Thursday, October 19, 2017

If I don't see it, it's not there



     I wanted to share this reaction to last week's Mike Ditka column with you. No further comment is necessary. 

Hello Mr. Steinberg

     I disagree with your assessment of so-called racism and this social injustice that the Left/Progressive seemed so fond of throwing around around so much.
     Individuals you mentioned like Mohamed Ali and another one from that time frame did not suffer from Racism or social injustice.They rose to the top of their respective professions and made millions from their efforts. Jesse Owens was a classic figure in his own right and showed what a Black man could do during the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany when Adolf Hitler and the Nazis held power.
     Yes in a small degree racism does exist yet you need to include some from ALL race's not just some Caucasians. This social injustice doe's not exist since people from all race's made millions and are successful in their respective fields and professions.
     There was no need to put down Mr. Ditka of his statement by saying he is not a man for saying what he did. Is not the left for dialog or his it for dialog under their own terms Mr. Steinberg ???
     Mr. Ditka right in his assessment of what was and is happening now and then.
     Hope to read your next article soon.

Respectfully yours

Joe P.*


* He signed his full name, but I'm abbreviating it, as a kindness.

15 comments:

  1. A philosopher. Would probably be disappointed that Neil didn't use his full name were he to wend his way to the blog.

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    1. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater, Skippy.

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  3. At least he was polite in betraying his obliviousness. Polite "so-called" racists. It could be a breakthrough.

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  4. I'm glad he's reading you, at least.

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  5. Perfect example of the state of our education system.

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  6. If I go outside at lunch today and close my eyes real tight....it's nighttime.

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  7. I'm just glad the ST stopped carrying his sports column once a week.

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  8. An interesting congruence: a piece about Ditka's view of the world we live in and an evocation of your 2007 piece about the session with the dominatrix.

    that was ten years ago. One wonders if she's still in business. Or has joined the Trump administration.

    Tom

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  9. So-called Black people getting shot by so-called bullets. This is the so-called racism denied by Ditka, so-called man.

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  10. I'm surprised he didn't bring up Stepin Fetchit, and how he was a millionaire from his movies.

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  11. I'm just surprised he didn't mention Obama. As in, we elected a black man president twice. Twice.* Therefore racism is over.

    *The double "twice" is courtesy of John Kass, who apparently still hasn't gotten over it.

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    1. Kass is always mad because the overwhelming majority of people not only don't go to soccer games, but flat out hate that boring as hell joke of guys running around for 90 minutes & doing nothing but faking injuries!

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    2. Eh, I'm not a huge fan of soccer, but I can see its appeal. Some people think it's boring, but at least it has a forward-running clock with no timeouts or other interruptions. What I find boring is watching a football game with three minutes of commercials, someone kicks a field goal, another three minutes of commercials, kickoff and return (or more often touchback), more commercials.

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    3. I agree. I'm done with football. I enjoy the pace of a good basketball game. Baseball puts me to sleep.

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