I was surprised that the NFL owners decided against Rush Limbaugh and his partners being owners of the St. Louis Rams.
I didn't know the owners were moral.
I thought their collective thought revolved solely around money.
But what happened?
Other than Mercury Morris and Steven Smith sounding as though they were reciting Malcolm X's "What's the matter boss, we sick" soliloquy - many athletes and owners were repulsed by comments made by Limbaugh that were less than favorable towards 70% of the league.
It's almost refreshing to see that there are people who are motivated by principle more than money.
Everyone has heard the joke about the man who asked the woman whether she'd have sex with him for a million dollars.
Well... Mercury Morris and Steven Jackson are the prostitutes, and now we know their prices.
But can this mentality translate to the streets?
Can we Blacks boot politicians from our local areas who have shown a history of not having the best interests of their constituents at heart?
What about if they are Black?
Can we take back control of our neighborhoods from those who would do us harm?
What about if those doing harm were Black dealers and felons?
Many Blacks love to see a Black person in a position of perceived power, even if that person's only motivation is the advancement of himself.
The lesson from the Limbaugh experience has to be that we will no longer settle for money (or entitlements) if those giving these benefits are only trying to advance themselves.
Maybe we need to demand (or expect) more from our leaders too.
Maybe the Limbaugh experience in one of those "teachable moments" that brings to light the fact that there are some people who we don't wish to serve - regardless of what they pay.