Skip to main content

Charles Barkley fires back at politicians for dividing and conquering ordinary people in the US

Charles-Barkley

Charles Barkley is one of the most outspoken and vocal people on TV who is never afraid to say what is on his mind and heart. Even though Barkley sometimes says some ridiculous things on live tv, Barkley makes it all up with his big personality and the fact he is actually a good-hearted person. He's proven that one more time on Saturday ahead of the NCAA Final Four matchup between Baylor and Houston.

Barkley called out the politicians, both Republicans, and Democrats, for dividing people based on their skin color, saying that it only serves their purpose and the hidden agenda they have. The United States has been pretty divided in recent times, primarily because of political, racial, and social issues. Barkley believes a significant majority of white and black people are good people trying to make it in this world, while politicians are the ones who are constantly stirring things up for their benefit.

I think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that in my heart. 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. I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people, but we are so stuping to follow our politicians, whether they are republicans or democrats. Their only job is to make these people, not like each other. We don't live in their neighborhoods. We all got money. Let's make whites and blacks, not like each other. Let's make rich people and poor people not like each other, and let's scramble the middle class. I truly believe that in my heart.

Charles Barkley

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Barkley really hit a home run with this statement, pretty much saying what the majority of ordinary people are thinking when they are watching everything that is happening around them. No matter what racial or social background they belong to, most people are good people trying to find their place on this planet and live like decent human beings. The politicians, on the other hand, just like in most countries, are using division to get the most for themselves, often not caring about people, which is the message Barkley wants more people to understand.

Kobe Bryant

It's not even the championships" — Kobe Bryant on the quality that all great ones have

Kobe Bryant showed unconditional love for the game, especially after the Los Angeles Lakers' heartbreaking loss to the Boston Celtics in 2008

Isiah Thomas & Karl Malone

Isiah Thomas opens up about a surprising phone call he received from Karl Malone - "He almost started crying on the phone"

Isiah Thomas shares what happened when he got a surprising call from Karl Malone, who wanted to apologize for an incident that happened 30 years ago between the two legends

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson

"Then what happens? They’re gonna consider him a bust" — Vince Carter gave Zion Williamson helpful advice

Like Zion, Carter was also branded as primarily a dunker when he entered the league and everybody expected him to throw it down all the time.

Stone Cold Steve Austin celebrates with beer during WrestleMania in 2022 and LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009

"I've forgotten so many things but I remember that vividly" — Steve Austin on LeBron James taking photos of him via flip phone

Stone Cold didn't need to check his social media or the internet as he vividly remembers the King's support.

Michael Jordan in 2022 at the NBA 75th Anniversary Team induction ceremony

“You're a loser! You've always been a loser!” - how Michael Jordan trash-talked his teammate into retirement

When MJ said he doesn't care, he really meant it - even if his teammate once retired because of his cruel trash talk.

Kerry Kittles in 2021 at a Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame press conference.

"Mostly they’re talking about scoring and scoring" — Kerry Kittles on today's NBA

Kerry Kittles doesn't like the lack of defense in today's game but admittedly would've loved to play in this era.