Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman says Ferguson and Staten Island protests are like nothing he ever saw in Martin Luther King days, they never blocked freeways and bridges so people can't get to work or home to their babies. This is making everything worse-Newsday, Neil Best

12/9/14, "Dennis Rodman says Ferguson and Staten Island protests 'increasing the problem'," Newsday, Neil Best

"Former NBA All-Star Dennis Rodman offered some pointed thoughts Tuesday on recent protests over the failure to indict police officers in the deaths of young men in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island.
"Instead of trying to solve the problem, they're increasing the problem," he said. "I've never seen it before. Even back in Martin Luther King days, they never did this, going on freeways and bridges and just laying down on the ground and people can't go to work, people can't go home to their kids and stuff like that.

"People aren't thinking about stuff like that. They're thinking about, well it's unjust, unfair. What about people trying to go tome to their babies, to their mothers, to their fathers, to their loves ones and stuff like that and you're holding traffic up for like four or five hours a day? That makes no damn sense.''

Rodman was in Manhattan on Tuesday for a breakfast to promote Steiner Sports' new line of handwritten essays by former athletes over pictures of key moments in their careers. The event was held at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse in Grand Central Terminal.
Rodman expressed ambivalence over players such as LeBron James wearing "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during warmups to protest the choking death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.

"I can't breathe, OK, great, but what happened to that 12-year-old; why didn't you support that?" he said, referring to Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old killed by Cleveland police last month. "What about that guy, 12 years old? Nobody supported that one. And that [Garner death] wasn't even on purpose. It's a Catch-22 when people select things they want to support and it's a sad thing.""

Image: "Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, before an exhibition basketball game at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Kim Kwang Hyon," Newsday


Comment: That's the point, Dennis, this isn't about civil rights, it's about anarchy, like the Occupy movement only bigger. It's about destroying the United States, inciting hatred and racism, stealing millions of dollars from already stretched municipal budgets, stealing tax dollars of innocent people, breaking civil society, forcing Americans to stay in their homes because it's just not worth it to try and go anywhere. They know their helpers in the media will splash negative images of the US around the world. It's a big party. The entire political class is fine with it. They prefer chaos. When voters can think of nothing but their own safety, they can't be checking on politicians selling out the country.

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