Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hank Aaron Shames Himself - Obama Opponents Are Like KKK

I have noted in several previous posts that we are no longer a society that requires any honesty is what is purported to be one's opinion. Credibility means nothing; one can makes the most outrageous statements with no fear of being called a liar.

Well it's his opinion.

OK, but what if it obviously is not?

When I think of a man who endured a massive amount of abuse and had every reason to fear for the lives of - not only himself, but those of his family, and at the same time digest the fact that he engages in a patently  false conflation of the actions of his tormentors with those of Conservatives, I get sick to my stomach.

Hank Aaron, who combined hard work and determination along with his natural abilities to be the all-time home run champion of Major League Baseball (I will not recognize those who played while using steroids), is a man who knows the harsh reality of race-hatred.

-and that is why he is a liar.

One would have hoped that Aaron would be one of the good guys - an individual who would step up and make it clear that anyone that plays the "race card" solely due to the political beliefs of the opposition is either ignorant or a liar. I saw and experienced real racism, and what you are calling racism is anything but that. He could have made it clear that people who do so are cheapening the abuse and crimes from which many actually suffered and doing nothing to help their position. Instead, he jumped on the bandwagon of lies.

He could have noted that Liberals have been far more successful than the most radical racists at keeping American Blacks from succeeding. Liberals have, by their policies, condemned multiple generations of Blacks to lives in which the only income comes from Welfare. They have relegated them to the status of dependents who are called upon to do little more than vote for their oppressors. 

Not Hammerin' Hank - he would rather blame members of the political party that ended racism, Jim Crow, and Segregation while supporting polices that would enable those of his race to better themselves. 

"On the 40th anniversary of his momentous 715th home run that broke Babe Ruth's MLB home run record, which is the most meaningful in all of sports, Hank Aaron equated Republicans who oppose President Barack Obama's policies to the KKK. 

Aaron implied that conservatives are racists who now wear "neckties and starched shirts" instead of hoods.

In an interview with USA Today's Bob Nightengale on Tuesday, "Hammerin' Hank" lamented that the country has not progressed far enough on race relations, saying that though the nation has a black president, "President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he's treated."

"We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country," Aaron said. "The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shir

Shame on him. He just flushed his accomplishments and the success at making it through his trials down the drain. His baseball card was one of the first I dug out of my shoe-box to give to my son when he was small; now I couldn't care less if he throws it away so it can be with Aaron's credibility. 

1 comment:

  1. Growing up in the northeast I often attended baseball games with my Dad And Grand pop in the late 50's through the 1960's. Our favorite players were colorless in our eyes nor did we care about there ethnicity and we are white Americans of European ancestry. I often bit my nails rooting for players like Pete Rose, Roberto Clemente, Richie Allen, Sandy Koufax, Eddie Mathews, Willie Mays (my personal favorite) and lastly Hank Aaron. After reading Mr. Aaron's biased and racist remarks of this past week. I not only am ejecting him from my favorites list but writing to Major League Baseball and the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee to express my complete outrage and demanding he issue a public apology. I would hope that many other Americans would follow suit.