Saturday, May 03, 2014
New Anarchy Of The Politically Correct Makes Repeal Of Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Necessary
The ancient Greeks used shards of broken pottery to register their objections to people in their society.Pottery was called "ostra" a yes or no vote was marked on the back of the broken pottery shards. Hence "ostracize" was established to boot people from their midst.Don Sterling was booted from the NBA based on peer pressure generated by an illegal taped recording of his private opinions. Those opinions were made to a girlfriend who set him up.But the analogy of peer pressure is valid. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed codified segregation. But the Act constructively codified inclusion and by extension took choice of association and personal opinion out of the individuals control. We have had two generations of social engineering because of this law.Now the children of LBJ's Great Society want to be free of all criticism. But they have the law on their side. We have to level the playing field of public opinion.I don't know whether Sterling's free speech violation will be recognized by the court. But if it isn't than more of this high-handed behavior will be coming more often and sooner. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 should be expunged. If peer pressure is the new norm then no one side should be handicapped.People like Sterling were effectively made by the tax code.A simpler tax code would make modern day black ghetto ball a lot less profitable. I was an avid fan of basketball during the golden years of the Celtics, Knicks, Baltimore Bullets etc. In those days one had to dribble the ball when he moved.Guys like Bob Cousy, K.C. Jones, Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe and Jerry West and others were something to watch. Now guys like LeBron James are human bowling balls striking ten-pin-bodies on the way to the basket. That's black ghetto ball.A new tax code would eliminate Sterling and force fans of ghetto ball to go to the ghettos to watch their wallets and their favorite half backs.