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Two observations this first Sunday of June 2020: the Minnesota National Guard was ready the first night of trouble, and NASCAR has fully abased itself before the lying Left.
Today, I met an officer recently retired from the Army National Guard full-time program (AGR). He recently moved to Arizona for family reasons. He grew up in Minnesota as the wrong kind of minority, Asian American. He still talks with old unit members who still serve in the Minnesota National Guard.
They have long had a fully trained and equipped crowd control Quick Reaction Force. That includes full riot gear and CS gas (heavy-duty tear gas). The only weakness was in decades of Democrat political leadership and decades of state adjutant generals appointed by those politicians to reflect their priorities. Political will, not unit readiness, is the issue.
NASCAR may have committed corporate suicide this Sunday. The stands are empty so they must get and keep eyeballs on screens. So, they used the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 to ignore dead military and cops, subordinate national honors to a racial protest song, broadcast a hostage video, and have a Latinx driver recite a woke litany of how bad everyone except the poor and working-class white folk have it in AmeriKKKa. That was in the first half-hour of the race. How many fans are already done with this woke mess?
A 12-year-old African American boy created a song on social media. It went viral or was hyped by the leftist YouTube staffer Al Gorythm. So, he was invited to sing the National Anthem at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. That is a fine tradition in American sports. What was not so fine was then broadcasting his protest video in split-screen with the military helicopter flyover. Not subtle at all, NASCAR and Fox.
12-year-old Keedron Bryant, whose powerful song “I Just Wanna Live” went viral following the death of George Floyd, will perform the national anthem before today's Cup Series race at Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/WrAcqJ3IF8
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 7, 2020
Then, as the race began, viewers were treated to what you would instantly recognize as a hostage video. The big drivers were shot in cell phone video vertical aspect reading bits of a woke script, denouncing the nation and, by implication, their fan base, as unjust. That was not all.
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 7, 2020
A top driver, Bubba Wallace, who I just learned from his Twitter feed identifies as African American, is now fully “woke” on social media. He says the suits are now on board with a “progressive” agenda.
The first driver interview, recorded on pit row, was by a female interviewer with a Latinx driver. What an incoherent and yet insulting mess. It was a race-based diatribe against America.
The titular cause for this race was given short, cursory shrift. There was a brief clip of cadets folding a flag with a PR blub narrative. No corporate commitment or passion for a cause there.
Message received, NASCAR. I read you loud and clear. OUT.
If you are a real NASCAR fan, I invite your perspective on the state of the sport and this Sunday’s event.Published in