Saturday, April 3, 2021

Is There Nothing the Left Can’t Destroy?

There are three things that America will be known for 2,000 years from now: the Constitution, jazz music, and Baseball. They’re the three most beautifully designed things this culture’s ever produced. - Dr. Gerald Early, Washington University

Well don’t count on it, seeing how things are going. We all know about the left’s deep disdain for the Constitution, verbalized by none other than Barack Hussein Obama who described it as a “charter of negative liberties.” He went on to complain that it

“says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf.”**

Yes, precisely. Those limitations were intended as our Constitution’s greatest strength; unfortunately they are what the left hates most about it. And they intend to change it around to the Obamunists worldview of government as your lord and salvation.

And jazz: by all accounts it is now the least favorite musical genre in the country. Which strikes me as strange not simply because I happen to like jazz but because it’s distinct musical style was developed and deeply identified with the black experience in America, a cultural thing which is greatly venerated in all other arenas. The cold sad fact is that jazz has been displaced by hip hop/rap – a “musical” genre that is far more about the black “culture” than it is music.

And now baseball: America’s pastime. Well apparently we can’t have that anymore either. Probably because, like the Constitution, it started out too white. Now it is being used, like everything, as cudgel in the hands of the woke left. 

bo baby baseballBarack, a lefty with a bat even as a kiddo

Because we are not allowed to have a game that is just a game anymore. Football is about BLM and baseball is about voters’ rights…or something.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred on Friday ordered the sport to relocate its 2021 All-Star Game and amateur player draft out of Atlanta in protest over Georgia’s new voting restrictions. – Reuters

At issue are laws recently passed by Georgia, targeting what critics said were abuses that took place during previous elections. The bill's critics claim that it will disproportionately affect people of color and other marginalized groups. The primary complaint is that voters of color do not have access to government issued IDs, which will now be required to vote. However, the law has provisions for those IDs to be available at no cost. – Post Millennial

I will guarantee you that none of the “disproportionately affected people of color and other marginalized groups” have any problem presenting whatever documentation is required in order to secure any of the other (multiple) governmental benefits the federal government is mandated “to do on their behalf.”

So I suspect the mockingbird media will excoriate President Trump as a “racist” for this statement released late yesterday condemning Major League Baseball's decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta:

“Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections. Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!” - President Donald Trump

trump pitchPresident Donald Trump: Like him or not, he’s still a straight shooter

But in answer to my own question: Is there nothing the left can’t destroy? In a word, no.

obama pitchPitches left too. Like a girly man.

**FOOTNOTE Obama was wrong about this too, the powers specifically granted to the federal government in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution are: “the power to coin money, to regulate commerce, to declare war, to raise and maintain armed forces, and to establish a Post Office.”