Standing ovation for this!
That race pimp being one Jason Whitlock, who has decided to use the Javon Belcher murder/suicide as a stepping stone to publicity. I see Whitlock this way, he is not that famous, he is certainly not a national figure at all. He has been writing sports columns for years, and to be totally fair, he has written some I really enjoyed, until he began blaming Javon Belchers evil actions on guns, and then doubled down on inane when he accused the NRA of pumping drugs and guns into the “Black Community” to make them into shooting galleries.
Whitlock has gotten national exposure for his piece thanks to the arrogant midget, Bob Costas, so now Whitlock sees an opportunity to turn his 15 minutes into a career upgrade. Heck, if he keeps spouting nutty theories MSNBS might give him a show. He would fit right in there with the likes of Al Pimp My Hair Sharpton and Toure. So, in my view, Whitlock is spouting this nonsense because he thinks it will pad his wallet, which makes him nothing but a race pimp. Yesterday, on The Five, Greg Gutfeld, who is the best reason, next to Kimberly Guilfoyles legs, and Andrea Tantaros legs, went off on Whitlock. Video here
Gutfeld is one of the few commentators I find worth watching. Funny guy, smart, and he cuts to the chase. Give me someone with real passion, and who does not spew the same tired talking points over and again. Like I said he is the
best, second best, third best reason to watch the Five. Now the top two
Wow, I have enjoyed lots of things Whitlock has written, but apparently he has turned into another leftist hate monger.
WHITLOCK: 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. 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].
So, is this buffoon actually accusing the NRA of arming black youth and loading up Black communities with drugs? Good Grief he has lost his marbles. I wonder what his agenda is. Greater publicity? Is he just pimping this tragedy to stay in the spotlight?
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. 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.
So, gun owners are just gunning down kids because their music is too loud now? Good Grief!
Of course, the Founders thought guns enhanced our liberties, and tens of thousands of Americans HAVE enhanced their safety with handguns, but fact are null and void to the bag of elephant dung.
By the way Whitlock, Chicago has extremely strict gun laws, how is that working out?
Chicago, a city plagued by gangs, murder and a failing public education system, is the most American of cities, says Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
In Chicago, on average, more than one person is murdered per day. According to the Chicago Police Department, the city has recorded 462 murders as of November 18th, an 18 percent increase from 2011 and a 16 percent increase from 2010.
See how well gun laws work? About as well as laws against gunning down your girlfriend worked this past weekend in KC!
Billy Bob at Hell on Earth has a tremendous, and powerful answer to all those Liberals blaming guns for the murder/suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher
I have known 5 people that have killed themselves.
Two of them used prescription medication.
One hung himself.
One ran his Corvette into a building at 100+ mph.
And one used a gun.
One of the people that used the medication had a pistol in the nightstand beside the bed he died in. And the guy in the Corvette had a gun in the console.
The thing that happened with Jovan Belcher this weekend didn’t have anything to do with the gun. The gun didn’t make him kill his girlfriend. And it didn’t make him take his own life.
For jason whitlock and then the guy on Sunday Night Football to somehow associate these events with the gun is pretty damn stupid. Belcher was determined to make these events happen. If he hadn’t had access to a gun he would have used some other instrument, a knife, a baseball bat, a car, there are literally thousands of ways to commit murder and suicide without using a gun.Blaming the gun makes this whole easy though doesn’t it? Why did he do it? Because he had a gun, of course.When you blame the gun, you don’t really have to ask the hard questions. You don’t have to investigate whether or not the head injuries Belcher has sustained were a contributing factor. Or the pain medication he was addicted to. Or the fact that he consumed alcohol every day. Nope, just blame the gun. The gun twisted his mind and drove him to the madness. The gun haunted his dreams. The gun made him do it.Bullshit.
I have enjoyed Jason Whitlock, a sports writer, I have enjoyed a number of his columns. I have not always agreed with his take, but, his latest piece, written in response to Javon Belcher’s murder and suicide is a perfect example of how Liberals live in an alternate reality.
I would argue that your rationalizations speak to how numb we are in this society to gun violence and murder. We’ve come to accept our insanity. We’d prefer to avoid seriously reflecting upon the absurdity of the prevailing notion that the second amendment somehow enhances our liberty rather than threatens it.
How many young people have to die senselessly? How many lives have to be ruined before we realize the right to bear arms doesn’t protect us from a government equipped with stealth bombers, predator drones, tanks and nuclear weapons?
Our current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.
In the coming days, Belcher’s actions will be analyzed through the lens of concussions and head injuries. Who knows? Maybe brain damage triggered his violent overreaction to a fight with his girlfriend. What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.
See, ONLY guns are used to commit murder. Whitlock just KNOWS that if belcher had not had a gun, he would never have stabbed his girlfriend, or strangled her, or beat her to death with a tire iron because in Whitlock’s world, that NEVER happens. If not for guns, well all violence would stop I suppose. Ah, but that fantasy is not the only one that exists in the mind of Whitlock
That is the message I wish Chiefs players, professional athletes and all of us would focus on Sunday and moving forward. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.
But we won’t. We’ll watch Sunday’s game and comfort ourselves with the false belief we’re incapable of the wickedness that exploded inside Jovan Belcher Saturday morning.
See, handguns NEVER enhance our safety. Whitlock knows this because, well, he wants it to be that way. Of course, when I stepped into the alley behind the restaurant I ran in 1998, Jason Whitlock was not there to defend me from the thug hiding behind the fire escape. Neither was any other Liberal. But for that Colt .45 I had, I would have been a victim. Years before I was born, my grandmother answered a knock at her screen door. A man claiming to work for the phone company said he needed to check her phone. She told him no, and he proceeded to come through the door. And you know what, Jason Whitlock, was not there, but my grandfathers rifle was, and her pointing that rifle at the would be intruder seemed to have a stark impact on that intruders mindset. Just last week, in Grand Prairie, Texas, a few miles from where I live, a thug decided to break into a home there. Was Jason Whitlock and his moral outrage there to stop him. No, but, the homeowners 40 caliber handgun was, and it was the thug that was shot, not the homeowner.
So, perhaps Mr. Whitlock should do a bit of research into defensive gun uses. Of course, that would require a bit of thinking, rather than emoting, that might be too much for Whitlock.