Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, once said, “Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.” Steffi Graf gave it to us like this, “You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that’s fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others.” Samuel Butler, the Victorian-era English author, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.”
Well playas…I told you boyz that I would continue to disect the ignorance that is Dabo Swinney after he showed his butt earlier this week with his vanity, pride and arrogance with his comments on Kaepernick. I’ve already broken down parts of his foolish comments in the Hot Joint entitled “Protest” where I told ole boy to stop talkin’ until he does his research on both MLK and Jesus! Then I broke him down in a joint called “Part 2” explainin’ in detail how he essentially spit in the face of African-Americans.
So lets complete the trilogy of breakin’ down this clowns comments that were so offensive. Durin’ another part of his ill-advised speech he says, “I think this is a good world, This is a great country. It’s just things get painted with a broad bush these days. There’s a lot of good. There’s more good than bad in this world.” Then he went into this rant about MLK and Jesus bein’ two of the greatest leaders we’ve ever seen as I dissected in the crazy Hot Joints mentioned above when he knew nothin’ about either of them and their struggles against the powers that be.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Here’s the arrogance of this man bruh! He’s tellin’ boyz how good this country is but he’s simply tellin’ it through his lens. He’s a white man livin’ in America makin’ for more $5 million per year coachin’ a game that he loves. Why wouldn’t America be great to him. Why wouldn’t this country be great in his eyes. He’s grown up in a system that his set up for him to succeed in.
There are no systematic road blocks for him to struggle with. What blows my mind is that he’s got a team full of cats that don’t see the world through the same lens that he sees it through and he’s still oblivious to the differences. This man has recruited all of them. He and his staff actually have players on their team that grew up in the slums, muck and projects from all over this country. There is a reason that there are even ghettos in America and it has little to do with poverty. There are more poor white folks in Amerca than black folks bruh but they don’t live in the projects. Why?
Between 1930 and 1970 there were laws put in place by the federal government that allowed banks to discriminate against people of color when it came to mortgages. Therefore, they created the ghettos and slums in America by forcin’ black folks to live only in certain areas regardless of income. I’m not tellin’ you what I heard playboy! I’m tellin’ you what I know! Both my mother and father were college educated black folks in the south in the 1950’s! My father was a registered pharmacist and my mother was an elementary school teacher. However, I grew up in the middle of the ghetto in Gary, Indiana in the 1970’s because black folks couldn’t live in the suburbs!! So my parents could afford for us to live in the suburbs but the color of our skin forced us to live in the G!
Dabo has been in Big Momma’s house recruitin’ a top player more times than he can count that doesn’t have central air, a closet for his clothes or a freakin’ bed to sleep in. The dun has been sleepin’ on the floor his entire life and Swinney has the nerve to say that everything is good. Tell the player that shows up at Clemson with everything he owns in a garbage bag instead of a freakin’ suit case. Ask him how good America is? Ask the dun that’s on scholarship why he’s sendin’ all of his stipend money back to the crib every month instead of usin’ it for himself? It’s because he’s got three younger siblings that are in need because his daddy is doin’ life in prison because he got caught with some weed and crack 10 years ago because he had a drug problem. Oh, you didn’t know that some states have mandatory minimum drug laws that are screwed towards longer incarceration rates for black folks.
Oh, you didn’t know that the laws were set up based on who uses what? You didn’t know that research has shown that whites use more cocaine than blacks? However, they use powder cocaine and blacks tend to use crack because of price. Now if you get caught with 1 gram of crack you get the same sentence as someone with 18 grams of powder cocaine. Luckily in 2010 they changed the law that used to state that 1 gram of crack was equal, from a sentencin’ standpoint, to havin’ 100 grams of powder. So ask your players with daddy’s and momma’s or other relatives in jail on drug charges how good America is bruh?
Here’s my idiot sayin’, “Well they shouldn’t be doin’ drugs!” That’s true you moron but some folks will have struggles with drug use both black and white. However, should the person that’s black do more time in jail because they use a different form of the SAME drug that the white person uses too. That’s like puttin’ me in jail for life because I eat mashed potatoes and my white brother only gets 3 years because he ate the SAME amount of baked potatoes. Sounds stupid doesn’t it? But the country is good in his opinion because he only got 3 years.
Go talk to the cat that’s been on 27 interviews in the last two months with a college degree that can’t get a job! When he’s more qualified than the duns that are actually interviewin’ him. Holler at the dun that’s been in Corporate America for the past 15 years and his or her boss has a high school diploma and they’ve got Master’s Degrees! Tell them that everything is good.
It’s shameful that a man that coaches players from these environments hasn’t taken the time to understand what really affects them. But on some real talk, he doesn’t care!! As long as they come to Clemson, win games and help him keep his job everything good in his world. He doesn’t care about those kids and they need to understand that. That’s why it’s imperative that they keep their noses clean and use Dabo and Clemson to their advantage. Get that degree at all cost. Don’t fall for the Oakey Doke and spent your time their makin’ everybody else rich and walk out of there with nothin’! Either get to the NFL or get your degree or both. Don’t let Dabo pimp you because he’s gonna be sittin’ in another Big Momma’s livin’ room lyin’ to her next year too. “We love all of our kids at Clemson!” Stop lyin’ bruh! Because if you loved them you wouldn’t have said what you said when asked about Colin Kaepernick. Trust me on that playa! Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!