Doug’s Rant-NFL and Race Guilt

The NFL Is Suffering From Political Correctness Overload:

As I dutifully watched the Super Bowl, it reminded me of one of those entertainment awards shows with politically correct propaganda slipped in the midst of the entertainment viewers tuned in for.

The commercials during the big game were filled with feel good ideology meant to sooth the souls of football fans wrought with guilt over America trying to dig its way out of the racist hole we find ourselves in, a hole that doesn’t exist.

The NFL subtly started the political correctness with the National Anthem, sung by country star Eric Church, a white male and singer, song writer Jazmine Sullivan an attractive black lady with a terrific voice. Don’t get me wrong it, was an excellent rendition of the anthem, but to me was indicative of the NFL putting on a politically correct face by trying to show the world how diverse they are by putting two people of different colors, with completely different musical styles, together to open the game.

This is all related to the knee jerk reaction the Left has been pouring on us since the George Floyd incident last year. While that crime committed by the police officer was despicable in and of itself, it in NO way reflects the true colors of the vast majority of law enforcement personnel and American society today.

This fallacy has risen to heights boosted by the likes of Black Lives Matter with Progressives buying into it hook, line and sinker. When entertainersprofessional athletes and certain politicians take hold of this false narrative it spreads throughout our culture, with a misguided need to find a cure.

I Really Wish:

I do wish the multiples of Americans who have bought into the notion of America being a racist country would take heed from certain black people who strongly feel otherwise.

Shelby Steele: “America still has a race problem, though not the one that conventional wisdom would suggest; the racism of whites toward blacks. Old fashioned white racism has lost its legitimacy in the world and become an almost universal disgrace.”

Senator Tim Scott: “I don’t know how to tell people the nation is not racist. I’ll try again: we are not a racist country,”

Allen West: “I say real racism is dead, as the word is meaningless. It’s just another political talking point. What is clearly recognizable is that the political party responsible for the history of racism in America, are the ones today decrying it for their electoral, and political, gain.”

Larry Elder: “Systemic racism is a con peddled by democratic politicians for votes and the woke media for ratings. So effective is this con that the mark—blacks and white libs—don’t even know they’re being conned AND they’re convinced that the bad guys are republicans and black sell outs. Martin Luther King Jr. would be shocked by racial progress in America today.”

Candace Owens: “We are not, I repeat, we are not, living through the Civil Rights era. And we need to stop acting like we are. America, despite what CNN may tell you, is not a racist country. Personally, when I hear the world ‘racism’ nowadays I just assume it’s something that the Democrats don’t want me to see so I intentionally go pursue it.”

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported; “No evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities regarding shootings were found, and White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers.”

For the sake of truth and differing points of views on the issue, I really wish the NFL would have highlighted this report and the proceeding beliefs of those folks who happen to be black. They feel America is truly NOT a racist nation as the NFL and other progressive groups have been led to think. I just wish more level headedness would take hold of the NFL, NBA and other sports organizations and not cram this nonsensical stuff into our senses. We just want to watch, enjoy the games and that’s all we care to see and hear about!

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