A gentleman I have a lot of respect for taught me a phrase years ago which really comes up for me reading this smart piece, Scott: don't write checks you can't cash.

While an adapted version of that is Trump's e entire miserable life, it is monumentally unfortunate that a high-profile Black man makes his own ugly deal with the Devil for what? Really? this:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kareem-abdul-jabbar-is-outrage-anti-semitism-sports-hollywood-1303210

I am deeply troubled by how easily any of us is duped, how we fall in love with our perceived influence, and how we squander it for personal gain, and end up putting whole movements in jeopardy.

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