First up, for you non-sports fans (although after the embarrassment of the NFL, NBA, and to a lesser extent MLB, prostration before the Black Lives Matter altar over the past year, I can’t say I’m the same sports fan I was before the racist crap hit the fan), the phrase “from downtown!” became popular among sports announcers in the 1980s as an exclamation point on a basket made from beyond the 3-point line.
Now that we have that important stuff out of way, let’s move on to the next important stuff.
As the crazy-train lunacy of “racist” this and “white supremacist”-y that continues its seemingly never-ending death grip on America, I thought it might be a good idea to take a trip back to the beginning of April during the NCAA’s Final Four weekend, and check in with the musings of the man himself, retired NBA legend, Sir Charles Barkley — for his thoughts on the current state of racial insanity.
On a personal note, I have always admired this guy — whether I’ve always agreed with him or not — primarily for one simple reason. Charles Barkley does not give a damn who he offends or not; he says what he believes, and he believes what he says. And if you don’t like it? That’s your problem. Tune him out. He doesn’t give a damn about that, either.
Charles Barkley Says Politicians Want White People And Black People To Hate Each Other https://t.co/uWTKXAlkoA
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 3, 2021
As reported by The Daily Caller at the time, Barkley shared his spot-on, trademark blunt views on the racial chasm that is hellbent on tearing us apart as a nation.
Like many, if not most, of us, Barkley believes the problem is less about “white people and black people” — both of whom he said are “great people” — but rather about “our system and our politicians” purposely working to “make us not like each other.”
“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.”
Again, “from downtown.”
Charles Barkley speaking the truth pic.twitter.com/lt9jBldV2a
— ET (@runBMC57) April 3, 2021
Was Barkley right?
I’ll take this one. Of course, Barkley was right. He didn’t go this far, but having watched and listened to him for decades, I believe he would if said:
The Democrat Party has worked insidiously for more than 60 years to pit Black America against White America, the Civil Rights Movement notwithstanding. Democrats have preached to black people — ad nauseam — that the Republican Party is the “Party of the Rich” who could not care less about Black America.
Because the Democrats portray themselves to Black America as the great savior — the godsend whose sole purpose on Earth is to protect black people from the heartless Republican Party. And here’s where the evil genius of the left comes into play:
Democrats have also convinced the majority of Black America that “while we might not have delivered everything we’ve promised you (year in and year out, as you dutifully line up, election after election, pull the “D” lever, no questions asked, come back next time and do it again), just think how much worse off you’d be if we were not here to protect you from the evil Republican Party.
(Nancy Pelosi unavailable for comment.)
Even worse, as we’ve seen time and time again, black Americans who refuse to live on the Democrat plantation — Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Tim Scott, Allen West, et al. — are to be discredited, chastised, and destroyed if necessary for the sin of betraying the color of their skin. That is not only racist as hell; it is obscenely so.
Sir Charles knows that. And he doesn’t give a damn who knows he knows it.