He agrees the rule breaking helmet-to-helmet head-butt by Cincinatti Vontaze Burfict who head-butted Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown, was acceptable. A three-year-old, thuggery-is-cool mindset is reflected in the behavior, speech and dress of many millionaire pro athletes, particularly blacks like Vontaze. OTOH, black NFL quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson who present an old school gentleman persona are ridiculed in sports media, their authentic blackness is questioned. They are accused of acting white.

Former Detroit News columnist, Rob Parker who is black and has a Masters Degree sneeringly questioned Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s blackness asking. “Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?”

In his autobiography, role model, gentleman and gentle person Dr. Ben Carson tells of the problem he had controlling his temper in his youth. Carson realized that if he did not fix his anger issue, it could ruin his life. He did it proving it can be done and it propelled him to a successful career as a pediatric brain surgeon. Good for him. He’s a great man and a great role model.

Vontaze’s actions offer a vivid example of what mental health professionals call “Projection” – unconsciously projecting one’s own unacceptable feelings onto other people, so that one doesn’t have to own them. In some cases, the intolerable feelings are projected not onto a person, but onto an inanimate object, such as “the rules” so the projector can deny his own impulse to head butt or, perhaps, to hurt someone.
Denial is another psychological mechanism the brain incorrectly but sincerely and sub-consciously believes is the right thing to do. Perhaps the psychotic has feelings of inadequacy, insincerity, ineffectiveness or inability which drive the sub-conscious in the wrong direction but the result is the profile of a bully who want’s to hurt someone to compensate for their psychosis.  

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