Apparently the Civil Rights movement has finally succeeded in ending discrimination in America! We're all living in harmony with one another and operating on a completely level playing field. How do I know this? Well, the NAACP has time to defend Michael Vick, so obviously racism as we know it has ended. Why else would they ignore more pressing concerns to make a plea on behalf of a spoiled, arrogant millionaire?
From the Associated Press: "As a society, we should aid in his rehabilitation and welcome a new Michael Vick back into the community without a permanent loss of his career in football," said R.L. White, president of the group's Atlanta chapter. "We further ask the NFL, Falcons, and the sponsors not to permanently ban Mr. Vick from his ability to bring hours of enjoyment to fans all over this country."
Perhaps, as a white guy, I have no right to say this, but the NAACP needs to get its fucking priorities straight. Forget disenfranchisement and poverty, as long as Michael Vick gets to quarterback the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football the day after he gets out of prison. The Mayor of Atlanta could declare it "Michael Vick Day" and have members of the Armed Services carry him to midfield before the game. And why should poor Michael lose his endorsement deals?
I'll tell you why: Because he's a motherfucking dog killer. I don't always agree with PETA, but it's not like Michael Vick refuses to eat dolphin-safe tuna or bought his girlfriend a fur coat. He operated a dogfighting ring and murdered the dogs who didn't perform. Cruella DeVick should be banned from the NFL for life. Period.
Let's look closer at the NAACP's statement:"As a society, we should aid in his rehabilitation..." No, that's the prison's job. This is one fucked up society we live in; too fucked up to worry about throwing rose petals at the feet of someone who was paid millions to run fast. Can we solve ONE problem before we coddle Michael Vick? Pretty please?
"...welcome a new Michael Vick back into the community..." I hope it's a new Michael Vick, because the old one was a piece of shit.
"...ability to bring hours of enjoyment to fans all over this country." The guy who wrote this needs to quit his job at the NAACP and write copy for infomercials.
Also, it is extremely arrogant on the part of the NAACP to tell the Falcons owner how to spend his money. He gave Michael Vick a $100 million dollar contract, and Vick lied to his face. This is betrayal on a personal level, and I won't suggest the Falcons owner should never forgive Vick if the NAACP doesn't imply he has to.
Unlike a lot of animal lovers, I'm not suggesting that Vick be killed in the same manner the dogs were executed; nor am I advocating twenty years in prison. However, Michael Vick deserves to be banned for life from the NFL for what he did. If he truly becomes a "changed man" in prison, he can take his changed ass down to the employment office and find a real job like everyone else.