Mr. Whitlock has a much bigger national forum than TKC but the sports pundit still has a strong local fanbase and Kansas City sports fans appreciate his perspective.
Accordingly, because half a dozen readers wanted more local discussion of the latest Jason Whitlock column . . . We share a glimpse at his missive that offers an alternative hot take on the riot at the Capitol.
The knee-jerk reaction is to question the motives of the larger than life pundit. Instead, consider that Black men have been slowly drifting toward the GOP for more than a decade and Prez Trump actually picked up a surprising number of votes from this community in the 2020 election.
Yes, Mr. Whitlock is an expert at garnering attention but that doesn't mean his analysis is any less valid than so many other pundits who don't have to hustle to maintain their platforms.
Check-it . . .
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Here, I guess, I should apologize for not joining the rest of the media in feigning outrage and calling for the trespassers to be tried for treason. But I'm neither outraged nor feeling vengeful because of their act of civil disobedience.
I understand it. It was an inevitable repercussion from 2020 and what we've all witnessed the last decade. It was Sir Isaac Newton's third law come to life.
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
For four years now, the billionaire and millionaire elites who control academia, the mainstream media, politics, popular culture, and the sports world have framed Trump supporters as racist deplorables worthy of elimination from society.
These same elites spent the past decade elevating Michael Brown, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Rayshard Brooks, Eric Garner, and other resisting criminal suspects to icon status while simultaneously raising bail money for protesters willing to riot, loot, burn, and vandalize in the name of racial justice.
This blatant hypocrisy will not go unchallenged. You cannot ignore the desires, concerns and feelings of 74 million citizens. You cannot write them off as Nazis and answer all their complaints with allegations of racism or sexism. That's fascism.
You decide . . .