ELDER PATRIOT – Football at the University of Missouri is big business. As a member of the South Eastern Conference (SEC,) perhaps America’s premier power football conference, players at Missouri are awarded with full scholarships worth in excess of $40,000 annually. There are many “perks” that accompany this as well.
This is what makes the player’s recent decision to abandon their responsibilities to uphold their end of this contractual obligation in order to show support for a race-baiting schoolmate over trumped up charges of campus wide racism, so troubling.
A budding community activist and overly self-important grad student named Jonathan Butler is on a hunger strike to put an end to the “unlivable” racist environment on campus and the players on the football team have pledged to support him by not participating in football related activities until the university president is removed or resigns.
Are the claims of “campus wide” racism legitimate? You be the judge.
Butler’s allegation is primarily based on a state law that prevents Planned Parenthood from conducting abortions on campus. He proves himself to be illiterate about the history of Planned Parenthood and that he’s completely off base as to the organization’s available to women who seek their services.
Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger for the purpose of exterminating blacks. Writing on page 108 of the Birth Control Review in April of 1934 Sanger said, “Birth control must ultimately lead to a cleaner race.” Not clear enough for you?
In “America Needs a Code for Babies” Sanger removed all doubt of her eugenic beliefs, “Give dysgenic groups [people with “bad genes”] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.” Still not clear enough?
In a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble written in 1939 Sanger made herself explicitly clear when she penned this pearl, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”
If for no other reason than this Jonathan Butler should be dismissed as a fraud.
Even if this weren’t true Planned Parenthood provides abortion services to irresponsible women of all ethnicities and is located less than a mile from campus. How can that be considered racist?
There are two additional occurrences upon which he is basing his claims of campus-wide racism: He heard that some unidentified person was heard to yell a racist comment from his truck while driving through campus and that a swastika formed of human feces was found in a campus bathroom.
Are there no voices for critical thinking remaining on the University of Missouri campus?
Thanks to arguments made by the American Left since the election of a black man as president, any disagreements over policy are immediately accompanied by charges of racism with the intention of ending the debate by silencing the bearer of facts. For all his ignorance Mr. Butler has learned this lesson well and is holding an entire campus hostage by employing it.
When asked for a statement Jonathan Butler’s comments only make him sound like more of an ass than the facts suggest: “I already feel like campus is an unlivable space. “So it’s worth sacrificing something of this grave amount, because I’m already not wanted here. I’m already not treated like I’m a human.”
President Obama must be bursting with pride. I’m waiting for the president’s usual refrain, “Jonathan Butler could be son.” He’s probably on the phone with Bill Ayres as I write this preparing to launch Butler’s political career.
Somehow, this “unlivable racist environment” has been fomented by UM President Tim Wolfe.
Maybe, Mr. Butler aspires to become the Sandra Fluke of the 2016 electoral season in an effort to influence the decision of an entire country by moving the vote of the ignoramuses over a non-issue.
For their part the UM football players prove the term dumb jocks really does apply, at least to them, for their lack of historical insight and their inability to see through this fraudulent race-baiting phony. Reports by ESPN this morning say that, both, black and white players on the team are split on the boycott which means that a debate took place among them and the ignorant ones convinced the players who saw the issue clearly to join in the boycott. Sounds a lot like the larger American society we find ourselves in today.
It’s about time simple-minded college students are told that they’re no longer driving the bus. They have no sense of responsibility, they have no sense of how the real world works, and their brains operate on the liberal indoctrination provided by their professors. The players who refuse to participate have every right to follow their conscience but they should be made to do so while facing the loss of their scholarships. They would at least learn something about contract law even while undergoing the university’s usual indoctrination programs everywhere else on campus.
Jonathan Butler should be ignored because, despite his imbecilic rhetoric, there is no evidence of widespread racism that has been demonstrated. To put it in the vernacular, there is no there, there. His lesson will be that taking action only when there’s a real issue can make people listen to you.
Missouri’s Democratic Governor Jay Nixon released a statement that said, “racism and intolerance have no place at the University of Missouri or anywhere in our state… these concerns must be addressed to ensure the University of Missouri is a place where all students can pursue their dreams in an environment of respect, tolerance and inclusion.”
This statement is perhaps the best we can hope for from a Democrat who relies on racial division to get elected and whose state is still reeling from the Ferguson riots. Regardless, it doesn’t sound like it bodes well for Tim Wolfe who is likely to end up as a sacrificial lamb when the dust clears.
Now come the demands from these race-baiting morons who stand for their own extermination. The demands read like something out of a comedy. The admission of “White Privilege,” the removal of the university president, “Legion of Black Collegians” and, we knew this was coming, more black faculty. The only thing missing is the release of the nine members of the Asian Dawn movement.
Like the ignorant followers they are proving to be the black football players stand in defense of this idiocy. Has it occurred to them that if quotas were assigned to athletes most of them would never have been offered scholarships?
Perhaps the worst possibility to consider is that Jonathan Butler represents the launching of a new generation of race-baiters intent on personally benefitting from the political system at the cost of others.
Clear thinking, responsible Missourians must take a stand here or leave the door open to future racial blackmail on meritless issues.