Thursday, November 16, 2006

Quotes Of The Moment

Considering his potential, Mike Tyson is one of if not the most tragic sports figures in American sports history. While much of what happened to him was due to his own bad judgement, we would be remiss if we ignored the fact that people used and abused him whenever possible. His experiences have provided him with deep emotional scars and an unique outlook on life, and there are moments when he speaks that his words are so true and organically to the point that they contradict everything we think we know about him.

"I'm just a dark guy from a den of iniquity. A dark shadowy figure from the bowels of iniquity. I wish I could be Mike who gets an endorsement deal. But you can't make a lie and a truth go together. This country wasn't built on moral fiber. This country was built on rape, slavery, murder, degradation and affiliation with crime."

--Mike Tyson

I feel like sometimes that I was born, that I'm not meant for this society because everyone here is a f**king hypocrite. Everybody says they believe in God but they don't do God's work. Everybody counteracts what God is really about. If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me? I'm a Muslim, but do you think Jesus would love me ... I think Jesus would have a drink with me and discuss ... why you acting like that? Now, he would be cool. He would talk to me. No Christian ever did that and said in the name of Jesus even ... They'd throw me in jail and write bad articles about me and then go to church on Sunday and say Jesus is a wonderful man and he's coming back to save us. But they don't understand that when he comes back, that these crazy greedy capitalistic men are gonna kill him again."

--Mike Tyson

1 comment:

Brother Afrocan said...

The story of Mike is a testament to the importance of family or simply having positive influences in your life. The moment Cus D'Amato died, Tyson lost any semblance of a father-figure or direction. In that vein we should not take lightly our reponsibilities as mentors or role models.