First, some brief history for those unfamiliar with the story.
This past Saturday, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their home. He shot his girlfriend, who was planning to leave him, nine times in the torso and neck. Their 3-month-old daughter, Zoey, was unharmed. Belcher then drove about five miles to the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot, and shot himself in the head after speaking briefly to various KC Chiefs coaches.
A tragedy for sure, but in a very small way.
However, American media and the Left are making this a major issue, with the DEM/MSM paying the situation far more attention than it deserves, far overshadowing the Benghazi attacks where four Americans were killed on foreign soil.
“Sports gets so much attention, and people tune out the real world, that I try to take advantage of the opportunity to talk about the real world when sports lends itself to that and try to open people’s eyes.”
“You know, I did not go as far as I’d like to go because my thoughts on the NRA and America’s gun culture — I believe the NRA is the new KKK [My emphasis. - BZ] . And that the arming of so many black youths, uh, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don’t have our best interests [at heart].”
“I think it’s obvious if you’ve traveled abroad, and traveled to countries where they have legitimate gun laws, that we don’t have to have what we have in America, where people somehow think a gun enhances their liberty, and that people somehow think a gun makes them safer,” he continued.
“It just doesn’t. A gun turns some kids listening to music into a murder scene. And uh, you know, if you don’t have a gun, you drive home. You know, kids listening to some loud music, you don’t like it, you go home and complain to your wife. But when you have a gun, you open fire, potentially, and take the life of a child.”
That said, Bob Costas felt it incumbent upon himself to take up the issue as well during this past NBC Sunday Night Football game involving the Eagles and Cowboys.
Frankly, Costas was condescending and opportunistic. If I wished to know his opinions, I’d read whatever blog or column he wrote. Otherwise, I dislike being held captive to another Leftist journalist who spouts unsubstantiated pablum aimed at the Lowest Common Denominator viewer during a football game.
Whitlock was bad enough. Costas put the silliness over the top.
Let me cut to the proverbial chase, if I might.
I enjoy football. I played it briefly in high school, as a center. I enjoy watching it. My interest in football harkens back to the 60s when my favorite team became the Green Bay Packers. Because I liked their uniforms.
But to link the NRA to the KKK is simply ignorance at its finest, with an extra heaping helping of Victimology, coupled with the continual bleating of blacks as lacking any control whatsoever of “their” individual or collective destiny. This racist view diminishes blacks and makes them nothing more than empty-headed pawns in the game of everyone but themselves. And that is the furthest from the truth.
Let’s first take race out of the formula. Let’s just examine the issue of guns. If Jovan Belcher hadn’t possessed a gun, and was the same psycho he became, he would have used a nice Louisville Slugger. Or perhaps the nearby table lamp. Or perhaps a machete he’d recently purchased from KnifeDepot.com. Or perhaps a Cadillac Escalade or a GM Yukon Denali. Or perhaps a rock. Because:
Here’s an Important Safety Tip: crazy people are actually crazy. And pissed people are actually pissed. Human beings are by their very nature flawed and sometimes critically flawed. They are also emotional and sometimes unthinkingly, reactionarily emotional.
That said, Jason Whitlock has chosen to take the situation above and past an emotional issue into a racial issue. He equates our Constitutional Second Amendment to an embracement of the Ku Klux Klan. An organization, by the way, started by Democrats — you know, those loving persons who opposed Lincoln in terms of granting black slaves their freedom. Try reading some history.
Poor chops, that. Too base, too “convenient” and, in truth, too wrong.
Here is the truth that few if any will write or speak of:
Popular young black male culture is that of a dead culture. It is a losing and a bankrupt “culture.” Please note the quotes.
When young black males start valuing themselves and begin to strive towards excellence instead of the LCD in terms of emotions and guns and turf and issues that mean nothing to anyone else, then perhaps I’ll start increasing their personal value.
Bottom line: let’s put the murder/suicide of Jovan Belcher in perspective. He is only one of hundreds of black males killed at their own hands or the hands of their own. This year.
Further: he possessed advantages not afforded to literally hundreds or thousands of likely-abled young black males in this country. And, with that, he still decided to collapse his personal House of Cards.
So, no, frankly, I don’t cry one tear for Jovan Belcher. He made his bed. He needs to be discarded. Move on. Nothing to see here.
So tell me: WHY is it that HE is “more important” than the other hundreds of black males, killed daily, at the hand of OTHER black males — ?
It isn’t a matter of guns.
Ladies and gentlemen: it is a matter of a bankrupt culture of depravity, violence, turf.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
Belcher was coddled and nurtured and told what a “wonderful player” he was. He believed his own press and then took the incredibly SELFISH way out.
The true story should actually be: why do young black males have such an absolutely bankrupt and virulently violent culture? And why do they do their best to continue this culture? Besides them, who is responsible? I would suggest: the bulk of no-load, non-judgmental excuse-providing Leftist Caucasoids. GOWPs, all of them. Guilty, Over-educated White Persons.
Don’t cry for Jovan Belcher, that dead asshole.
Cry for the mother of his child. And that child itself.