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Michael Jordan – My Thoughts.

October 4, 2017 by  
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( I remember growing up as a kid, I would at times watch Michael Jordan entertain white people on the basketball court by dribbling a basketball in front of tens of thousands of white people. I have to admit that I was a fan of his when I was a kid because a lot of other young urban males at the time also used to look up to him.

I remember seeing some of the commercials that he was featured in including the famous “I Wanna Be Like Mike” commercial that was specifically marketed towards young urban males as a way to brainwash them into seeing themselves as being “The Next Michael Jordan”, but what they don’t tell you is that about 98% of those young brothers never make it to The NBA plantation, but only 2% of them do.

I also remember doing a school project on him during my 6th grade year and that none of my fellow classmates were interested in seeing me talking about him and looking back on it, I greatly regret doing that project about him because if I had to do it all over again, I would’ve have done a project on Malcolm X or The Real MLK.

I also remember that my stepdad told me actually loved Michael Jordan when he used to play basketball for his favorite college basketball team, The North Carolina Tar Heels, but actually hated him when he was playing for The Chicago Bulls back in the day.

But then I started to despise Jordan for the same reasons that my stepdad originally despised him: he was the epitome of arrogance and selfishness on the basketball court because he almost always shot the ball and scored more points than the rest of his teammates and I greatly hated that. Also rivals and teammates also hated him as explained in a 1992 book called “The Jordan Rules”

The book depicted Jordan as selfish, arrogant, obsessed with statistics, and disparaging to his teammates, whom he once referred to as “my supporting cast.”

I got a much better understanding of his personality when I saw a video last year of his 2009 Basketball Hall Of Fame speech in which I personally call the worst speech I’ve ever seen in my life. In the speech, he looked like he was still having a huge chip on his shoulder, he was still holding bitter grudges about things that happened 15, 20, 25 years ago. He was also visibly mad about things in which he was clearly the victor of the challenge, but still wanted to rub it in which greatly pissed me off.

But then many years later, I decided to do some research into his record on social issues affecting our community and I found his record on social issues affecting our community is non existent because he has made some of the most ignorant and downright disrespectful comments about his community over the years as I would later found out that made me greatly despise him nowadays.

He also doesn’t have a great reputation amongst the urban community in this country. In fact he told rapper N.O.R.E “fuck rap” and told another rapper named Chamillionaire “I ain’t taking no pictures with no n****s” and I believe these guy’s accounts with their negative experiences with Jordan and that plays a role in how I negatively view Jordan now.

Another reason why I greatly despise him so much nowadays is that rich paid house negroes like him always sellout the interests of the poor working class urban folks for the parasitic capitalist pie that the system constantly rewards them with for being the “good house negro”.

Here’s what he said about the LA rebellion in 1992: “I need to know more about it” – C’mon man that weak ass comment doesn’t even fly with me

When young urban teenagers are being killed over his overpriced ass shoes, he stayed silent.

When young urban teenagers are being gunned down by pigs everyday, especially in Chicago, he stayed silent.

When his father was killed in an act of state-sponsored horizontal violence in 1993, he stayed silent.

When time came for him to speak up on social issues that affects us everyday, he stayed silent.

Last year, he finally decided to “break his silence” on police brutality and most urban folks like myself said “You’re way too late” because he said some of the most ignorant and counterproductive shit I’ve ever heard in my life.

Here’s what he said last year on the issue of police brutality that greatly pissed me off:

As a “proud American” – you meant a proud sellout that you are.

“We should respect the police officers who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us” – No Jordan, the police function as an arm of the state whose sole mission is to protect the interest of the ruling class at the expense of the poor working class urban community.

“A father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence” – no, your dad was killed in an act of state-sponsored horizontal violence Mike and you didn’t say nothing about it. And besides, this ain’t about you anymore Mike.

“I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of urban people at the hands of law enforcement – You are basically admitting that you clearly have no concern for your own people getting gunned down by pigs everyday only to say that you’re “deeply troubled” and not angry at that, FOH with that BS!!!

“I am angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers” – You’re also admitting that our resistance against police containment and police terrorism in your eyes is wrong. This shows that house negroes like you and Charles Barkley support the continuous military occupation and terrorism of our community by the police.

“Over the past three decades I have seen up close the dedication of the law enforcement officers who protect me and my family” – One of the reasons why house negroes like you and Charles Barkley are deliberately insinuated from the struggles that the masses of people like myself go through on a daily basis because both of y’all are The State. You got a major Massa loving house negro mindset Mike.

The Conclusion – House negroes are among the worst enemies of our community that will be taken down once the revolution begins. So Fuck Michael Jordan and all the other sellout house negroes like him!!!

Staff Writer; Kwame Shakir (aka Joe D.)

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2 Responses to “Michael Jordan – My Thoughts.”
  1. Kwame Shakir says:

    I’m more intelligent and wise than you so your comment about me is pointless

  2. Jack says:

    I feel bad for the author of this post who so clearly has been brainwashed and comes across as uneducated and jaded. Educate yourself and look to positively impact your community instead of blaming others for lack of progress.

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