Hip-Hop icon Nas once said that “Inclusion is a hell of a drug”. It may be a drug more addictive than cocaine. As the nation continues to be embroiled in ideological warfare fueled by social and mainstream media outlets, more people are aligning themselves with new coalitions to virtue signal their beliefs. There was CHAZ (Capital Hill Autonomous Zone) that quickly changed to CHOP (Capital Hill Occupied Protest) when its followers realized that they could not receive federal benefits and welfare as occupants of an autonomous zone. Then, there was the short-lived BHAZ (Black House Autonomous Zone) that tried to set up shop outside the White House. There are plenty more great organizations that some of these misinformed protesters and social justice warriors should consider joining.
ADOPT (America’s Defendants Of Participation Trophies)
When President Trump was elected into office, many people cried out in anger. “America doesn’t love me” proclaimed this Medium writer. Perhaps it is understandable. This was the first time in the lives of many Zoomers that they did not win at something. Growing up, they were repeatedly given participation trophies and told how special they are, win or lose. When Donald Trump was elected as the 45th POTUS, no participation trophy was given out to the radically progressive Generation Z. Trump did not eat a Snickers bar and turn back into Obama. They loss, plain and simple. It was their fault, too. In 2016, voter turnout dropped to 20-year lows. Black voter turnout sharply dropped as well. Yet, Zoomers cried racism, bigotry, and oppression. These people need to adopt a mindset of toughness and grit. So things did not turn out the way you had hoped. That’s life. People will not be there to always pat you on the back, give you a juice box and a shiny plastic participation trophy, and tell you that the world thinks you are great. Thinking the world really works that way is an exercise of naivety.
AWKWARD (America's Woke Knowledgeless Women Are Really Dumb)
There are some really intelligent and principled women in this country. There are also plenty of women who are not very knowledgable about the issues they speak about. Some of these women are in very high-profile positions. A brief visit to Fox Sports contributor Joy Taylor’s Instagram page will illustrate her unforgiving wokeness. On a recent interview on the Julie Stewart-Binks hosted show Drinks With Binks, Taylor, reacting to the Bubba Wallace incident, exclaimed that racists are “...always looking for something to validate their bigotry”. However, is it safe to say that she is always looking for something to validate her wokeness? Every race-baiting video from Shaun King is shared on her page. Images of Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, and other SJW athletes are constantly popping up on her page. She is doing the same thing she is accusing racists of doing. ESPN’s Maria Taylor (no relation to Joy) is another member of AWKWARD. In her quest to virtue signal her beliefs, she showed First Take co-host Max Kellerman contempt and disrespect in a discussion about Drew Brees’ apology over his harmless statements about the American Flag. Like many of their contemporaries, these two ladies, who are shining examples of female excellence in sports media, seem to awkwardly reach for racial plotlines in stories that should not have anything to do with racism.
POOR (Profiteers Of Outrage and Racism)
Speaking of women in media, Jemele Hill has become the face of the POOR organization. Nearly every tweet of hers propagates racial tension, white supremacy, Black Lives Matter, police brutality, or a number of other topics that promote disunity and outrage. Some media outlets and personalities really believe in the movement for Black rights, but some also realize there is money to be made. A written piece discussing how police officers “hunt down” Blacks will get more hits and likes than an article proving that myth to be false (read “African-Americans, Police Brutality, and Violence: Just The Facts”). They are capitalizing and profiting off of the fearful mindsets of many poor Americans. Other members include Shaun King, Don Lemon, Angela Rye, as well as the founders of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi.
HAHA (Honorary Association of Hypocritical Athletes)
At the forefront of this organization is LeBron James. This is a man who stated that blacks are “literally hunted down EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes”. He is a man who says that the NFL needs to apologize to Colin Kaepernick. He is also a man who has yet to speak on any of the issues in China, where his shoes are made via immoral slave labor tactics. James is one of many athletes who have a very loud opinion about oppression and wrongdoing in the States but remain largely quiet about issues in other countries where they profit from. That is laughable.
TEAM (The Extraordinary Alternative Media)
There are some talented people fighting the good fight. Tim Poole, a YouTuber and political commentator free from the puppet strings of the mainstream media outlets, pushes back on the hypocrisy and non-sensical proclamations spewed to the masses. Ben Shapiro, who owns his own media platform Dailywire, offers libertarian views on the day’s top political stories. On his Sunday Special podcast, he invites other thought-leaders, authors, and pioneers of the world to discuss current happenings and provide historical context. Other personalities such as Officer Brandon Tatum, the Audio Apes, Oshay Duke Jackson, and David J. Harris Jr. offer content that goes against conventional thinking. On the sports side, many of the contributors at OutKick including current Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis and former Fox Sports contributor Jason Whitlock use sports as a springboard to discuss bigger societal themes, with intellect and decorum. The alternative media must remain unified in order to combat the propaganda of the mainstream.