One does not have to be an historian to understand that liberalism and feminism go hand-in-hand.
The social construct in the liberal mind is to devalue men and to raise women to an “equality” that defies logic and reason. Look at what is happening in the US military. And don’t even get me started on the whole “equality” thing regarding so-called same-sex marriage.
To the liberal, the words “equality” and “freedom” have no weight. None, whatsoever. It is because those words have been bastardized to fit a narrative they are constructing, on-the-fly. To, uh… as they say, “fit the times”.
And this skewed mind-set has long infiltrated the sports arena. To the point where organized sports leagues for kids don’t keep score. To the point where purse money is distributed equally to male and female athletes at Grand Slam tennis events. To the point where NHL teams rise in collective defiance against the one thing plaguing the game – violence against gays. To the point where a murder-suicide in the NFL is attributed not to the war that was being waged within the soul of Jovan Belcher, but on the war on… guns.
A 25-year old starting linebacker for the KC Chiefs and his 22-year old girlfriend are no longer alive, and guns and gun ownership are to blame.
Said Mr. Whitlock, “What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
This is utter madness. Whitlock goes off half-cocked on guns, their owners, and for the decision to play Sunday’s game following Saturday morning’s tragic circumstances.
Whitlock goes off on the “god” of football. He unloads on young people dying senselessly, even calling the 25-year old man a “kid”. He links the violence of the game, to the violence that tragically happens within the home. Violence, that has marred the NFL in recent memory.
Jason Whitlock laments “how numb we are in this society to gun violence and murder.” No, Jason. What ails society is not guns, laws, or any perceived lack thereof. The problem is not guns. The problem is the degeneration of the soul.
But Mr. Whitlock doesn’t see that, and the same can be said of NBC Sports anchor Costas who, as poetically apt as he is, pied-pipered to millions of viewers the entire tragedy at the feet of owning a firearm.
The canard of the left, lives. Guns kill people. And that is not only a lie, it further underlines just how effeminized our culture has become.
I mean, look at how Whitlock paints the term “violence”. It is the sports world’s answer to the term “discrimination”. A conservative understands that “discrimination” and “violence” are not only legitimate terms, but – in and of themselves – should be upheld. It is the “unjust” discrimination… the “unjust” violence that must be scrutinized and clipped off at the knees. Whitlock’s broad stroke on “violence” is a failure to understand the basic, rudimentary definition of the term within the context of sport. Body-checking is permissible in hockey. An open-ice hit on a player caught with his head down is a violent act. But what the man who metes out discipline in the New York head office has to decide is whether said open-ice hit merits the title “unjust violence”. I’ve always lobbied hard against the mindset that a hockey player must inflict injury. No. The hockey player must remove the puck from the player, not the head. Like it or not, a hit can be devastatingly violent. But there is a large liberal faction out there who wants to completely remove the violent aspect out of sports, demanding that all violence on the playing field is “unjust” and, hence, must not be… well… tolerated.
Does that sound familiar?
Unjust violence is what Jovan Belcher inflicted upon his innocent girlfriend. Just violence would have been a RESPONSIBLY armed neighbour meting out justice in the hope, IN THE HOPE, that that little 3-month old child would have both of her parents around to one day reminisce about daddy’s football-playing days, and how he was able to overcome his trauma of the soul.
But that’s not going to happen, now. There is absolutely no chance Jovan Belcher will serve to be a TRUE role-model for kids, athletes, business CEOs. He’ll never be that poster-child on how to overcome the demons that inflict the soul.
Nope. The misguided liberal would rather you stop talking incessantly about all that “soul stuff”. It’s guns, stupid. The inanimate piece of steel with wooden grip, hammer, and a trigger. That’s the problem.
Jason Whitlock finished his piece with this nugget. “Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”
For the record, I agree. Except, he forgot to add these words to the beginning of that diatribe – “To the wounded soul…”
More laws don’t make us morally accountable. But that’s a notion highly intolerable for a liberal.