By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Black Glove Black Mask
BLACK GLOVE BLACK MASK PROTEST TAKES NEW “FORM” IN BEIJING AMERICAN ATHLETE IN BEIJING
Sorry we could not find
an African American
Olympian in Beijing yet
wearing a Team USA
BLACK mask so one of
the White “brothers”
will have to do Today
But it does NOT matter. In fact i’s even BETTER. The BLACK fist protest of Mexico City 1968 ONLY associated with African Americans athletes 40 years later the BLACK mask associated with ALL the American Olympic athletes but with a clear and unmistakable legacy back to Tommie Smith and John Carlos in 1968.
What is so so so so so incredible here is this Amazing Juxtaposition at an Olympics in which the Chinese repressors have apparently with great success SUCKERED the rest of the world into leaving any form of protest out of the 2008 Olympics. Not that most of them needed to be SUCKERED. Most of them “live in” Sucker City. Who more than GWB.
The Chinese have been undone by the one aspect of their society that does trouble Bush, Sarkosy and the Others who are rushing to Beijing to kiss Chinese Butt. POLLUTION. We are all bigger sinners when it comes to Pollution but no country on Earth is as POLLUTED as China. The Air, the Water, the Land and it is going to get far far worse in the coming years.
Average Chinese are being decimated by Pollution in their own country. Virtually every single major river in Chinas is an open cesspool of Pollution. Thousands of chemical and manufacturing plants being allowed to pump tons of raw toxins into them every single day of the year. Polluted skies engulfing every large and small Chinese city. Millions of Beijing residents live every day of their lives in the pea soap pollution smog the athletes face for only a short time.
The very same China in which thousands of Chinese children died in the recent earthquake when hundreds of schools collapsed from shoddy construction allowed by CORRUPT local Communist Party officials while their own well built office and apartment building were little damaged.
BLACK glove BLACK mask indeed. Some Justice coming from American Athletes who without any intent on most of their parts have been “recruited” to PROTEST the Olympics in China wearing BLACK masks to protect their lungs.
Even if the only message delivered by photos like the one above was to make visual the horrendous pollution in China FORCING athletes to do something they have not done in over 2000 years of Olympics encompassing the Original and Modern Olympics. Wear masks.
But the fact is Sports Fans – AND THIS IS THE POINT – because of Tommie Smith’s and John Carlos iconic historic now mythic BLACK glove protest of 1968 psychologically American Olympic Athletes wearing BLACK masks at the Beijing Olympics has far far more meaning that wearing such protective masks would otherwise.
But the picture will not be complete
until we have the first photos of
African American Olympians
in Beijing wearing BLACK
masks at the 2008 Olympics
AND IMAGINE THIS
it won’t happen but if
Tommie Smith and
John Carlos were to
we’d pay more
for that photo
than Brad and
for photos of
” PLEASE DON’T BREATHE “