Yankees have been trying to tell Southerners how to live, act and think since before the War for Southern Independence and today is no different, well for the most part it’s not. The difference now is that corporations seem to have as much power as government. No one wants to rock the corporate boat, opinions need not apply in the corporate media.A good example of this is ESPN. Hank Williams Jr. was fired for stating the obvious about the “golf game” between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. Later ESPN would fire Anthony Frederico was fired for describing a bad game played by Jeremy Lin as having been a “chink in his armor”
Neither Hank Williams Jr. or Anthony Frederico engaged in racism or racist statements but the Liberal-Corporate-Media can take no chances when it comes to someone who might say something that might possibly result in questioning diversity.
Enter the Chicago Tribune (or Chicago spittoon I like to call it) they just couldn’t help but address the latest “threat” to diversity…. the Confederate flag and Nascar.
According to today’s addition of the Tribune:
“Stars and barred: NASCAR has made great strides trying to rid itself of its good-old-boy roots. Women and minorities have long been accepted into the garage area and beyond. You’d think we’d move past this, but some people simply refuse to let go.
Ben Jones, for instance.
Jones, a former U.S. congressman and one of the stars of the memorable television show “The Dukes of Hazzard,” remains fighting mad that NASCAR banned the General Lee car from taking a parade lap around Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday because the car’s rooftop features a Confederate flag.
“It’s political correctness run amok, and I’m outraged,” Jones told Fox News. “It’s an insult to the heartland of America. (NASCAR) did this to please some board member who had some pressure put on them by some political group somewhere.”
Give it a rest, dude. Although it’s understandable how some cling to the belief that the flag represents a proud heritage, it also conveys a deeper message of pain and racial conflict to African-Americans, particularly older ones.
“The image of the Confederate flag is not something that should play an official role in our sport as we continue to reach out to new fans and make NASCAR more inclusive,” NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said in a statement released to the Associated Press.
Thank you very much. Now let’s move on.”
Well, what if we don’t want to move on? More importantly; Why should we move on? Because the powers that be in Chicago’s premier Yankee rag tells us to?
It’s a sport which was started in the South, celebrated in the South and was built upon the pocket books of Southerners. The Yankees of “Corporate America” want the Southern people to be like Nascar’s last bad idea ( the Car of Tomorrow) generic with no distinguishing characteristics of any other car on the track. What’s so “diverse” about that?-webmaster