Thursday, August 23, 2007

NAACP and Sanders: Blaming Vick is Racially Motivated and Wrong


The race for Media Whore is always a close one but the NAACP makes another case for winning. As if we did not hear enough from that origination of irrelevance this year, today the president of the Atlanta chapter felt the need to chime in about Michael Vick.

What? Yes.

A multi-millionaire football star allegedly bank rolls a dog fighting operation and personally participates in fights and the execution of dogs by angina and drowning… This DEMANDS a reaction from the NAACP, right? Huh?

From CNN
R.L. White, President of the Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP said, "The way he is being persecuted, he wouldn't have been persecuted that much had he killed somebody."

Really? Well, the NAACP supported OJ Simpson, maybe he has a point. But anyway, back to Captain Fantasy:
He urged the National Football League, the Atlanta Falcons and Vick's commercial sponsors not to dump the troubled athlete.

"We feel that whatever the courts demand as a punishment for what he has done, once he has paid his debt to society, then he should be treated like any other person in the NFL," White said.

Really? Really? Are you F-ing kidding me!?!?!? Just like that organization said about Don Imus, right? Before the whiners speak up, I know these are two different situations. Don Imus broke no laws and he is white, so yeah, F- him. Vick is a black athlete so he is entitled to special treatment and forgiveness. Got it.

What the NAACP and other are truly angry about is that this “Fight Club” has been broken wide open. It would appear that this is the tip of the iceberg. An awful lot of folks have come out and are speaking about dog fighting as if it is a norm.

Deion Sanders even went as far as to pen a piece to explain to the rest of America that we should not judge because:
What a dog means to Vick might be a lot different than what he means to you or I.

This genius goes on to explain:
And some people enjoy proving they have the biggest, toughest dog on the street. You’re probably not going to believe this, but I bet Vick loves the dogs that were the biggest and the baddest. Maybe, he identified with them in some way.

You can still choose to condemn him, but I’m trying to take you inside his mind so you can understand where he might be coming from.

But wait for it. Here is the best part:
I believe Vick had a passion for dog fighting. I know many athletes who share his passion. The allure is the intensity and the challenge of a dog fighting to the death. It’s like ultimate fighting, but the dog doesn’t tap out when he knows he can’t win.

It reminds me of when I wore a lot of jewelry back in the day because I always wanted to have the biggest chain or the biggest, baddest car. It gives you status.

See, he had a PASSION for it, that's all and he sees dogs differently than us so it is ok. Of course Germans saw Jews differently in the 30s and 40 and had a ‘passion’ for them too. Am I comparing Dogs to humans? No. I am simply saying that passion does not supersede the law or simple ethics and morals.

Now I know that the NAACP and the likes of Sanders are quick to compare this to hunting. But you see hunting is legal. If you want to legalize dog fighting, lobby for it, but until then, the law is the law, even for those millionaire athletes who rise and sleep under a feeling of entitlement.

Of course I am not sure how you can get drowning and hanging of dogs legal, but good luck.

So what have learned today? Well that ANYTHING, and I mean ANYTHING dealing with an African American means that it MUST be a racial issue. We have also learned there is a huge dog fighting culture that has yet tot be fully exposed and that it is ok as long as you have a “passion” for it and if you are doing it for the sake of status.

BTW, for those who actually read Sanders' (Crap) piece, you will enjoy my response to him.
Hey, Primetime… going after Vick doe not mean other crimes go uninvestigated, Stupid.

UPDATE:
Uh, he said people like his WHAT?!?!

Mike Vick NAACP guy says many people love my dick - Watch more free videos

2 comments:

Tammy Grimes said...

Thank you! While I can't say I'm surprised the NAACP would declare it wrong, I can join you in saying WTF.

As an animal advocate, I am at least happy that the Vick case has shown that America is pretty sick and tired of the rampant animal abuse in our country...and leaving a dog chained in the backyard like a lawn ornament, a mere object that has no needs, is just one step in a process of objectification that allows someone like Vick to casually kill a dog who underperforms.

We expect enforcement of cruelty laws and laws to protect dogs from living a life on a chain, in mud, feces, in the heat, cold...they deserve better.

To see how you can help chained dogs, visit our site at http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org.

Thanks again for a great article. Tammy S. Grimes, founder, Dogs Deserve Better

The Squeaky Wheel said...

Well, truth be told, I hate dogs. They smell (I do not care if YOUR dog is clean, she still smells) they crap all over the place, they are annoying and their barking makes me want to jam a pencil in my eye.

All that being said, it would never justify hurting a dog for pleasure or sport. I simply chose to not have a dog or be around them. Sort of like Liberals :-)

But the NAACP is stupid to make this racial. I think they are because peoplea re going to start associating this sort of dog fighting with the African American Community and since the NAACP is the self declared spokesmen for all blacks, they must feel the need to be involved. Not sure why.

So who is the spokesman for Latinos, Whites, Asians, etc? Hmmmm