First Posted: 4/30/2014 12:24:48 PM | Last Updated: 4/30/2014 12:24:49 PM
Do Americans Really Know The Real Cost Of Freedom ?
By twomucht, Topix National News Editor,
In recent days the evil head of injustice has risen his monstrous fork tongue to the world. Its called Racism. Most of the national attention, has been centered around with what Mr. Donald Sterling, owner of ,'The L A Clippers, was taped saying about African-Americans. The most bazaar thing pertaining to his racial slurs, is that 70% of his NBA team is a part of the Black Community.
Even harder to, 'Brain Hug your mind around, is the fact, that this same racist NBA owner, was not only honored for his community contributions to numerous Black organizations throughout the United States, he was celebrated by the most influential Black Organization, the NAACP, and became the distinctive recipient of ,'The Lifetime Achievement Award Winner of the NAACP,(National Association of the Advancement of Colored People).
In no uncertain terms, many of his own recorded words have no place in our society in 2014. After years of being one of California's riches citizens, and a inspiration of every NBA players dream, like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan, to one day own a professional NBA team, Mr. Sterling, has shone that we ,'We All Fall Short Of Our Maker' .
I think people have lost sight of the meaning of American style freedom, in general ,and freedom of speech. The following quote comes from a fictional character in the movie, 'American President', but it captures the essence of freedom.
" America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've got to want it bad, because it's gonna put up a fight."
Mr. Adams add, "It's gonna say, You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil who is standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.
You want to claim this land as the 'land of the free'? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then you can stand up and sing about the 'Land of the Free !'"
Contributing Source:(Paul Adams)