Rocker is in trouble with the media again. Notice I didn’t say trouble
with the fans. It was inevitable. Perhaps I shouldn’t even have
used the term "again." The sportscasters who have been
making a public spectacle of themselves offering their feeble attempts
at commentary, while ignoring what is happening on the field, have
finally gotten what they wanted. They, and their second rate cousins
like Jeff Pearlman, are out for blood. In their feverish imaginations
Rocker has crossed some line of demarcation and allied himself with
the forces of evil. Worse, he has publicly confronted one of their
own! Pearlman admits that he wasn’t harmed, but the poor fellow
Rocker has gone too far, by daring to suggest that Pearlman might
actually be accountable for his words and deeds – these people make
a living by trashing others and it never occurred to them that life
might be a two-way street? These are people of such great virtue
that they perceive it as their responsibility to pick apart anyone
who isn’t up their marvelous standards. Standards which consist
mainly of political correctness and servility towards them, the
arbiters of propriety? We’ll consider the implications of this in
a word of advice from an older man to a younger one. Play to win
– and mark this: you will never win against these people with
your current tactics. Every fighter likes to make his opponent
mad – then they are prone to make mistakes. You are making it easy
for them. I’m betting you don’t begin to have a clue about just
how evil this behemoth you’ve run up against actually is. You’ve
put your hand in a nest of vipers.
money as well - are you likely ever to make this kind of money again,
in some field other that the playing field? Where else do paychecks
run into the millions? Georgia boys should take their finances seriously.
Likewise their family. Remember Mr. Rocker that you are one of the
"real" people – ignore the media hype and baseball stardom
for a moment, and remember that there are folks counting on you.
Some of those folks are your teammates. That fast ball of yours
is less intimidating when it fails to cross the plate.
you in the wrong? Let’s define the problem and search for the answer.
Is it wrong to call out some bum that made you look like a fool?
In isolation, that answer of course is "no" – but on the
other hand I’ve found in my own life that when I look like a fool
it was usually because I’d acted a fool. Is it wrong to jeopardize
a high-paying job and your future over issues of honor? Again, no,
but sometimes honor requires us to stay our hand as well as clench
it in a fist. I’m not exactly known as "Mr. Compromise"
myself, but I’ve learned to choose my battles. You will face worse
trials than this in your life – why not face them with money in
the strategy of the indirect approach – forget boxing for a moment
and think of judo. If your desire is to deny these rascals their
paltry little moment of "victory" over you, and your supposedly
outrageous opinions, then stop playing into their hands. The one
thing you can do this year that would really singe their tail feathers
would be to pitch the best season of your life. Take this trip to
Richmond and get your pitching back to what it used to be, or better.
Give those vultures nothing, not a darn thing, to use against you.
Sooner or later they will start crowing about how you seem to have
changed your ways and come around to their point of view.. Then
gently and publicly state that no, you haven’t changed your opinions,
you just decided to make money for John Rocker instead of Sports
final thought Mr. Rocker, because this one occurs to me as I study
scripture, and I know you Macon boys have been exposed to that too:
remember to whom you are speaking. You’re not just battin’ the breeze
with the guys down at the pub, when you talk to Jeff Pearlman. No,
you’re talking to millions of folks, out of context, and with no
chance to qualify your remarks. I’ve done it too, and there is no
retracting a statement after that. The question then, is does it
edify? If not, should I say it?
"smash Rocker" industry disturbs me greatly, and not just
because it is spoiling Braves baseball for my wife and me this year.
There are ramifications to this that suggest we are in real trouble
here in the "land of the free." There was a time when
it would have been considered heresy to suggest an American man
should not be entitled to express his own opinions. No longer…any
one to the right of Hillary Clinton is a racist and much more. Yet
the media in general have no problem with wife beaters and drug
addicts, while pandering to the feminists and arming the SWAT teams
with everything short of nukes. A dichotomy as glaring as this requires
a revealing example of media complicity with the government, see
Reuters on the web, which always has at least two articles
showing the name "Clinton," typically with a headline
suggesting that his participation in the events of the day is critical.
When it concerns his many scandals and failures, it leans toward
the "Clinton vows to stand firm" nonsense that seems to
suggest that having been identified as a scoundrel, saying "So
what," somehow mitigates it.
we have with their silly cousins in the sports media, I think we’ve
identified some distinguishing characteristics here that can tell
us much about what is happening to our country. First – "freedom
of the press" has become a sick joke. The press is owned lock,
stock, and barrel, by people whose agenda for Americans is any thing
but freedom. Since the government exists only to batten on the body
politic like some tic bloated with blood, it has been only too easy
to encourage those morally irresponsible reprobates in Washington
to move ever further to the left. We have this farce presented for
us daily, as totalitarians usurp our liberties to protect us from
some imagined "right wing conspiracy" led of course, by
white males and Christians.
find in America today, that one can insult Christians and white
males. These are the two groups that are targets and since knowledge
is power, let’s consider why that is. The key to this mystery is
the supposed "tolerance" of the left wing media. Yet I
declare here and now, that this disgusting left-wing media, in concert
with the scoundrels in Washington, has a devilish agenda, that if
realized, will mark the end of freedom in this country.
those who disagree with me on this Rocker business let me pose a
couple of questions. First, do you remember the famous quote, the
one that used to define free speech in America, and particularly
among military men: "I may not agree with what you said, but
I’ll defend to the death your right to say it!" Second – the
sensitivity training, this mockery that was inflicted upon him –
is that not the exact equivalent of the Soviet communist
tactic of using psychiatry as a method of indoctrination and punishment?
yourself in my shoes, and for this exercise, pretend you are a Christian
even if you’re not, and let me pose a horror story that would have
given H.P. Lovecraft nightmares. Imagine a powerful country where
well-meaning radicals seize power and declare the end of government
and society as it has been for centuries, and declare atheism the
official religion. Remember now, thinking as a Christian means that
you know atheism to be an absolute guarantee of eternity in Hell.
Now that most people have been isolated from their Savior, and any
hope of finding peace in death, the government begins to kill them
in numbers that defy description.
is called communism, and it is very much alive and driven always
by an insatiable appetite for ever more countries, and ever more
souls. That it is successful is obvious in all the misinformation
about the holocaust, a horror secondary in scope to the more demonic
actions of the communists. One might ask why the one is a horror,
and the other an expedient? Why is one remarked upon frequently,
the other never?
I a holocaust denier? Hardly. I am, among other things, a military
historian. I don’t deny for one minute that Hitler was a madman
who sank his country into a horror of mass murder and insanity.
But you better think two or three times before you buy into what
the media are selling, because Hitler was an altar boy compared
to Stalin or Mao. If that shocks you, then you better buy some history
books fast and catch up on what’s been really happening in
the twentieth century. It had better make you wonder, when you see
that the media screams about Hitler, who is dead, virtually every
day. Yet we never hear about the monstrous atrocities of communism
which remain the deadliest threat to mankind that has yet existed.
Are we to infer something from that? Is our "free press"
bought and paid for by the enemies of freedom?
about it Mr. Rocker? What do you think? Can you ever expect to receive
"fair" treatment from them – short of shilling for their
"politically correct" agenda. Read some of Lenin’s work
for an idea of how ruthless these people can be. With them, every
compromise is merely a short step "forward" to communism.
we truly link the problems of a talented and sometimes hotheaded
young relief pitcher to the decline of Western civilization? On
several counts, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" We have
only to ride the subway in New York to see the symptoms of our decline
into the abyss – yet Rocker was mocked and castigated for saying
essentially what I just said. There is a reason for that.
decline of the family, the radical homosexual activism, the phony
civil rights nonsense as defined by Al Sharpton and company, are
indeed elements of a catastrophe in the making. Look a little deeper
into this witches’ brew and you’ll find the very things Rocker commented
upon, are celebrated by our contemptible "free press."
That the Bible lays out a system of morality and salvation, that
has served us well for two millennia, is of no moment to these mockers.
My suggestion to moderates, unbelievers, and fence sitters, is this:
ask yourself why the Christian Faith and the Constitution of the
United States are always the priority targets for these creatures,
even when it is patently obvious that common sense would dictate
otherwise. Then tremble, for it is your freedom, and your soul,
which they seek to destroy. This is not a game, it is much larger
than politics and it is happening now, in our country, right in
front of us.
Mr. Peirce fought with the Rhodesian freedom fighters (the Ian
Smith side, of course).