An entire class of people
suffer the same indignity of
exclusion and discrimination.
A line has been drawn and you are forbidden to cross it.
Only those who views align with the prevailing mindset are permitted to enter there.
That 'place' is NBA franchise ownership.
There was a time in our nation's history when citizens were banned from participating in athletic leagues because of their race. Whites were forbidden to play in the Negro leagues. Furthermore they were not allowed to use toilets designated as 'black only' and they were banned from attending black schools.
Black-only racism persists.
We see it black congressional caucuses, mandates for black affinity group memberships, and a wide spectrum of black professional organizations.
But one's genetic predisposition is not the sole criteria for racial bias. One's personal views on race are also cause for exclusion.
A classic case in point is that of Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The NBA banned Sterling for life. But he was not the only American to suffer this racist indignity. An entire class of Americans -- those who dare to express similar opinions -- are also effectively banned.
Other NBA franchise owners immediately stood to express their support for the NBA decision. It was reminiscent of the silencing of Iraqis by Saddam Hussein. According to the U.S. Department of State, "Saddam Hussein silenced all political opposition in Iraq and converted his one-party state into a cult of personality."
Likewise, America has been turned into a cult of politically correct cultural Marxism. We are under mandate to abide by a rule of law that bears no legislative imposition, no due process, no right to confront one's accuser, no judge, and no jury of peers. We must submit or, as was the case in Hussein's Iraq, suffer the pain of nonconformity.
Sterling is not the first to be punished by crossing the red race line.
On October 25, 2007, Watson was forced to retire as chancellor of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on New York's Long Island and from its board of directors. His offense was a quotation in The Times (New York) the previous week: "[I am] inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa [because] all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours—whereas all the testing says not really."
• Radio personality Don Imus was famous dismounted from his lofty position at MSNBC after describing female basketball players at Rutgers University as "nappy-headed hos."
• In 1988 sports commentator Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder was fired from CBS after noting the black athletes were physically superior. Their talent, he mused, was due to breeding for slavery.
• In 1992 CBS commentator and columnist Andy Rooney felt the wrath of cultural Marxism when he dared to suggest that team names such as Redskins were within moral limitation. He had earlier been suspended for offending the sensitivities of the powerful homosexual lobby. When CBS lost 20 percent of its audience, the network reconsidered and reinstated Rooney.
Each encounter with political correctness is an act of psychological terrorism in which the rest of us are served due warning: Think and speak within the red line, or prepare to face severe consequences.
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