Meet Mike Ditka
“All of a sudden, it’s become a big deal now, about oppression,” Ditka said.
What does he mean by no big deal? Is any form of oppression a small deal? If systematic oppression is nothing to good ol’ Ditka why is he even relevant?
“There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of.”
Oh really? According to history recorded in his lifetime here’s the track record that people have pointed out.
1955 – age 16 Rosa Parks fights back against seating arrangements on public transportation.
1964 – age 24 civil rights was passed.
1965 – age 25 Malcolm X was murdered by the alphabet boys.
1968 – age 28 Martin Luther King murdered by the alphabet boys.
2017 Protesting – age 77 unarmed black people are being killed by public servants.
“Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people. …
What other people would be watching it closely? Could he be speaking of the thugs protesting police brutality? Maybe he’s speaking of the people in Puerto Rico who are left to fend for themselves while their (p)resident plays golf off their tax dollars. Nah, Ol’ Ditka must have the vision of the decent people hiding behind hoods on their heads?
He goes on to say,
“I think the opportunity is there for everybody. … If you want to work, if you want to try, if you want to put effort into yourself, I think you can accomplish anything.”
Anything is up for grabs except bringing awareness to ignorance huh? Some would rather have someone stand for a flag that has a shady history concerning how it treats, treated, and currently treating the people of melanin. Let’s not gloss over that fact that the song has shady lyrics conveniently taking out, what’s really sentimental about allowing another artist rewrite one that unites the melting pot?
Showing honor to ignore-it (ignorance) is more important to people like Ditka I’m guessing. Stand up against bullying is never in the bully’s favor. Humanity is doing just that. What that community fails to realize is that family comes in all shades and is fearless when taking up for their on. The thing people are speaking up about are the things we all know and see happening, if you don’t like what they’re speaking about change what you’re doing.
I know some of you don’t like when people bring awareness to wrongful death, police brutality, systematic racism and other injustice. Should we fault those going around screaming, “if you don’t like it here, go somewhere else!” Since attitude reflects leadership, a lot of people’s mindset has switched to, “STFU SOB’s or be fired!”
I often wonder… do they realize the British ran off other Europeans because of enslavement, wrongful death, and systematic oppression. In most cases I would assume individuals would gain empathy from the experiences hashed out by the mindless and soulless shells that can commit such acts.
The take home for all of this is this, if any form of entertainment is more important to you than somebody’s life or the awareness of foul play, I have 4 words for you. Go-Play-In-Traffic. When you look back on history or your children’s children do, are you or them gonna be able to say, “my family was on the right side of history?”