By Duncan Smith
Former NBA great Charles Barkley has a message for the Left-wing lunatics and preening, virtual-signaling Hollywood types pining for “defunding” police departments: What a stupid idea.
“We need the cops, most of the cops do a fantastic job, but instead of defunding and all this other stuff, let's just do police reform. Everybody should be on board for that whether you're a Democrat, Republican, conservative or liberal,' Barkley said Tuesday on CNN.
Like millions of others, Barkley was weighing in on the subject in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a few bad cops in Minneapolis — officers the vast majority of Americans believe were wrongly responsible for Floyd’s death.
'This is not black or white, this is just about humanity,' Barkley said. 'To see a grown man die before our eyes. If you're not upset by that if you're white, Jewish, Chinese, anything, there is something wrong with you.'
The baller mocked both Democrats and Republicans as 'clowns,' saying they should join forces to move swiftly on police reform.
'The Democrats and the Republicans can't even talk about police reform,' he said. 'That's the number one thing they should do before they do anything else. That's something we have been talking about since [former NFL quarterback Colin] Kaepernick kneeled, and these clowns in the Democratic Party and Republican Party, that's the number one thing they should do before they do anything else,' Barkley said.
Last week, Barkley came to the defense of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who was ‘canceled’ by social media keyboard warriors for daring to say he opposed people kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem. Only Leftists can have their opinion on this, not anyone else.
'Drew Brees, whatever he said, I felt he talked about, hey the flag means different things to different people. But the way he was portrayed on television and radio today was not fair at all. Drew Brees has done some amazing things in New Orleans in his life, I'm not even talking about football,' Barkley said.
'He made a mistake in a statement. But this level of, 'We've got to kill everybody who says something we don't agree with'… I'm never going to go with the mob. I want to make it clear, I did not like what he said right away. But the vitriol and animosity and hatred that he's gotten for the last 24 hours, I thought it was overkill. That's just my personal opinion,' said Barkley.
If you still don’t understand what’s really going on here, it’s like this: The Left is seizing an opportunity to enforce an unwritten social contract on the land of free speech which mandates your personal (and physical) destruction if you don’t side with them.
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