NFL, NASCAR and America
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Nancy Belle. I love reading. Words fascinate me. Books have sheltered and given me a safe haven for a great part of my life. Much of what I know about this world is from the written word. I have come to my senior years with desire to write some words, hopefully for your pleasure or enlightenment. Yet, I may have words that some may not like, that’s alright, too. Here’s to my new adventure!

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NFL, NASCAR and America

So the Divisionaries continue to divide… It’s true that NASCAR has only had 4 black drivers in its history, notably one being a black woman. Yet, the popularity of the sport fades in the light of Football. Where 64% of Americans claim to be fans. Break that down to 73% of men and 55% of women are Football fans. NASCAR claiming between 5 and 10% of all sports fans in general.

The players of the National favorite are about 60% black. That is the figure Divisionaries are banking on when calling out the race card. Today the controversy seems to be; that these black players are being singled out and discriminated against because of their blackness, setting aside the issue of disparaging the flag and the National Anthem. That criticizing those who sit/kneel or don’t bother to show up for the National Anthem is nothing more than racism, now throw a double whammy of praising those at NASCAR who do stand and show respect during the playing of the Anthem, well that can only be doubling down on racism, you see, because NASCAR has only had four black drivers.

The problem here, as usual, the race card is once again merely a distraction from the real problem. A political tool used to slide out another slam at the current administration, to pass out unbridled disdain for America and American pride and maybe just maybe to kick a certain demographic where it hurts. That demographic being, the Conservative White Male. Yes… Those people who are considered responsible for voting in the now serving administration, those people who are called ingrates, deplorable, racists, white supremacists, red-necks, evil, uneducated, etc., etc., etc.

It’s no great surprise that the NFL is the avenue chosen to further this message of hate and division. Problem is, those pushing the message are cutting their nose to spite their face…. America, has been better than this, is better than this and needs to find her way back to greatness. Cause this sure isn’t the path….

The Great Debate

NFL: Last sports bastion of white, male conservatives

By Neal Gabler
May 30, 2014

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/05/30/nfl-last-sports-bastion-of-white-male-conservatives/

 

There Are 3 Responses So Far. »

  1. Nancy – when I asked if you would like to write for thefiresidepost.com this article is exactly what I was hoping for.

    Your opinion expressed with exceedingly clever wit is just very good writing – and fun to read.

    Clearly you and I do not agree on some issues – but that does not take away from skillful writing.

    To the point of Trump and the NFL – he should have just ignored the whole thing but he cannot restrain himself.

  2. There are several conservative writers that I follow because of their writing skills. I seldom agree with their message but I love the way they turn a phrase.

    Nancy – you have that flare for the written word. Keep up the good work – write with the passion I saw in this post –

    “Divisionaries..” that is good stuff Nancy.

  3. So happy you enjoyed. I very much enjoyed writing it and truly believe every word. Trump’s criticism did add fuel to the fire, but was not anything many Americans have been declaring for months, mostly to deaf ears. Apparently the NFL and the teams are as deaf as they seem, Trump voice was heard very well. Reaction to his voice just adds fuel to the fire that it has been politically motivated all along. A great farce, clothing a political abscess in the disguise of objecting racial discrimination.

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