It took about 30 seconds to think about my post so feel free to pick holes in itThis is gonna be a long thought out reply that it deserves so will bookmark for later. Gotta go bed now, it's 1130, gotta get up at 530. But i agree with a lot of your message just a few points i wanted to correct or give my opinion on. Will reply tomorrow brother
Hardyman Yugo this post here explains what i was gonna say in probably a much better way than i could articulate.BLM highlights an ongoing issue that needs to be under the spotlight. Whether a founder is a Marxist or whatever is irrelevant as the cause is just. There is some silly hysteria about it, I do not see how 'taking a knee' disrespects the anthem or flag, that is a smokescreen and irrelevant to the issue at hand.
As an ex Cop we were trained about the dangers of positional asphyxia. What were they trying to achieve, he was arrested, restrained in handcuffs, tie his feet if you have to, then get him out of there. There was no reason to keep him there that I could see. You are just risking raising tensions (as happened) among onlookers.
Side note, kick off time never changes so what's your actual issues with these so called "build ups to games"?To me the Black lives matter thing is a political issue, and because Sports and politics should never mix I wish BLM was kept out of sport. Just my opinion, I like watching games and hate the build ups to games etc - Just get on with the games and all these political movements just make the fans wait for the kick offs longer.
Personal opinion is racism is an extension of humans having a natural desire to form groups and ostracise anyone that’s different. Some sort of evolutionary safety mechanism where we fear diversity.Would be surprised if anyone thinks that there is no racism in the sport.
RL in the UK has traditionally been one of the more inclusive sports, not saying there hasn’t been racism in the past but the likes of Roy Francis, Billy Boston, Clive Sullivan and Johnny Freeman all left Cardiff because they knew they wouldn’t get a game for Wales RU team or even their club because they were black. Welcomed with open arms in RLMaybe we should put him in prison and throw away the key
Racism is largely a modern construct invented by those looking to justify profiting from slavery.Personal opinion is racism is an extension of humans having a natural desire to form groups and ostracise anyone that’s different. Some sort of evolutionary safety mechanism where we fear diversity.
Take it back to school children - they bully each other over clothing choice, fashion, glasses, being a nerd, haircuts, being a teachers pet, sexuality, etc, etc. Ostracise those different.
We just naturally like to keep those similar to us close to us and push away others. Sport is an extension of this. We have our team and the others are the enemy.
Within races there is the exact same thing. Whites hate on ‘westies’ or ‘bogans’ etc. Maori seperate into ‘mongrel mob’ ‘black power’. We hate within races....
Racism is just a high profile form of compartmentalising ourselves. Doesn’t make it right but the root cause is our internal issues not the colour of someone’s skin.
- not that it matters but I am mixed race.
Not really wanting to delve into this as it’s an emotional topic. But willing to discuss in a respectful conversation.The cure for racism is that it is a construction, that must be de constructed by the enlightened...rather than excusing it as some inevitable evolution of the human condition.
All lives matter buddy - even yours - strangely I said even yours after you called me a Cu*t. But to be honest my remark was not raciest - I would have said the same thing if it was a Movement against violence etc towards any race. I just do not believe politics and sports should be linked. I have nothing against the BLM movement. I work in a workplace which is multi cultural and I have many friends from all over the planet because of that. so implying I am a raciest Cu*t is such a strange comment coming from you when you have never met me.Unless you are a black American who has experienced what they are protesting about then kindly STFU. Its cu**s like you that are the biggest part of the problem...
Not 100% accurate. Racism has existed for centuries , between China/Japan/south east Asia and Central Asia, many parts of Africa,Europe and all throughout ancient Americas prehistory.Western society invented Racism with advent of the definition of race as a divider, and the use of biblical miss appropriation to justify their belief that one race is superior to another.