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Friday, February 09, 2018

Olympic Lives Matter

The US Winter Olympic team shows what unity in diversity looks like.
Over the past six years the U.S. Olympic Committee has made concerted efforts to promote diversity among its team members. In 2012, a committee was formed to improve diversity and Jason Thompson was hired as director of diversity and inclusion.

In an angry tweet, Davis, who has won two golds and two silvers in previous Olympics took a shot at Hamlin, the holder of a single bronze medal.

‘I am an American and when I won the 1000m in 2010 I became the first American to 2-peat in that event,’ Davis wrote on Twitter. He then slammed TeamUSA for ‘dishonorably’ tossing a coin to decide who would have the honor of carrying the flag. ‘No problem. I can wait until 2022,’ he added before using the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth2018.
Why don't African-Americans simply compete as their own team? After all, we are frequently informed by them that they are a separate nation and a proud and vibrant people with their own history and culture. Shouldn't they be able to have their own Olympic team too? Isn't it racist to deny them that right? Why should they be forced to march behind the flag of bigoted white people, like slaves, instead of behind a proud Black Power flag?

On a tangential note, there are few things more reliably predictive of things about to head south than a commitment to diversity.

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75 Comments:

Blogger Shimshon February 09, 2018 8:08 AM  

Are a white woman and black man equally intersectional (that makes no sense to me either)? According to Davis, Olympic gold medals increase intersectionality. Strange, I would've thought otherwise. Hamlin is differently abled, having only scored a bronze, compared to the toxically masculine Davis's more valuable haul. Carrying the flag is like a participation trophy, then, and she should've gotten it without the coin toss. That was just karma. I think I see a future as an intersectional professor.

Blogger Harambe February 09, 2018 8:16 AM  

I eagerly await the day when Wakanda has its own Olympic team.

Also there's some diversity/inclusiveness crap in the shooting sports too, which saw Double Traps being dropped because chicks wanted to compete against dudes. I don't quite understand how the two things are mutually exclusive, but that's what the shooting governing body decided.

Blogger Clark February 09, 2018 8:21 AM  

"Also there's some diversity/inclusiveness crap in the shooting sports too, which saw Double Traps being dropped because chicks wanted to compete against dudes. I don't quite understand how the two things are mutually exclusive, but that's what the shooting governing body decided."

Oh good, the gun balloon has gone up. Haven't seen a thread evolve into a good gun thread in a long time. I don't comment much, but is the "guns are always OT" rule still true?

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 09, 2018 8:22 AM  

Where's Harambe when you need him?

"that makes no sense to me either"

Shimshon, Y U m8k me do dis?

From the IG page:

"These identities that can intersect include gender, race, social class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, mental illness, and physical illness as well as other forms of identity."

He probably has her beat on social class grounds in addition to race/ethnicity/mental disability/mental illness. All she has is gender. Not a winning intersectionality 57-D bingo card.

Blogger The Kurgan February 09, 2018 8:25 AM  

Perhaps when I hit half a century I will enlist in the sport of boxing. As a woman. And claim the highest and fastest belt title climb and possible body count acquisition in the history of boxing.
Always assuming Mike Tyson doesn't follow suit, in which case it might put a crimp in my plans.

Blogger Longtime Lurker February 09, 2018 8:26 AM  

Intersectionality. Another name for diversity bingo.

Blogger The Cooler February 09, 2018 8:33 AM  

director of diversity and inclusion

That there are positions such as this, most of which are paid, always brings a smile to one corner of my mouth. I can't seem help it.

"Social Media Manager" does the same thing. I see titles such as these and my brain immediately translates them to "Director of Underwater Basket Weaving" or some such shit. They simply do not computer.

Anonymous Anonymous February 09, 2018 8:33 AM  

I think the flag bearer should be a gold medal winner, if one is available. Hamlin shouldn't have even been considered.

But yes, a commitment to diversity on the part of the US team should ensure Russian and Chinese dominance of the Olympics... that was their plan wasn't it?

Blogger SteelPalm February 09, 2018 8:37 AM  

Shani Davis has always been a difficult asshole who whines about every perceived slight.

However, he IS right here; Davis is a legend, one of the greatest Winter Olympics athletes ever. Erin Hamlin is not. Based on seniority and accomplishments, this isn't even close. And there IS a lot of SJW bullshit involved in how flagbearers are selected. (the black Musloid in a hijab almost got the nod for the US over Michael Phelps during the Summer Olympics), Erin likely got it because of the recent feminist narrative, and also because...Shani Davis is an asshole.

Of course, he then affixed the Black History Month hashtag to it, which is where it became a political story. Impossible to say whether that's oblivious petulance on his part, or a seething inner hatred towards whites.

Blogger Lovekraft February 09, 2018 8:41 AM  

SCI Index: Shared Common Identity Index

SCE Index: Shared Common Experience Index

Just an idea I came up with. On a scale of 1-10, it is a handy reference to how much two parties have in common. Will assist in determining their mutual interests.

Blogger 4499 February 09, 2018 8:47 AM  

#africanamericanscarryingtheflagattheolympicsinkoreaduringblackhistorymonthmatter

Anonymous Anonymous February 09, 2018 8:49 AM  

Why don't African-Americans simply compete as their own team?

And of course their separatism would be "What's ours is ours and what's yours must remain inclusive."

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 09, 2018 8:50 AM  

"a seething inner hatred towards whites"

It's more like this, but think of a cat meowing at you. It wants you to gibsmedat. Less hatred, more arrogant entitlement.

Blogger Shimshon February 09, 2018 8:52 AM  

@4 Azure Amaranthine, I stand corrected. It's true. Dindus got lotsa corner crossings.

Blogger Stilicho February 09, 2018 8:52 AM  

Kwanzastan should have its own team, coaches, training facilities, etc. Paid for by themselves as well.

Blogger Phat Repat February 09, 2018 8:54 AM  

The greater question, "When will this Olympic farce finally be put to rest?" It is filled with nothing but rent-seekers. Never mind, answered my own question.

Blogger Phillip George February 09, 2018 8:58 AM  

John Lennon gets the gold for dreamers.
Just imagine there's no countries. It isn't hard to do.
Competition disappears completely.
Medals can then be handed out on a consensus basis in a collegiate manner. People could vote for who gets the gold based on a participant's commitment to key performance indicators in social justice causes.

The most vacuous show on earth.

It's all about peace and safety. So be scared.

The Olympic was the sister Ship to the Titanic.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 09, 2018 9:05 AM  

"nothing but rent-seekers"

Relative. If you're always resting nothing is resting to you. So, like the sound of silence, never.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 09, 2018 9:06 AM  

Put it in the ground right proper with a stake through the heart to warrant that it stays put.

Blogger Jonathon Davies February 09, 2018 9:10 AM  

I see someone gave the Black Panther movie a bad review. Oh dear...

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/movie-reviews/black-panther-first-review-it-is-expected-to-stand-for-something-bigger-than-itself-the-strain-is-visible-36573275.html

Blogger Welsh Woodsman February 09, 2018 9:11 AM  

The comedy writes itself

Anonymous Anonymous February 09, 2018 9:11 AM  

Entitled little twirp. He couldn't be acting more childish if he tried.
Flipping a coin is about as "fair" as it gets.

Blogger Welsh Woodsman February 09, 2018 9:12 AM  

The comedy writes itself

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 09, 2018 9:23 AM  

I seem to think the spirit of egalitarianism has fled Mr. Davis' soul.

Mr. Davis has my blessing to fight for his supremacy (FTR I like to see fights between prog factions)

Blogger Zapp Brannigan February 09, 2018 9:42 AM  

@18

Agreed. Full disclosure, I don't follow the Olympics so I don't know how these things are usually decided, but if both parties agreed to a coin flip then he's simply being an asshole to make hay over the result by suggesting a racial bias.

Blogger Thot February 09, 2018 9:49 AM  

With the amount of dindus, 75%, in fatherless homes and the large dindu litters with low IQ and low impulse control.....well things will only get worse.

Blogger Nate February 09, 2018 9:49 AM  

Does Wakanda have an olympic team?

Blogger Nate February 09, 2018 9:51 AM  

also its hilarious for folks to complain about few blacks being on the winter olympics team.

Black Folks don't skate. Black folks don't ski.

Blogger The Pepe report February 09, 2018 9:59 AM  



Though they still vote heavily democrat and there still is somewhat of a militant leftist separatist element in the African American community, (though I think that element is declining ) I think that there is a growing number of African Americans that love and appreciate the country and want to assimilate and positively contribute to the overall good of the country. A number of high profile African Americans publicly expressed support for Trump during the election and he needed that support to win.

Blogger JACIII February 09, 2018 10:19 AM  

The main knock against having black people around all the time isn't crime, poverty, licentious behavior, or the illegitimacy rate; it's that they are so damned tiresome.

They carp, complain, gum up the works, and stir up meaningless shit more than any ex-wife.

Blogger Salt February 09, 2018 10:20 AM  

SteelPalm wrote:And there IS a lot of SJW bullshit involved in how flagbearers are selected.

A coin toss is an element of social justice? Really?

Blogger Crew February 09, 2018 10:20 AM  

They carp, complain, gum up the works, and stir up meaningless shit more than any ex-wife.

Are you sure you haven't confused them with another group?

Blogger Josh (the sexiest thing here) February 09, 2018 10:33 AM  

also its hilarious for folks to complain about few blacks being on the winter olympics team.

Black Folks don't skate. Black folks don't ski.


What about the Jamaican bobsled team?

Blogger The Pepe report February 09, 2018 10:40 AM  

One other thing I will say on this topic is that globalists shouldn't be sponsoring population shifts from Somalia to Minnesota. I blame the globalists for that.

Blogger EricW February 09, 2018 10:42 AM  

Josh (the sexiest thing here) wrote:also its hilarious for folks to complain about few blacks being on the winter olympics team.

Black Folks don't skate. Black folks don't ski.


What about the Jamaican bobsled team?


What about them, Josh? As you know, they were a joke that was treated graciously by everyone in the spirit of good sportsmanship. Most of their runs ended up with them sliding down on their heads.

Blogger NeoNietzsche: February 09, 2018 10:42 AM  

@18 "Flipping a coin is about as "fair" as it gets."

Yes, he's acting (whining) entitled -- it sounds as if he has a legit beef! Flipping a coin is NOT "fair" -- it's random; and random damned near guarantees UNfair! If one were to make a list of whatever bases the "prize" (carrying the flag) is based on; then such a list WOULD include (cause "we" value being inclusive you know; ha!), at the very least, how many medals of what level, how many times/how well each person participated on behalf of their country, and so on. "Fairness" would more likely rest of attributes actually related to the thing one is proposing to flip a coin over.

"Fair" is built into our genes -- have you not watched this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meiU6TxysCg (~3 minutes). WELL worth your time! (It's genetics!)

And, that ties in nicely with Jordan Peterson about lobsters and hierarchy (if you have not yet watched the BBC4 interview -- it's brilliant! And finding out that lobsters, 'from whom 'we' diverged 3+ million years ago,' ALSO have hierarchy, innately and based on the same serotonin that WE have hierarchy based on was amazing! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54)


Saying/deciding: "this person (bronze medal? really?!) "qualifies" to be in this "random" pool because of race (or in this case, apparently sex?) and NOT on any quality actually related to the actual 'thing' (Olympics success) is NOT 'fair.'

So, a bronze medalist should NOT be added to the pool, because -- if "we" are committed to being "fair" {gag} -- then it's UNfair to USE race or sex as a "qualifier"; or anything else not specifically and directly related to the 'thing' being chosen for.

Should people from other countries be included in the pool to carry the American flag? Wouldn't THAT be the most "fair"?

Avalanche

Blogger Thot February 09, 2018 10:45 AM  

@Josh ....and now I want to watch John Candy movies.

Blogger EricW February 09, 2018 10:46 AM  

Salt wrote:SteelPalm wrote:And there IS a lot of SJW bullshit involved in how flagbearers are selected.

A coin toss is an element of social justice? Really?


It is when the decision was influenced to the point that the coin toss was required at all. The decision should have been clear - flag bearers should be ambassadors of high skill and decorum. Look at Canada's Moir & Virtue - no question about their right to carry the flag.

Blogger Kevin Walker February 09, 2018 10:49 AM  

These people deserve to be mocked but they are not as innocuous as a basket weaver. They are nasty little political officers.

Blogger Lazarus February 09, 2018 10:56 AM  

Why are the team sports still separated into gender types? C'mon now, let's REALLY screw this up!

Anonymous Anonymous February 09, 2018 11:01 AM  

@32 Damn. We're going to need a lottery to figure out who carries flags. Just to be "fair".

Blogger tuberman February 09, 2018 11:03 AM  

I.Just.Do.Not.Care.

METOO > Black = sign of the times. Blacks are being screwed over by diversity people anyway, so why not...? Does he really think he is still at the top of the victim status? Narratives shift, so tough luck buddy. Merit is meritocracy anyway, so does not count in the victim world, and is a negative. Toxic male is obvious patriarch.

Clashing victims, Wow.Just.Wow! MOAR

Blogger tuberman February 09, 2018 11:08 AM  

34. EricW,

Where have you been? meritocracy is a negative. You need to keep up with the Narrative.

Blogger Thucydides February 09, 2018 11:12 AM  

Might be easier to tell him to take his marbles and go home. He is behaving like a five year old, not an Olympian. And certainly a great many other American athletes have accepted the decision regardless of their ethnic origin, those who think as he does should join him, renounce their American citizenships and head north to the DPRK, where I'm sure they will receive an enthusiastic welcome.

Blogger Salt February 09, 2018 11:25 AM  

Forget that "He's now a five-time Olympian, with two gold medals and two silver medals in his collection" or that she's "a four-time Olympian, a winner of a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games, a two-time world champion and a winner of 23 World Cup medals". Forget that Hamlin is "first American to medal in luge singles".

Forget about all that, that both of them are qualified to carry the flag, for as Davis pointed out, it's #BlackHistoryMonth


Blogger Nate February 09, 2018 11:31 AM  

"What about them, Josh? As you know, they were a joke that was treated graciously by everyone in the spirit of good sportsmanship. Most of their runs ended up with them sliding down on their heads."

the bobsled is fine

Blogger wreckage February 09, 2018 11:31 AM  

"A commitment to diversity"
Pretty much means "this organization and these people are stage and props for a morality play starring MEEEEEE".

Blogger Josh (the sexiest thing here) February 09, 2018 11:31 AM  

What about them, Josh? As you know, they were a joke that was treated graciously by everyone in the spirit of good sportsmanship. Most of their runs ended up with them sliding down on their heads.

Smdh

Blogger Unknown February 09, 2018 11:49 AM  

In any normal country the black/white divide would be solved either by black independence or political autonomy. Trouble is black people are not geographically concentrated in the US the way say Chechens are in Russia.

Blogger James Dixon February 09, 2018 11:53 AM  

The correct response to Mr. Davis is that he's welcome to leave anytime he wants to. He seems to have a problem with this "team" concept.

Blogger EricW February 09, 2018 11:54 AM  

Josh (the sexiest thing here) wrote:What about them, Josh? As you know, they were a joke that was treated graciously by everyone in the spirit of good sportsmanship. Most of their runs ended up with them sliding down on their heads.

Smdh


Golly Josh! I guess your sarcasm is just too deep for me. I was there.

p.s. Nate, I like trains. :p

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener February 09, 2018 12:12 PM  

There's a lot of toxic masculinity in the black community.

Blogger JACIII February 09, 2018 12:16 PM  

wreckage wrote:"A commitment to diversity"

Pretty much means "this organization and these people are stage and props for a morality play starring MEEEEEE".


I am SO stealing that!

Blogger Hammerli280 February 09, 2018 12:16 PM  

@2 Harambe:

Don't blame the International Shooting Sports Federation for the IOC's follies. The IOC was demanding equal numbers of medals for men and women, so a couple of men's events got canned...including Free Pistol, an event that has been shot in its current form since the first modern Olympiad in 1896.

The Dirty Little Secret is that the IOC is now effectively owned by NBC Sports...which is rabidly anti-gun. And obsessed with the Spandex Sports. I suspect the Olympic Games will start really suffering from convergence in the next decade.

Blogger Hammerli280 February 09, 2018 12:19 PM  

I won't even mention my disgust at the USOC, which zeroed out funding USA Shooting's pistol program. I guess they figured they would need the cash to pay damages for the perverts they had running the gymnastics program.

Blogger D. Bay February 09, 2018 12:20 PM  

Key & Peele - Negrotown - Uncensored


Key & Peele’s ‘Negrotown’ Is a Black Person’s Dream Come True

Blogger DonReynolds February 09, 2018 12:23 PM  

Winter Sports are a major challenge for diversity freaks. It turns out there are no Negro nations in cold climates. While there has been non-white migration into the cold climates, the blacks have not shown much interest in winter sports. Winter sports are going to be dominated by people who participate in winter sports and there is considerable skill involved, requiring years of practice.....none of which is going to appeal to equatorial Afrika, or South America, the Middle East, or South Asia.

Likewise, the Summer Olympics is a grand opportunity for those who live and play in warm and tropical climes....exactly those places where there is considerable racial diversity.

Blogger DJ | AMDG February 09, 2018 12:41 PM  

I love when the various factions of Prog-Diversity Inc. work to destroy themselves.

Pop Will Eat Itself

Blogger Were-Puppy February 09, 2018 12:41 PM  

Greeks invented olympics.
black people are culturally appropriating the olympics.
Deport.

Blogger Resident Moron™ February 09, 2018 2:16 PM  

I really loved the use of "2-peat" in his tweet.

This ignorant fool doesn't know that 3-peat or threepeat is a bastardisation of REpeat used to indicate a three time winner.

He just got out his fingers and counted backwards from 3 ...

Really doing his people proud.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club February 09, 2018 2:22 PM  

@28 - But that's the whole point: no sport is "legitimate" unless blacks are involved, cuz we all know what terrible athletes white people are. Without blacks, it's not even a real competition!

Blogger dvdivx February 09, 2018 3:07 PM  

They should make the flag and torch bearers from the special Olympics. Its only fair. Unless Davis would state their metals don't count.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants February 09, 2018 3:28 PM  

All blacks have a disability, that's why we're supposed to give them money now. So, in effect, this guy IS a "special" Olympian.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 09, 2018 3:46 PM  

#51 turn yourself in sir for no true conservative would dare pit one progtard group against another progtard group.

Now excuse me I have to go lay down I am faint.

Blogger tublecane February 09, 2018 5:10 PM  

Dishonorable coin toss? What would be the honorable way to settle it? Melanin-count? Perhaps a 1000m speed-skating race?

Or did he misspeak and mean to say "deplorable?"

Blogger SteelPalm February 09, 2018 5:57 PM  

@31 Salt

A coin toss is an element of social justice? Really?

The fact that it got to a coin toss at all is proof of the Social Justice inherent in the decision.

Shani Davis, miserable asshole that he is, is an 11-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic champion, has set multiple world records, and is the first man in history to win the 1,000 meters in back-to-back Olympics. He is also older, at 35.

Erin Hamlin? Not so much. She won a bronze medal once.

In terms of accomplishments, it's not even close.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 09, 2018 6:03 PM  

@63 tublecane
Dishonorable coin toss?
---

The real dishonorable coin toss was between Hitlery and her commie stooge Bernie.

Blogger roughcoat February 09, 2018 6:33 PM  

There have been plenty of US Olympic flag bearers who didn't have any medals. It's not a position that goes to the most accomplished person. It's a popularity contest.

Seeing how Shani Davis is a selfish douchebag, I'm surprised he got as much support as he did.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 09, 2018 7:27 PM  

He's black, and the white folks made him carry their stuff? White privilige! Dat rayciss! He oppressed!

Blogger tuberman February 09, 2018 11:14 PM  

"In terms of accomplishments, it's not even close."

This is all about the Narrative, and #Metoo is trending. He only got a coin toss because Black. Merit is literally a negative. If he was a Black female or a Tranny then Hamlin would have not had a chance.

Blogger SteelPalm February 10, 2018 3:55 AM  

@68 tuberman

This is all about the Narrative, and #Metoo is trending. He only got a coin toss because Black. Merit is literally a negative. If he was a Black female or a Tranny then Hamlin would have not had a chance.

Exactly. Davis is angry because he is the vastly superior athlete, and for a change, Social Justice dictated going against him.

Blogger weka February 10, 2018 4:05 AM  

Well, this convergence is biting NBC hard. Ratings are down.
http://archive.today/MwuNk

Blogger Michael Maier February 10, 2018 9:59 AM  

Gee... Maybe the jibbering monkey shouldn't have acted like such a bitch?

Blogger By My Greybeard! February 10, 2018 12:47 PM  

There's no need to wonder: petulance or seething inner hatred.

These attributes are hardly mutually exclusive. In fact, often the two attitudes seem to populate many people's personality in cozy cohabitation!

My curiosity peaks in interest when the discussion get around to which came first.

I argue petulance, but there's no shortage of takers for hatred first.

Blogger Pat Kittle February 11, 2018 1:52 PM  

Blacks are happy to take all the affirmative action they can to compensate for their mental limitations.

Blacks should be gracious in granting the same to non-Blacks for their physical limitations.

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