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Black 'Idiots' Respond To Olympics Champ

Black ‘Idiots’ Respond To Olympics Champ

Color is the bugaboo that we just cannot escape – even and especially when it should be the least important thing discussed. Which brings me to the discussions that the ignorant, race-mongers are having pursuant to Gabby Douglas.

Miss Douglas has won two gold medals at the London Olympic Games. But in her case, winning two gold medals isn’t enough. The obligatory focus on the color of her skin by the politically correct, is sickening, but the ridicule she is receiving from blacks punctuates the statement made by Rev. James Manning that “black people are honorless, incorrigible idiots.”

Bob Costas would have never forgiven himself if he hadn’t rushed to make the point that Gabby was the first black to win Olympic gold in gymnastics. To which I respond – so flipping what? If she hadn’t won would he have said she was another black gymnast not to win? Placing the weight of focus on her as the first hyphenated American to win the gold medal in the most coveted title in all of women’s gymnastics is the poisonous mutagen of fools.

She won gold in a sport that has been historically dominated by the Russians and Romanians. She is only the fifth American woman in Olympic history to win gold in the all-around competition and the first American woman to win gold in both the all-around and the team competitions.

Gabby’s story is no more unique and inspiring than that of almost every Olympic athlete there. I’ve personally been involved, in one way or another, with Olympic athletes for over 20 years. I’ve been to the Olympic games and had planned to attend the London games. I personally know Olympic athletes who are participating in London and who have participated in the summer and winter games of the past. I am on a first-name basis with Olympic coaches from around the world and chief executives of the different Olympic regimens.


I’ve spent literally years in accumulated time, at Olympic training centers located around the country – and no – it had nothing to do with being in the media.

And I can tell you, without fear of contradiction, that every single Olympic athlete, and every single athlete who was unsuccessful in their quest to make an Olympic team, is a unique and inspiring story.

If the “incorrigible idiots” and PC bigots want to reference this beautiful young lady as a role model to other young girls, let them do it honestly.

The last thing young black girls should be looking at Gabby Douglas as is a black athlete. They should be looking at her as a young lady who had a dream, set a goal, and has spent her short life pursuing it.

She wasn’t hanging on street corners talking about her baby’s daddy and she isn’t a candidate for the Jerry Springer show. At school she didn’t need the school daycare center because the sweat beads on her brow are from hard work not a hot room with some gangster wannabe loser.

She should be recognized as a role model because neither before nor after she gave praise and her thanks to God Almighty, was she hanging out in the street, having abortions, doing drugs, or doing her best gangsta’ imitation.

She should be recognized because she is a lady and an athlete America can be proud of. But for the “incorrigible idiots,” that isn’t good enough. Black blogs and social sites are aflutter with harsh criticism of Gabby because they didn’t like her hair. That’s right – they castigated her because of her hair.

In their minds, Gabby Douglas was representing black women and her hair should not have been pulled back in a ponytail (like that of her teammates, I should note). I guess in their diseased minds, Gabby should have done her routines in flowing wigs like those of Beyonce and Oprah

Gabby Douglas wasn’t representing blacks and it is not only betise, but a contemptibly specious argument, to segregate her from the United States Olympic Gymnastic Team by suggesting same. She was representing The United States of America, and those colors are red, white, and blue. And as such, this young lady became the first “American” to win gold in the both the all-round competition and the team competition.

Gabby has been to places around the world that these faceless jackals couldn’t find on a map. Not only does she know who her father is, but she also knows he’s not some bum hanging out on the corner smoking crack wearing $200 sneakers somebody shoplifted. Which means her mother is woman with good morals and absolutes.

When someone mentioned to Gabby that she was the first black American to win the all-around gold she said, “Oh yeah, I forgot that” and laughed. She went on to say that she hoped to inspire people and that her mother had told her she could inspire a nation.

My reminder to this lovely young lady would be for her to tell people that inspiration doesn’t have melanin, but it does have integrity, and a belief in hard work, goal setting, and sacrifice.

That said, if not for the murdering of millions of unborn black children who knows how many black gold medal winners there would be.

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126 Responses to Black ‘Idiots’ Respond To Olympics Champ

  1. Theo Truglio December 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Promote conservative values in the Republican Party!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie December 7, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

      theo truglio: divorce ourselves from repub party…

  2. management skills training September 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    After Clinton’s sensational speech, huge wave of positivity trapped Dems. After Obama’s so-so speech + jobs report, .. not good.

  3. ld August 13, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    mr.massie why is it that in criticism race matters, but in accomplishment is doesn’t

    gabby winning a gold is american history , just as the first female senator would be american history , the first american to walk on the moon would be american history ect.. society is broken down in segments
    nations, states, cities, blacks, whites ,asians ect., male, female
    and we as a society have a tendency to acknowledge when an accomplishment have been made in a glorified endeavor by a segment of society that looks different from typical. im pretty sure when a woman becomes president it would given acknowledgement and also recorded as american history. usually anything outside the norm is acknowleded, its human nature, especially anything glorified. things that are common usually dont get attention.gabby winning gold was uncommon. its hard to ignore changes in things with long “history”

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

      ld: I am unclear exactly what you are asking me and/or attempting to say…plz rephrase and I will be glad to respond…

  4. Mrs.JWB August 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    My husband and I just laugh (and cry) at the whole hyphenated nationalism. I guess that’s because we’re German-Italian-Welsh-Indian-Scottish-American, and many more….so do we WIN?! or lose because we just TOO much! Oh, did I mention American-Christian? (I wonder what THAT means to most people anymore.)

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 14, 2012 at 1:14 am #

      mrsjwb: hahaha…

  5. Paul August 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Mychal

    You should be invited to speak at the RNC convention. Of course, you would be drawn and quartered by the left. But you know, I think you could take it.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 14, 2012 at 1:20 am #

      paul: they don’t me to spk…I’d call them all out…

  6. ShadyRay August 8, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Mychal if everyone looked at things like you do we could truly become a “color blind” world. I was very fortunate that my mother raised me to judge a person by the person, not the 10 pounds of skin that cover them. As I’ve learned over the years good people as well as bad come in all colors, shapes and sizes.

    • charlene ivory August 12, 2012 at 1:06 am #

      Mychal Massie is a house negro. The world doesn’t need to be color blind, people just need to start accepting people for who God made them to be. When I see blacks like Mychal Massie I know: 1) He hates being black, 2) He tries to negate black people so he will be accepted by whites, 3) He’s probably married to a white woman because of his hatred for blacks. If God wanted a color blind world, he would have made everyone the same race. Black women in particular are discriminated against more than any group in this country. They are often told they’re unattractive (see the movie Dark Girls), they are being effaced from the consciousness of America, slowly but surely. Look at the television shows, commercials, music videos, etc. They use black men, but not black women-they’ll use a mixed-race woman first. So, when I see a young black lady with afro-textured hair like mine and skin the color of mine, it makes me feel there is still hope in the world for someone who looks like me. Rev. Manning is a bigot to stereotype all blacks and say they’re incorrigible idiots with no honor. Blacks like Massie make their living the same way other self-hating blacks like Clarence Thomas and Shelby Steele make theirs, by spending their lives exploiting their own race for a profit. I wish I could take Massie and these other house negroes and dip them in a magical pond filled with a ‘turn yourself white forever’ potion. I’d dip them a good 3-4 times before I was satisfied that they had officially turned white,then maybe they’d leave black people the hell alone!

      • bill k August 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

        Charlene… all that vicious name calling… not good. Maybe you can help me out here Charlene… I’m a white guy of Austrian Swiss background. What is a ‘House Negro’?
        Is a house Negro someone who speaks out against hanging out in the street, having abortions, doing drugs, or doing their best gangsta’ imitation with some gangster wannabe losers?
        Is a ‘House Negro’ someone who does have integrity, and a belief in hard work, goal setting, and sacrifice?
        If so, then, I must be a house negro too! Mychal and I share common beliefs… Tell me Charlene, what is wrong with highlighting the counterproductive behavior that may ultimately result in the title ‘Prison Inmate’?
        I gleened from your comments that you hate being black… you hate whites… you hate white women… you hate black achievers. May I suggest: Stop with the name-calling… ease up on the hatred… take advantage of the opportunities of being an American citizen… become an House Negro like Mychal and me!

        • charlene ivory August 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

          If you took the time to read some of my other posts you’ll find where I said I love the white Europeans, Asians, Hispanics, those of African descent and all the diversity that God has created. Malcolm X, a strong, proud, black man can better define the word ‘house negro’ than I can as he is the one who coined the term. Look him up on you tube. I also posted that it angers me to see black women having 4, 5, and 6 babies to keep a welfare check coming in and in the process making their children statistics. I said I don’t blame the white man for blacks who choose not to get an education now, or those who choose to resort to a life of gang-banging. Yes, I agree with Mychal on some issues-just not most. He should be out helping the black community by telling THEM the truth! I have no children, I probably work harder than most, and my mother and father are christians, etc. I have goals in life. I’ve never been arrested, etc. and I love my neighbor as myself-the second and greatest commandment in the Holy Bible (even you and Mychal).

          • Mychal
            Mychal August 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

            charlene ivory: that is where you err…my message and voice is available for all to hear that will hear…it would appear that your definition of helping is my taking my time and money and investing it in a color coded way…that said I not acknowledge self-segregating assignations…I believe in inclusive mentality…that would mean using american juxtaposed to some mythological black community…

        • Mychal
          Mychal August 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

          bill k: very well said…she is consumed by animus and anger…she is unable to embrace modernity…

      • Mychal
        Mychal August 14, 2012 at 12:20 am #

        charlene ivory: in your lifetime you should accomplish what those you seek to disparage have accomplished…I find it interesting that those such as yourself who are so quick to demand and espouse the need for tolerance are the ones who show so little of same…simply because those of us who have left the plantation refuse to wallow in the pissoir of racial animus you are so comfortable in…

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 14, 2012 at 1:22 am #

      shadyray: agreed…

  7. Wakinyan August 8, 2012 at 3:31 am #

    I am glad someone spoke up about this. I saw Gabby as a young American girl who is very talented and was proud of her and her teammates for their accomplishments representing our country on the world stage. It touched my old cold heart to see them on the podium getting the team gold and mouthing the words to our national anthem. I was so disgusted by the commentator’s stupid remarks pointing out the color of her skin and his hoping that other young black girls would look to her as an example. How about young girls period, not only in America but around the world? She and her team mates definitely earned term “fabulous” that was applied too them early in the competitions.
    And yes, it is absolutely criminal that the U.S. IRS taxes these medal winners for excelling in their chosen fields. What faceless bureaucrat invented that ridiculous regulation?

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 14, 2012 at 1:30 am #

      wakinyan: I agree w/ you…

  8. Steve August 8, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Watching Gabby was amazing. Beautiful girl, awesome athlete. She is who she is…. beautiful girl, awesome athlete… incredible athlete. Why can’t we advance beyond the stupidity. She was and IS awesome. People are people. — posted by some white guy

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 14, 2012 at 1:31 am #

      steve: you can’t fix stupid…

  9. SunnyVee August 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Just like Gabby, you nailed it, Mychal! I am so very proud of this charming young woman and her spirit! I never cease to be stunned by the prejudice that blacks inflict on one another. Instead of being proud of Gabby for her impressive performances and the 2 golds never achieved by any AMERICANS prior to this, they belittle her hair, of all things! Forgive me for asking—why aren’t these same “hair police” finding fault with Michelle Obama’s hair?

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

      sunnyvee: whew…you nailed that…why aren’t they upset that the toothy harridan acts more like a lap dancer or pole dancer than a first lady…the answer is because moo-moo acts like trash just like them…

      • SunnyVee August 8, 2012 at 11:03 am #

        Well, WHEW right back! Once again you nailed it and got straight to the heart of the issue! (Forgive the “straight” pun—it was intended!) ;-)

        • Mychal
          Mychal August 14, 2012 at 1:24 am #

          sunnyvee: lol…

  10. JUDY August 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    LITTLE MINDS PRODUCE LITTLE THOUGHTS AND TURN MOLE-HILLS
    INTO MOUNTAINS. AM PROUD OF A YOUNG LADY REPRESENTING
    US WHO DOES NOT BUY INTO THE LIES SO PERVASIVE TODAY.
    GO USA!!!!!!

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

      judy: excellent…great point…

  11. Deb August 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    I had no idea she was the first black American to win gold in this sport. It’s a non-issue! She won gold – I am thrilled for her and I wish her continued success in the years to come.

  12. Ivonova August 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Oh, well said!! I sm so sick of the hyphen!! Black-, African-, Mexican-, Hispanic- (and yes, the two designators are not the same), Turkish-, etc., etc., etc.. Sheesh, I feel like Yul Brynner in the King and I. One nation, one flag, one people. What’s wrong with that idea?

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

      lvonova: you left out one language…

  13. Henry August 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    I wanted to smack Costas in the back of the head when he made that comment,I didn’t care one bit what color she was I was just so proud that an American won. And what a precious young lady she is. I hope her example will give inspiration to our youth today.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

      henry: agreed on all points…

  14. Avery August 7, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Exactly. The Olympics are an athletic competition between nations, each being represented by it’s very best. Gabby Douglas is there to represent the USA, not to represent a race, and this phenomenal young athlete has certainly done this nation proud.

    I hope the parasites (who lie in wait, hoping to exploit every accomplishment they might capitalize on) are unable to divert this young lady from her goals.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

      avery: I pray that your last paragraph is the case…it would be a tragedy to have that happen…

  15. "gunner" August 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    big zero might say “she didn’t do that by herself” perhaps so, but she brought the key ingredient. her will to strive, excel and win. without those qualities all the “help” in the world would mean nothing. in the end it was her skill, style and grace alone on the bars, with the world watching, that brought her to her triumph, and no carping critics can take that away from her.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

      gunner: excellent point…

  16. R. Woods August 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Mychal
    Excellent rant sir thank you! May GOD continue to bless this hard working young lady.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      r.woods: thk you and you echo my sentiments…

  17. Joe in Jupiter August 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    I’m so proud of Gabby for her accomplishments. It wasn’t till after she won the second gold that I found out she is black. (If it makes any difference, I’m white.) I’m a 68 year old conservative who is proud of my country and exceptional folks like Gabby. I don’t watch sports at all so it was second hand that I found out about her. We are so lucky to have atheletes in this country that strive to be the best. Like Mychal, I believe who cares what color she is? She is an admirable young lady!

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

      joe in jupiter: color of skin should be the last thing we are concerned about…it only serves to divide us…

  18. Dave C August 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    The race card does not work anymore for real Americans; it works for “African-Americans” (who are prouder of being “African” even though they have never been there and could not find it on a map) and liberals, who milk the race issue only for votes while leaving most of black America to languish in poverty and illegitimacy. There is a growing core of black Americans who see through this hypocrisy.

    The future of their slice of American culture resides in their seizing the moment and the issue and freeing their less educated and less fortunate brethren from their collective ignorance. The issue is too divisive for whites to get involved in except to support their fellow black Americans.

    The years since LBJ corrupted America have polarized the races too much. I remember the early ’60’s and the presence of a growing black middle class. LBJ buried that in an avalanch of “free candy'” and Obama really wants to continue to capitalize on that (note the executive order modifying “workfare.)

    I worry not only about the outcome of this election, but also about the possibility of riots if “The Chosen One” is defeated. Things could get ugly. What a downer.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

      dave c well you have spoken…especially your first ppg…

  19. Chris August 7, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    Anyone with any common sense knows you can’t have a gymnast flying around the uneven bars or vaulting off the horse w/ your hair flying everywhere! The gymnast needs to be able to see the bar she’s grabbing or where she’s landing!! How insane is this?!? It was a joy to watch little Gabby-she made it look so easy. Like everyone else, I expected the announcers to make reference to her skin color-what if a white person won a race in the track & field segment which is dominated by blacks. Would they make the distinction, then? I’m just happy to see an American standing atop the podium w/ their hand over their heart while the National Anthem is being played. Great Rant, Mychal- I just hope Gabby doesn’t get cynical by all the bluster. Her sweetness is so refreshing!

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

      chris: I’m hoping the same thing…

    • Dennis McCutcheon August 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

      REally? Someone complained about her hair? Can we put that person on the parallel bars and let Mychal take target practice. What an idiot. Way to go Gabby wish we could have seen you at work young lady. Can’t get NBC in Guatemala (praise God with exception of the Olympics) and local news follows the Guatemalan team.. go figure.
      Thank you Mychal keep sticking it to the idiots brother.
      In Christ,
      Dennis McCutcheon

      • Mychal
        Mychal August 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

        dennis mccutcheon: you can’t make up that kind of ignorance…they miss what it says about them…

  20. Jenifer August 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Mychal – there is nothing more refreshing than reading your beautifully worded and common sense based articles. I could not agree more. If we are supposed to be the UNITED States of America, what the freak does it matter what one’s skin color is???? I am so sick and tired of the intellectually challenged making every success or failure about the color of one’s skin. And I LOVE the fact that Gabby’s response was, “Oh, yeah! I forgot that”. BRAVO!!

    Thank you Mychal for you inspiring words. It’s nice having something to look forward to reading. God bless you and yours!!

    • Bruno August 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

      Hear! Hear!

      • Mychal
        Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

        bruno: thk you…

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

      jenifer: let’s hope she continues to see things as she did that night…

    • Johnny Smith August 12, 2012 at 11:17 am #

      Bruno, her response was both inspiring and saddening at the same time. She had forgotten, but there was no chance that some bigot was not going to remind her. Very sad indeed.

      • Mychal
        Mychal August 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

        johnny smith: some politically correct moron or the miserable troglodytes who mocked her looks…

  21. Sue August 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    How can we ever get beyond skin color when that seems to be the most important characteristic of a person’s ability? I’m tired of seeing “the first Hispanic governor” or “the first black president” as if that had anything to do with their success. It all comes down to motivation, not color.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

      sue: you share my feelings…

    • Betrayed August 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

      @ Sue….I think ones character should be the most important thing to look at. Honorable, ethical, trustworthy, etc. THATTTTT should be how people are looked @…..I was going to type the word “judged” but that is up to God.

      God bless, our young lady, Gabby. As long as she doesn’t allow the “chip” on her shoulder, she will go far.

      Take care, sir….and thank you for your words.

      God bless,

      Betrayed

      • Mychal
        Mychal August 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

        betrayed: I agree…

  22. Oldnurse August 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Well said, Mychal. I am amazed each time I see Gabby perform — she is one class act spiritually and as a gymnast. Might I add, as a person, too.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

      oldnurse: indeed…

      • Dennis McCutcheon August 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

        Be careful with old nurses Mychal, I married one. They keep trying to make you healthy….
        Your editorial is excellent and on spot. Unbelievable that someone complained about her pony tail… what an idiot.

        • Mychal
          Mychal August 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

          dennis mccutcheon: I single, uninvolved and not looking…so old young or whatever aren’t a threat…lol…

  23. LoneStar August 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I didn’t know about the derogatory comments about her hair. How ridiculous and appalling – and probably due to jealousy. When I saw Gabby perform, what I saw was a gifted, hard-working, disciplined athlete who vaulted higher than I’ve ever seen a gymnast vault! Isn’t it ironic that the people who accuse conservatives of being racist are the very people who see skin color first?

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

      lonestar: amen, amen, and amen…

  24. Paul Sangster August 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    You’re exactly correct. Only when we can see each person as a person, and not so much belonging to a race or ethnic group will we have arrived as a people.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

      paul spangster: well said…

  25. Chitowngal August 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Thank you Mychal, for your article. Once again, you have stated the real FACTS as they really are.

    Now, as for Gabby Douglas, she is such an incredible example of what ALL girls should strive for. She has set a BENCHMARK for her generation & I wonder how many girls will follow. Continued successes to you Gaby on your life’s journey.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

      chitowngal: you just can’t ignorance like this up…

  26. John McClain August 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    If you don’t want to be offended, don’t read this comment. I have never stopped being PISSED OFF at the fact almost half this nation is doing its best to prevent me from considering a young lady such as Gabby, exactly like I consider my young lady niece, who I have very high regard for.
    As a White American, a retired Marine, a person who has spent a lifetime pursuing my dreams, working hard to achieve, there has never been a moment’s question in my mind since I was a year and a half old, and working with the Spanish stone masons, building the apartment building next to ours in Barcelona, Spain, who allowed me, at that age, to not only watch, but help, learn, and actually took great pleasure is watching me “get it” as these probable fourth grade educated men taught me, between a year and a half, and three and a half, most of the trade they learned the same way from their own fathers, that there was any difference in any people’s capacity for equality. Spending another two years in Naples, Italy doing exactly the same thing, and being equally treated, and respected when I showed success ensured I could not ever be racist.
    I knew a few Marines who were Black and were less than equal in standing, but it was because they had long experience with being given a pass, and they didn’t try to excell, just get by. They stood out like sore thumbs because Marines don’t look at skin, but at accomplishment, and for every half-assed Black Marine, one can find three half-assed White ones. In the Corps, we made sure all those misfits ended up with the nasty jobs no one wanted. You had to earn the right to work at your own level, and getting your heels kicked was a good sign you were slacking off.
    I am stoked because an American finally kicked ass against very competitive and seriously skilled competitors. I love the fact this American young lady is also poised, professional, and well spoken, while showing the world we too can compete anywhere we put it all on the line, and refuse to quit.
    To all you Blacks who have negative comments, go find some other Nation, one you actually like. You’ve got no pupose staying here when you hate the history of this country enough you can’t see the history of the world, when you have the greatest opportunity anyone ever gets.
    I see out of two eyes only because I am greatly blessed, and the man who invented microsurgery for correcting “skew eye” happened to practice medicine in the small town outside of Barcelona, where my parents happened to find an apartment for rent when my dad was stationed there. God put me there then, when it mattered, and while I find it enormously valuable, it is no more valuable than what the two or three dozen partially literate stone masons taught me, which still is part of my knowledge in my everyday work today, fifty three years later.
    God Bless you Mychal, for saying what so many can never say, a simple truth which is too painful for weak kneed wimps to take.
    Semper Fidelis,
    John McClain
    GySgt, USMC, ret.
    Vanceboro, NC

    • Lisa August 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      It seems to me that Americans come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and nationalities. Why do we single out one race? Aren’t we all Americans? I think people forget that we are the only nation who fought a civil war to free black people from slavery. They are here in a nation where they can be anything they want to be. Gabby’s hair looked fine. She looked like a gymnast. A fine athlete who accomplished something great.

      • Mychal
        Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

        lisa: bottom line is we should and must be only americans…everything else only serves to divide…

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

      john mcclain: you didn’t say anything that offended me…you are my brother in arms…

  27. Jerry Johnson August 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    This kid worked hard, competed, achieved her goal, and got the Gold. I’m proud of her and I know she is proud of her USA; her USA is proud of her. Success seems to bother some folk.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

      jerry johnson: good point…

  28. Jerry August 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    God Bless Abby. She makes me proud to be an American

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

      jerry: she does indeed…

  29. Carol August 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    I think Gabby is absolutely beautiful, and every time I see a picture of her, I am drawn to her smile. It is genuine, and anyone can see she is a joyful young lady.
    My one complaint is this notion of our society being color blind, and that we are just to not notice we look different. I am a short person. People notice that about me all the time, just as I am enamored with really tall people! I have always taught our boys, who are both grown now, that one of the reasons I think God made people so different (black, white and everything in between, as well as tall, short, etc.) is to show us God’s creativity. None of us is the same, but we are ALL loved absolutely unconditionally! And since our goal is to be like Jesus, then we are to love everyone just like our Savior does! No excuses. God gave us eyes that see color, so I cannot help but notice that the person I am speaking to is black, anymore than the person speaking with me ‘notices’ I am not. We don’t look the same or think the same, just as our Creator intended! I LOVE that about God! I have always taught our boys to celebrate our differences, rather than to be afraid of them.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      carol: Jesus doesn’t see color…

      • Carol August 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

        Most of the time I agree with you Mychal, but this time I disagree. Jesus invented color, and He gave us the ability to see color. Being able to see color isn’t bad, it’s what we do with the ability to see color. For example, if I see the color of someone’s skin, and I automatically dislike someone of another color, that would be wrong, and certainly Scripture would agree. However, if I see the color of someone’s skin, and choose to look into the heart of the individual, that is what Jesus did.

        • Johnny Smith August 12, 2012 at 11:28 am #

          The point of a color blind society is not that we do not see the different colors of people but that we do not use that ability to judge others or form opinions about them. I believe when Mychal and others say that Jesus does not see color it is with the meaning that color does not matter, not that it isn’t present.

          • Mychal
            Mychal August 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

            johnny smith: you are spot on…I am also saying that if we stop making race based assignations important we can unite as americans…tace servees no person save to divide…

        • Mychal
          Mychal August 14, 2012 at 1:33 am #

          carol: seeing color is one thing…using it to divide and keep people at odds is another…that said…scripture tells us we are one in Christ…scripture also tells us in Christ there is no division of people based on color or nationality…

  30. Diana August 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    I must heartily agree with the above, a very well said article – and above all TRUTH, thank you for your articles.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      diana: as I said Jesus doesn’t see color…

  31. karon S August 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Gabby is a great role model for ALL young women, period! Her family sacrificed greatly to have her train with the best, and she took that very seriously. I loved watching the intensity with which she performed. She’s great!
    I believe her family, as well as Brian Locke’s family, are struggling financially, so hopefully the money from the medals will help them all. Congress should immediately pass the law eliminating the tax on olympic medals!

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

      karon s: it is condemnable to have these athletes pay taxes on their medals…

  32. pblee August 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Well said. It sounded to me as though Bob Costas was so surprised that this young woman won double gold in spite of her handicap that he needed to point it out to the rest of us.

    Something tells me that this young lady is just getting started in a long life of focused effort and acheivement.

  33. sam c August 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Right on Mychal. I’m white and don’t see what makes a difference what color you are. I noticed the announcers were the first to point out that Gabby was black. My response was “really”. I didn’t notice.
    Some people or so stupid you wonder how they make it through the day.
    All the nuts making comments about her hair are just as stupid. After all she wasn’t on her way to church or to the prom. I noticed the nuts in my area talking about it as they were in their salons getting thier hair weaves and what not. We have so many robberies in out area for hair that it’s pathetic. Most of them were probably using stolen goods. I guess they think everyone has to be the “Celebrity Houseswives”.
    The only thing that grated on my nerves are the Beach Volleyball players with their skimpy swimsuits having to constantly pull their suits out of their cracks. If there was a contest for that, the USA would win hands down. DISGUSTING.
    I try not to watch baseball, because the players can’t keep their hands off their crotch. Another DISGUSTING habit.
    Enough said, I don’t care what color our players are. They are there to compete and represent the USA, play with integrity and WIN and look in the mirror when all is said and done and know that they did their best

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

      sam c: some people are stupid to the point you wonder how they get out of bed…

  34. Doris August 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Bravo! You expressed it perfectly! I’m tired of the hyphenated Americans. She worked hard for her victories and accomplishments and they are hers alone. If they could only applaud her victory without mentioning her color, it would be so much better. Kudos to her mother who found a way to support her in reaching her goals, apparently without the help of Reverends King and Sharpton.

    • Bruce S August 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

      I think you meant to say Jackson and Sharpton. Doctor King sought to have a color blind American society where a person would be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Jackson and Sharpton are the exact opposite. I certainly hope that in the future the influence of good people like Mychal Massie rather than the race baiters carries Gabby Douglas on to continued greatness. I would like to see her decline the upcoming invitation to meet with the Obama’s at the White House, but that won’t likely happen.

      • pblee August 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

        In direct contrast to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man of education and faith and peace, neither Mr. Jackson or Mr. Sharpton are educated,men of faith or anything other than disturbers of the peace and hate mongers in today’s race industry. Could we please stop putting the title “Reverend” in front of their names? It means about as much as “Colonel” Sanders.

        • Mychal
          Mychal August 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

          pblee: well said…

      • Mychal
        Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

        bruce s: the olympic teams at the white house is traditional…

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

      doris: don’t leave out Gabby’s father…he has shared in her support as well…

  35. Phil Dedrick August 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Sir, I have so much respect in you and especially your articles that you write…

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

      phil dedrick: thk you very much…

  36. Jan August 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Amen Mychal…those were my thoughts as well. Gabby is a delight to ALL of us, indeed the world! Her praise to God, was very significant. Our culture is an idiotic and disgusting sewer. But as you know, it’s all been deliberate, achieving the goals of divided mediocrity, low life ignorant labels, and stereotypes. They count on Abraham Lincolns quote that a house divided cannot stand and work tirelessly toward that end. A huge success it seems. I weep for our nation.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

      jan: well said…

  37. helen August 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Gabby is an AMERICAN who won 2 gold medals. Who cares about her hair we should care about the PERSON who is representing our country. But as usual, some people always look for the negative. They miss a lot in life.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

      helen: they are missing life itself…

  38. Nmsmartone August 7, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    We will only get past skin color analysis once Freedom loving, God fearing honest people start producing our own “lead by example” narrative instead of contiuning to follow and react to liberal commentary…the record books don’t tells us who was white, black or brown, if they are color blind, why can’t the commentary follow the same thinking? Until the record books become segregated, color is never important, except to those who fail to see the true beauty of one of Gods creation and their unique individual talents.

    Excellent analysis Mychal, however, somehow we have to establish new standards for colorblind reporting and analysis so they become the norm instead of always reacting in disgust when the “color coded idiots” do their thing.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

      nmsmartone: I agree w/ you…

  39. john rusnak August 7, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    here here!!!My wife and i thoroughly enjoyed the USA’s performance and especially Gabby and the young Russian gymnist.My wife was in Florida and I was in Buffalo both watching while on the phone.
    The intensity there was palpable …..very well brought up children.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

      john rusnak: agreed…the intensity was indeed palpable…

  40. Bill Sr. August 7, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    I was really upset when I saw the headline of the first article I was to read regarding Miss Douglas’ fantastic finishing day at the Olympics. “Gabby breaks the glass ceiling” For God’s sake when will they stop portraying black Americans as some kind of underdog or disadvantaged group of athletes? They have proven to be superior ever since they embarrassed Hitler in the 1930’s.
    When I responded with comments objecting to the headline which I believed diminished her accomplishments some still didn’t seem to get the point at all. We evidently have a long way to go to fill the divide racists of ever stripe spend their lives and careers as writers and analyst using as a prop to support their lack of original thinking and/or clear understanding of equality.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

      bill sr: your first ppg says it all…

  41. Ben August 7, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Again, right to the point and factual.

    We need more black Americans to stand up against these racists and call them out for their racism and stupidity.

    If we loudly d3enounce them maybe they will be ashamed (probably not) and stop their destruction of this country.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

      ben: we need all americans to stand up against this type of nonsense…

  42. Jim Holmes August 7, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Thank you Mychal. Your article is right on the money. The accomplishment by Miss Douglas is special and rewarding however her response to the person who reminded her that she was the first black American to win the all-around gold was indeed inspirational! By God, there IS hope after all!

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

      jim holmes: it was indeed…

  43. Tom August 7, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Gabby Douglas is just that, a world champion gymnast, not a black gymnast, not a gay gymnast, plain and simple, a world class champion gymnast who has earned her place in Olympic history. When will the United States wake up and stop making everything about themselves or their color, or their lifestyle.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

      tom: that my friend is the $64,000 question…

  44. kenny1801 August 7, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Hit the nail on the head!!!…Well PUT!!!

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

      kenny1801: thk you…

  45. 30calgal August 7, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I was/am inspired by Gabby, What a fine, talented and classy young lady!

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      30calgal: indeed she is…

  46. Jocelyn Anderson August 7, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Thank you for persevering for a color blind world. Why can’t the liberals see how prejudiced they really are when they constantly trump “black” issues into every aspect of our lives? Gabby is a great athlete, with an irresistible smile and a credit to God and her country. Oh, but the media tells me she is black with the implication that this is a rare moment for gymnastics. It’s insulting.

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

      jocelyn: liberals want to see color…its the currency they use to promote their evil agendas…

      • Jocelyn Anderson August 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

        Evil is the word. But, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

        • Mychal
          Mychal August 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

          jocelyn anderson: you are absolutely correct…

        • Mychal
          Mychal August 14, 2012 at 1:34 am #

          jocelyn anderson: absolutely…

  47. Clifford August 7, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    I think the biggest reason she is being criticized is she praised God.

    • Jennie August 7, 2012 at 9:55 am #

      I am afraid you may be right. She is a great athlete and a beautiful young woman. She should be held up for her accomplishments. We are fortunate to have her as a competitor representing the USA at the olympics. I am sure she has accomplished this on her own. Good luck on your journey through life, Gabby. I look forward to seeing your future successes. I am confident there will be many more.

      • Mychal
        Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

        jennie: she represented america well…

    • susan August 7, 2012 at 11:36 am #

      I agree, She Praised God for her Success, as a Gold Medal winner, I cheered Her with great applauds, when She Won…. God Bless Her and Family,,,,,

      • Mychal
        Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

        susan: as should we all have done…

    • Mychal
      Mychal August 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

      clifford: I don’t know about that as such…

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