city level.
Second, systemic racism is not confined to individual cities; it’s systemic. It’s in the name.
There is no systemic racism.
It’s empirically non-existent. That’s why even you can’t define what “racism” and “systematic” are in this context.
More like Democrats are good at harvesting votes from poor people and Black people the way they had them harvesting cotton in ages past.
Slavery, by any other name.
The push to make white Christian straight men the new “Jew” isn’t a good idea.
What are you trying to say here?
Collectivist guilt is what was used in Nazi Germany and in Soviet Russia. It’s endgame is genocide.
The new Leftist policy of “kill whitey” is just like “kill the Jews” or “kill the Kulaks.”
Anytime you moronically blame a race/class for all the ails of the world, you get genocide.
Being “white” is the new “Jew.” The strange thing is that it’s rich white atheistic elites promoting it (or those who think they are “elite” because of their lesbian dance theory degree).
As we saw in Waukesha, a black man named Darrell Brooks Jr. committed a racist massacre of white people.
It’s not dismissible because of slavery or Jim Crow in ages past.
From Whoopi Goldberg to Nick Cannon, claiming it’s okay to just kill white people (as those white people quietly chuckle behind them) is manifesting as the beginnings of actual genocide.
Have you asked me to?
Wow. Rarely does someone make my point for me so clearly. The system is controlled by Democrats and there is, you say, systemic racism. So, the answer would be to eliminate the Democrats from the system… right?
Democrats are inherently racist and without them using racism as a political weapon, there would be far less of it.
Nice effort at deflection, but you are not fooling anyone. Indeed, racism, especially when confronted with a group one is unfamiliar with, is almost instinctive. Democrats, however, cultivate it. They promote it. EVERYTHING is racist to them, when they have no actual answers to their failures. Take the Supreme Court nominee, for instance. Democrats intended that her gender and race would be a shield against scrutiny, for ANY doubts of her suitability would automatically be deemed “racist” (and, indeed, that has been the play). But, expecting her race to negate any and all questions about past decisions and judgements is racist in and of itself. Do Republicans exploit this despicable trait? Nope… only Democrats.
It’s not a deflection; it’s addressing the topic. Hatred and suspicion between races is, it seems, deeply ingrained in our society. It’s not as bad as it once was, but it’s still a problem. It’s part of the system because it’s part of people, and people make the system.
But it is useful for the totalitarian Left to use a dehumanizing term (Racist, Russian, Rapist, whatever) that you can change the meaning of at will, just like Nazi’s and Soviets did, effectively, to take down anyone you want by concocting any crime you want.
You’re on a dangerous road, but we’re thankfully not letting you near the steering wheel.