Skip to comments.Ex-NFL Great to Blacks: Say No To Obama
Posted on 08/24/2012 8:27:24 PM PDT by zeebee
Great video interview of football great Burgess Owens by Steve Malzberg.
Some quotes from the interview:
"The pathway that the black race took is exactly the pathway that america will take if we don't become engaged and become aware."
"When we see the black family today is exactly what the american family will be if we don't wake up and understand that is that has been done to us over the last hundred years."
"95% of black americans have voted for the same party for the past 40 or 50 years."
"There should never be a time when 95% of black capitalists vote for the same person as 95% of communists... There's something wrong with that scenario."
Owens has written a book, "It's All About Team: Exposing the Black Talented Tenth"
Link is to the video interview.
I viewed part of the interview, today. My goodness...this guy “gets it”!!!
How long before he’s labeled an Uncle Tom, or that they say he’s not black enough, or not authentically black like they did with Herman Cain.
What an obvious and elegant analysis. Brilliant.
Does this mean Mr. Owens is a “WHOLE WHEAT” craker?
Does this mean Mr. Owens is a “WHOLE WHEAT” cracker?
LOL! That, or a graham cracker.
People like this give me hope. It’s not about race. It’s about the real stuff of life.
I was reading about Dick Parsons and it was so refreshing to read his comments downplaying race. His pursuits have to do with his interests and loves, not with race. That’s so reflective of Martin Luther King Jr’s dream - that race wouldn’t matter. It’s just so rare to see a Black leader who doesn’t much care that he’s Black. He’s a person first - and that makes him appealing to others who identify first as persons.
That kind of thinking and living can unite the races under the banner of simply being persons. I am so hungry for that. That was what we had on 9-11; for a brief time we were all just persons again, and that was what mattered. I want that so much I can taste it.
And people like these guys bring me to tears of joy. Kudos to them!
This guy is AWESOME!!!!! :)
A graham cracker would have played for Cleveland.
The festering pustule that is black racism can only be dealt with from extremely brave blacks.
Let us all pray for their success.
Do crackers come in pumpernickel?
It’s such a stupidly divisive thing. There are PEOPLE people much more than there are black people or white people or red people or yellow people. It happens that due to an accident of history, white people lucked into the wisest, most durable form of civilization known, but that has nothing to do with their whiteness. Absolutely nothing. And the sooner that people of all colors realize that acting wise doesn’t mean somehow being untrue to something as ephemeral as skin, the sooner they will live in relative peace.
Another escapee from the Democrat Plantation...
The Race-hustling/race-baiting Plantation Overseers are not gonna be happy with him.
Ping for later.
If good people like Burgess Owens are Oroes, then is it OK to call any Whites who still support 0 Fig Newtons?
Interesting interview. Here’s his book with sample pages:
When i was young and growing up in Virginia the black famlies were tight and strong and the black community was full of thriving small businesses. And we all went to school togather. Then came LBJ. The last time I went back there, there was no black community.
God bless him!
I agree. It's about RIGHT vs. WRONG, GOOD vs. EVIL. Always has been, always will be.
Our genetic heritage differences are being used to turn us against each other. To keep us from seeing the true enemy and attacking it.
When an incidence of (media-hyped) racism occurs, I often think of this song, and our approach, as a nation, to the last lines of the song.
There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas
The trouble with the maples
(And they’re quite convinced they’re right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
But the oaks can’t help their feelings
If they like the way they’re made
And they wonder why the maples
Can’t be happy in their shade
There is trouble in the forest
And the creatures all have fled
As the maples scream ‘Oppression!’
And the oaks just shake their heads
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
‘The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light’
Now there’s no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe and saw
RUSH - The Trees
Always nice to hear from Burgess Owens. For those who aren’t aware, Owens converted to Mormonism about 30 years ago. Along with Jabari Parker, Gladys Knight and Thurl Baily, he pokes some big holes in that “Mormons are racist” argument.
I’m not going to look it up but I think Burgess Owens was an Oakland Raider when I was a very small kid. I could swear I’ve heard the late, great Bill King’s voice on the radio saying his name while calling a game...
Blacks used be staunch Republicans because of the man who truly freed them - Abraham Lincoln.
Pinging you because you know how to ping others that I haven’t met.....yet, Shipmate.
Jimmy Graham plays for the New Orleans Saints, but he's only half cracker.
Loved that song. Always did! Quoted it myself again and again. Back in the day, we understood it to be a criticism of communism. Later, the band seemed to back away from that meaning. (Pinging someone else who might be a fan.)
Just remember that skin color is God’s paint job. There is perfection even in freckles.
If it involves Football, Rush will make it a point to have him on the show for an extended interview.
I’ve said for months that Obama might still get 95% of the Black vote in November, but there will not be as many Black votes this time as there were in ‘08. So, it will be 95% of about 15 million Black votes instead of 16.5 million; the total number of Blacks that voted in ‘08. They won’t be able to bring themselves to vote against a brotha, but, many will stay home because the brotha in the White House has not delivered for them like they thought he would.
The GOP needs to get this gentleman on the ticket somewhere, anywhere and give him all the monetary support he needs.
I love your comment!
Now if the blacks wake up with his message!!
I remember Burgess Owens. Believe it or not, he actually called Rush’s radio program a couple of days after the 1994 Republican landslide. He reminded Rush that he played for the Oakland Raiders when they won 1 or 2 of their Super Bowls. Rush said that was one of the best phone calls he took. Burgess Owens had said something to the point like, “If I can do it, you can do it.” Owens and Rush had a great conversation. A couple of weeks later, Owens was invited to be in the audience on Rush’s television show. Not long after that, Rush interviewed Burgess Owens for the Limbaugh Letter. So it’s safe to say Burgess Owens got it a long time ago. BTW, someone may want to email this article or video to Rush. It may bring back great memories of their talk.
>> BTW, someone may want to email this article or video to Rush. It may bring back great memories of their talk <<
It was linked on Drudge. I know Rush follows that.