Discarding that nigger: On Plaxico Burress.



I'm tired of hearing Sportscenter commentators, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and fellow NY Giants players not only turn their backs on Plaxico Burress but also stab him in the back of the neck (yeah I said back of the neck -- just foul).

Let me be clear: I am not defending Plaxico Burress, but I am not handing him a one-way ticket to hell either.

What the f*** is wrong with people that they are so quick to judge? One action does not make or break a man or woman. I'm not preaching that as if I follow that wisdom everyday, but I know it to be true even when I fail to adhere to it.

You got the mayor of NYC who just less than a year ago was in the Superbowl parade praising Burress for bringing his city money and media attention. Now he's in every newspaper saying how Burress should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law because he's a role model and should be used as a high profile example. Chop off his head! Let us not forget that Bloomberg is up for reelection for a third term, soon after he led a coup to overturn NYC's two term limit.

Oh and you know the NYPD is all over Bloomberg's ass -- hang that nigger! Let these hood niggers know what's up. It's a game of intimidation, no different than gangs (or colonialists) fighting over turf.

You got Giants running back Derrick Ward playing the perfect house nigger on Sportscenter, distancing himself from Burress and Antonio Gates (who is suspected to have been present when Burress supposedly shot himself)... and then snitching by saying he heard that Burress was making light of the situation in the locker room. I use the word snitching intentionally because there's a distinction in my language. Providing valuable information to solve a crime against one's community is not snitching for me. Snitching is providing unnecessary information simply in order to ensure you distance yourself from being perceived as included in a group of "bad guys".

Let's not forget about the Sportscenter and TV commentators who've been making this headline news in NYC for several days.

Again, I don't defend Burress. And while my complaint is that the public is quick to judge eachother in a negative way -- making men out to be devils, we are also too quick to judge people in a positive way -- making men into gods.

The solution in my book? Calm the f*** down and see (wo)men as (wo)men, just plain ol regular people who are GUARANTEED to do good and to do bad.

Maybe then we can regain control over the institution that is now the Public Spectacle -- both the platforms of idolatry as well as the gallows of public execution.

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