(Liberty Bell) – Over the last several years, we’ve seen the politicization of nearly every single aspect of our lives and culture as the radical left has sought to turn anything and everything into a weapon for the purpose of indoctrinating the American public.
We’ve seen movies with super left-wing agendas become major box office successes, television shows attempt to normalize homosexuality and transgenderism, and then, of course, the use of sports as a means to push for social justice causes like Black Lives Matter.
The latter all started with failed San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who started taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest against police brutality. This didn’t sit well with many across the nation, but that didn’t stop it from spreading across the league and into other sports, especially in the wake of George Floyd’s death several months ago.
Legendary NFL coach Mike Ditka isn’t a fan of seeing players or anyone else “protest” during the National Anthem and he decided to let his feelings be known in no uncertain terms.
Here’s more on this from The Daily Caller:
National anthem protests are front and center again in the world of sports as players have kneeled in the MLB, and we’re going to see mass protests in the NFL. Ditka isn’t impressed.
“If you can’t respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country. That’s the way I feel. Of course, I’m old fashioned. So, I’m only going to say what I feel. I think there’s a way you protest and there’s a way you don’t protest,” the former Chicago Bears coach told TMZ during a recent interview.
Watch his full comments below.
How long before Ditka gets canceled for these comments? I have a feeling we can set our watches to him getting canceled.
I’m also not surprised at all that Mike Ditka is keeping things blunt. The dude is notorious for never filtering his thoughts.
He isn’t a fan of national anthem protests, and he wants you to get out of America if you don’t respect the flag.
It truly is a shame that we’ve allowed sports to become so political. I miss the days when we could just enjoy the games and cheer for great competition.
Now everything has to be political and everything has to be about debates. We should return to the days of just playing the game and uniting around something.
What’s really tragic is the fact that even children’s sports have become an outlet for this social justice nonsense. Yes, that’s right, folks. Your kids are being indoctrinated with Marxism and racial division not only in public schools, but now out on the soccer field, the baseball diamond, and the basketball court.
There’s little doubt folks are going to be livid once Ditka’s comments go viral. The usual mob will come out of the woodwork — or their mom’s basement — and demand that Ditka be “cancelled,” whatever that means, and outrage will gush forward.
At the end of the day though, will it really matter? Ditka spoke the truth and stood boldly for pro-American values and principles, most of which still resonate with the average American citizen. Perhaps the movement to “cancel” cancel culture will end up gaining a few more important voices out of this?
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