Last week I was a little outdone with my Bull Dogs and decided to make comment on Supertalk web-site.
What I said was “Why not do something positive as a form of protest? I will continue to support Miss. State but I really have a problem with this.”
I was referencing a photo that showed the Bull Dogs protesting racial injustice by walking out of practice.
From the comments you would have assumed that I had been insulting their mother, their heritage and everything they stood for.
A young white girl got very foul with her comments and I pointed out to her that she was foul-mouthed. She confirmed.
There were several other comments that personally attacked. I find it kind of funny and maybe kind of sad that you can’t have a respectful disagreement any more. Gone are the days of civil discussion. Someone commented that these people are not paid to play ball. My question: have you ever paid for a college education? College tuition alone is $38,000 on today’s market, and players’ educations are paid for.
I don’t financially support my alma matter for them to dictate my politics. Not only did it happen with the recent walkout, which was supported by the coaching staff, but it was also done with the replacement of the State Flag.
Don’t get me wrong. I think the flag should change. There are so many real issues out there that if the symbol of the flag offends someone so much let’s get rid of it.
But is not for a college student to tell me he is not going to play football if the state flag is not changed. That is immature, but to go a step further he got away with it.
Someone argued that I did not know the difference between a boycott and a riot. Neither of those terms were in print.
I looked at the home pages of the respondents, and some appeared to be this Antifa garbage that is trying to destroy our country. There were some supporters of my position, but the vast majority were calling me out. So what is wrong with not agreeing with someone?
This is basically why we have different political parties. If you don’t agree that is okay, but today’s standard is if you don’t agree with me you should die. That is a total over-reaction.
Whether the Democrats or Republicans are in office you accept that and move on. At the point in time that people feel that they need a new leader they can vote a new one in. Of course, it is a little more difficult with an Electoral College but it can be done.
So much disrespect is being pointed at our Governor right now. If I were in office I would not allow the comments on the daily briefings that he does. He is the Governor of the State of Mississippi. Show him the respect he deserves.
There is a letter on this page this week that I do not agree with, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. And for that reason the newspaper allows the publication of letters that differ from our opinion.
Honestly, we encourage presenting different sides to issues, and we are not going to launch a personal attack on any individual for having an opinion that differs from our own.