As Americans have begun to see, sometimes the best answers to political chaos and problems come from outside the political spectrum, from common everyday people.
When asked about the issue of removing Confederate statues, Charles Barkley had some very wise things to say.
Former NBA star and current Turner Sports analyst Charles Barkley told a local sportscaster he would rather spend his time trying to do good things in the world than waste his time worrying about Confederate statues.
“I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues,” Barkley said. “That’s wasted energy. You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna keep doing great things. I’m gonna keep trying to make a difference number one in the black community — because I’m black — but also gonna try to do good things in the world. I’m not gonna waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who’s gonna hate me no matter what, and I’m not gonna waste my time worried about these statues that they’ve got all over the country.”
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— Rick Karle (@RickKarle) August 17, 2017
The reaction to Barkley’s comments were overwhelmingly positive, many praised his common sense and his tell-it-like-it-is style.
I’ve never thought about those statues, a day in my life. Removing them aren’t necessary .
— swarthy hotep (@13thconcept_) August 18, 2017
Charles makes more sense then half of the political office
— Rodney Norris (@RodneyNorris3) August 17, 2017
Charles for Senate
— Opie Taylor (@Opie_777) August 17, 2017
This man has given the best answer to all this insanity. God bless you Charles.
— Richard Barnett (@rabarnett65) August 18, 2017
Well said, Charles Barkley!