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Mar 01 2013

John Rocker’s Allergy to Reality

You remember John Rocker, don’t you? He’s the former baseball pitcher who revealed himself to be a rank bigot in an interview during his playing career when he said that he hated New York because if you rode the subway you might have to sit next to a “queer with AIDS.” And foreigners. Boy does he not like foreigners. Here, I’ll quote him:

The biggest thing I don’t like about New York are the foreigners. I’m not a very big fan of foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get into this country?

That was in 1999. Turns out he’s still a bigoted asshole, which is why the Worldnutdaily hired him as a columnist (because once you’ve hired Pat Boone, Chuck Norris and Victoria Jackson, you have to dig pretty hard to find someone even worse). Now he’s ranting about a diversity seminar put on at the USDA where — get this — the guy leading the seminar actually told the truth:

The “educator” leading the program forces everyone in the room to “thank black folks.”

He forces them to repeat in cult-like mantra that “America was founded by outsiders, who are today’s insiders, who get very nervous about today’s outsiders.” 

He claimed the pilgrims were “illegal aliens” and spends the next few minutes promoting amnesty.



The indoctrination, paid for by you the taxpayer, even included this humiliating, mandatory, sing-a-long by all those in attendance who were forced to repeat together, “Every federal agency has discriminated against African-Americans, Hispanics, Native American Indians and other groups.”

But every one of those claims is true. America was founded by outsiders who then became insiders and started fretting about the new outsiders. And the pilgrims were illegal aliens, taking land from people who already lived here. And every federal agency has engaged in discrimination of one kind or another in its history. Rocker doesn’t even attempt to disprove those claims. Instead, he goes for the “ZOMG, commies!” approach.

Reminiscent of the re-education centers of Maoist China or Soviet Russia, this clearly illustrates the government’s goal in promoting the state religion of white guilt with acceptance of equality-of-outcome as the only salvation.

Yes, a seminar that teaches about diversity and non-discrimination is just like Mao and Stalin. Just like them.

The United States government is apparently readying itself for a massive war against Middle America.

 As reported on Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, targets with images of gun-wielding children, grandparents and pregnant mothers have been purchased by law enforcement agencies.

According to Infowars, the company Law Enforcement Targets Inc. has over $ 5.5 million dollars worth of contracts with the federal government.



Over $2 million of those contracts are with the Department of Homeland Security. 

The article also points out that the DHS has purchased billions of rounds of ammunition.



The DHS supposedly has on hand about five bullets for each man, woman and child living in the United States.

Dark times my friends, very dark times.

Yeah, because Alex Jones is a reliable source of information and reasonable analysis.

Take it from me.

I was a target of the diversity-government complex myself at the hands of what some refer to as the “fourth branch of the U.S. government” – the liberal media.



After a number of statements that dared to question the merits of multicultural America were published in what amounted to a Sports Illustrated hit piece, the liberal media went into overdrive.

And now, a word from reality: You showed yourself to be a bigoted asshole and the country recognized that you were, in fact, a bigoted asshole. Nothing has changed in the last 14 years, you’re still an ignorant jerk who soothes his own macerated ego by blaming brown people for the country’s problems.

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  1. 1
    holytape

    Sports Illustrated hit piece — really, Sports Illustrated does hit pieces now? Next he’ll be complaining about the muck raking of Highlights magazine. “Those hidden pictures are full of communist, queers and foreigners” – future quote of John Rocker.

  2. 2
    raven

    And now, a word from reality: You showed yourself to be a bigoted asshole…

    And apparently very dumb.

    A few states, including California with 12% of the US population, are already minority white. If you hate multicultural and multi-ethnic diversity, it is way too late to do anything about it, a century or so.

    The USA is on trend to go minority white around 2030 – 2040. If John Rocker doesn’t like it, who cares and so what. With 350 million people, all he can do is whine a lot.

    I’m not a very big fan of foreigners.

    What an idiot. We are all foreigners or descendants of such. A lot of my older relatives now gone, didn’t even speak very good English.

  3. 3
    Brandon

    There’s nothing like being the victim of a hit piece that does terrible things like quote what you’ve said.

    Aside from him being a crummy person, I think it’s worth mentioning that Rocker didn’t lose his baseball career due to the stupid things he said – he lost it because he couldn’t control his fastball, was walking everyone in sight, and giving up a ton of runs. I’m sure that’s all because of that durned libril media though.

  4. 4
    janiceintoronto

    Maybe he’s just afraid that when whites are a minority, they’ll be treated like the whites treated minorities.

  5. 5
    matty1

    I’m pretty sure English is just as much a foreign language to New York as those others he lists. Still it’s good to see someone standing up for Native American rights, that is what he’s on about isn’t it?

  6. 6
    Synfandel

    The Department of Homeland Security no doubt purchased targets depicting “gun-wielding children” (i.e., armed youth), grandparents, and pregnant women (among other people) for crisis training exercises in which they learn to shoot only the lethal threats and not take out the innocent by-standers.

  7. 7
    Trebuchet

    Aside from him being a crummy person, I think it’s worth mentioning that Rocker didn’t lose his baseball career due to the stupid things he said – he lost it because he couldn’t control his fastball, was walking everyone in sight, and giving up a ton of runs. I’m sure that’s all because of that durned libril media though.

    Or because of a conspiracy in MLB making him pitch to all those Blacks and Hispanics.

  8. 8
    Brandon

    Or because of a conspiracy in MLB making him pitch to all those Blacks and Hispanics.

    Don’t forget bout them Asians too. Was that Suzuki fella that done it!

    I really have a tough time grokking how someone that has strong a strong dislike for anyone dissimilar to him wasn’t just constantly miserable in the MLB in the first place. Looking at the Atlanta roster for 1999, there’s a guy from Curacao, half a dozen Hispanic guys, half a dozen black guys, and an ethnically Chinese guy. Did Rocker just go into work and glare at everyone all day? Why would anyone want to live such a miserable, hateful life?

  9. 9
    composer99

    Even if the accusation that the mainstream media in the US is “liberal” (ignoring wingnuts’ incredibly sloppy definition of the term) was true, it doesn’t follow that their claims against Rocker aren’t.

  10. 10
    cheeto

    Just to pick a nit – the pilgrims probably weren’t illegal aliens as the native people didn’t have any laws against them coming

  11. 11
    illdoittomorrow

    “Reminiscent of the re-education centers of Maoist China or Soviet Russia…”

    I have enough of a latent sadistic streak that, just once, I’d like to see an ass like Rocker spend about a week in something approximating a real gulag or labour camp. Just long enough to get a taste of real hardship.

  12. 12
    DaveL

    The Department of Homeland Security no doubt purchased targets depicting “gun-wielding children” (i.e., armed youth), grandparents, and pregnant women (among other people) for crisis training exercises in which they learn to shoot only the lethal threats and not take out the innocent by-standers.

    That’s the idea, but the targets he’s talking about are the “do-shoot” targets meant to represent “non-traditional” threats – women, children, and elderly people pointing guns at you. The idea is to counter the tendency for officers to make shoot/don’t shoot decisions based on heuristics like gender, age, and race, and force officers to learn to spot actual threats, like a weapon pointed at them.

  13. 13
    aspidoscelis
    He claimed the pilgrims were “illegal aliens” and spends the next few minutes promoting amnesty.



    But every one of those claims is true. [...] And the pilgrims were illegal aliens, taking land from people who already lived here.

    Actually… I don’t think that’s technically accurate, and is quite mean-spirited besides. First, although it is possible I am wrong, I assume the Patuxet and other native groups in the area did not have formal governmental immigration policies; as such, although one might reasonably call the pilgrims an “invading horde” or something along those lines, calling them “illegal aliens” does not seem accurate absent codified immigration laws.

    As for this claim being mean-spirited, so far as I can tell most illegal aliens are quite benign. Comparing illegal aliens with pilgrims implies that they are rather nasty people who will invade our country, take our land, and ultimately destroy us and our culture, leaving us as one more extinct people in the footnotes of history. Promoting amnesty is not exactly the most obvious conclusion from such a comparison; instead, one would think that the appropriate response would be a militarized border and absolute exclusion of illegal aliens. From the point of view of evaluating current immigration policy, I would not say that the pilgrims were illegal aliens; I would say pilgrims are a whole hell of a lot worse.

  14. 14
    democommie

    “A lot of my older relatives now gone, didn’t even speak very good English.”

    Nor does Mr. Rocker, himself.

    “The Department of Homeland Security no doubt purchased targets depicting “gun-wielding children”

    I think that Rocker saw “Men In Black” and thinks that Will Smith’s character shooting the little girl during his final exam to be an agent was an actual event.

  15. 15
    left0ver1under

    You showed yourself to be a bigoted asshole and the country recognized that you were, in fact, a bigoted asshole. Nothing has changed in the last 14 years

    Well, one thing has changed: We now know he’s as poor a writer as he was a pitcher.

    Here’s a quote I’ve posted before, on another item about John “Off His” Rocker from 2012/10:

    “I resent being likened to this Neanderthal. Rocker is being called rotten because he’s ignorant, and I’ve been called rotten for being informed. I am deeply hurt to be compared to your mouth-breathing national numbskull.”

    - John Lydon (a/k/a Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) after the New York Post depicted John Rocker with the headline “Johnny Rotten” (c. 2000)

  16. 16
    democommie

    “As for this claim being mean-spirited, so far as I can tell most illegal aliens are quite benign. Comparing illegal aliens with pilgrims implies that they are rather nasty people who will invade our country, take our land, and ultimately destroy us and our culture,”

    Said by someone who has never seen the truth inherent of Mr. Chuck Norris’s seminal* work in “Invasion, U.S.A.”.

    The pilgrims were NOT illegal aliens, they were “enemy combatants”.

    * In the sense of he got Norris all over hisself while writing with the other hand.

  17. 17
    matthewhodson

    Is he maybe a method actor playing a lifelong dark comedic role?

  18. 18
    Trebuchet

    Don’t forget bout them Asians too. Was that Suzuki fella that done it!

    i’m from the Seattle area. We never heard of anybody called “Suzuki”! We just worship at the altar of Ichiro.

    All joking aside, I bet half the population here couldn’t tell you Ichiro’s family name. Which is, of course, his first name in the Asian style.

  19. 19
    baal

    “The United States government is apparently readying itself for a massive war against Middle America”

    Sigh. The U.S. tax system (and other parts) work to distribute the wealth gains of the nation to the richest Americans and has been for a long time. It started slowly around the time Raygun took office and was dramatically accelerated with the Bush tax cuts of Bush the Lesser. One of the other chief mechanisms of the middle class to rich person wealth transfer was the decoupling of wages from productivity gains (cf. mano signham’s blog yesterday for a relevant graph).

    The ‘war’ on Middle America came from the right, some time ago, and the Obama admin hasn’t been entirely effective at fixing the structural problems (only somewhat for lack of trying, Congress has been bizarrely awful on the point.).

  20. 20
    d.c.wilson

    “which is why the Worldnutdaily hired him as a columnist (because once you’ve hired Pat Boone, Chuck Norris and Victoria Jackson, you have to dig pretty hard to find someone even worse)”

    I’m guessing Gary Busey will be their next hire. At least he has the excuse of literal brain damage.

  21. 21
    dmcclean

    I’ll grant that the “Can I get an AMEN?” style of rhetoric the guy leading the seminar is annoying.

    But I hardly think it shows that anyone was “forced” to “repeat” a “mantra.” (Note that this usage of “repeat” is itself rhetorically deceptive, because a mantra is generally something that one repeats over and over. “Echoed” or “recited” would be a more accurate choice here.) Unless there was three people in the room and they all had colds, it sounds very much as if the speaker got the usual response to this kind of thing from a disinterested audience: nobody says anything, dude repeats his request, people want to get it over with and go to lunch, so 30% of the people mumble it.

    If anyone was in fact “forced” to say these kinds of things I believe that would be inappropriate regardless of their truth. An oath of office is one thing, a required greeting or formal interaction with customers is another thing, but taking specific positions on weakly-related “political” things like this is something else. I say “political” with scare quotes because while these statements quite plainly are documented facts, there is a large subpopulation that insists on denying them and ignoring them, in some cases taking great joy in kvetching when anyone dares to discuss them. A similar strategy is employed to respond to uncomfortable facts in climate science, the efficacy of prayer, speciation, cosmology, geology, ….

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