1980-1981 Super Bowl Champ and NFL great, Owen Burgess, just came out with a BOLD statement: It is time for African-Americans to reclaim their traditional conservatism.
Owens, who was drafted by the New York Jets in 1973 and played for them until joining the Raiders and winning a Super Bowl, attended CPAC to discuss his new book called “Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps”.
“Today’s generation has been trained to think differently from my generation. We would stand for the flag in a heartbeat—because we realized the opportunities we had,” said Burgess Owens on Thursday.
Owens told Breitbart:
“Today’s generation came from BET group—the BET has been talking down our country for the longest time.” Black Entertainment Television is the top cable channel focused on the African-American community.
“They tend to be more racist. They tend to be more un-American,” he said.
“I was the third black American to be recruited by the University of Miami and I remember going down there—my goal was not to fail,” he said.
“That was really what allowed our community to think,” he said. “We didn’t want to leave our families down. We didn’t want to let our race down. We would work as hard as we could, so we would not fail.”
Owens said that back in the late 1960s, the black community was stronger than most other communities, black or white, claiming left-wing politics and policies have destroyed thriving black communities, but no one wants to admit it. Which is the basis for writing his book.
“The community as that time was totally committed to the family,” he said. “We had the highest percentage of men committed to marriage. We had the fastest growing middle-class in the country.”
However, things began to change.
“Back in 1910, the NAACP, started by 21 white Marxist, socialist, atheist Democrats, began to intertwine the thought of liberalism into my community,” he said. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the most prominent of the civil rights organizations.
“We started to pull away from the pillars that always made our country great and towards being and feeling like victims,” he said.
“They taught our race that the real value was in being with the white race, instead of what we were doing at the time,” the father of six said.
Here is his message for young African-American men:
“I would say to a young African-American man: Recognize who you are, let’s man-up. Take the rolls you are supposed to take. Take care of your family. Respect women—big time—and we will be a great country again,” he said.
And to white Americans:
“Don’t apologize anymore for who they are. We have a great society with great ancestors, who did their best.”
Pick up a copy of his new book, it sure sounds like it is worth the read!!