Denial Ain’t Just A River In San Francisco

Modern liberalism has taken a beating over the last year. Leftists have been pushed out of state legislatures, governor’s mansions, the Senate, House and ultimately the White House. The rejection doesn’t end there, though. Smug actors have seen their projects suffer. Condescending CEOs have seen their stocks drop. Even wildly popular sports have become, well, much less popular since leftist politics insisted on rearing its ugly head beyond the confines of the locker room. Still, the long, boring lecture to working class America shows no sign of slowing, despite the class having fallen asleep long ago. So why does that lecture continue, exactly?

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Well, there are lots of answers to that question, but the simplest tends to be the most accurate: denial.

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For years, the Left have convinced themselves that they know better than Joe Sixpack. Not only do they know better, but Joe was begging for their guidance. How on Earth would Joe know how to form his own political opinions without holier-than-thou celebrities, cocktail party liberals and rabid far left news anchors? Doesn’t he know that it’s in his own best interest for the government to tax his boss out of business? Is Joe REALLY complaining about a measly 70% health premium hike? He obviously didn’t hear the pundit on MSNBC giving the stats on how many more people have health insurance now (forget that the government forced them to buy it under threat of penalty; these are minor details). The Left just can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that the average American has rejected what they’re selling.
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Nowhere is this abject denial more on display than the NFL. Colin Kaepernick, facing the prospect of being benched for one of the worst quarterbacks in the league, suddenly found his inner courage to stand up to the Man. He found it while placed at a perfect camera angle, too, which the mainstream media found especially convenient. And just like that, with a simple kneel during the national anthem, Kaepernick went from washed up QB to civil rights icon. Never mind that bi-racial Colin became a multimillionaire in the very system he rails against, or that he’s yet to lay out a cogent argument as to why our flag is the symbol of oppression he claims it to be. Nope, he’s a person with dark skin who feels oppressed; no need to explain further.
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And then the ratings came out.
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The league was sinking fast, and just like the parachute from the free fall of reality it was designed to be, leftist denial kicked in. Commentators suddenly became marketing experts, blaming everything from far too frequent commercial breaks to overly strict officiating. Some even blamed the availability of games on the internet, which is especially funny considering football on the internet was hardly invented this year. They reached for something, anything to avoid the giant afro in the room. Maybe if they’d logged on to that ratings-stealing internet once in a while they would have noticed a hash tag called #BoycottNFL, but that would force them to face some uncomfortable facts.

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The majority of Americans actually don’t hate the flag. Furthermore, they don’t like seeing their country dragged through the mud, and they really don’t like seeing an air of nobility conferred unto those doing the dragging. The average American doesn’t live in the liberal universe. Many of our families fought in wars past and present. Most of us don’t wake up in the morning asking ourselves what kind of victim we can be today. Most Americans are just working to survive and supporting their families however they can, and all they want is to take a Sunday afternoon to rest and watch a damn football game.
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But there can be no refuge from those feel it their duty to lecture us. Joe Sixpack can have nothing of his own anymore, be it his choice of doctor or just a game he uses to escape reality for a bit. And so Joe Sixpack has decided he’s had enough. He found other Joes and began to talk on this great equalizer known as the internet. The Joes of America discovered that network executives may be powerful, but they’re no match for a bunch of regular guys sticking together.

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There was refuge to be found from the ongoing lecture, after all. It came in the form of an off button on the remote control, a list of products not to buy and a voting booth on Nov. 8th, 2016.

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Joe Sixpack has found a podium of his own, and his lecture is just beginning.

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9 thoughts on “Denial Ain’t Just A River In San Francisco

  1. Excellent article, Bud. Although I have never been a football fan, finding outdoor sports much more desirable outdoors, the stadium photos don’t lie. I am glad the people that matter came together on this.

    1. Btw, I see a sponsor. Good.

      1. Good for WordPress, lol.

  2. Great writing! Love it!

  3. Couldn’t agree more…..the general public forgets so easily – with the help of the “news” media.

  4. The Joe Sixpacks of this country do not like Communism in any form. Colon ( intentional misspelling) supports communism. The good news in all this is that the average patriotic American is now spending more time with their families and working on those “Honey Doos”, time that was normally spent watching football. Great article RealNewsRevolt!

  5. I almost forgot! #BoycottNFL !

  6. Thank you Trey, the #boycottnfl has been one of my soapboxes!! I’m so sick of the liberal left telling the flyover states what to watch, say & do!!

  7. Love it! Joe & Jane Sixpack are fighting back. Good work Trey.

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