The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday is the need for many Americans to break free from the liberal bubble and to start living in the real world. The liberal bubble has been growing for numerous years. We went through the “politically correct” speech modifications. Do you remember when “illegal alien” became “undocumented immigrant” and the LGBT crowd co-opted the perfectly wonderful word of “gay” (meaning “lighthearted” and “carefree”) and adopted the beautiful rainbow as their symbol of “gay pride”? Then they went after “marriage.”
The latest example of the fantasy world of liberals concerns the player protests during the national anthem. After highly-paid, professional football players decided to use the U.S. flag and the singing of the national anthem to protest social injustice, fans decided to do their own protesting. To put it simply, the NFL is feeling the backlash of allowing their team members to act like spoiled teenagers. The fans are simply not coming to the games or watching on T.V.
In fact, fans are so ticked off with the player protests that even reporters are feeling the sting. Peter Schrager, a Fox NFL sideline reporter, was recently kicked out of a cab by a driver that is no fan of the protests. The cab driver reportedly said, “You can get out of the car. The NFL is dead to me. The NFL, the fact that these guys take knees, I will never watch the NFL again.”
It was an eye-opening experience for the reporter. He now has a “different perspective on issues like the NFL protests from people who don’t live in liberal coastal areas. The more you talk to fans who aren’t on the two coasts, the more you aren’t in blue-state territory, this is a real deal and it is affecting the bottom line… And the owners are seeing this.”
More and more people are noticing that life is different when they get outside the liberal bubble. Is it possible to destroy the bubble so that all liberals will understand that they live in a fake world? Hopefully, more Americans will come to know the real world includes many people who are fed up with political correctness and destructive protests.