There are times when I HATE having to log onto my computer to read the latest current event and the Black community’s response. This Michael Vick episode has made me dread the Internet because I know how people are going to respond even before reading the moronic, idiotic comments of my people. I’ve purposefully stayed far away from anything that has to do with the dog fighting story because I know, I know without a doubt, that Black people are defending him and claiming he is a victim of yet another Black man being lynched by the media. I can almost quote word for word how Black people are defending his actions and how white people are making him out to be the spawn of Satan.
Michael Vick is a criminal. He is a criminal of the highest order. He profited from breeding innocent animals and pitting them against one another in violent fights. That is foul, repulsive, repugnant and unforgivable. I guess it’s to be expected in a society where violence gets the highest ratings. It just goes to show you how warped we are as a society and how the status of celebrity makes an individual above any wrongdoing. He is employed in a sport that pits men against one another like animals in a violent game of aggression so it’s easy to see how he could think it was innocent to do with dogs. We’ve accepted and internalized white men’s pathologies so much, that we can’t see the inherent sin of violence as a form of entertainment. We are not better than cavemen with clubs or Romans throwing innocent people in a den of lions for sport. It’s barbaric and there’s no excuse in the world for his behavior.