Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Roger Goodell needs to go

Immediately following the Ray Rice domestic violence episode—of which I will continue to maintain was a much about domestic violence perpetrated by women that continues to go unacknowledged—there were calls for Roger Goodell to quit over his initial “light” punishment given to Rice, which was a two-game suspension, despite the fact that prosecutors declined to press charges against him. The uproar in the media occurred following the release of edited elevator video—which showed only a tiny fraction of the events leading up to Rice’s striking of his fiancé, and only that which took away all context and was cut-up to insure that worst possible image was presented to the public.

The release of the video (which prosecutors had taken into account when they passed judgment)  caused the craven Goodell to dispense with due process to save his own neck—the popularity of the NFL was never an issue, since the loudest noise was coming from people who were not football fans for their own political reasons. Not only was Rice punished a second time—despite his now wife’s insistence of her own responsibility in the incident—but thrown out of the league altogether.

In the Adrian Peterson child abuse case, this is yet another example of the hypocrisy of certain elements of society. Peterson claimed that the marks on his son’s legs occurred after he punished him with switch. One suspects that Peterson himself was punished in this way as a child, and his father as well. Not that this sort of “punishment” is humane or right, but this type of punishment (like “spanking”) is as old as human kind, and it only recently that  gender activists found it “useful” as another means to batter men, even though women are the most likely abusers of children. 

This kind of thing probably occurs in 90 percent of households with children, yet it only becomes an issue if a child dies from abuse, or if there is star football player involved, in which case merely becomes salacious media fodder. In the Peterson case, he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and sentenced to community service; he was already suspended for nine game, per an agreement with league. But as I noted earlier this week, Goodell—fearful for his “reputation,” broke his agreement after receiving “threats” from gender activists, and suspended Peterson indefinitely; one should also note that women who abuse often claim to be the “victim” of children.

This blatant disregard for due process and written agreements in order to appease fanatics and save his own skin is not only the act of a coward, but now trust in Goodell among players should be a highly questionable commodity; this kind of thing can lead anywhere if the gender fanatics choose to go down that path.  Consider the fact that there are 53 players on the active roster of 32 teams. That is 1696 players. Out of all of them, there have been about as many as one can count on one hand who have come to the attention of the law in regard to physical transgressions with women or children since last season. No doubt this is just the known cases, but given what is known this is hardly indicates an “epidemic” or “culture” of violence outside the lines. It certainly doesn’t compare to what occurs in the general population. 

Yet NFL players—black players especially—are being held up as “examples” by the activists in search of “relevance.” I recall back in 1991 when feminist fanatic Eleanor Smeal railed against “racism against white women,” which indicates just how self-obsessed these people are with their own “victimhood”—even to the point of annihilating the “competition.” What they are doing in fact is exposing their own racism by applying a “standard” that only applies to these black players, and not to society at large.

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