Saturday, June 27, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! SUPER DAVE PUSHES BACK AGAINST BUBBA WALLACE STORY!!
A culture war issue that's more than symbolic resonates in Kansas City and across the nation. While an FBI probe found a Talladega noose was not hate crime directed at NASCAR star Bubba Wallace. The controversy continues . . .
Super Dave: Has the truth killed NASCAR?
NASCAR like so many other businesses, corporations, media outlets and whatnot have all jumped on the BLM bandwagon in supporting what they believe to be this Black Lives Matter movement. Yes, in the past week we’ve seen the likeness of a black lady removed from a syrup bottle which in effect told the ladies family we don’t like your mother/grandmother anymore on our syrup bottles. What did this black lady do to deserve such treatment? Uncle Ben’s can no longer be Uncle Ben’s and don’t look for Eskimo Pies in the freezer section at the local grocery store from all indications that we see in the news. America has lost its frigging mine in an attempt to re-image what?
NASCAR in an attempt to re-image itself has banned the Confederate flags at the races. Let me remind you first that NASCAR has had the Confederate flag flying it tracks all over the southern part of this country ever since its conception. Drivers wore the flag on their uniforms and hats, they even had it on their car sometimes and the flag was seen flying around race tracks during the race and there are many pictures out there of the winner standing in front of waving Confederate flags as the trophy girl gives him a kiss. NASCAR has been on a slow spiral downward trend for some time now, their TV ratings have dropped, tracks that used to have season-ticket owners that would in a will leave their tickets to the kids or family members they were so much in demand. But that is all changed, the good old boy days of racing is no longer politically correct. There appears to be a full out charge to change the history of the oldest and biggest racing group in this country. It wasn’t broken to begin with, but the powers that be couldn’t leave it alone.
On Sunday, June 21 supposedly a member of the Richard Petty Motorsports team found in the garage area of Bubba Wallace’s car on the garage door itself a rope they believed was a noose. It’s not clear exactly who reported this to who but all of a sudden NASCAR goes on total freak out to the media announcing a rope fashioned in the form of a noose was located in Bubba Wallace’s garage area. And of course the media goes full out nuts along with NASCAR on this so-called incident. NASCAR was making a post approximately every 90 minutes on Facebook alone promoting what was found and how awful it was and how they were going to investigate it so on and so on. The one thing that was never mentioned was turning the evidence over or immediately contacting any law enforcement. Sometime in the early afternoon hours of Monday the 22nd a squad of no less than 15 FBI agents all swarmed into the Talladega pit area to investigate what is now known as the whole lot of nothing crime. What isn’t super clear here is who ordered such an investigation? A bank can get robbed in Kansas City and 15 agents will not respond. But in the meantime pictures started showing up everywhere from the fans showing what clearly was a piece of rope with a hand loop at the end of it not a noose and they were showing these pictures from not just last year but years previous of the same garage with the same piece of rope hanging from the door. Bubba Wallace pitted in this exact same garage stall at this track last year. Hmmmm, no issue then I guess.
Just want to point out that NASCAR in the pit areas at these race tracks has some pretty insane security. They have cameras mounted everywhere running 24/7 the whole time they are there inside the garages and outside the garages. They have to, there is millions of dollar’s worth of equipment, tools and so forth located in a very small area of the track about the size of a city block. NASCAR within 30 minutes or less could have determined what the world had to wait almost 36 hours to be told. Had NASCAR done such the media would probably never have been told anything or made aware of anything, I mean there was nothing to report.
No NASCAR decided they were going too up and push this to the limit by getting all the media attention they could over this so-called racist act of tying a rope located in the stall of the only black driver on the circuit.
Depending on which news agency you choose to believe or not believe Bubba Wallace never saw the rope in question. But then Bubba comes out and says he saw the rope so who do you believe? Even after the FBI confirmed what many fans already knew from basically the beginning there was no attempt by anyone to place a racially motivated object or item in the garage area.
But does it end there, no Bubba has to go to the media and say he doesn’t believe what the FBI found. Regardless of all the photographic evidence that supported the outcome Bubba has to say I don’t believe it. But he has since then stopped saying that and NASCAR mumbled some words to the effect they were glad it was all a lot of nothing, a misunderstanding all the while not admitting they created the whole situation. Bubba has since also gone quiet, I’m sure under the orders of NASCAR as you see NASCAR can and does control what you are allowed to say or not say at any time. Sort of like slavery was many years ago.
NASCAR dealt itself a big blow to its fan base so now they are trying to cover up by eliminating some of their Facebook posts and the comments while Yahoo Sports has done the very same thing along with certain racing groups on social media. So quickly everybody climbed onto Bubba Wallace’s bandwagon only to find out they got suckered in to be as big of idiots as the perpetrators of the whole story.
What we won’t see here is all the scrambling and effort to try to make this story go away. To me when you attempt to make a mountain out of a grain of sand, consequences should be coming your way. Another NASCAR driver earlier this year was banned for making a racist comment and I might point out that driver is what’s considered a minority. But NASCAR is attempting to sweep this under the rug has only infuriated many and some of the older fans who are all calling for Bubba Wallace to be banned from NASCAR as well. I belong to a social racing group that actually originated in Australia and a lot of its members live in Australia where racing is a big sport and even this group of people is saying NASCAR has really messed up this time.
It’s time for America to get back to what’s important in running this country and that’s not looking for ghosts in every dark room or a raging rampant style of destroying anything and everything related to our past history. Renaming fountains and destroying statues will not ever change anything and if you think it will, well you’re a part of what the real problem is in this country today.
You decide . . .