Our First Amendment rights are in jeopardy right now.
The Founding Fathers of America were very specific in the order in which the amendments were written. Dave Chappelle said it best, “the first is there for a reason and the second one is there just in case the first one doesn’t work out.”
And now we’re seeing the destruction of freedom of speech play out in real time because this college football coach was fined $1 million for wearing a conservative T-shirt.
We have reached a tipping point in America just in time for the November election. If Joe Biden defeats President Trump then prepare for the Nuremberg Trials 2.0 because it has the potential to become just as severe.
The liberal pitchfork mob, blue checkmark brigade, and “Democrats” in Congress are all instrumental in demonizing conservative thinkers with impunity on social media. They throw around phrases like “literally Hitler” or “fascists” or “racists” or “bigots” as if they know what all of those words mean, but they clearly don’t.
You can’t even admit that you watch Fox News in public anymore without hellfire and brimstone raining down upon you.
And that’s almost exactly what happened to Oklahoma State University college football coach Mike Gundy after he was fined a staggering eye-popping $1 million for wearing an OAN t-shirt, which stands for the One America News Network.
Mike Gundy inadvertently caused an uproar in June when some random person posted a photo of the acclaimed coach wearing a t-shirt with the OAN logo on it and the backlash went through the roof.
Gundy suffered immediate and serious attacks by woke players and Black Lives Matter supporters all across social media over the shirt. And despite his past kind words for OAN, suddenly Gundy “apologized,” claiming without evidence that some of the network’s commentary is “racist.”
The school made a stark decision to take one year and one million dollars off his contract, and then also fined him $1 million. Wearing a t-shirt cost Gundy $2 million.
But his players were the ones who really controlled the narrative about all this, which one could argue, forced him into an apology.
Gundy said he was “disgusted” by what he learned of OAN and their views on Black Lives Matter, the organization directly responsible for the civil unrest in the streets.
The OSU coach said in a Twitter posting, “I want to apologize to all members of our team, former players and their families for the pain and discomfort that has been caused over the last two days. Black lives matter to me. Our players matter to me.”
Gundy also promised changes in program adding, “These meetings with our team have been eye-opening and will result in positive changes for Oklahoma State football.”
OSU safety Tre Sterling responded to his tweet by saying, “Real men accept their mistakes and make them right! I respect our Coach and everyone else needs to! Let’s get the season going!”
But why isn’t this universal?
Philadelphia Eagles safety DeSean Jackson received nationwide attention for anti-Semitic comments and wasn’t fined by the league or team at all. Jackson posted a fake quote from Adolf Hitler that alleged Jewish people were lying to America. And then posted video messages from hate leader Louis Farrakhan. The Eagles just announced they had “spoken” to him.
Where were these social justice warriors when this happened? They seem to be eerily quiet right now. Why aren’t they standing up to Jackson?