Ethics Note To The Chicago Cubs: Double Standards Promote Racial Discord Even When They Aren’t As Stupid As Yours

The Chicago Cubs ridiculous virtue signaling and capitulation to political correctness bullying is metaphorically coming home to roost.

Love it.

In May, as I wrote about here, the Cubs banned a fan for life because he made the ubiquitous “OK” sign behind a black broadcaster. Nobody had any basis to say with certainty what the fan meant, but after the Twitter mob demanded the fans head, the Cubs meekly complied. You see, the OK gesture might have meant, “My race is better than your race,” because a rumor was circulated online that “OK” is a white power symbol.  It might have been trolling by someone who knew that the  symbol would trigger social justice warriors. Or, you know, OK might have just meant “OK” as it as for almost 200 years.

Hmmm…tough one! Occam’s Razor, anyone?

Now the Cubs are in a bind of their own making. On D-day, June 6, Madison McFerrin, the daughter of “Don’t Worry Be Happy” Bobby McFerrin, sang the National Anthem at Wrigley Field.  To end her performance, she lifted her fist in the air “black power” style. Technically, I’d call the gesture ambiguous, although Madison is an outspoken Leftist and Black Lives Matter fan, that gesture has been culturally appropriated by many movements and activists since its Black Panther days. Following the Anthem on D-Day, it could mean “Yeah!” or, “Take that, Rommel!” It might mean, “Raise your hand if you’re Sure!”

It also has meant, when coming from in-your-face young blacks in the habit of calling white people racists and Nazis (like Bobby’s daughter),  “My race is better than your race.”

Unlike some people, I’d be  happy to give her the benefit of the doubt, but the Cubs have already decided, based on how they treated the Mad OK-er, that their policy is to assume the worst motives imaginable while assigning the most inflammatory meaning possible to gestures in the ballpark. After all, they banished the fan who made the OK gesture without even talking to him or letting him explain what he was doing, because, the team execs said, it was “more likely” the gesture was used in a “racist way.”  In contrast, McFerrin pretty much eleiminated reasonable doubt when she immediately posted the shot of her gesture above with this nice, unifying sentiment…

If that’s the standard, then Madison McFerrin has to be told that she and her flying arm are no longer welcome in the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field,  wouldn’t you say? By the Cubs’ established standard, however unfair and stupid, what she did was unquestionably worse than what the anonymous fingers did behind Doug Glanville. Her gesture was made in front of the whole stadium. Her racist salute was made, not only after the National Anthem, but on D-Day, evoking racial division on a day where Americans traditionally come together in pride and unity. Worse still, Madison did this while officially representing the Cubs, without permission or authority. Her message was—I hope I am getting this right, Madison—“Fuck White people.”

By their established standard, the Cubs should tell the singer to go to White Sox games from now on. They won’t, of course. They won’t because they ween’t really establishing an objective standard in the May episode; they were grandstanding, virtue-signaling, and groveling to the social media political correctness bullies because it was the path of least resistance. Hell, what’s the mistreatment of a single, sophomoric fan who’s male and white—you know, one of them—compared to being battered by “woke” sportswriters and  pundits for tolerating little “O’s” made with one’s fingers that could mean nothing but a bunch on online jerks decided to pretend that it meant something ugly so everyone should freak out when it appears or risk being accused of admiring Robert E. Lee.

We know the Cubs won’t sanction Madison, other than not inviting her to sing the anthem again. Nobody punishes anti-white racism—anti-white racism, whites are told, is justified and reasonable.

For some weird reason, a growing number of whites resent this, and find it denigrating and discriminatory, as well as infuriating. These open displays of a double standard guarantee growing racial distrust and division, and this is not to be blamed on President Trump.

Craven organizations like the Chicago Cubs, obnoxious  black racists like Madison McFerrin, and all of those who don’t have the integrity and the common sense to condemn them but choose instead to look the other way and hum are the ones to blame. They think that the Catch-22 they have installed protects them from accountability: supporting anyone who objects to anti-white conduct and rhetoric makes one a white supremacist, and asserting that the same standards of conduct, respect, civility, personal responsibility  and due process should be applied to all races equally makes one a white supremacist.

It doesn’t protect them from accountability, and won’t.

Keep it up, and see what happens.


Pointer: Megan Fox

15 thoughts on “Ethics Note To The Chicago Cubs: Double Standards Promote Racial Discord Even When They Aren’t As Stupid As Yours

        • Not any pictures of him I’ve seen. Look how fair her skin is. It’s why I looked up her maternal parentage. She’s clearly in the Halle Berry tradition of “African American” entertainers whose mixed parentage works to their huge advantage. (See also Jussie Smollett and Beyonce and Kamala Harris.) Same deal as Obama. Raised by his white maternal grandparents but you’d hardly ever know it since he’s deemed black for score keeping purposes. Again, it’s an ironic reversal of the one drop rule. If you’re half black, you’re black, but you’re not, you know, too black, so you look good enough for Hollywood or national politics. First appeared in New Orleans with the popularity of quadroon and octoroon women. Exotic and highly prized and sought after.

  1. On a happier baseball note, Jack – if you haven’t seen “The Battered Bastards of Baseball” documentary, I can recommend it. It is a documentary about the Portland Mavericks which was either the last or one of the last independent minor league teams in America. Started by Bing Russell (deputy sheriff in the TV series Gunsmoke). It is available on Netflix now.

  2. Jack,

    Back in May, I read your blog as you described today:

    “In May, as I wrote about here, the Cubs banned a fan for life because he made the ubiquitous “OK” sign behind a black broadcaster.”

    I did not have time to ask then, nor the time now to research, but off the top of your head (that often seems subject to exploding), would the Mad Ok’er have any legal recourse against the Cubs regarding their action to impose on him a lifetime ban? How about now, given the transparent double-standards that just occurred during the National Anthem on D-Day?

    • I don’t think so, Ian. Unless the banning was based on forbidden categories like race and gender, and a ballpark isn’t a public accommodation, a business can ban anyone for almost any reason, and not ban someone else. It would fun to see someone file that suit, though.

  3. For some weird reason, a growing number of whites resent this, and find it denigrating and discriminatory, as well as infuriating.

    This ends in blood, sans divine intervention. Common Americans are waking up.

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