I'm a little late to the party on the Jason Collins story but this one required some brain work. He's the black basketball player who decided to announce that he was gay, shocking his white girlfriend. I bet she was shocked! Her hair turned blonde.
My father sent me this email shortly after the story broke: When a soldier is killed in the line of duty, his family eventually gets a flag and a note conveying sympathy and respect from the United States Government. When a pro basketball player announces he is gay, he immediately gets a personal phone call from the President congratulating him for his courage. Am I missing something?
Yes, Dad. The whole country is missing something.
My father, of course, refers to Obama himself saying he called Mr. Collins. Now we all know that Obama loves him some B-Ball so of course he's going to take the opportunity to talk hoops with a fellow player. Michelle even sent him a Tweet, bless her heart. But there's more going on here than you realize.
The gays are such a subjugated class, if you will, that, yes, their effort to come out to a hostile world merits a call from the president. Such a call, even though it's to a celebrity and the gay down the street from your house does not get a call, encourages those still afraid. The president is on their side! How great is that? This is especially important when you realize that liberals don't value institutions like the military.
The military is a corrupt institution hip-deep in the old way of thinking, that men are men and their job is to protect and defend and pansies need not apply. The skinny weakling that rode with John Wayne was there for comedic relief and those "aw, shucks" moments when he realized he wasn't as smart as the Duke.
Liberals believe that only the weak and feeble and the underdogs are worthy--they're the ones that need help and protection. They are the ones who have been victimized by the old ways. They can't keep up. They can't contribute. So the liberal is there to champion them because it makes them feel good and "it's about time" the oppressed had a fair shake. Liberals can't keep up or contribute either--why it is that so many liberals have never fired a gun on a battlefield? Though examples will occur to you (John Kerry) their attitude toward the effort proves the point. John Kerry never wanted to be in Vietnam to begin with. We learned from the Swift Boat vets that he wasn't any great shakes as a fighter when he was there. But at least he survived to tell the world how wrong we were for being involved.
Liberals contribute by helping the helpless. Their efforts toward minorities and gays are prime examples. The rest of us can drop dead.
It's all part of the on-going effort to destroy the Alpha Male. Alpha Males are strong. We voice opinions. We fight. We don't sit still.
In France before World War II, the "let's all get along and not fight because fighting is bad" attitude enabled the Nazis to swoop in and take over. It was left to the Alpha Males (and Females) to form the French Resistance. And a small group it was. France has never recovered from nor lived down that surrender.
In the United States, the same thing is happening, where the Alpha Male is being replaced by the Beta Male.
Obama (Bless His Holy Name) himself exhibits all the attributes of the Beta Male. Remember when he went on TV and said Michelle "allowed" him to watch ESPN when he was on the treadmill? We all know the wife really runs the house, but a man deserves some autonomy. Making jokes about how the old lady leads you around by the neck is no joke at all.
Of course you can make the joke that Obama has all the time time in the world to call a gay NBA player but no time at all to call the SEALs to help in Benghazi, but we all know the real reason Obama made the phone call.
If he had a son, he would look like Jason Collins.
ABOUT: Brian Drake lives in California and is the author of The Rogue Gentleman which will soon be released in paperback (and available now as an ebook).