‘They Divide and Conquer’: Charles Barkley Destroys Politicians for Using Racial Divide to 'Keep...Money and Power'

Nick Kangadis | April 5, 2021

There are some very public people who you sometimes agree with and sometimes don’t agree with — and that’s okay. NBA Hall of Famer and basketball commentator Charles Barkley is one of those people, and this time he said something that everyone from every walk of life should be able to get on board with.

During CBS’ Saturday coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Barkley gave his two cents on who he believes are the driving force behind the divisions between people in the U.S.

“Man, I think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that in my heart,” Barkely began. “But I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power. They divide and conquer.”

Barkley is 100 percent dead on. It’s not so much about “Republican” and “Democrat” anymore. It’s more about the elites versus everyone else, and how they do everything within their power — essentially using whatever tools are at their disposal — so that the average person isn’t invited to their party. 

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The former college and NBA star expanded on his thought and pointed out the naivety that the vast majority of people are guilty of at times.

I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people. But we’re so stupid following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats. And their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods. We all got money. Let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other. Let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other. Let’s scramble the middle class. I truly believe that in my heart.

Everything Barkely said is correct, but he forgot to mention on very important aspect to the story — the elitist media. They are the propaganda arm of the politicians and do their bidding in a way that subverts people into thinking that the sides that should be opposing each other are the ones they tell everyone to be at odds with.

Other than that, spot on, “Sir Charles.”

For video of Barkley’s comments, watch below: