Blatant Anti-Gun Propaganda on Sunday Night FootballSubmitted by HuskerSkier on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 23:24
Ok, first I want to note that I know football and tv is stupid and pollutes your brain and all that, so I don't really want to talk about that.
Anyway, it was on in the background and I just heard Bob Costas, during half time, give a monologue on the recent tragedy where a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker murdered his child and girlfriend and then commit suicide. I wasn't paying attention to most of it, but at the end he added something to the effect of: regardless of political beliefs I know this "If Javon Belcher had not had a gun in his house he and Kasandra would be alive today". Unbelievable!!! You just can't hide from it. It's dangerous to have TV's around children. I said I didn't want to talk about it, but sheesh, it pollutes your brain.
Here is the Actual quote thanks to tama:
"Well, you knew it was coming.
In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again: “something like this really puts it all in perspective.”
Well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games.
Please. Those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective.
You want some actual perspective on this?
Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well, that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.
“Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.”
“Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”
“In the coming days, (Jovan) Belcher’s actions” and their possible connections to football, “will be analyzed…. Who knows?”
But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe: if Jovan Belcher “didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
The second half is next, from Dallas."