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BEYOND SKIN COLOR? WE SHOULD BE

According to conservativebrief.com, NFL star quarterback, Cam Newton, has found himself in hot water over comments he made against President Obama’s race-baiting agenda, indicating that he is beyond skin color.

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In an interview with GQ, a reporter tried to get the Carolina Panther QB to blame racism for the reason why many fans dislike him on and off the field. Cam, however, refused to take the bait. “It’s not racism. Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion.”

Before Super Bowl 50, Cam made the following comment, “I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen nothing that they can compare me to. I don’t want this to be about race, because it’s not. It’s not. Like, we’re beyond that as a nation.”

The article on conservativebrief.com goes on to indicate that the GQ reporter continued to try to press Newton about the fact that some fans dislike him. I don’t know if the reporter meant Panthers’ fans or fans of other teams.

Cam responded, “I’ll let you be the judge. I don’t look at it like that. I look at it like some people have certain beliefs, and I have my own belief, and we can agree to disagree on certain things. But this is what makes sports so amazing, that we can start a discussion around a table, in the newspaper, in the magazines, that will get people’s attention. And that’s what sports does.”

Cam is right, we’re beyond that. This is not the fifties or sixties, we’re living in the last half of the second decade of the twenty-first century.

A lot of folks don’t like Cam and it’s because he’s good and doesn’t play for their team. I don’t like him. On what I consider one of the worst days of my life, a rainy November 26, 2010, I sat in Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and watched Cam Newton bring his college team back from a 21 point deficit to beat Alabama. Subsequently, the Auburn Tigers, on the arm and legs of Cam Newton won the national championship.

Cam is good, probably the best ever, and when you’re good, many people are not going to like you. The liberals don’t get it, though. They’re rooted in the fifties and sixties, and from all indications, it seems as though they want to remain there. When Carolina played Denver in the Super Bowl this past winter, liberals were attempting to declare that anyone who rooted for Denver over Carolina was a racist. It didn’t matter that you cheered for teams that Cam played against and beat, both college and professional.

With the Obama administration continually pushing to divide us, among other things, along racial lines and the liberals only happy to do what they can to convince minorities that white conservatives hate them because of the color of their skin, I was concerned about the relationship between blacks and whites where I live and in other areas of the south. Thankfully, I can’t tell any difference in the attitudes her and in other places. The blacks don’t seem to have let the liberal rhetoric and lies influence them, thus are beyond skin color.

Business concerns took me to Jackson, Mississippi this past weekend where I stayed in a large hotel in downtown Jackson. Many of the hotel personnel were black and I couldn’t have been treated any nicer, and it seemed to be a “sincere” nice, not a “fake” nice that you see so much of today.

When black NFL head coaches Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy took their teams to the Super Bowl in 2007, one of the gentlemen was asked by the media how it felt to have two black head coaches in the Super Bowl, a first. The coach, not sure which one, replied to the effect that skin color was not important. What was important was that two Christian brothers facing each other.

After an early 2000s’ development in the 1963 Sixteenth Street Church bombing in Birmingham, where, on a Sunday morning, four young girls were killed, Condoleezza Rice, a native of Birmingham and National Security Advisor under George W. Bush, was asked about the developments, in which two of the suspects were finally indicted, tried, and sentenced to life in prison. Ms. Rice, of course, was asked about this because she was black. Like everyone else, in the nation, the National Security Advisor was glad that these monsters had been brought to justice. But she also seemed a little annoyed that she was asked such an obvious question. Yes, she is a black woman, but we’re now living in the twenty-first century and have moved beyond that, beyond skin color.

Cam Newton gets it, Tony Dungy gets it, Lovie Smith gets it, Condoleezza Rice gets it, and millions of conservatives get it. We are happy to say, we’re beyond skin color. Sadly, Barak Obama doesn’t get it, the folks working in his administration don’t get it, Michelle Obama doesn’t get it, Hillary Clinton doesn’t get it, and millions of liberals, including black liberals don’t get it.

Note: Thanks go to conservativebelief.com for information relating to Cam Newton and factmonster.com for facts relating to the Sixteenth Baptist Church bombing.

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LIBERAL RHETORIC STRIKES AGAIN

On Monday evening, April 14, 2014, Bill O’Reilly, host of The O’Reilly Factor, on Fox Cable News, interviewed the head basketball coach of the University of Kentucky, John Calipari. When the interview began, I wasn’t paying much attention, and then I started paying attention. Mr. O’Reilly was asking Coach Lapari about how he handled players that were into hip-hop and other related stuff. Also, I believe he asked the coach if the players ever called him bad names. Bill also hinted that the players might not be interested in getting an education.

During the interview, I’m sure I bit my lip and probably frowned, thinking, Bill O’Reilly doesn’t know much about the culture of college sports, does he? I thought about sending him an email telling him that.

The fact is, all college athletes respect and fear their coaches. This respect and fear lasts for a lifetime. Right after President Reagan was elected, he had his aging college football coach over to the White House for lunch. President Reagan admitted that he was scared and still addressed him as “Sir.” Imagine, the leader of the free world being scared of an everyday American. Well, this was President Reagan’s coach. Then there is the story about Kenny Stabler being in Tuscaloosa after the Super Bowl in 1977, in which he quarterbacked the Oakland Raiders to victory. He ran into Coach Bryant and Coach Bryant said to him, “Boy, you need a haircut.” Well, Kenny Stabler went and got that haircut. Kenny Stabler and all of the boys who had the privilege of suiting up for Coach Bryant respected and feared him until the day Coach Bryant passed away. And I think most still do fear him.

On Tuesday, there was a scathing article on the liberal/progress website, salon.com, stating that Bill O’Reilly peppered Coach Calipari with questions that were rather unsubtle in their unstated racist premises. Because I’m a conservative rube from Alabama and not very “enlightened,” I do have a hard time deciphering some of the rhetoric on salon.com. So, I’m just going to guess that Salon was accusing Bill O’Reilly of racism. Again, this is just a guess coming from a southern conservative blob of protoplasm.

While the article itself wasn’t the most inflammatory article that I have ever read on liberal/progressive media, the comments were pretty bad. A liberal facebook friend of mine posted the article and the comments to her post were even worse than the direct comments on the Salon article. Of course, Bill was called a racist and called other things. Conservatives and republicans were attacked and even Sarah Palin was brought into it. And you can’t have any of the above without Fox News being trashed.

This is the point that I’m trying to make, and I know some of you are going to miss it entirely. When I watched the segment, my thoughts were: Bill just doesn’t understand the culture of college sports. I do. I eat and sleep Alabama football. Kentucky is to basketball what Alabama is to football. If you smart-off at your coaches or misbehave, breaking team rules, you are out the door. The type of behavior that Bill was asking Coach Calipari about doesn’t exist in college sports. It just doesn’t exist. Those of us that know the culture know it doesn’t exist.

This was not racism, it was Bill O’Reilly, a died in the wool northeasterner, just not knowing about something. Should he have done further study? Probably. But being uninformed about the culture of college sports and asking “dumb” questions, does not make him a racist.

As I already said, I didn’t see it as racism. However, liberals/progressives seem to always look for some sort of “ism” in everything. Do they push the envelope or what? They will call something racism when it’s nowhere near relating to race. How they somehow manage to connect the dots, I’ll never know. But again, I’m just a southern, conservative Christian, dumb as a post and too stupid to live. But again, to you liberals, I wouldn’t be so anxious to rid the world of my kind. I’m not part of a protected group. You can still make fun of me and call me anything you please. There’s no other group on the planet that you can do that to.

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