A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
Straight No Chaser: All Hail Jordan??
Jordan has worked over-time to distance himself from the plight of Afro-Americans over the years, he harbors no interest in taking up the fight of working class Americans – he’s been comfortable and silent about protest over Nike having sweat shops manned by irreverent elfs, working 23 hour shifts, nobennies . . . .
And I don’t recall Jordan, like Tiger, stepping-up during the Obama run for the White House.Oh sure, they showed-up here, or maybe there, once or twice . . . but it wasn‘t no big deal.
No commercials, no high-profile appearances on TV, no shots of the two together, no Jordan on late night TV endorsing Obama . . . .
He was everything to everyone – who, like myself, were in-search-of an adult to govern over this land and its people – as opposed to the last two man-cubs, spoiled bratty boys who would be kings.
That’s all right, I was just out on the patio with the fellas, doing the same thing, but at some point, as a grown-ass man, the most recognizable man on theflippin ‘ planet – you need to step your black-ass back-inside, lend your considerable fame and name to a game which counts.
Participate in the discussion Dr. Cornell West is apart of. Screw what Jarrett Bell or JasonWhitlock have to say about Kobe . . .
Hedoesn ‘t see the nation or the world . . . as most informed and enlightened men and women of-color do – that’s why conservative, angry at the world, rightfully paranoid rednecks put him on the court . . .
And, at 2:33 AM . . . in the morning, he wakes up in a cold sweat, because his soul is tormenting him; he well understands men like Rush and Pat Buchanan . . . used, pimped and exploited his dumb Black ass for their gain.
Is it rather easy to rationalize away “why” you did what ever you did . . . for personal profit – at the expense of others?
If you, as a Superstar, won’t go out on a limb, no let’s go with “branch,” for the good of all . . . ? Jeez, Obama was a no brain-er for most, because his time, our time had come . . . but these high-falutin’ Negros couldn’t see that . . .
Then tell me – why should I go out, on even a palatial porch for your ass? In order to give you your kudos and accolades? And for what – spending . . . ill gotten booty?
Don’t change your style now that you’ve reached the top.
Don’t choose your friends by what they’ve got.
Remember beneath the glitter and gleam.
Like everyday people you’re just a human being.
(Superstar) Good God.
Enjoy your champagne (and caviar.) And your chauffeurdrivin ‘ (fancy car.) But remember how you got (where you are.) Oh-ho-ho, ’cause the same folks that made you, you better believe they can break you.
Which, in my humble little mind translates into;“to whom much is given . . .
much is owed.”Non-profit charity write-off golf tourneys . . .
Well, that’s one thing, but I should have seen Jordan and Tiger doing some heavy-lifting for Obama, like Oprah did, but no, these low-flying creepers kept it low-key, played it cool, neither wanted to embrace Obama because of fear of offending Conservative Americans (angry White folks) who would register their extreme displeasure in their “model Negroes” by not buying a pair of underwear or a Buick SUV.
That’s how he’s been able to amass a fortune, by making no stands, taking no positions on anything relevant which might outrage his customer base.
O.K. Mike, you got it, the benefit of the doubt, ball’s in your court, your stadium, your team. What are you going to do with your clout, influence .
. . power to benefit more then just your personal strategic interest?
Normal 0 // When will Jordan want for his brother . . . what he wants for himself? Perhaps MJ’s new squad shouldn’t brandish apparel made with slave labor?
I guess. Here, youda ‘ full-grown teenager – with a room full of toys to play with.