Filmmaker and — generally irrelevant — actor Spike Lee is no stranger to making anti-white, racist, race-baiting, inflammatory statements. It’s somewhat his stock and trade. But, now, the activist filmmaker has come out with what he thinks is a grand idea for the NFL.
With fans by the thousands taking to social media to post videos of themselves burning jerseys, destroying their own team-themed ‘mancaves,’ burning, shredding, or finding other creative ways of destroying season tickets, cancelling DirecTV viewing packages, and more to demonstrate their disdain for both owner and player’s behavior — what does Lee think they should do? Expand the protests and do it even more!
Appearing on CNN with Anderson Cooper Lee gets things rolling with a bang. Cooper asks him about the Trump remark that got this whole ball rolling (“..fire that son of a b*tch”) and Lee makes the claim that Trump was, literally, talking about someone’s mother. For real:
“For the community the worst thing to do is talk about somebody’s mother. And he said ‘those son a b*tches’, so he’s talking directly about their mother so that’s a no-no. From the get go, I mean, you talk about somebody’s mother?”
No Spike, its called a colloquialism, he wasn’t literally referring to kneeling player’s mothers he was talking about kneeling players.
Lee then went on to blast owners BECAUSE they joined in with players in protest. He claimed it hypocritical and he’s not impressed because while (some) owners showed solidarity with the players and the cause, Colin Kaepernick is still without a job so as far as Spike is concerned these are all still cowardly racists.
But then things really get good:
Lee informed Cooper that “Its not deescalating,” at which time Anderson asks him, “Can players continue to take a knee or stay in the locker room?” And Lee let’s him — and all of us — have it. Of course Spike is a multi-millionaire as well, but he goes on to explain how African-Americans are treated as second-class citizens and this is just the tip of the iceberg:
How all of this ends no one knows, but chances are pretty good that there will be a proportionately empty number of seats in movie theaters showing Spike Lee’s next movie as there will be in NFL stadiums this Sunday.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn, Founder and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, and a speaker, author, columnist and analyst for multiple print and broadcast media outlets. Follow him on Facebook, and at RMBlackConservatives.com]