Olympic Proportions

There are many reason why I don’t watch the Olympics anymore. One of them is sheer boredom.

After the 1980 Olympic Hockey team and “The Miracle on Ice” is there anything better?

Remember when I said, repeatedly, that to The Left EVERYTHING is political? That if the butter their toast on one side and it fell on the floor they’d come up with some political motivation for it and how it landed?

Well…Here is the latest one.

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in US History is not “diverse” enough to represent America at the Opening Ceremonies by being the flag bearer!

No, they want a hajib wearing Muslim Female as the new standard for American “diversity”.

I wonder if she’s a Lesbian too?  🙂

She will become the first American Olympian woman to compete in a hijab.

What an absolutely astounding achievement!

Why not just skip the fencing competition altogether and give her the Gold Medal right now?

You know, the Olympics are about athletics and such, but I think it’s far more important to forego all that nonsense and to signal our virtue instead.

I mean, Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize only days into his first term.

And he wasn’t even wearing a hijab.

Some are just so gifted!  (Yahoo comment).

I agree. After all, Liberal hate competitions because there are winner and losers. That’s just not “fair”.

The selection of Michael Phelps, as decided by athlete vote, is certainly a good one. He is the greatest Olympian of all time, not only synonymous with his sport but someone who has lifted swimming in an unprecedented way. The fact that Phelps is so familiar to all audiences is a tribute to how hard he’s worked and how much he’s accomplished. He is a legendary American.

But the choice of flag bearer is an opportunity to say, “This is who we are.” Everyone around the world knows Phelps is who we are. But not everyone knows the stories of some of the other candidates, and why they are so meaningful. Not everyone knows the story of Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Muhammad, raised by a police officer and a teacher, is a fencer who went to Duke, where she got degrees in African and African-American Studies and International Relations. She is also a devout Muslim. She will become the first American Olympian woman to compete in a hijab. (Yahoo Sports).

And since Liberalism is all about symbolism rather than realism she should be declared the winner of every even she is just to show the world how great she is for what she is, a leftist symbol of “diversity” and “inclusion”.

It would be “islamophobic” not to, right? 🙂

Choosing Muhammad would have simply been an expression of America’s diversity, and that in these Games, because of her accomplishment, we are a little more diverse than ever. This is not only who we are, but this is who we are now.

Whacko Leftist Symbolism-carrying “Diversity”. 🙂

IJR: Before the 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off in Brazil, CNN host W. Kamau Bell made a request to world famous Olympian Michael Phelps.

Bell, who hosts a show called “United Shades of America,” told Phelps that he should let someone else carry the American flag.

Any shade but White I bet… 🙂

In an editorial for CNN, Bell revealed who he thinks should have the honor instead:

It would be a historical moment and send a message to young Muslim girls about inclusion.

“What I’m trying to say is that as far as America is concerned, you are a golden boy … literally. You getting the opportunity to carry the flag is like Michael Jordan getting a free pair of Nike sneakers.You are both the living embodiment of the “honor” you are getting.

To put it another way, in the Make-Your-Own-Ice-Cream-Sundae-Bar of life, your sundae is lousy with hot fudge, butterscotch, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, nuts, sprinkles, extra scoops of ice cream, and so many Maraschino cherries that 5-year-old kids with mouthfuls of Maraschino cherries yell as you pass by, “THAT’S TOO MANY CHERRIES!”

And that’s why I would be proud of you for giving up your position to Ibtihaj Muhammad. Muhammad carrying the flag would be much bigger than your one moment.

It would be a symbol for our country in this moment when we are mostly known for one of the most contentious, controversial, scandal-ridden, hateful, xenophobic, jingoistic, and just generally unlikeable presidential elections in recent memory. This is at a time when we could use some more symbols of unity and togetherness.”

Now that’s “togetherness” isn’t it folks?
So are we “islamophobic” if we and his fellow athletes want a White Guy to carry the flag because he ACTUALLY IS A CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS. Or is that just “white pride” or “privilege”??
A “noble gesture” or more Leftist bullying?
So white shame Phelp’s success and tell a young competitor that being a black muslim woman is her real success? (Twitter)
The Olympics are obviously rigged against Muslims though:

In a day of fencing upsets, Hungary’s Emese Szasz rallied to win the gold medal in women’s epee Saturday at the Carioca Arena 3.

Szasz, ranked seventh in the world, stunned two-time world champion Rossella Fiamingo of Italy 15-13 after trailing by as many as four points — a remarkable rally for the sport.

“I believed in myself and my fencing, and I did it,” Szasz said.

China’s Yiwen Sun won bronze, beating Lauren Rembi of France 15-13 on a stab with 37 seconds to go.

But at least she get’s her 15 minutes of Liberal fame. After all “The First…(Insert ‘Diversity’ Here)” always matters to the Leftists more than anything…

during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Evil “Non-Diverse” White Male. But the Left’s not prejudiced!! 🙂

 

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