The NBA’s political correctness regime
I think the Jewish hierarchy of the NBA is running scared. Frankly, Adam Silver was scared when he announced the Sterling Sanctions. Shelley Sterling is willing to compromise for a minority interest in the team, but I don’t think she should compromise at all. The NBA is saying its political correctness rules trumps the U.S. Constitution, like every time the Jews cry anti-Semitism, criticism of Israel must be suspended.
The sad part is that blacks watching this farce have opted to copy Jews, and claim racism anytime blacks are criticized.
Now Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks has gotten into the act by saying he would change sides of a street if he was approached by a black wearing a hoodie or a person tattooed up one side and the down the other of his body. Meaning, I guess Mexicans or other gang bangers. Please, in California 41 percent of the male prison population is Latino and another 29 percent are black.
Meaning Cuban’s wariness of Blacks and Latinos might not be entirely unfounded. There are places in gang banging L.A. if you wander away and stumble into certain areas, it can get you killed. That happened to a German tourist in Santa Monica when he wandered away from Ocean Blvd. and stumbled into less hospitable ‘hoods. Is Cuban’s observation racist. No, it’s however politically incorrect ethnic criticism when the powers that be are pushing culturalism as opposed to assimilation. I say it’s bunk. Assimilation worked fine—you know the melting pot.
What made it work for people like Cuban, Sterling, and Malcolm X was the First Amendment, and the fact people recognized another person’s right to differ. If you didn’t like their world view you just blew them off, and went your own way. If they acted on their viewpoint, you were also perfectly free to take them to court if they infringed on your right to life or property. The Sterling case is the perfect vehicle to test the proposition that team owners can impose political correctness in violation of the First Amendment, and do so by means of depriving a person of property without due process in a court of law guaranteed under the 14th Amendment. At no point has the NBA proved that Sterling’s loopy world view damaged the franchises of other owners. Indeed, I doubt they can even show that monetarily, Sterling’s views have even damaged his own franchise.
What makes a court of law different is that you must provide proof of damages, not simply assert them.