Donovan McNabb, a Negro QB who has been on the receiving end of media malfeasance, had some words of encouragement for his Brother QB, Michael Vick.
"I'm a supporter of Vick," McNabb said Tuesday.
While the media, the NFL, the Falcons and most of the general population of these United States has accepted an indictment as a verdict, McNabb understands that civil rights are precious. He understands that the freedoms of our country are founded upon those rights granted to the individual citizen. He knows that to willfully give up things like presumption of innocence are the very acts that allow for tyranny of the majority.
McNabb is of a people that were enslaved. He understands that Americans owe it to each other, Negro or not, to never allow the degradation of inalienable rights and judicial promises. To do so would be tantamount to a return to slave days.
Certainly, we all also understand that there were dogs that were horribly mistreated. McNabb understands that, as well. And he has clear perspective on the real tragedy in this situation.
"Now, I don't know exactly what happened in that situation, and I think for all of us that have read over the stuff that was over the Internet, the report, you look at it as kind of like, 'Wow, you've got your so-called friends and family members turning their back on you now to make their situation better.' They're throwing you under the bus so that they can clean their name. That's unfortunate. That goes to show, I always have a saying that I've always lived by: If you can't trust family, who can you trust? "
So, while PETA and other groups try to steal the thunder of Vick's famous name to further their cause for the proliferation of animal rights over civil rights; another victim is cast aside.
This situation is a case study of the decline of the family unit in America. The Negro family.
The media distracts us with reportage of animal rights demonstrations. The media is assiduously and feverishly working to ensure that public opinion is formed and that Vick is guilty in the minds of Americans.
All the while, not a word about a Negro family that is having the ability to trust in their familial love torn apart by the ravages of a federal indictment.
We applaud Donovan McNabb for standing up and making the country aware of this heretofore unreported casualty.
McNabb has made it perfectly and plainly clear for the rest of us:
The indictment against Michael Vick is a declaration of war on Negro families.
And McNabb further puts it into perspective with a possible resolution:
"It's an unfortunate situation, and I just hope everything works out well for him where he can get back out on the field."
That would fix everything.