I was hangin’ out in the barber shop the other day when these three ole timers started arguin’ about boyz bein’ ignorant. Benjamin Franklin stood up and said, “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” Maximilien Robespierre, the 18th century French lawyer and politician and one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution, knocked over the dominoes and shouted, “The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” Then Richard Cecil, the 18th and 19th century Evangelical Anglican clergyman, shut the joint down with, “The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.”
Well playboy…somebody needs to push ole Mike Ditka towards his first step because that dun has to be one of the most ignorant people alive! He was on a Dallas radio station this past Friday and was asked how he felt about Colin Kaepernick and this cat squared up and said, “I’ve got no respect for Colin Kaepernick! I think it’s a problem…anybody who disrespects this country and the flag. If you don’t like this country, get the hell out.”
Now let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Just like I said about ole Bobby Knight in the Crazy Hot Joint published a few days ago entitled “Classic!” We shouldn’t be surprised by these foolish words comin’ out of this dun’s mouth! Let me give you a quick history lesson on Mike Ditka bruh! This is the same cat that asked this question when boyz were hollerin’ about changin’ the Redskins’ name. “What’s all the stink over the Redskins name? It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian. Even though it was called Redskin, what are you going to call them, a Brownskin?”
It’s not that he doesn’t respect Colin Kaepernick particularly.He doesn’t respect other cultures generally. But I bet if the name was offensive to the Polish people ole Mike would be up in arms about Daniel Snyder, owner of the Redskins, changin’ the name. Oh, so y’all didn’t know that Mike was born of Polish decent? He was born Michael Dyczko not Ditka playa! His family changed their name to Ditka because it was too difficult to pronounce. Oh, I’m just talkin’? Look it up for yourself.
So because he gave in and decided long ago that he shouldn’t be who he was born to be that everybody else should sell out too? If that’s your name then that’s your name playboy! You have to make other folks respect you. Not change who you are to satisfy them.
Colin Kaepernick has decided to stand up for what he believes in and Mke Ditka wants him to be a coward like him. Yeah, I said it! If you change your name because other people couldn’t pronounce it then you’re a coward. And who gives you the right to tell a boy to get the hell out of the country when you can’t even tell folks what your real name is?
Yo Mike! Before you start tellin’ folks how you feel about them takin’ a stand for their people. Ask your ancestors how they feel about you NOT even representin’ your family name! 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.