Based on an email conversation with a friend a day or two after Usain Bolt won the 100m gold in Beijing…
I hope you don’t mind, “Friend” … 😕 😆
Me: Really now? I didn’t see anything wrong with what he did… I’d have done the same thing if I’d broken a world record for the Olympic gold medal a few days before my birthday…
Fr: Its all good though. People didn’t like Muhammad Ali’s show-boating and bragging either, but after a while, everyone had no choice but to submit to his greatness. They’re just haters. Carl Lewis and Mike Johnson were arrogant SOBs too and no one complained. Unlike them, I think Usain was just having fun.
Me: You know what I can’t understand? Obama’s been called “elitist”, “uppity” and “arrogant”. The man just finished paying off his college loans! McCain can’t even remember how many houses he has!
Usain Bolt was branded a bragging showoff.
Since when are black people in a position to be arrogant to anyone in a major way on the world stage???
Well, it seems we’ve reached a watershed moment in world history. Take a look at this news report from the Onion, below:
This day truly deserves lots and lots of honourable mention. 🙂 It goes down even better knowing that this guy really cleared things up in a big way.
I declare tomorrow a public holiday.
Peace and Much Love.