They’re now down to taking credit for minorities not actually being the monsters they relentlessly paint them as. I’m not sure there is much further down they can go before they start breaking up into some Madagascan flower beds.
Jack Cashill, American Test Pattern:
How Traditional Values Shape the NFL
It happens quite often in this gig, where you get a wingnut post where you could just stop at the title and already be done.
I mean, “How Traditional Values Shape the NFL”? Do I really even need to follow that up with anything? It already tells you all you need to know about the content to follow. The attempted co-opting of a piece of American culture (and one they didn’t really need to try and co-opt) by fringe psychotics, some extremely poor logical reasoning, some barely restrained racism, and possibly a terrible analogy or two.
I could just go home right now, but I suppose for decorum’s sake, I should at least give you a taste.
Shorter (or the last port before Jungle):
- So it turns out after years of comments about how blacks couldn’t play football because they lacked the mental discipline. And then years of comments about how blacks never make good quarterbacks because the quarterback is the “thinking man’s position”. It turns out there are now multiple black quarterbacks who are performing pretty well. So now, we’re going to try and kickstart years of comments about how those blacks who succeed at quarterback are the honorary white “good black people” who go to good white churches and aren’t unrepentant baby molesters like all other black people.
And yet some people still call this man racist. I just don’t get it.
And in case you thought I was joking:
On the long Thanksgiving weekend, five regular starting NFL quarterbacks of at least partial African descent took the field for their respective teams. Beyond their obvious talent, all five share a common background, one that is now rare in the African American community and becoming anomalous in American society writ large: each grew up in a Christian home with a mother and a father. More so than foot speed or even arm strength, this is the variable that elevates them above their peers.
Always trust the motherfucking shorter!
‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard. Remember back when I said that my day job was one of the good ones? Yeah, irony is kicking me repeatedly in the balls for that one. We are aware of all Internet traditions.™