Skip to comments.Simone Biles and the New Black Power of ‘No’
Posted on 07/31/2021 6:58:46 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
When superstar gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from team competition this past week at the Tokyo Olympics, citing emotional exhaustion that was hampering her ability to perform, the world gasped. It seemed not to know what to make of a top athlete — and, in Biles’ case, a cultural phenomenon and a singular force in gymnastics — choosing to step away from a game while it was still in play, especially the Olympics, the most venerated of sporting events.
I'm just waiting for black players drop out of the Super Bowl en masse. They've already earned their millions. Is a Super Bowl ring more important than one's dignity? Guess it depends on how one defines it. It's gonna be awesome.
All blacks today are doing is digging their graves. They're going to be so woke that whites and other blacks will turn their backs on them and they'll segregate themselves right back into misery and despair. Probably what white leftists want anyway.
I can think of lots of things Black people say “no” to, since the “Great Society” was launched by Lyndon Johnson.
I’m fine with her saying no, if she doesn’t feel up to a performance that could break her neck. She should say no.
People don’t have to make it a racial thing.
If I was a gymnast, the thing that would throw me off is a serious distraction, such as an illness, a financial or legal problem, a lady friend problem, etc.
Who gives a damned? I don’t. I could give a rat’s tit less what any of these people do. The grand majority of them blow their money before they are 50 and wind up broke or barely making it, going to autograph sessions all over the country to pose for photos and sign their worthless names to make a few bucks. Only the smart ones put it away, knowing there is life after their sport and the need to make a future. I wonder just how many of NFL players who signed for the millions are now broke? Same for the NBA and MLB. MLB probably has a better chance of keeping money as they tend to have longer careers if they are any good and their entire contracts are guaranteed. But, in the end, I don’t give a damned. I don’t watch any of these sports any more. I barely watch any college football anymore. If I want to watch a sport, I go to a local high school game. I played ball from the time I was 8 until I retired from the Army at age 41. I was a sports official for over 25 years, calling basketball, football, baseball, softball, soccer, etc. I called hundreds and hundreds of games over the years. All I got out of it was two knee replacements, bad hips (running up and down hardwood basketball courts are murder on joints), and two back surgeries with spinal fusion. Yup, sports are grand! Not in my eyes anymore. I was flipping through the channels this a.m. and saw a clip of the Cincinnati firstbaseman, Votto, after hitting a home run, was pointing to himself saying “me, me, me” and turning his back and pointing down to his name. What a true narcissi!!
“People don’t have to make it a racial thing.”
I never thought of this issue as racial in any way. It was more an entitled snowflake issue, IMO.
Winning more gold would have enabled her to get more endorsement contracts.
She’s not playing a racial game.
She might have depression.
Self pity, entitlement, and dependency are some of the elements of the dysfunctional black culture that keeps so many blacks from reaching and sustaining excellence in their lives.
...and they’ll segregate themselves right back into misery and despair. Probably what white leftists want anyway.
And then blame whitey for their misery and despair.
I’m thinking bi-polar based on her behaviors the past few years leading up to this event. She is the right age for more symptoms to manifest themselves.
The whole article is about how it IS a racial thing, a new protest technique. So obviously some people perceived it that way.
Whether she was thinking of it this way, I don’t know. But one thing that must be influencing a lot of athletes is that morale appears to be the pits in this year’s Olympics. Between the politicization, racial hatred and absence of spectators, it’s not surprising that some of them are acting weird.
Black power of no?
More like black weakness and cowardice of no.
There is a reason the Olympics are experiencing a massive collapse in TV ratings.
The whole racial angle of this article is baffling. What the hell difference does it make what color her skin is?
If anything, the only racial element that is worth noting is that the story of the 2021 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team may very well capture the essence of what is happening across American society in general -- with a young girl from an Asian immigrant family succeeding after the black girl quit.
at some point, she doesn’t owe anyone anything, but when you try out, make the team and head to Tokyo to compete, then pull out just before the competition, you have not only quit on yourself but you quit on your teammates many of whom may not ever make back to the Olympics....
You can make a very long list of athletes, male, female, black and white who sucked it up and competed, especially in team sports.....
If you are involved in a sport that isn’t a team sport like golf or tennis, then if you want to pull out or quit, go for it...
But if you are in a team sport, gymnastics is a little different in that they have a team competition followed by individual competitions....she quit in the team competition...
She’s the latest darling of the Left, who will do whatever is necessary to protect her image and never acknowledge she quit....plain and simple...
The story today is that she may participate in the individual floor and balance beam events, but not the vault or the uneven parallel bars. She seems to have grown fearful of too much high flying through the air. The floor and the beam allow her to stay closer to the ground.
Winners never quit.
Still true today.
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