What he is saying is that the NAACP no longer has any sense of morality.
He 'softens' the guilty plea by calling it an attempt by Vick to cut his
losses. He is more concerned that Vick should lose his income than he is
about the atrocities he has committed personally and funded by proxy.
Hmmm ... that raises the question of how deep those losses might have
run if Vick hadn't been allowed to cop a plea.
So far as I am concerned, the NAACP stands discredited as an
organization. Judging by how their fund-raising programs have gone in
recent years, many, many people agree with me.
And Mr. White is wrong ... if Vick had tortured as many humans to death
as he has dogs, he would get PLENTY of ink. IMHO, the NAACP should not
be defending him, they should be calling for the severest penalties
possible. It is far better for them to act as a force for reigning in
such behavior than to act as a force condoning it.
But, what do I know?
I'm not not at the above address.
Some very good points, Bill...
My problem with the NAACP in this case is that their involvement makes it a race
issue.... and IMO it should have nothing to do with race, only that a man with
every opportunity in the world to succeed did cruel, stupid things to animals..
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Personal opinion alert:
I REALLY don't think that's going to be an issue. I think Vick's chances of
playing for the Falcons are about the same as the SEC letting Martha re-take
the Series 7. Blank knows a pr nightmare when he sees one.
I think the problem is not the national organization, but the local
one. R.L. White, president of the NAACP's Atlanta chapter probably
has some Falcons' box seats. I wouldn't extrapolate it to anything
more than that. He's an individual - an individual idiot. I'll bet
you that the national organization comes out with a press release
denouncing the Atlanta chapter's position.
This isn't about race, as much as it is about species. Humankind
should not torture other species for fun and profit.
To make it fair, match some pitbulls pound-for-pound with Vick (That
would be 5 or 6 of them?) and toss them into a ring (pit) with Vick.
Let nature take its course, because doggies don't give a shit that
Vick is black.
That would be the only equitable solution, IMHO.
They've had several days to do so. Possibly they did. But I haven't seen
Mr. White was not speaking as an individual, but as a representative of
a -large- local chapter. I rather doubt that he came to that position
without being well-connected within the larger organization. I think it
more likely that he was directed to make that comment so that the NAACP
could do the politically expedient thing (support Vick), yet have
someone to fall on the sword if things turned sour.
If they are later accused of turning their backs on Vick, they can pull
this press release out of the scrap book. If they get too much heat for
it, they can hang Mr. White out to dry. It all makes for a very neat
package. In either case, it costs them next to nothing to look good.
The major media locally seem to have moved on. I hope the judge is fair
with Vick and not biased in either direction. It would appear that Vick
needs some time to get a grasp on what it means to be a decent human
being. He's not the only one.
I'm not not at the above address.
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