Bob Whitaker's Weekly Articles  –  January 8, 2005

January 8, 2005  –  Political Football

January 8, 2005  –  Twisting and Turning

January 8, 2005  –  Afrimitive Action

Fun Quote:

Susan Sonntag, who said, "The white race is the cancer of history," finally did something I approve of.

RIP, Susan.


Political Football


America is becoming one big indoctrination camp. Nothing can be allowed that doesn't reinforce the party line. Kids' games are no exception. Liberals want to take the fun out of everything. They are doing a good job of it.

Southerners in particular spend way too much time and energy on college football. No doubt it is an escape from the dreariness of politics and the future we seem headed for. But the sports media is highly politicized. You can't escape politics by indulging in sports any more.

P.T. Barnum said nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. That is certainly true of the television networks in their sports programming. They assume that the average sports viewer is a moron.

It is easy to see how this is so. Just watch the beer commercials. But even more telling is the fact that the sports media doesn't even allow token opposition to the liberal party line. There are no respectable conservatives commenting on sports. Rush Limbaugh had a brief shot as an announcer, and was run out on a rail for stating the obvious, that the media promotes blacks over whites.

You see, the political media needs to make it appear that there are two sides, and that they present both sides, so they need the stooges called respectable conservatives to play the role of opposition. But the sports media figures the average fan is so dumb that he might be confused by a two-sided argument, even if both sides are really the same. Sports fans just get the pure, unadulterated leftist line.


Twisting and Turning


Another reason that the sports media doesn't allow respectable conservatives is that blacks are successful in sports. This success creates a dilemma for the left. Because blacks in sports are so prominent and successful, keeping up the fiction that they are just like everyone else is much harder.

O.J. Simpson is the perfect argument against welfare. Here was a ghetto black given every advantage in life, and he ended up, well, a typical ghetto black. It made no difference. Can you imagine a respectable conservative trying to make an anti-welfare pro-black argument that the average sports fan could understand? Of course not.

Two football players died last week in Tennessee. One was a ghetto kid on scholarship at Vanderbilt University. He went home to the hood for Christmas, and got shot. Everyone interviewed seemed stunned that this could have happened.

Without a scholarship, Vanderbilt University costs about $40,000 a year to attend. When prospective parents take their child there for a presentation on the school, they are told that one of the classes that will be required is "Hip Hop Appreciation."

Parents practically grovel before the adminstrators at Vanderbilt, to have the "priviledge" of sending their child there for $40,000 a year. Can you imagine a respectable conservative trying to make the argument that spending $40,000 a year to go to a school that REQUIRES a course in Hip Hop appreciation and whose leaders seemed stunned that ghetto blacks routinely shoot each other is no reason to object to those same ghetto blacks being mixed in with your precious little child that you are investing so much in?

Reggie White was a black all-star football player who could do no wrong until he made a speech and said that the races had different abilities and that being queer wasn't something good. He died at age 43, and even though it has been several years since that speech, the sports media had to temper their praise for him. Oh, it was wonderful that he was one of the first great black players to sign to play in Green Bay, but he had said those truly terrible things, and that couldn't be forgotten.

If he had been white, like John Rocker, he would have been hounded out of the sport. I'm sure a respectable conservative could justify all this, but who would want to hear it?


Afrimitive Action


With the ending of the football season, it is time for the annual handwringing over the lack of black football coaches at the college and professional level. Every sports talking head has to go on and on about how shameful it is that we don't have more black head coaches.

College presidents get real concerned when the football team isn't winning. They try to hire the most successful coach they can find. They know that success on the field translates into donations from the alumni. These alumni can and do hold them accountable for the team's performance.

College social sciences teach that the races are equal. College adminstrators require courses in Hip Hop appreciation of students paying $40,000 a year to attend their school. They favor any and every race for scholarships ahead of white students.

Vanderbilt University recently had a black faculty member who advocated in print that the entire army of the Confederacy should have been exterminated. He was not reprimanded by the school administration.

I wrote Why Johnny Can't Think to DEMAND that colleges be held accountable for teaching things that WORK! They don't have to teach you anything useful, but you have to jump through their hoops to get them to sign that paper that says you have a degree. They are not held accountable, so they can teach complete, utter, destructive nonsense. As long as people are willing to pay these outrageous tuitions and all of us pay taxes to fund these schools, this is what we will get.

But when the schools MUST perform, by fielding a winning football team, we see what they really believe. When they are held accountable for the results they produce, who do they hire to run the team? That is why there are so few black coaches.

You won't hear that from the sports media. No respectable conservative will spell it out. Only Ole Bob will tell it like it is.

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