Friday, September 18, 2015

Maybe he should just play football.

Richard Sherman 2014.jpgI love when athletes speak their minds, I really do. Most of them are heroes to many of us in society, and when they take a social stance on issues of the day people usually listen. I think that we should encourage athletes to speak their minds on social issues and not be like that fraud, Michael Jordan, who only cared about his bottom line and his phony brand.

Anyway, I said all that because I want to write a little bit about Richard Sherman and his comments about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

In case you have been living under a rock, here is some of what Mr. Sherman had to say:

"I think as long as we have black-on-black crime and, you know, one black man killing another … if black lives matter, then it should matter all the time. You should never let somebody get killed — that’s somebody’s son, that’s somebody’s brother, that’s somebody’s friend. So you should always keep that in mind.”

Poor Richard just doesn't get it. Of course we have pathologies in our community, as well as people who are all too willing to take the life of another person of color for whatever reason. But that doesn't excuse those who are sworn to uphold the law behaving like (and worse in some cases) the criminals  they swore to protect us from. It doesn't excuse treating all young men of color like criminals and acting accordingly towards them.

What makes Richard Sherman (and others like him, who use this specious and flawed argument time and time again) believe that if we act better ourselves and become "perfect" citizens things will get better for us in the long run?

It's easy to give in to the urge to pander to the majority population because he knows that while he plays football --and even after--- life will be so much easier for him. All he has to do is say something stupid under the guise of giving us straight talk and America will love him for it. Charles Barkley could write a book about how to be that Negro. He has gotten very rich doing it. He is probably the most inarticulate broadcaster in the history of broadcasting, but he will always have a job because he is that Negro who tells black folks things that white folks wish they could say. (Publicly.)   

But I digress.

Richard Sherman must have forgotten that it was these same BLM folks defending him when America called him out for being a loud mouth thug for simply letting out his emotions in the heat of competition. America thought that he was a just street thug and not a thoughtful Stanford educated graduate. It took a lot of those same BLM folks jumping on social media to remind America of that fact.

This is where I have to give credit to ESPN host, Michael Smith, for checking Richard Sherman and giving him an education about the society in which he lives.

"This is so counter-productive because it undermines the message and the movement that is Black Lives Matter,” Smith said. He continued to refute Sherman by saying that Black people already care about crimes within their community, but that there was a difference between that and the accusations of racial profiling and unfair treatment from officials the movement tries to address.

“Black-on-black crime has nothing to do with crimes against black people by the state,” Smith went on. “I’m just a little disappointed to hear Richard Sherman speak on that and validate the people who think that. We hear that enough every day.”' [Source]

Go ahead and spike the ball Mr. Smith, that was a touchdown.

*Pic from Wikipedia.























 

45 comments:

Plantation Pete said...

"I love when athletes speak their minds, I really do."

As long as they say the "right" thing, apparently.

Richard Sherman is smarter than your average athlete. He knows the BLM movement is a racist, communist terrorist outfit whose agitation has gotten a lot of blacks killed. As the murder rate soars due to the war on police, BLM continues to promote a false narrative of police malfeasance in service to their funders.

Why should poor blacks die so that Barack Obama and George Soros can advance their agenda? Richard Sherman doesn't think it's worth it. Therefore, he is saying the "wrong" thing.

Why can't black folk be allowed to have a variety of opinions? Why is any opinion voiced by a black person that doesn't conform to a narrow liberal spectrum get that person labelled a "House Negro"?

Richard Sherman has strayed off the plantation, and Field is setting out the dogs to get him back.

And you wonder why nothing changes.

lilacpr2000 said...

Thanks for reminding him of that little fact Field!

You know who my heroes are? The players that paid for college scholarships for so many young men! Those are the real heroes!

It's easy for Mr.Sherman to talk and say what the man wants to hear. He's making the big bucks and I guess he's afraid to lose them. At the very least if he didn't have anything good to say, he should have kept his mouth shut!

Or go to those poverty stricken neighborhoods that he's referring to and implement a program or two to help the young men there. It's easy to just talk,

I guess now that he has money he's dissociated himself from his people, that happens.

I say this to him, jig nigger jig!

lilacpr2000 said...

Plantation Pete said...

Richard Sherman has strayed off the plantation, and Field is setting out the dogs to get him back.

10:08 PM

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No the ones that have strayed off "that plantation" are the ones that are paying for college studies for young black men!

And those are the ones that 'the man' is "setting out the dogs to get them back"!

and in this case one of the "dogs" they're using is Richard Sherman.

Anonymous said...

Brother Field, I remember Blacks who vehemently denounced MLK when he was alive. In fact, throughout black history there have been Blacks who have always stood against other Blacks. Hell, there were Blacks in Alabama who swore Gov Wallace was not a racist and was doing the right thing by attempting to block those black students from entering U of Alabama.

The truth is Blacks have never been together for their own betterment. In fact, I dare say, there are more of us against ourselves than there are for us.

BLM remind me of the Panthers who stood for fairness, justice and were definitely for the black cause. And look what happened to them! They were taken down within their own organization by other Blacks. It got so bad, that no one could trust each other. They collapsed from within.

The Panthers went down because of a pattern that is destructive in the black community: "hatred of Blacks." No one wants to be Black and no one is proud to be of a race that was enslaved, Jim Crowed, blacks killing blacks, loud and ignorant, uneducated, poor, and can't even finish HS.

Hell, even the President doesn't identify with Blacks and he is Black himself!

Sherman has a point but he fails to see the racism against us. He only sees "us against us"...i.e. "Blacks against Blacks."

So cut Sherman some slack. And lay off Jordan...he worked his ass off to get where he is today.

Anonymous said...

Mr Field, when are you going to address the criminality of Planned Parenthood?

Doesn't it bother you that they are killing and selling baby body parts?

Doesn't it bother your conscience?

Anonymous said...

"Hell, there were Blacks in Alabama who swore Gov Wallace was not a racist and was doing the right thing by attempting to block those black students from entering U of Alabama."

For what it's worth, I don't think Wallace actually was a racist. He was a politician who was willing to do and say very racist stuff in order to please racist voters. People who knew Wallace describe him as not having these attitudes. And he ultimately apologized for having acted in this bigoted fashion before his death.

In exactly the same way as there are black folks "jigging" for bigoted white folks to advance their careers, just understand that there are some white politicians and pundits doing the exact same thing. They are not necessarily bigots themselves, but they know that bigotry can be quite profitable. (Donald Trump may fall into this category to some extent. Who knows what he actually believes, versus what he says? I think the guy just wants to win, at any cost to his party or the country.)

Anonymous said...

"Mr Field, when are you going to address the criminality of Planned Parenthood?

Doesn't it bother you that they are killing and selling baby body parts?

Doesn't it bother your conscience?"


When are you going to address the dishonesty of anti-abortion activists and Republican politicians?

Doesn't it bother you that they are lying their asses off?

Doesn't it bother your conscience?

Limpbaugh said...

Jon Stewart said something like, we expect more from our law officers than we do from gang bangers. Of course all lives matter and black on black crime is a big problem, but they aren't arguments against black lives matter. Black lives matter addresses a different very real and serious problem. People with Sherman's view undermine the seriousness of the problem of racist policing. I still like him as a personality and player, but he should turn off Fox News.

Anonymous said...

All lives matter.

Bob said...

The story of Garden of Eden is the most important story in the West. Far too much emphasis is placed on the fact that Eve sinned first; two equal and opposite heresies have resulted from this focus. The first is that women are the inherently sinful sex, temptresses who lead men astray and are in need of strict moral guidance. The other states that the Bible is inherently misogynistic and fearful of women; that it is a collection of complaints from broken-down old men, who want to blame women for their own shortcomings. Neither of these two statements are borne out by the text itself.

A few years ago I totally believed this–woman took the fruit, she caused the Fall, and therefore everything going forward is the woman’s fault! When you run from one extreme to the next, that is what happens.

By eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge – by embracing sapience – an enmity has been placed between man and woman that exists nowhere else in the animal kingdom. Nowhere else do you see the sexes actively conspiring to make themselves miserable! For all the ease and comfort that the female of our species enjoys, hers is a life of pain and sorrow, ever seeking after drama. Her happiness lies in submission to a dominant man, but her need for drama drives her to destroy male dominance. As for us men, we are cursed to work. We feel an incessant drive to achieve and accomplish. Our happiness lies in work and leadership, and yet the world itself conspires to exhaust us, to erode our accomplishments and beat us down until we become like Adam, desperately trying to keep his wife happy by doing the very thing that will make her miserable.

The serpent started the battle of the sexes, but he did not take sides. He empowered Eve in the same way that Feminism empowers women today; it hands them the tools to destroy their marriages and erode their fertility. But neither the serpent nor the Feminist could achieve this without male collaboration. Neither has the ability to bring anything into creation, in and of themselves; all they can do is twist the truth and steal resources from others. They rely upon man to be too weak, thirsty, or lazy to point out the truth, and most of the time he is.

Yes, there is a sinister force behind this all and its not men or women. It is the invisible hand, Satan, that causes us to blame and feed off each other. Weak or lazy men help enable bad behavior in women. When they give into every whim, they allow her to dominate.

To frame this as an attack on masculinity misses the point; this is just as much of an attack on femininity. The serpent doesn’t have a preference of either sex, it merely wants to blaspheme Truth, Beauty, and God’s creation, and Feminists – disciples of this serpent – seek out the same thing, whether they know it or not. By destroying the differences between the sexes, they destroy the dance of life; by diluting the two sides of the Tao they align their flag with the forces of entropy.

It is up to both men and women to fight on the side of Truth and Love, but each must fight in their own way, in accordance to their own nature. That means that we – the men who fight for all that is Good and Holy – must be the ones taking up the mantle of leadership.

StillaPanther2 said...

Thank you Anon 11:30pm... I know a lot of young people were not aligned with Dr. King due to the followers surpassithe message of the good Dr. Even there were difference of allegiance within many households. My two oldest brothers and my mother were supporters of Dr. King. At the start of the push for civil rights, Dr. King was the only respected and known advocate.

My father, my peers and I were not into all the marching and ass woppings that some Of Dr. King followers endured. We were were fertile follower when Black Power came to us.

I also know that athletes can't step outside of the majority race program. The owners and fans expect a non-threatening guy. He also must be happy if he is to sing and dance in front of the cameras. As far as Stanford.... Who knows what skills he acquired.... He may have had "paper courses" . Then again he may have been the exception. I do know the majority of these athletes could not get in these top tier schools if they could not run, jump, catch, shoot. I don't hear whites talking about EO when it comes to their specimens.

Anonymous said...

@PP: "And you wonder why nothing changes."

Thanks, PP, for validating Field's thesis: "All he has to do is say something stupid under the guise of giving us straight talk and [white] America will love him for it."

I'm sure Richard Sherman is appreciating all that "love" you're gushing.


Excellent analysis, Field.

Mack Lyons said...

"He knows the BLM movement is a racist, communist terrorist outfit..."

The same thing that was said of SNCC, NAACP, et al. at the height of the Civil Rights movement.

Basically, anything that upsets the status quo of white America is an evil communist plot that threatens the sanctity of white society and the white race. The people who agitate for change are evil commies. If they're black, then they're uppity nigger commies who need to be put in their place - preferably at the end of a rope.

Ohmigosh said...

Hi Richard!! I love you and your long dreadlocks and your intelligence. We still have freedom of speech. Black men should NEVER EVEN THINK about killing each other, period. When they do that, they're just bunch of murderers; no more, no less. black NOTHING matters in "America"; be the best you can be; respect yourself and others, take care of yourself in the best possible manner available. Kiss your baby Richard. Take care.

Anonymous said...

it is surprising when a black speaks the truth since most are very dumb when it comes to independent thought. Most black afletes are of the THUG variety so hats off to Richard and his statements. I notice very often that blacks are easily led to some conclusion or action when most can barely speak with their non-functioning brains. when the dots are connected for them than they become agitated. but never too agitated to take a stand against the killing in their own neighborhood. Only when one of the thugs gets taken down by the police like trayvon martin or the other goon from ferguson. Its my guess these two were not going anywhere in life. the black community is dysfunctional and should be put out of its misery. also listening to blacks speak is comical...how they try to use big words and get it wrong! and when they AXE a question...quiet a black moron is talking.

Bill said...


The FieldNegro said...
What makes Richard Sherman (and others like him, who use this specious and flawed argument time and time again) believe that if we act better ourselves and become "perfect" citizens things will get better for us in the long run?


Do as I say, not as I did.

Didn't obeying laws, studying and earning a law degree improve the quality of your life without pandering to white people in the hopes they would make your life better?

You, Yisheng, PilotX and millions of other Black people that make good life decisions aren't making things better for themselves in the long run?

lilacpr2000 said...

Yes Bill @ 11:11 AM, agreed that of course making good life decisions makes life better in the long run! Of course

But, the thing is that, as I'm seeing it, even persons with PhD's and other degrees and positions, just because of the color of their skin, are getting attacked, tackled, hurt and humiliated and arrested!

So the thing is that in this,today's America, it seems to be as if things are getting worse instead of better.

Which is the point of Fields post.

That even though he has his studies and his title as a lawyer no less. He can still be,and fears being,tackled, attacked,stopped,beaten, arrested,killed,etc. and who knows his 'papers' not withstanding!

Because of the color of his skin

Bill said...


It appears Ahmed Mohamed and his clock invention that got him arrested and an immediate invite to the white house isn't exactly like the story the media pushed.

Did the media ever tell us that his father ran for president of Sudan twice?
That his father was involved in that case with the florida pastor wanting to burn the koran?
http://www.vox.com/2015/9/16/9339063/ahmed-mohamed-elhassan


An electrical engineer exposed the kids invention as a radioshack clock taken apart.

So there you have it folks, Ahmed Mohamad did not invent, nor build a clock. He took apart an existing clock, and transplanted the guts into a pencil box, and claimed it was his own creation.
http://blogs.artvoice.com/techvoice/2015/09/17/reverse-engineering-ahmed-mohameds-clock-and-ourselves/

field negro said...

Bill is right on cue with the silly wingnut talking point. Of course this case was never about the boy's invention. It was all about the violation of his civil rights and the xenophobic prejudice of the school officials.

Carry on.

Thanks Anon@2:44. Sup Mac? As usual u are spot on.

Bill said...


field negro said...
Bill is right on cue with the silly wingnut talking point. Of course this case was never about the boy's invention.


Wow.

A little truth about the kids invention being a disassembled radioshack clock and then all of the sudden it's not about the boys invention anymore.

Funny how fast your talking points flip-flop when the truth comes out.

Bill said...


field negro said...
Of course this case was never about the boy's invention.


Someone that doesn't have your agenda would ask why did a kid disassemble a radioshack clock and then call it his invention?

Why did this kid need to lie?

field negro said...

The same reason Carly, Donald, and Jeb lie in front of millions.
But they are running for president and this is a kid, so........

Uhleekh M'Baahles said...

field negro said...
Bill is right on cue with the silly wingnut talking point. Of course this case was never about the boy's invention. It was all about the violation of his civil rights and the xenophobic prejudice of the school official
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No Field, that's the official line on this bit of propaganda. An interesting facet of this case that the MSM is ignoring is that kid's father is a Muslim activist/attention whore who has involved himself in publicity stunts before, including the Koran-burning preacher commotion, and has run for President of Sudan twice.

What are the odds this guy's son is involved in this story? The kid took apart a Radio Shack clock from the 80's and put the piece in a case. Not as part of an assignment, but on his own. He then takes it to school and shows his engineering teacher, who is not impressed, and cautions him not to show it to his other teachers. But of course little Ahmed has to show it to every teacher, and someone thinks it looks like a bomb. Which it did. Google "Suitcase bomb" and the images that come up look a lot like this science project.

No one thought it was really a bomb, they thought the kid was trolling them with something that looked like a bomb. The police were called because that is school protocol, and would not have arrested him had he cooperated, but he refused to explain what the device was or why he brought to school, deliberately obscuring his intent.

This was a deliberate set up to gain publicity for another fake Muslim victim story brought to us by a family who has done this before.

Yet everyone is going to pretend the story is about an innocent Muslim teen genius brutalized by stupid white Christian racists because of their irrational xenophobia, because that's what the liberal Narrative wants. And Obama is going to exploit this fake story by having the kid visit the White House.

America is the dumbest fucking country on the planet.

Bill said...


field negro said...
The same reason Carly, Donald, and Jeb lie in front of millions.
But they are running for president and this is a kid, so........


The Typical family will save $2500.

I guess your point that everyone lies to push their agenda does have a ring of truth to it.


I do appreciate that defending the kid from lying your response is to point out others lie.
That's exactly how the bushbots defended bush by pointing out Clinton also lied.

Anonymous said...

Black lives don't matter to you.

Every week, 110 black people are murdered by other black people. And that's based on the 2013 statistics. Since the "BLM" people arrived on the scene, the police have pulled back and murder rates have skyrocketed in the black sections of the big cities where a lot of blacks live.

You commit murder at 8 times the rate of whites, and more than 15 times the rate of Asians. You want "honest" conversations about race, as long as no one mentions rampant black crime and illegitimate births. It's a scam and a sham, and no one's believing it.

Anonymous said...

Bill is right on cue with the silly wingnut talking point. Of course this case was never about the boy's invention. It was all about the violation of his civil rights and the xenophobic prejudice of the school official

He took a circuit board out of a clock; rigged the alarm to start beeping while he was in class; stuck it in a pencil case; and took it to school. It was an act of provocation, which fits well with his father's militancy and advocacy of Sharia Law.

Yīshēng said...

Anonymous Bill said...
You, Yisheng, PilotX and millions of other Black people that make good life decisions aren't making things better for themselves in the long run?
>>>>>>>>>>>>

And yet MILLIONS of Black folks doing the right thing, are CONSTANTLY judged by the less than 5% that aren't.

Do you "get it" now Bill?

Anonymous said...

And yet MILLIONS of Black folks doing the right thing, are CONSTANTLY judged by the less than 5% that aren't.

Three-quarters of your babies are illegitimate, and half of those have no father around at all. And in Philly and Baltimore, mire than half of black males under 21 are in jail, on parole, or on probation. Do the math, if you learned any.

The Purple Cow said...

"Three-quarters of your babies are illegitimate..."

'Illegitimate' - what an idiot. The nuclear family is long dead, moron.


**
".. and half of those have no father around at all."

You men they are illegitimate?

**
"And in Philly and Baltimore, mire than half of black males under 21 are in jail, on parole, or on probation."

Well there you go!

Put millions of black men in jail for working in the only industry that will recruit them and guess what? They are not around to be good dads...

..but even so, I'm guessing most of them know that more is spelt m-o-r-e.

**
"Do the math, if you learned any."

I learned quite a lot.

Can you do 2DE's?

Society's Role said...

"Three-quarters of your babies are illegitimate"

Therein lies the problem, these aren't "your babies," that is, just the babies' of blacks, they're OUR babies, society's babies. This singular reference highlights the problem, and the reason that it persists.

And no child is "illegitimate," except in the minds of those who wish to abdicate society's role in the rearing of children, condemning abortion while abandoning single mothers to a life of poverty and minimum support for their children.

Children should be seen as society's treasures, as future contributors to the whole of society, held in high esteem, and provided with the best that society has to offer, not society's castoffs.

True, our young people should have our children as they're the most physically fit, but the task of rearing them shouldn't fall to them alone. Proxy parents, fathers as well as mothers, should come from the ranks of the more mature and the wiser among us.

As long as there're Big Bucks to be found in the prison industrial complex, black and Hispanic males will continue to be arrested and/or held to feed these various rapacious entities, prisons and jails. The following act was designed to address what's wrong with our prison system:

The Justice Is Not for Sale Act

Sec. 3. Bar the federal government from contracting with private entities to provide and/or operate prisons and detention facilities within 2 years.

Sec. 4. Bar state and local governments from contracting with private entities to provide and/or operate prisons and detention centers within 2 years.

Sec. 5. Reinstate the federal parole system.

Sec. 6 and 7. Increase oversight to prevent companies from overcharging inmates and their families for services like banking and telephone calls.

Sec. 8. End the requirement that ICE detain 34,000 immigrants.

Sec. 9. Require ICE to improve the monitoring of detention facilities.

Sec. 10. End immigrant family detention.

This Bill is part of a package put together with members of the congressional Black caucus and Progressive caucus'

field negro said...

PC, go easy on him, I am guessing he didn't have the benefit of the type of education that u did.

BTW, I passed 8 O Level subjects under your system. ;)


The Butcher said...

The Purple Cow said...
"Three-quarters of your babies are illegitimate..."

'Illegitimate' - what an idiot. The nuclear family is long dead, moron.
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Thanks to progressivism. Some of us don't believe that's a good thing.

And "illegitimate" is a real word. So is "bastard". We used to use real words to describe real negative things. Take the stigma away, and you get the debased culture of progressive America.

You're a bastard, Cow.

Anonymous said...


"You're a bastard, Cow"

And what are you? A government provocateur?

Anonymous said...

Therein lies the problem, these aren't "your babies," that is, just the babies' of blacks, they're OUR babies, society's babies. This singular reference highlights the problem, and the reason that it persists.

They are your black babies, not mine. For once in your pathetic lives, take responsibility for your own failures and quit trying to blame whitey for your constant fucking up.

Society's Role said...

"They are your black babies, not mine."

Who's pushing your buttons? Who's behind these attacks? Who do you represent? Keep it up!

I will expose you!

Anonymous said...

I am the righter of wrongs, the hand of the inevitable correction that looms just ahead.

Anonymous said...

Just a couple of more comments and I will have vectored in on your position, "righter of wrongs."

Anonymous said...

Who's pushing your buttons? Who's behind these attacks? Who do you represent? Keep it up!

No one's pushing my buttons. I represent myself.

I will expose you!

Go for it! How many of your black babies are on food stamps?

Anonymous said...

'Illegitimate' - what an idiot. The nuclear family is long dead, moron.

So you think that white girls are getting themselves gang fucked in crack houses and dumping their babies on society like you hos do? I don't think so. That's a black thang, and we don't understand.

Anonymous said...

"Go for it!"

Just one more.

Anonymous said...

"Go for it!"

Just one more.

Anonymous said...

Just one more, it says twice. Can't you do anything right?

Anonymous said...

"Can't you do anything right?"

Apparently so, it was good enough to hook you. You gave me all I needed.

PilotX said...

Boom. Good points Mack.

Anonymous said...

So where is the big black expose we've been promised?