Breaking Down Donald Sterling: Bigotry, Basketball and a Billion-Dollar Blow Job pt.3

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Updated: June 8, 2014
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So when the Jews were punished and beaten and murdered, they left Spain. Where did you go? Went into the Carribean. Went into South America and you became plantation owners. That is why many Jewish people don’t want us to talk about reparations. I’m not a hater, just get that out of your mind. My passion is for truth and justice. But no Jewish person who will be brave enough to read your history will come away saying your hands are cleaned. Here’s a book, where’s my book? Here it is – it’s called The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews… One of our brothers, brother Allen, did research in Jewish libraries, he never quoted a rabbi or Jewish scholar who was a hater of the Jewish people. He put out this book.”  -The Honorable Louis Farrakhan, Saviours’ Day Speech, Chicago, 2/29/04

NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-In a week were TMZ revealed old footage of a young pop star Justin Bieber telling racist jokes and singing “Nigger love songs,  and actor Jonah Hill hurling an anti-gay slur at a paparazzo in California, another one of Donald Sterling’s “alleged” mistresses, Maiko Maya King, who served as his “personal assistant” between 2005 and 2011, claimed he fired her after  she complained about his “racist and sexist taunts.”

King, who claimed to be in a romantic relationship with Sterling, stated that the former LA Clippers owner said in reference to her ex-husband and their children, “Why would you bring black people into the world?”  “Black people do not take care of their children. All they do is sit at home and smoke dope.”

As more and more people come out of the closet revealing Sterling’s ‘racist philosophy on life and bigoted believes, we, as Black people, will, probably, honestly, never find out how many other owners in the NBA feel the same way that Mister Sterling does….

Seriously, how many people living in LA have been in the company of Sterling in the last 30 years, in private, at restaurants, parties, in the sky box, in exclusive board meetings, who’ve heard him spit out some of this racist venom  and said nothing, while secretly believing it to be true?imagesYISK2YMU

Let’s not forget, Sterling is, or was, the longest tenured owner in the NBA (33 years) up until this bombshell of a tape being released by TMZ and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banning him for life from the league.

In Sterling’s defense, however, how many of us are living up to the stereotypes that the former LA Clippers owner is projecting and believes represents us as a people? Let’s not pretend that we haven’t sat stupidly in front of distasteful television shows like Jerry Springer and Maury Povich, who have richly profited off of our foolishness, which were produced and promoted by Hollywood.

With that said, we really have to take a serious look at the Black/ Jews relationship in this country. For this reason, I am thankful for www.blackfives.org for providing www.blackathlete.com with an in-depth history of the Black-Jewish relationship in Basketball with their excellent piece entitled The Original Nexus of Blacks and Jews secret_rel_v2bin Basketball.

I, however, decided to take a look at this relationship from a different angle or a different vintage point, which many may feel is too controversial to address.

That’s why, I feel, at the this time, we must revisit Dr. Tony Martin’s book The Jewish Onslaught: Despatches from the Wellesley Battlefront as well as the Secret Relationships Between Blacks and Jews, which was published in 1991 by the Nation of Islam, which exposes the fact that many “so-called Jews” participated in the international slave trade, which brought the bodies of kidnapped Africans to the shores of the called “New World” despite scholars crafty efforts to camouflage it,  especially after hearing Sterling’s comments.

Before we start to analyze and breakdown Sterling’s comments, let’s first take a closer look at some of the key points and highlights from the Secret Relationships Between Blacks and Jews collected and complied by the NOI Research Group:

Nine out of ten Africans were shipped to Brazil. Jewish scholar Dr. Arnold Wiznitzer described the early Jewish presence there: Besides their important position in the sugar industry and in tax farming, they dominated the slave trade….The buyers who appeared at the auctions were almost always Jews, and because of this lack of competitors they could buy slaves at low prices.b2_200m8

According to Wiesenthal Center scholar Dr. Harold Brackman, during the 1600s “slave trading in Brazil became a ‘Jewish’ mercantile specialty in much the same way it had been in early medieval Europe.” Arnold Wiznitzer Jewish scholar Jonathan Schorsch wrote, “Jewish merchants routinely possessed enormous numbers of slaves temporarily before selling them off.” The Jewish Encyclopedia adds, “Jewish commercial activity” in this time included a “monopoly of the slave trade.” The synagogue in Brazil imposed a tax on its members’ slaves. Slave auctions were postponed if they fell on a Jewish holiday.

The Jews of Surinam owned plantations with Hebrew names like Machanayim, Nachamu, and Goshen, where, according to Dr. Marcus Arkin, they used “many thousands” of Black slaves. Rabbi Herbert I. Bloom added that the “slave trade was one of the most important Jewish activities here…”

In 1694, Jews owned 9,000 Africans, and by 1791 there were 100 “Jewish mulattoes”in Surinam—the unwanted result of the rape of African women by their Jewish enslavers.

rotJewish historian Dr. Cecil Roth wrote that the slave revolts in parts of South America “were largely directed against [Jews], as being the greatest slave-holders of the region.”

The Jews of Barbados, wrote one Jewish scholar, “made a good deal of their money by purchasing and hiring out negroes…” All Barbadian Jews—including the rabbi—owned Black slaves. Jews warehoused so many African slaves in Barbados that Gentile authorities moved to limit the number of captives they could possess. Jews became the major traders in “refuse slaves“—Africans who were weak and sick from the Middle Passage voyage. Jewish traders “fattened them up“and sold them at a profit.

Jews set up militias with the sole purpose of fighting the Black Maroons, the escaped Africans who were fighting to free their enslaved brethren. The Jewish militias murdered the Maroons and cut off their hands to award as trophies. The first Hebrew poem written in the “New World” was a bitter attack on the Black Maroon leaders.

Jewish scholars Isaac and Susan Emmanuel reported that in Curaçao, which was a major slave-trading depot, “the shipping business was mainly a Jewish enterprise.” Rabbi Marc Lee Raphael wrote that in Curaçao in the seventeenth century, as well as in Barbados and Jamaica in the eighteenth century, “Jewish merchants played a major role in the slave trade.”

A Jewish shipper had a monopoly on trade to the notorious slave dungeon at Gorée Island—the Auschwitz of the Black Holocaust.goreehouse

After reading a few of the excerpts from this well-researched book:Secret Relationships Between Blacks and Jews, they are still those who claim that the book is biased and shouldn’t be used by students of history. One of those objecting to the research collected in these two volumes of work includes David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor of History Yale University, who said: “[Much of the historical evidence regarding Jewish involvement in the slave system is biased by deliberate Spanish efforts to encourage anti-Semitism in Holland…. Given this long history of conspiratorial fantasy and collective scapegoating, a selective search for Jewish slave traders becomes inherently anti-Semitic unless one keeps in view the larger context and the very marginal place of Jews in the history of the overall system. It is easy enough to point to Jewish slave-trading firms in Amsterdam (the Belmontes), in Bordeaux (the Gradis and Mendez), in Newport, Rhode Island (Aaron Lopez and Jacob Rivera). But far from suggesting that Jews constituted a major force behind the exploitation of Africa, closer investigation shows that these were exceptional merchants, far outnumbered by the thousands of Catholics and Protestants who flocked to share in the great bonanza.”

With that said, now let’s read the comments by Donald Sterling:

V: I don’t understand, I don’t see your views. I wasn’t raised the way you were raised.

DS: Well then, if you don’t feel—don’t come to my games. Don’t bring black people, and don’t come.

V: Do you know that you have a whole team that’s black, that plays for you?

DS: You just, do I know? I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have—Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?

Sterling’s comments, of course, reflects the master/slave relationship paradigm that currently rules the world, whether consciously or sub-consciously in economics, labor, law, sports, entertainment, education, health, war, sex and politics, and was displayed openingly and angrily by the Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert during Lebron James’ infamous 2010 decision to “take his talents to South Beach,” which the Reverend Jesse Jackson, of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, boldly replied: “He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers.”runa

 ”His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner employee relationship — between business partners — and LeBron honored his contract.”

And let’s not forget HBO’s Sports Bryant Gumbel’s commentary on then-NBA Commissioner David Stern when he said: “Stern’s version of what has been going on behind closed doors has of course been disputed, but his efforts were typical of a commissioner who has always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation overseer, treating NBA men as if they were his boys. It’s part of Stern’s M.O., like his past self-serving edicts on dress code and the questioning of officials. His moves were intended to do little more than show how he’s the one keeping the hired hands in their place.”

This form of plantation politics, while upsetting to some in the “so-called African-American” community, just as Sterling suggested, are still dependent on others to feed, clothed, house and employ them, which is a part of the slave mentality and “alleged” Willie Lynch syndrome that continues to plague our people.

The usage of the phrase plantation politics, however, is an old term,  which was coined by Timuel Black, the longtime civil rights activist, professor, and historian, who coined the phrase to describe the way congressman William Dawson ruled over Blacks in Chicago, according Chicago Historian.

Shockingly, however, then-Senator Hiliary Clinton also utilized the term while  in Harlem at an event honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, when she said the GOP was running the House “like a plantation” because ideas from the minority Democrats were not respected.

Child’s Play

Why? Because, we are perceived to be children to the elite, who run the world.

Therefore, they feel that they have to make all of our decisions for us, read all our contracts for us, select all of our leaders for us as well as telling us how to think, act, and believe.

We are, in essences, perceived to their property or their cattle.

And shamefully, like little adult children, they give us balls to play games with, in order to keep us occupied and them entertained.

the-last-poets-o-d-douglasThe Last Poets, a group of poets and musicians, rising from the late 1960s African American civil rights movement, offered a wonderful psychological perspective into this theory, with their powerful poem Niggers are scared of revolution, which contained the following lyrics:

Niggers are players, niggers are players, are players
Niggers play football, baseball and basketball
While the white man cuttin’ off their balls

When the nigger’s play ain’t tight enough
To play with some black thighs
Niggers play with white thighs
To see if they still have some play left
And when there ain’t no white thighs to play with
Niggers play with themselves

Niggers tell you they’re ready to be liberated
But when you say ‘Let’s go take our liberation’
Niggers reply: ‘I was just playin’
Niggers are playing with revolution and losing
 clipsNiggers are scared of revolution

If you don’t believe this, look at the  childish political theater that was displayed by these grown men, who love bouncing balls and hoisting up trophies over their heads more than making a stand against an open racist by only wearing black socks and turning their jersey inside out.

Seriously, why weren’t they brave enough to just walk off the court, refuse to play, live on national television-on some gangster shit- and boycott this racist bastard, which would in effect hit the NBA in its back pockets, postponing the playoffs, shutting down TNT, TBS, NBA TV, ESPN and ABC, which would have given Skip Bayless something to talk about as well as Dan Patrick and  eliminated all the advertisement dollars coming from all the shoe companies, that produce all of those jackets, hats, along with all the sports drinks, fast food and video games.

Do for self

And after doing this revolutionary act, the player’s should then pool together all of their resources, purchase their own teams, and start their own league instead of accepting a few bread crumbs from the table of rich men, while becoming their personal lap-dogs.stories_people_garvey_09

Sterlings’ comments , in fact, should’ve inspired Black people to do for self, just as the  Most Honorable Marcus Garvey, Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Louis Farrakhan have been trying to teach Black people for years, which unfortunately have fallen to deaf ears.(Read my article Situation Sterling: In a league of your own)

Pt 4 of Bigotry, Basketball and Billion Dollar Blow Job continues 

Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television, with a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Managing Editor of Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles appear daily along with his controversial cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at lbiass34@yahoo.com or go to www.bobbeethehater.blogspot.com

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One Comment

  1. Michael Ingram

    June 9, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    excellent.

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