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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Roger Clemens: Is Anyone Surprised?

We have been getting email after email referencing the latest choice detail in the Roger Clemens saga. That detail being that Clemens may well have been involved in an intimate relationship with a female minor.

Many of our readers are up in arms that the media is not dragging Clemens over the coals. That the media is not providing non-stop coverage. That children's and women's advocacy groups are not speaking out. Certainly, if Clemens had been a young, Negro accused of not stopping dogs from having fights on his property...advocacy groups would be organizing mass demonstrations against his very existence! Or had Clemens been the Negro Home Run King, we might now be questioning his moral character as a result of his philandering.

But, Clemens is the Cy Young and Strike Out King (read: white), so expectations are different. Media spin is different. And public reaction is different.

Many Negroes and supporters of fair reporting and unspun media commentary have suggested that the media goes out of its way to shine a negative light on the circumstances that Negro athletes find themselves. Many have said that Barry Bonds has been held to a different standard than players such as Mark McGwire. The insinuation is that the media has taken an unfair approach to painting a negative picture of Bonds. That the media has introduced things such as a loose lipped mistress to further soil the linen in which the public perception of Bonds rests.

All of this certainly begs the question: Why is Roger Clemens not being mercilessly demonized? Why is there not a public outcry to nullify his records and awards? Why are baseball people not taking an oath to keep him out of the Hall of Fame?

These are legitimate questions. And, as righteous thinkers we can provide effective and legitimate answers to them.

The answer isn't complicated. And, despite institutionalized efforts that are intertwined between the government, corporations and media; the example of Roger Clemens treatment by the press juxtaposed to Barry Bonds' is not a sinister or conspiratory plot to hold the Negro down or to sully and besmirch a race. Now, be clear in your understanding, this sort of thing is a common tactic used by the Big House to hold down the chattel, but the example we provide here is more rooted in the admission of the differences between the races than in attempts to provide a means to overcome those differences by holding the righteous and Originals back or down.

At times, institutionalized discrimination can reveal more than a simple hatred or distaste for that party or group being mercilessly persecuted and marginalized. It can lend us the opportunity to understand just where that hatred originates. Most of a righteous mind would agree that hatred between humans originates in fear. And fear is borne of a jealous womb.

And, righteous minds understand that even in an institutionally corrupt and fetid environment, the wardens and bosses occasionally allow an honest thought or action to escape them and give away their minds and thoughts. And fears. And jealousies.

Our righteous readers, at this point, understand what we are about to say. They understand that watching Roger Clemens' actions and character be treated with nothing more than a passing glance out of the corner of the media's collective eye is actually something in which the Original athlete can take pride.

We mentioned expectations and standards earlier. Why does a Jared Allen, a convicted habitual drunk driver, get a mere slap on the wrist and a record contract? While a Pacman Jones, unconvicted and characterized by some in the legal/law enforcement profession as a 'hero', get a years suspension? Why is Barry Bonds, whose story seems to parallel Clemens (except Bonds extra-marital dalliance was not started with a minor), run out of the game?

Clearly, the answer is race.

The empirical and anecdotal evidence is not confrontable. It can't be challenged. Please, save your emails. Disagreement is not entertainable.

Let's agree on that. But, also, let's understand what that means.

As we suggested earlier, hatred is rooted in fear is rooted in jealousy. What does that mean? Well, it takes us back to the words expectation and standards.

Negro athletes are held to higher social and moral expectations and standards than their bleached counterparts.

Jared Allen's contract. Roger Clemens' ability to still get a job in baseball if he chooses. These are the proof in the pudding.

Michael Vick. Pacman Jones. Barry Bonds. Carmello Anthony. The list goes on and on. Demonized and crushed under the media grind.

More is expected of our Negro athletes. The media and public don't expect a Jared Allen to be able to control himself and make reasonable choices when it comes to alcohol. The media and public don't expect a Roger Clemens to perform at a high level without chemical assistance. They don't expect a Roger Clemens to exercise the moral restraint to keep his hands off a teenage girl.
The media does expect Michael Vick to have control over what happens at property he pays for. The media does expect Pacman Jones to leave a strip club as soon as he recognizes there is the potential for trouble. The media does expect Barry Bonds to hit massive and numerous home runs with the assistance of balanced nutrition and consistent strength training. And the media does expect Bonds to set a moral example that young people can take value in.

So righteous readers, take pride in the media's continual and relentless pressure cooking of Original athletes who find themselves in odd situations. And take greater pride as white athletes who break laws, lie and show the moral fortitude of a Chicago-machine politician, are reported on in passing and small print by the media.


It's a simple and righteous tip of the hat to the Negro athlete.


More is expected of you.


Because you are better.


Better talents, better people.


Original people.


The day that Roger Clemens goes into the Hall of Fame is the day that Barry Bonds is crowned the greatest baseball player of all time.


The media set the standards.


The Original athlete simply tries to meet them.

21 comments:

Keven said...

"Many Negroes and supporters of fair reporting "

yes, negroes and supporters of fair reporting are one and the same...LOL

Dave the Wave said...

" the moral fortitude of a Chicago-machine politician"

you're talking about Obama, aren't you?

censored said...

Where do you live that you dont see the negative press coverage of Roger Clemens? Take a look at the New York and Boston newspapers today you fool. Stop being blinded by your weak defenses of irresponsible behavior by negro athletes. Clemens has been convicted of nothing, any wrongdoing he has done is due to the guilt he feels that his ancestors may have been slavemasters. He cannot be blamed or held accountable for any of his own actions...that would be unfair.

Malcom Hex said...

" Clemens has been convicted of nothing"

the same can be said about pacman and bonds.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"He cannot be blamed or held accountable for any of his own actions...that would be unfair."

Sir, we agree.

The white mainstream media would never blame or hold him accountable. That would be in direct conflict to the different standards the public has set for Negro and white athlete that we reported in the post.

And, as we also reported...being better people, as is demonstrated by the public's high standards and expectations...it would be unfair of the Negro to hold Clemens accountable for actions we expected an morals we know aren't present.

Agreed.

RighteousReasoner said...

I love the constant use of the word juxtaposed. It makes our Righteous Organization look Smart and Distinguished. Fight on Righteously, My Brothers.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

"constant use of the word juxtaposed"

constant?

really?

Steven A's Cheese Doodles said...

it's been known for years that clemens is a filthy man. the media has treated him more than fairly...but now the public out cry to expose who he really is will be too much to deny.

RighteousReasoner said...

Sir, upon closer inspection of previous posts on this esteemed sportsblog it may be noted that the word juxtaposed has been used on multiple occasions. Be kind and read the material, lest you seem like a buffoon.

But do continue Fighting on Righteously, My Brother. Sean Bell needs you, and please believe we'd have a post about it had there not been Negroes involved in the shooting. Of course, the Negroes were only following the commands of their whip cracking master, but we prefer not to go there.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

"Sir, upon closer inspection of previous posts on this esteemed sportsblog it may be noted that the word juxtaposed has been used on multiple occasions. Be kind and read the material, lest you seem like a buffoon."

so, a blog with over 300 posts using the word juxtaposed a few times (multiple times) is constant usage?

sir, be kind. look up the word constant, lest you seem like a buffoon.

ZEKE said...

"Sean Bell needs you, and please believe we'd have a post about it had there not been Negroes involved in the shooting. "

but they weren't afaletes!

RighteousReasoner said...

Sir, your taking out of context is a common ploy used by the devil white media. Do not fall into their dirty trap. Follow us, and, if the Honorable W.D. Fard Muhammad is willing, be saved.

RighteousReasoner said...

It is with great displeasure that I am forced to report that Half-Honkey Obama has once again been conned by the white media into denouncing the Honorable Reverend Doctor Pastor Jeremiah Wright, esq., as a means to pander to his white voting base (which, as we all know, is misrepresented by an inaccurate and racist census controlled by the cracker Government).

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D90BMTNO0&show_article=1

Stale Variety said...

"cracker Government"

Controlled by corporations,no? Like that huge one that owns the New York Times...

Oh wait, the New York times is owned by the New York Times Company? Whatever, it's still a corporation.

The Sports Hernia said...

Sir,

I just wanted to comment so I could say 'Sir', it's been awhile, Sir.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

"Sir, your taking out of context is a common ploy used by the devil white media. "

Sir, my context of YOU and BUFFOON was spot on.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

" Half-Honkey Obama "

Sir,

We previously informed you that the proper term, per our dear friend Jason Whitlock, is Half-rican American.

Please follow this directive.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"I just wanted to comment so I could say 'Sir', it's been awhile, Sir."

Sir, indeed.

In the sports hernia we truss!

RighteousReasoner said...

Sir, since when do we take any stock in what our self-hating (read: white) friend Jason Whitlock has to say?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Sir, since when do we take any stock in what our self-hating (read: white) friend Jason Whitlock has to say?"


Sir, clearly Mr. Whitlock's message is lost on your.

Please remove the word 'righteous' from your handle.

You no longer have our permission to advertise under that banner.

Good day.

clone said...

I have to ask as others have, what news are you reading? All I have read, is people nailing Clemens left and right - justly so.