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    Default Re: Draymond Green on LeBron: He should run for US President someday

    Tbh I fail to see Lebron as a competent US president, its one thing to be a good basketball player, its another thing to be a good president. I would however, recommend him to be the next mayor of Toronto. He owns that city anyway, may as well consider renaming it to Lebronto.

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    Default Re: Draymond Green on LeBron: He should run for US President someday

    Quote Originally Posted by starface View Post
    What was he negotiating when he said this to a chauffeur?




    Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson, folks.

    Making Ralphiel proud.
    The citation for this, or course, is the chauffeur selling a book

    LBJ surely said a lot of racist shit. He was president in the 60's. Actions matter a lot more than words. He was the most powerful political enemy of segregationists in his time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph_i_el View Post
    The citation for this, or course, is the chauffeur selling a book

    LBJ surely said a lot of racist shit. He was president in the 60's. Actions matter a lot more than words. He was the most powerful political enemy of segregationists in his time.

    So he said a lot of racist shit. He was openly racist. On a personal level, he clearly did not care about blacks.

    As a politician, he claimed "We're gonna get em voting Democrat, by giving em just enough not to get too uppity, but not enough that'll actually get em anywhere..."



    And YOU believe... looking at where blacks are today... in Democratic controlled cities and states, and having had plenty of Democratic Presidents...

    He didn't mean what he said.

    He was legitimately trying to get his white colleagues to really, truly, sincerely help black people as best they can. Because that's what he cared about.







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    Also, it's wasn't the chauffeur's book.

    The book was a biography of Johnson, written by Pulitzer prize winning journalist Robert Caro.

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    Lebron probably has an IQ in the mid 90s. Basketball wise he's smart and cautious but he's been trained for 20 years in that niche role. Known he was gonna be a millionaire since he was 15. The fact that anybody would EVER consider him for president.... lmao. There are smart basketball players. Kobe, Duncan, and Hakeem were smart. Magic and Bird are smart. MJ is smart. Honestly just about anybody in the top 10 GOATs is smarter than Lebron. But they were never as outspoken as he is individually, politically. They separated the game from real life.

    It's a classic case of somebody with low intelligence overestimating themselves. It's proven statistically and through many studies that low IQ individuals overrate their intelligence and high IQ underrate theirs. Because high IQ are constantly putting themselves under scrutiny while low IQ think of themselves as gods. Especially if they hold a big physical advantage, it becomes an animalistic mentality of I'm bigger than you, therefore better.

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    Default Re: Draymond Green on LeBron: He should run for US President someday

    Quote Originally Posted by starface View Post
    Also, it's wasn't the chauffeur's book.

    The book was a biography of Johnson, written by Pulitzer prize winning journalist Robert Caro.
    Wrongo. Caro was writing a biography of LBJ, but the claim is from the chauffeur (Parker's) book. Caro is just referencing what Parker claims...in a book about DC gossip and influence trading.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.msn...amp/msna305591

    https://www.amazon.com/Capital-Black...+robert+parker

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph_i_el View Post
    Wrongo. Caro was writing a biography of LBJ, but the claim is from the chauffeur's book.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.msn...amp/msna305591

    https://www.amazon.com/Capital-Black...+robert+parker

    So the quote comes from the chauffeur, was deemed credible enough to be repeated by a pulitzer winning biographer, and is 1000% in keeping with Johnson’s character and proclivities.

    Methinks any rational person will conclude its legitimacy to be more likely than unlikely.


    More importantly, the quote about feigning concern for blacks in order to exploit them politically, is exactly what subsequent decades bore out.

    Thr attribution of the quote itself and its context are secondary to the more pertinent fact that it’s an accurate assessment of what has happened and is happening.

    Big federal bureaucrats put in power by special interests never help poor uneducated people out compassionate humanity. There’s always a lopsided, unseen trade off.

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    Default Re: Draymond Green on LeBron: He should run for US President someday

    I would say that section 8 housing, food stamps, medicare, and social security have done a lot less damage than outsourcing all the jobs, then filling cities with drugs and declaring "war" on them.

    Starface, what are your favorite books on US history or politics in the 20th century?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph_i_el View Post
    I would say that section 8 housing, food stamps, medicare, and social security have done a lot less damage than outsourcing all the jobs, then filling cities with drugs and declaring "war" on them.

    Starface, what are your favorite books on US history or politics in the 20th century?

    Have you ever heard the Stevie Wonder song "Livin for the City?" It basically describes what you're talking about.

    Rounding people up into cities and giving them just enough food and shelter to keep em working for peanuts. While the rich get richer. Control their perception through the media so they feel theyre being protected from an enemy or boogieman and don't have any better alternatives. Deflate the value of their earnings through complicated financial machinations so that they're always wanting, and always dependent. A self sufficient, educated, independent, competitive people is never good for those in charge.

    These are other grown men and their families you're talking about. The fact that you have this weird obsession to play caretaker for them, speaks more to your own weird ambition than any altruism. You're not supposed to play nanny for other grown men. You're supposed to work together and cooperate for mutual interest. There are plenty of men from every race willing to meet the standard of education and responsibility to be able to do that. The fact that you want to somehow nanny them as a collective group, and hold them to your bosom and have them suckle, is just weird. It's not a natural mindset for a grown man to have, unless you're specifically looking for the validation of playing hero. In which case, it's not about them, it's about you.

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    Default Re: Draymond Green on LeBron: He should run for US President someday

    The debates would be pathetic. Lebron expresses himself like a 12 yrs old child.

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    Default Re: Draymond Green on LeBron: He should run for US President someday

    The sad part is that dumb ass negros would vote for him.

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    A Lebron/Dwayne Johnson ticket would be kick ass.

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    Draymond is a lot smarter than you think.




    Bron is well on his way.

    A presidential run in the future is going to be a realistic option for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke117 View Post
    The sad part is that dumb ass negros would vote for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Que paso?

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    Default Re: Draymond Green on LeBron: He should run for US President someday

    Quote Originally Posted by starface View Post
    Have you ever heard the Stevie Wonder song "Livin for the City?" It basically describes what you're talking about.

    Rounding people up into cities and giving them just enough food and shelter to keep em working for peanuts. While the rich get richer. Control their perception through the media so they feel theyre being protected from an enemy or boogieman and don't have any better alternatives. Deflate the value of their earnings through complicated financial machinations so that they're always wanting, and always dependent. A self sufficient, educated, independent, competitive people is never good for those in charge.

    These are other grown men and their families you're talking about. The fact that you have this weird obsession to play caretaker for them, speaks more to your own weird ambition than any altruism. You're not supposed to play nanny for other grown men. You're supposed to work together and cooperate for mutual interest. There are plenty of men from every race willing to meet the standard of education and responsibility to be able to do that. The fact that you want to somehow nanny them as a collective group, and hold them to your bosom and have them suckle, is just weird. It's not a natural mindset for a grown man to have, unless you're specifically looking for the validation of playing hero. In which case, it's not about them, it's about you.

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