Sir Charles: Politicians are all about divide-and-conquer

Not even a GOAT quotable Dream Teamer like Charles Barkley can proffer a simple, honestly-expressed thought on the state of US society without the piranha-like forces of social media scrutinization going to work in tweet-sized bites.

Truly The GOATs supposes that the good news – okay, the pragmatic take – is Barkley’s b-bon mots will soon be forgotten, what with a new news cycle beginning on the Monday after the holiday. So we’re recording this for posterity. Below runs the Profound Mound of Resound’s “controversial” opinion in prose as well as taped off the NCAA basketball coverage he and the usual TNT lot were covering.

(Incidentally, my name is Os Davis and I approve this message.)

“…man, i think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that. But i think our system is set up for oru politicians, whether Republicans or Democrats, [is] designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power. They divide and conquer.

“I truly believe in my heart that most white people and black people are awesome people, but we’re so stupid, following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods, we’ve all got money, let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other. Let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other, let’s scramble the middle class.’

“I truly believe that in my heart.”

“…man, i think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that. But i think our system is set up for oru politicians, whether Republicans or Democrats, [is] designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power. They divide and conquer.

“I truly believe in my heart that most white people and black people are awesome people, but we’re so stupid, following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods, we’ve all got money, let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other. Let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other, let’s scramble the middle class.’

“I truly believe that in my heart.”