Friday, January 22, 2010

People who annoy you

He just doesn't get it.

I spoke with Don "Moose" Lewis, a boxing promoter regarding his announcement January 18th about a new basketball league, the All-American Basketball Alliance.

Normally this is no big deal.

Normally I wouldn't cover it, after all organized sports "is not my thing".

Ask anybody.

Lewis is starting a basketball league which focusses on the fundamentals.

Normally this is no big deal.

Normally I wouldn't cover it, after all I don't know what the fundamentals are.

Ask anybody.

Lewis is starting a basketball league which only allows natural born United States citizens.

This is unusual.

Normally I wouldn't cover it though, because, well, that's just a whole universe of American cultural insanity I don't want to touch.

However, Lewis wants to start a new basketball league of all white players.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Yes, the year is 2010.

No, it's not a hoax.

In Lewis' own words, he wants to start a basketball league in which "only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league."

I understand (theoretically) wanting to watch a game which focusses on the fundamentals (whatever they are), in the same way some people (not Don Cherry) prefer Olympic hockey over the NHL.

Lewis says the race requirement is "just a hook", he just wants to present a fun product, after all, no one is going to pay attention to him or his league unless there is some sort of hook.

He claims he is not a racist, and does not want to promote hate.

He just doesn't get it.

At least, I hope he just doesn't get it, because he can learn, if he wants to.

Related Links
All-American Basketball Alliance
Basketball league for white Americans targets Augusta [Augusta Chronicle]
Stormfront [A racist forum discussion in favour of the Lewis' league]

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