Simone Biles’ 🥇🥈🥉 Olympic Exit?

 

Simone Biles, Glammed Up

The Olympic Theme By Leo Arnaud “Bugler’s Dream”
Vos Poteris Deprensus Ut Etiam Adsequitur In Te 👏🏾👏👏🏾👏👏🏾👏👏🏾👏👏🏾👏
You Can’t Get Too Caught Up In Yourself (Simone Biles)

So Gymnast Simone Biles decided to withdraw herself from the Olympic competition to focus more on her personal well-being, and that move has further propelled a questionable political agenda. Some are failing to see it, but it was quietly happening for some time, and now they want to attach mental illness to it. There’s an attack on Black Female sports figures. They’re looking for every reason to get you out of the competition whether you self-disqualify like the case of runner Sha’Carri Richardson with the dope thing, or you take yourself out by claiming injury, or other personal reason impedes your win like Naomi Osaka. They’re even citing over-masculinize female track & field runners for disqualification even though they are naturally born women who just pump a lot of weights. Many of them being affected in the sweep are Black Women runners known to win races. Now if I was a White Girl growing up somewhere training for The Olympics, I would rather be in there competing with Black Girls because it would force me to bring my game up. You don’t want to travel The World competing with weaklings in your race, walking around with a gold medal you won too easy. In the 1968 Olympics held in Mexico, with the two Black American track & field Stars, Tommie Smith & John Carlos standing on the podium barefoot with their gold and bronze medals, raising their Black Power Fist in civil protest in that iconic pose, along with them was that White Australian Gentleman Peter Norman also wearing a social justice badge in protest, and his silver medal as a testament to his skill to be up there being honored with them. I have more on that story here. Now, when Hitler attended The Olympics held in Germany in 1936, he expected his Ubermensch (German Superman) to win, but Jesse Owens, our Black USA Superstar won, and do you know why? Well, the heat of the racist political atmosphere weighed so heavily on this poor soul that he was running for ALL Black People, and proved that he was The Greatest. You know who else was The Greatest? Muhammad Ali. Now, in our time, this issue still exists in just about every competition when you’re Black, and it’s a shame that these Black athletes even bother to represent a country that treats their people like shit. Many have a lot to say about Simone Biles’ decision, some positive, and others insulting. And what I have to offer is an alternate perspective. Now Simone, it’s all the same thing. You won gold medals before, and you are the only one capable of those historic gymnast moves you did not too long ago so fearlessly within your same physical capacity. Anyone deliberately getting you to doubt yourself or distracting your discipline away is not truly with you or care about the team. When Greats like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and others had to carry the weight of their team and be The One scoring the gold while injured, it was their destiny, and you were poised to do the same, even after being shaken from something racist directed at you in the media or in the locker room like Gymnast John Orozco. Simone Biles has already been anointed with the title ‘Greatest Of All Time’ doing gymnastic moves named after her, and accomplishing these historic things under less pressure, and in a more supportive environment. So what we’re seeing with her right now, with what they’re calling a mental health issue and parading in the media targeting other Black athletes is completely unfair and racial. What it really is from a Black standpoint, is dealing with the pressure. A young White female doing anything be it sports, or whatever, is not confronted with the same racial issues or tension to strive and obtain something. Just growing up myself being involved with academics, sports, fine arts, etc. in competitive ways, sometimes I was the only Black there or one of the few Blacks in something, and I knew I was representing my people. This is not unusual for conscious thinking People Of Color even if they’re Hispanic, Asian, or other. You know damn well that you’re this Colored person there and you’re competing with these White People, and you become highly aware of yourself there representing your race. Now if the situation was turned around and some White Male or Female entered into a heavily dominated Colored Competition, be it entertainment or sports or whatever, you better believe that those dark ethnics notice you and are wondering what the hell is he or she doing here. And you know what White boy or girl? You better bring it. You better be just as good or better representing your people bringing some kind of honor so they can be proud of you back home, because you had a right to be there and you won, or came close to. And I’m proud to say that in my case back in the day, being the only Black from my District submitting for things and winning, and coming up on people’s radar, made me even more aware of race, social status, and politics early in my life. And I made sure I looked nice in my outfit, spoke properly, carried myself well, and did the right things. It also helps when you have parentage or other Mentor educating you about race & prejudice, and giving you the pep talks you need to hear, to see yourself through it. That’s why some of the stuff I say sometimes against people coming at me, is all a part of an intellectual arsenal I use in dealing with bigotry. Your repertoire of defense needs to be developed no matter what race or culture you are when you’re out there, because you’ll run into some racialism. If I was a White person dealing with a Black Prejudice person barking at me, I would know what to say also. And sometimes what pops out of my mouth or what I type back to somebody might sound racist, but hey, you started it first, and biting back at you is just a game to me. Now I say all this just to make a point. With Simone Biles’ situation, we’ve seen something like that before concerning Gabby Douglass, another dynamic Black Female Gymnast who was dealing with race issues behind the scenes. They were both surrounded by White Trainers in a White World who along with other Caretakers, failed to protect them from sexual molestation at the hands of an approved Doctor as I described here, but they were also unequipped to mentally and emotionally reach those young Black Women in the right encouraging way. Now if both Gabby and Simone had Kobe Bryant or some other Black Big Brother or Sister continuously talking to them, like how we know to, those young ladies would have had a similar message told, that was reinforced in me at a young age, and they would be seeing that White World and themselves in it through a different lens. This is true for Hispanics, Asians, Indians, Arabs, etc. Such encouragement is very important. It protects you from pressure and feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. Instead, you would be realizing that your ethnic ass got up somewhere because you are that good, and you are the only one there, and you know what, you are competent enough to beat those people and win that prize. And somewhere in your head along with the other things you’re telling yourself, you’d know that you are The Greatest.

Sign,
Lhisa Mrklon
Always A Top Contender
And Sometimes Champion
Competing In Certain Things 

📺Colin Kaepernick: Nike, The NFL & Jay-Z🥇


Marvin Gaye ~ “What’s Going On”

Genua Obstrepentes Quia Nigrum Certamen  🙅🏾‍♂️  I Kneel In Protest For The Black Struggle

You know the name and the controversy. I knew not jumping on this particular story on the onset of his movement, would yield more for me to cover after we’ve seen the shit play out over the airwaves from last year till now. Who is this Hispanic-looking Brother with an Irish name? Colin Kaepernick is the bi-racial child of a blond-haired blue-eyed Mother & African-American Father and he’s a football athlete who plays for the San Francisco 49ers. With the on-going police brutality against “Black” Men & Women everywhere in America, him taking it upon himself making a striking political statement at NFL games by taking a knee during the singing of the American anthem, is in the praise-worthy spirit of deceased Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This move drew angry criticism from a segment of the population that were “White” (racist or not) who didn’t think the NFL was the right platform to protest urban bigotry & that it showed disrespect to the flag and The Nation. Well…. Other attacks on the issue has been done before by Newscasters, Youtubers, The Common Person on the street, etc. Kaepernick is the only Football Player to put a spotlight on the problem by using the Sports Industry. The only other pivotal moment in history was the 1968 Olympics when 1st & 3rd place medalists, (Tommie Smith, Gold & John Carlos, Bronze) dark-skinned track & field athletes playing for the United States, went on the Olympic stand proudly wearing there medals, through up the Black Power fist during the American anthem for the World to see protesting in the struggle for the same racist persecutions going on at the time in America where The Black Panthers took a political stand opposing the Governments treatment of us. Admidst those medalists was the solitary 2nd place winner from Australia, Silver-Medalist, Peter Norman. People don’t know much of him, since he’s not the primary focus in that iconic photo, but he too as a “White Man” was involved in the protest in his humble way, because he decided to wear the Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR) badge in support which was contoversial, and ofcourse even though he was already a medalist, Australia didn’t use him again because of it for the next Olympics, but he’s also noted in history for taken that stand at the time. America punished the 2 Black athletes too expelling them from the team. The 3 athletes kept in touch with each other in life re-creating the historic pose as old men. Australia later repented declaring a Peter Norman day. When he died, the 2 surviving Black athletes carried his coffin. Why the protest at the time? THEY had to, and Kaepernick had to, the police brutality, etc. When you’re “BLACK” and you’re living it everyday, something is wrong if you’re not protesting in some way. Yes, the move drew anger from President Trump and Kap got fired. He filed a lawsuit against the NFL because after all, it IS his Constitutional right to make an expression like that. The suit yielded some pay, but not to great satisfaction, he did not get his job back. So as time went on, Sports giant Nike, entered the fray embracing Kap, and that move upset those same people who don’t like what he did. Nike stocks dropped for a while, but they kept Kaepernick & he looked and sounded great in those print and televised ads. Soon, the minds of people changed back in favor of Nike & the sales happened. And as we went on again in life, another change happened where recently Rapper Jay-Z made the comment that ‘it’s time to move beyond kneeling’ and this drew much criticism. It was taken as a diss, but the comment is subject to interpretation. Do we keep marching & kneeling as an oppressed people? That’s how many movements start before it gets physical. What he did was effective enough to draw attention to the issue. Kaepernick’s motives have been criticized by some who feel he’s just looking for attention, he wasn’t a great enough athlete and they were going to cut him, so he did that move as a tactic. Well, that’s all speculation. He got fired anyway, the point is, he inspired other NFL players to take the knee with him and The Brother, showed where he stands politically, rocking his fro. So what now? Well….., the NFL has Jay-Z with them as a part Owner and some see that as a betrayal, but Jay-Z is another strong Black Brother who declared he wants Kaepernick re-hired. Whether he has the power or not to make that happen remains to be seen, the point is, they are trying to clear up a problem. The NFL has seen a steady decline over the years in ratings & interest. They’ve lost their heyday. Just trying to pick the right Halftime performer to hold the audience & hope everything goes right is a daunting task. When they chose Adam Levine last time, Cardi B, like Rihanna stood with Kap and chose not to perform the song they did together, ‘A Girl Like You’. Adam Levine & his band Maroon 5, should NOT have taken the job, but he thought the controversy was good for him, not realizing he was further exposing himself. Months before that on ‘The Voice’, he fucked over DeAndre Nico, a strong soulful Black Contender on his team for some lesser singer (Reagan Strange), a young white female he knew personally, who was nearly voted off the prior week, who got voted off the competition the next week BECAUSE, America didn’t like that, and the fiasco was all over social media . So HIM, opposing Kap, and doing a lame performance at the Half-time show, also hurt the NFL. Until they properly solve this issue with Kap, their general approval will continue to drop.

Lhisa 666

SOME LINKS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Kaepernick
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Olympics_Black_Power_salute
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carlos
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Norman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommie_Smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Project_for_Human_Rights




The american sprinters Tommie Smith,John Carlos and Peter Norman during the award ceremony of the 200 m race at the Mexican Olympic games. During the awards ceremony, Smith and Carlos protested against racial discrimination: they went barefoot on the podium and listened to their anthem bowing their heads and raising a fist with a black glove. Mexico City, Mexico, 1968 Mexico city, Mexico, 1968