The NBA Owner, The Mistress, The Media, and Progressive Retribution

By now, most of everyone knows that L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life from the NBA and will be forced to sell his team because of alleged racist remarks he made.
I am not going to suggest that Donald Sterling is not a racist. I am going to suggest however that Donald Sterling is a patsy, a patsy of the Progressive's war on America. and probably unbeknownst to him.
According to the new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Sterling has admitted to the Commissioner that he did indeed make the private comments.  The tabloid website "TMZ" got a hold of the audio which brought about the brouhaha when they released it publicly. 
 
The comments that I heard on television were indeed offensive and apparently it was not the first time that Sterling has been tied to racism. 
Let me be clear of this, if reports are correct, neither Donald Sterling or his mistress V. Stiviano, are going to win any awards for their outstanding morality and character.  I don't travel in circles with billionaires and their mistresses so maybe I am just a bit out of touch here, but when a married man cheats with another woman, that is still called adultery last time I checked. 
When an 81 year old man supports a 31 year old woman, that woman is still known as a gold-digger and the man her "sugar daddy".  
The plot thickens when we realize that Rochelle Sterling, Donald's long time wife is suing...not for divorce from her husband as one might assume, but rather suing her husbands Mistress.  According to Fox Sports:


"In March, Sterling's wife, Rochelle, sued Stiviano, claiming she had received more than $2.5 million in lavish gifts from the Clippers owner and they needed to be returned. A big piece of the suit involves a duplex Stiviano purchased in December for nearly $1.8 million with money that Rochelle Sterling claims Stiviano received from her husband. Stiviano's name appears on the deed, and Rochelle Sterling is asking a judge to transfer the property to her and her husband.
In the filing, Rochelle Sterling accuses Stiviano of engaging ''in conduct designed to target, befriend, seduce, and then entice, cajole, borrow from, cheat and/or receive as gifts transfers of wealth from wealthy older men whom she targets for such purpose.''"

But being a cheating husband who has a mistress with a taste for her lovers money doesn't make someone a racist. 
But I digress.

When I listened to the entire 9:26 audio (not just the TV sound bites) of what was said between Sterling and his much younger girlfriend, to be honest, and to risk not being politically correct, something seems a bit askew. It sounds like he is potentially being baited to some degree.

If an enemy is someone who, in one manner or another attacks you, Donald Sterling, if only for the moment, felt under attack: 

Sterling: It's like talking to an enemy. There's nothing wrong with minorities, they're fabulous. Fabulous. Because you're an enemy to me.
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Let the baiting begin:

Stiviano- I am sorry I don't have anymore friends.  What would you like me to do? Remove the skin color out of my skin?
Sterling- Is that a real issue or are you making something up?
Stiviano- I mean I just don't understand what the issue is?
SterlingThere is nothing wrong with you or your skin color, why are you saying these things? To upset me? Okay.
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More baiting...

Stiviano- I don't understand how you can have so much hate for minorities.
Sterling- I don't have any hate on nothing.
Stiviano- I don't understand...
Sterling- Why would you say... [gets cut off by Stiviano]
Stiviano- How a person like you who's elevated, who's here still feels above the world and you can't even be seen with someone in which is considered a different skin color?
Sterling- They can be with me all day long and all night long.

There is more baiting, but I hope you see the point.

I also am not settled that we are getting the entirety of the context within the 9:26 audio or if possibly some of the conversation has been "creatively edited".  I am not saying it has, but it is just odd. 
Keep in mind, the audio was released by a tabloid news agency. 

Here is one of the inconsistencies that frankly, doesn't make sense:

Stiviano- What's the issue?
Sterling- The issue is we don't have to broadcast everything.
Stiviano- I'm not broadcasting anything. I don't do anything wrong.
Sterling- Nobody said you did anything wrong.
Stiviano- I don't do anything wrong. If we ever have any issues it's because people call you and tell  you things about me that are not true.
Sterling- Then why are you broadcasting?
Stiviano- I'm not broadcasting.
Sterling- And why are you taking pictures with minorities, why?
Stiviano- What's wrong with minorities? What's wrong with black people?
Sterling- Nothing. Nothing.

But then, in the audio just a few seconds later, we have this seeming contradiction:

Sterling- ...you are perceived as either a Latina or a white girl.  Why can't you be walking publicly with black people? Why? Is there a benefit to you?

Did you catch that? Now she doesn't want to be seen in public with black people? It is all a bit..confused.
If I was pressed to give an explanation to their disagreement, it would be that he was getting some slack from people he knows that may in fact be racist themselves, that she is appearing on Instagram (broadcasting) with minorities, and he has to hear about their opinions and would rather not:

Stiviano- I can't be racist in my heart.
Sterling- And that's good. I'm living in a culture and I have to live within the culture. 

I could go on with the inconsistencies of what the say, what sounds like baiting, and what sounds like creative editing, but here is the audio, take a listen to the whole thing, and see if you can make it out:

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I am really not all that concerned with Donald Sterling and the accusations of racism against him.  But I am leery of it however.  I am leery because this is a Progressive tactic, and I recognize it.  It's called divide and conquer. 
Today the hater is a rich white guy that crossed the line.  Yesterday it was a rancher that dared used the once acceptable, but now no longer a PC term "negro"...and whom the government has a beef with (pun intended). The month before and for months on end it is the Tea Party.  Tomorrow it may be the intolerant haters that don't agree with gay marriage or a mothers right to choose.  Or people that believe the bible is literally true and there is a hell.  

Obama wasted no time to chip in his two cents.  The media, and I don't just mean ESPN are all over it, right on the tail of the false accusations that Cliven Bundy is a racist.
This is this weeks crisis media event.  Every week has a new one.  This one is juicy for the media, racism, a rich white guy, a pretty girl and sports all tied together with a pretty pink bow. 
The state run media must think they have died and gone to heaven with this jackpot. 
The not so Reverend Al Sharpton has probably got his grimace on.
Attorney's are rubbing their hands together, preparing to count the money and their 15 minutes of fame and all the while the Progressive criminals in media and politics can rush to judgement while pointing their bony fingers and say "LOOK! THE EVIL WHITE RACISTS ARE EVERYWHERE AND MUST BE STOPPED"!  "AMERICA IS NOT SAFE!"

The NBA and Commissioner Silver, aren't planning a beer summit.  Obama, a huge basketball fan himself, didn't say this is a "teachable moment". 
Donald Starling, despite saying in the confusing audio, "I love the black people" will not be allowed back in an NBA arena for the rest of his life.  There will be no grace, no mercy, no questions asked for the 81 year old billionaire. A very hard lesson indeed. 
There will be a 2.5 million dollar fine for Sterling, on top of the forced sale of his team.  Proceeds to go to, according to the Commish, "organizations dedicated to anti-discrimination and tolerance efforts".  Translated, this means, Jesse Jackson and friends, come pick up your gift at the NBA office.  
No, I am not that concerned with the Sterling case in and of itself...he may in fact be a racist.  But I am quite leery of what evil the cat is dragging in with it.
  


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