I know, you read that headline and are shocked. Or maybe that’s “shocked.” Charles Barkley speaking out against the conventional talking points of hippy dippy care bears with perpetually sore rectums? Hardly news. But it is always delightfully entertaining, which is why we bring it to you whenever little verbal gems emanate from his lips (see Charles Barkley Shows Cops Respect: ‘We as black people (also) need to do better…’ and Charles Barkley’s Epic Rant Against People Using “The Race Card”).
So, here’s there story. Draymond Green, forward for the Golden State Warriors, claimed one of the team owners showed a “slave master mentality.” Barkley was asked to make a comment about said statement on the radio…
“That is just stupid.I don’t think you ever use basketball analogies to compare to slavery when guys are making $20 million, $30 million a year. I just think that’s just stupid.”
“To compare guys making $20 million, $30 million to slaves is just asinine and stupid.”
This falls under celebrities complaining they aren’t being paid their fair share when they make $20-$30 million to play dress up and make-believe. Pardon me if I’m not crying buckets of tears. If you’re an athlete, and you don’t like who you are working for, you can leave. It’s called “freedom.” Freedom, by the way, was a luxury not given to slaves. Spot the difference? Have your high priced agent get you out of your high priced contract and get you another high priced contract. All experiences not shared by slaves who were actually owned by other people. How are we even having this discussion?
Look, I understand analogies. To say “I worked like a slave” is one thing. To say “my boss has a slave owner mentality” when you’re raking in dump trucks of cash? Well pardon me, but that sentiment actually diminishes the real suffering of slaves. Much like when vocally gifted, but intellectually stunted morons spout “Trump is literally Hitler.” The statement diminishes the actual horror Hitler committed. Trump said, “grab them by the pussy.” Hitler killed millions of Jews. Not the same, you twits. Also, Hitler was a socialist liberal. Shove that little factoid up your anus, since the pill is too hard to swallow.
Does anyone really think that slaves – actual slaves – were able to get up and leave if being treated unfairly? If so, read a book about actual slavery. Thankfully, while many would shrug off Green as “speaking his truth,” Barkley is outspoken enough where he only cares about the actual truth. Which is why we get a case of the feels when he speaks it.
Speaking of outspoken people…