On Saturday, during the “Final Four Show”, former NBA star and “Inside the NBA” analyst Charles Barkley said that politicians intentionally fuel racial division in order to “keep their grasp on money and power,” and that the system is designed to cultivate hatred and to “scramble the middle class.”
During CBS’ coverage of Saturday’s March Madness games, Barkey said, “Man, I think most white people and black people are great people.” He added, “I really believe that in my heart.”
Amen to that! How weird is it in 2021 to hear a former basketball great say something like that?
Barkley didn’t stop there as he continued to argue that our political system is set up to protect the power and wealth of the people we elect in government.
“They divide and conquer,” Barkley said, adding that people are “stupid” to follow politicians who create issues in communities they “don’t live in.”
Barkley is spot on with his analysis. In today’s day and age, instead of politicians saying “Hey vote for me because I’m gonna do this in that” they say “Don’t vote for that guy because he’s evil and he hates you.” Democrats do this all the time because they can run on things they believe in so they want to make their voters angry at their opponent. That’s on Page 1 of the Big Book of Democrat Lies. In all fairness, some RINOs do the same thing but usually against Republicans who are trying to unseat them in a primary.
“I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people,” he said. “But we are so stupid following our politicians, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods. [We’ve] all got money. Let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other; let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other; let’s scramble the middle class.’”
“I truly believe that in my heart,” Barkley concluded.
True story. I was once out with friends at the River Deck Cafe, a club in Manayunk, Philadelphia, where Philly sports figures were known to frequent. I was standing talking to a friend in a crowded room in front of one of the bars when I got knocked into from behind and my beer spilled on the floor. I quickly turned around and there was a look of shock on the face of Charles Barkley. He said, “I’m really sorry about that. I was shoved myself.” I shook his hand because who wouldn’t, right? He smiled as he walked toward the bar and asked, “What were you drinking.” I said, “Coors Light.” He made a face and said, “Thanks for going easy on my wallet,” and then we both laughed. Charles caught a lot of crap by the Philly media, but he was a really decent, good man in person.
This isn’t the first time Barkley has made comments that are the antithesis of the political agenda of Woke sports leagues like the NBA. In September last year, Barkley did not speak the same divisive racial nonsense over the death of Breonna Taylor that many others did at the time, saying that even though the case was tragic, it didn’t belong in the same category as the death of George Floyd.
“It’s just bad the young lady lost her life, but we do have to take into account that her boyfriend did shoot at the cops and shot a cop,” Barkley said. “So, like I said, even though I’m really sorry she lost her life, I don’t think we can just put this in the same situation as George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery,” Barkley said.
Barkley also ripped the “fools on TV” who were fighting for the “defund the police” movement, saying that black people need police “when we have crime in our neighborhoods.”
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I hope he doesn’t get canceled, because we need the voice of reason if we’re ever going to stop the Marxist onslaught of Cancel Culture.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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