Skip to comments.Klavan: Sterling Shouldn't Be Punished At All
Posted on 05/04/2014 9:48:54 PM PDT by Nachum
Personally? I think racism true racism: the devaluation of people because of their skin color or bloodlines is an intellectual nonsense and a moral transgression.
The arguments about dysfunction in minority communities won't wash, and neither will any of the half-baked genetic claptrap. Read Zola or Dickens and youll see that the pathologies of industrial poverty are no different in todays inner cities than they were in the slums of the past. Read the racist tracts from those days and youll find the same hateful pseudo-scientific theorizing about the Irish and the Jews that is now sometimes turned against blacks or Mexicans. With leftists constantly mouthing charges of racism to silence the opponents of their destructive policies, its easy for real racists to convince themselves theyve got the contrarian inside track on some naughty, censored truth. Sorry, its all a bunch of old trash.
As for the morals of it: man was made in Gods image. Thats why the command to love your neighbor is like unto the command to love God. To denigrate someone for the nature of his creation is to spit in Gods eye never a smart move, trust me. Of course, if you dont believe the above premises, then feel free to hate anyone for any reason you like. Knock yourself out.
Having said all this, I should also say that I have several friends who are avowedly racist. They sincerely believe that some races are genetically and morally inferior to others.
Every now and then, a person who knows me well enough to understand that I take this whole love-your-neighbor business seriously in my own hilarious way, asks me why I tolerate these views in my friends. But the answer is simple. I love my friends; they advocate
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The NBA is a business. Should the other owners lose money to protect an idiot?
Yep, freedom of association means the NBA has the right to use its constitution and bylaws to dissociate from the guy.
Personally I’m sick to death of all this finger wagging.
I don’t know why he wants to be an owner. He must be the most unsuccessful owner in any sport. He’s the longest-term owner in the NBA and his team has only gone to the playoffs 7 times in 33 years, and have never won a playoff series until this year. (And they barely won the series, even with the NBA refs carrying them on their back)
They aren’t losing money
He’s been an idiot for a long time though
He has made an incredible amount of money owning the team, and now has two of the NBA’s top players and a legitimate chance to win. (Almost all the teams winning in the first round went to seven games this year.)
But living with this level of notoriety? I don’t know if that’s what he’d like, other than being stripped of his team could sting worse.
The accussed (by the left wing media) spoke in private. He was not on a soap box in a busy downtown intersection. They should stand with him over his right to privacy and freedom of thought. If they don't, the left wing media will come after them with a new variation tailored to pick each of them off one at a time.
If you say something like that to your gold-digging, manipulative, ambitious mistress ("assistant") you might as well be screaming into a megaphone on television.
Did you watch their first round series? They didn't play very well, and they barely beat an opponent that wasn't playing very well. They were consistently allowed to football tackle the other team's best player and were allowed to get away with it.
He runs the Clippers as a business, not as a sports team. He bought the organization for very little, has invested next to nothing in it - paying among the lowest salaries in the league - and now has an entity that is reported to be worth north of half a billion dollars. While he might not be successful in terms of titles, he has been very successful in terms of making money. So I guess it’s just what the definition of success means.
Blake Griffin isn’t a top player. He isn’t even a basketball player. He’s a soccer player who wondered onto the wrong pitch.
His investment went up, but not because of his efforts. The value of the Clippers went up because the value of the league went up, and it's in a major market.
First they came for the idiots . . . . and that's when I lost my chance to speak up.
The whole thing stinks
Set up by vindicative girlfriend in private
Maybe a fine and some consternation
Plenty folks have said or done far worse and nothing......in professional sports
That AmWay Christian is next prolly
Hell....give the league to the blacks.....but make them run it.....an experiment
BTW....why do Jews own 65% of all NBA franchises.....everyone knows they can't play basketball
Sterling’s real punishment is his own. He’s not a man who has known any real joy in his life by treating those around him decently.
I don't know if that misspelling was intentional, but it certainly fits the bill.
How great did Durant look in the first round of a series that OKC barely won? I’m not one to put Griffin in that top-five category, but he’s got to be in the top 15.