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Day 89 of Mass Hysteria on Two Fronts Now

Yes… we are living through two mass hysteria events at this time.

I really can’t stand the media in all of its forms and coalitions. Someone says something stupid on the left and the usual suspects on the right will come out and challenge that statement with more stupidity. Witness the controversy of the National Anthem at sportsball events.

Hot Air, while jumping in predictably on the side of current tradition and serving as the foil for the dipshit at Touchdown Wire (all part of the business model for both outlets), does get this half right. The knucklehead quoted over there talks about the need to stop playing the anthem at games because TIMES HAVE CHANGED!!!!!. What crap. The part Hot Air gets correct is that the players themselves now like the Anthem before the game as it gives them a stage upon which to signal their virtue.

But what Hot Air gets wrong is that playing the Anthem before a stupid sportsball game trivializes the Anthem. Those games, while entertaining, are unimportant. I have long held this position. I’m a veteran. I’m also the guy that started the STARS! yell during the national anthem at Dallas Stars games back in their first season here in Dallas.

Save playing the anthem for important events. Like a veteran’s funeral. Or the inauguration of a President. Don’t play it every Friday night before a HS sportsball game.

I will also point out this quote from the Touchdown Wire post:

And a case that has seen four Minneapolis police officers charged in the alleged murder of George Floyd has sparked peaceful protests in pursuit of change that has brought together people young, old and of all races. A multicultural revolution.

My bold… It is as though people in the media think that if they repeat the phrase “peaceful protest” often enough that I will no longer believe what I’m seeing with my own eyes. The disdain they have for their audience is amazing. Using the phrase “peaceful protest” in that post makes me think that everything else there is wrong too. Including all names and dates.