By now, in the light speed flash of the news cycle, you have all heard that the surrogate group for political correctness, otherwise known as the NFL, continues to display a toxic arrogance and forceful disconnect, which is driving tailgate loads of fans in the opposite direction from stadiums and devices.
The most recently putrid stunt involving corporate policy with a heaping magnitude of unpatriotic sentiment, effectively disallowed a veteran’s organization, AMVET, from appearing in the official Super Bowl game program. According to the Washington Examiner, the image of a veteran standing with pride next to an American flag and with the hashtag #PleaseStand, did not adhere to the advertising guideline of standards by the league and was promptly rejected for publication. A disturbing dichotomy is illustrated by the sole patriot standing and honoring all military personal, especially those who are unable to rise on their own two feet as a result of combat injuries, to the hundreds of carefree, athletic, and entitled simplistic kneeling players, completely out of touch with reality.
As a business entity the NFL should be able to employ the freedoms of discretion, however the audacity of officials to completely deny a platform of liberty to military veterans, in the wake of allowing players to use the National Anthem as a wet blanket and vehicle for social justice causes, squarely calls into question the league’s relationship with a dwindling fan base. Apparently, the actual reason for refusal was that the risk of a small proportion of readers construing the content as “political” outweighed the overwhelming benefits of a quasi- public apology to a group of men and women scorned by the blatant and actions of a select group of overzealous athletes on every given Sunday (and sometimes Saturday and Monday, and even (sigh) Thursday).
The new mantra of the NFL, “To kneel is okay, but to stand go away.”. And that is why fans of all walks of life are participating in a mass exodus. With the sporting video game market actively including alternative sexuality content, will pro football platforms delve into social issues reality paradigms and prompt a complete breakup from society marked by irrevocable differences?
The caveat to this disappointing narrative, is the league’s initial outreach to AMVET, in offering the group a stake in the program, for a very reasonable price. Thankfully, the brass at the public charity chose to stick to their guns and saved themselves from reaching the depths of the lowest common denominator by not selling out, a concept that is as foreign to Roger Goodell and company, as decency or justice.
Read the Washington Examiner article here.
Visit the AMVET site.