Sports are becoming too political.
The anti-American anthem protests forever damaged the NFL’s brand.
Now one NFL game saw another form of absurd political messaging.
NFL And Politics
Sports fans want escapism.
They want a respite from the constant onslaught of politics.
The same goes for movie and television watchers.
But it’s becoming harder and harder to avoid politics.
And it’s all because of the left.
They insist on pushing their agenda in all walks of life.
They live by the mantra that “everything is political.”
The NFL fell into this quagmire two years ago.
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the anti-American protests by sitting during the National Anthem.
Many fans were disgusted.
Stadium attendance fell, ratings dipped, and advertising revenue slid.
But leftists in the media championed Kaepernick and the protests grew.
Commissioner Roger Goodell had a chance to set a protest policy.
But he backed down.
The NFL brand still hasn’t recovered.
The Push For Gun Control
If fans weren’t turned away by the anthem protests, the latest stadium propaganda might do the trick.
Before a New York Jets game, activists flew a banner that included the phrase “#EndGunViolence.”
It’s ridiculous to imply that anyone wants gun violence to continue.
The overwhelming majority of legal gun owners use their firearms responsibly.
And New York and New Jersey have some of the harshest gun laws in the country.
This isn’t the first time politics has mixed with Jets football.
The Jets alienated police officers by signing running back Isaiah Crowell after he posted a heinous drawing of a cop being executed.
Unfortunately, this is the new normal.
The days of watching a game without anti-American and anti-freedom rhetoric packed in are over.
This is not what the founding fathers intended.
They didn’t want the government to control everyone’s lives.
But the left believes in the state—not the individual—above all else.
If leftists see something they don’t like, they want government force to “correct” it.
The Democrats are already making their move for more gun control laws.
The midterm results are still fresh.
But the left moves quickly.
They won’t be happy until they’ve completed their Marxist vision of disarming the population.
They know the American people would reject such a proposal.
So they work with baby steps.
All of their laws are always pushed “common sense.”
But the reality is anyone evil enough to commit a mass shooting will find a way to kill people.
London is currently experiencing this.
Recently, London’s murder rate surpassed New York’s, and London banned guns long ago.
Now London is discussing banning knives.
Leftists don’t understand that there’s no law that takes away evil intent.
They don’t see that the laws they push for are ineffective.
This is why people need the right to defend themselves.
But leftist gun laws only make it harder for them.
Statistically, two-thirds of all gun deaths are suicides.
Of the remaining one-third, the overwhelming majority is a result of gang violence.
However, the left never seems to find the will to do anything about that.