There is nothing finer than when a celebrity calls out the left with their divisive politics on national television. Now, it doesn’t happen as often as we would all like, but when it does it needs to be celebrated, One person that is a frequent truth-teller is former NBA basketball player now turned sports commentator, Charles Barkley.
The man doesn’t always get it completely right, but when he does it is as satisfying as watching a nothing but net three-pointer, and that is what he did this past weekend.
On Saturday, Barkley dropped one of those truth bombs, but this time it was on dirty and divisive politicians. Charles Barkley said that politicians want black people and white people to hate each other so they can “keep their grasp of money and power.”
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“Man, I think most white people and black people are great people,” Barkley said. “I really believe that in my heart, but I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power.”
“They divide and conquer. I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people, but we’re so stupid following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people, not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods, we all got money, let’s make the whites and blacks, not like each other, let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other, let’s scramble the middle class. I truly believe that in my heart,” he said.
And to be honest he isn’t wrong.
There are very few people in politics that are good guys who are wanting to really help the little guy. However, more often than not these people in power have been bought off and are just playing a part to keep the charade going. The only way we get a chance to change this is by really being plugged into our communities and state government. We can most certainly change the trajectory we are on, but it takes commitment and hard work to changing who we put in office and that is from the ground up.