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Wed Mar 9, 2016, 01:04 AM

CHARLES BARKLEY: ALL POLITICS IS RICH PEOPLE SCREWING POOR PEOPLE

He didn't mince his words.

From the Guardian reported on Raw Story today:

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley gave his two cents on the presidential race on Tuesday by saying “all politics is rich people screwing poor people” and that “poor people are too stupid to know they’re just chess pieces in a game”.

Barkley said he wasn’t exactly thrilled by the Democratic party – “I’ve always voted Democratic. Always. I don’t know why. I’m trying to figure out exactly what they’ve done for us” – but he saved most of his ire for the Republican party, claiming that the party was exploiting ordinary Americans’ fears about race and immigration – and doing a great job of it.

“The Republicans always do a good job of dividing and conquering. They do a really good job of making black folks, poor white folks and Hispanics not like each other. Everybody wants to talk about black and white, when the situation is really about rich people against poor people.


http://rawstory.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=80b42ecc21f29763320aceb90&id=dbaf95b9be&e=f390413f8f

This is why I've never understood how there's a separation between Bernie's economic justice policy and the fight for social justice.

It was Martin Luther King who summed this up when he said this is why he started his Poor People's Campaign:

"The VietNam War is about sending poor White children and poor Black children and poor Brown children to go kill poor Yellow children".








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Kalidurga Mar 2016 #1
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valerief Mar 2016 #5
zentrum Mar 2016 #6

Response to zentrum (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 01:06 AM

1. I love him.

He doesn't have to speak out and risk people coming down on him. But, he does it anyway.

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Response to zentrum (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 01:08 AM

2. Been that way far too long. K&R

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Response to zentrum (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 01:10 AM

3. Agree

 

Good on Barkley for saying so.

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Response to zentrum (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 01:12 AM

4. Sir Charles, the Chuckster...

... sure said it.

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Response to zentrum (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 01:29 AM

5. I've become a Charles Barkley fan! And I don't give a flying fuck about sports.

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Response to valerief (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 01:46 AM

6. Me neither. (Sports)

But Barkley seems to be a guy who cuts to the bare bones of the situation.

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