Paul Shirley: Don't Help Haiti

You may remember Paul Shirley. Token white guy on the 7SOL Suns. Wrote a blog and penned a comical memoir of his basketball-playing days. Seemed like a pretty chill bro.

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Well, Paul Shirley is back to share his thoughts about what should be done about the devastation in Haiti and intractable problems like persistent poverty. Avert your eyes if you have an ounce of compassion:

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I haven’t donated a cent to the Haitian relief effort. And I probably will not.

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Um, congratulations...you heartless bastard?

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Shouldn’t much of the responsibility for the disaster lie with the victims of that disaster?

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Yes, it's their fault for being born in a desperately poor country with few opportunities. What a bunch of selfish jerks.

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First of all, kudos on developing the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere....And could some of you maybe use a condom once in a while?

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[Afraid to say anything]

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[F]orgetting the long-understood maxim that giving more food to poor people allows them to create more poor people.

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Now it makes sense! Shirley is really gearing up to run for governor in South Carolina. Of course.

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And did I just cherry pick the most egregious lines from an egregious post? You betcha. Shirley deserved no less. Might want to sit a few plays out, buddy.

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UPDATE: ESPN has released a statement saying that Paul Shirley will, rather unsurprisingly, no longer contribute to the Worldwide Leader. Shouldn't much of the responsibility for this firing lie with the victim of this firing?

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