Capitalizing on Injustice
Before the start of an NFL game Thursday night in Kansas City, players made a league-endorsed political statement by standing arm-in-arm across the field in support of racial justice, or against racial injustice, or whatever namby-pamby sensitivity-cops nonsense they thought they were representing. It’s a wonder the Kansas City team, called the (euphemized for children) “Native American Tribal Leaders,” had the gall to pretend to care about racial injustice when they themselves, from their culturally appropriated helmet logo on down, are nothing but a bunch of perpetuators of systemic oppression!
In any case, some fans, probably bothered by the fact that the visiting team, the Houston Sissies, had stayed in the locker room during the traditional playing of the national anthem — were they “taking a knee” in there or just putting the finishing touches on their TV hairdos? — before coming out in time for their knee-jerk leftist photo session, apparently booed these boring entertainers’ display of open disrespect for the ticket-buying crowd.
(I say “apparently booed,” because of course I only read about this on the interweb. Do you think I would waste one second of my precious time left on this Earth watching a bunch of steroid-inflated millionaire bozos do agitprop for their progressive masters at NFL headquarters? The main reason I do not even own a television, and haven’t for ten years, is because I refuse to submit to my daily diet of bread and circuses from the commissars.)
The only reason I mention this insignificant sideshow of the revolution at all is because I read about it in an article from the Associated Press, in which I found the following all-too-revealing passage:
Fans, politicians and players all weighed in on social media and in interviews. Kansas City Councilman Eric Bunch described what happened in a tweet as “embarrassing.”
“Some NFL fans booing the players for standing and locking arms in a moment of silent unity proves that for them ‘standing for the flag’ was always about perpetuating white supremacy,” said Bunch, who is white.
New York Jets offensive tackle George Fant, who is Black, praised the Chiefs and Texans for taking a stance during a Zoom call with reporters in which he only took questions about social justice.
“Bunch, who is white.”
“George Fant, who is Black.”
That juxtaposition of phraseology makes the whole issue Black and white, doesn’t it? According to AP rules (as I was recently informed by my great friend Tony Bauer), “Black” (as a racial term) must always be spelled with a capital B, in spite of the obvious grammatical inappropriateness of capitalizing a common adjective that is not at the beginning of a sentence or part of a title. Meanwhile, as this passage quaintly displays, the same phony “dignity” is not afforded the racial description “white.”
So let’s talk about feeling marginalized, shall we?
Humans. What a waste.