Every time we believe that what passes for journalism at left leaning websites has set the bar to a disgusting new low, along comes the Washington Post to limbo themselves right under it.
As if it isn’t bad enough that you cannot watch a football game on Sunday without having to endure drastically overpaid football players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem, or see these same players heroic displayed in all their kneeling glory on the Twitter pages of such brainiacs as former Clinton/Edwards/Holder/Menendez/Kerry/Schumer advisor Brian Fallon, the Washington Post attacks the Pledge of Allegiance.
It wasn’t that long ago that members of Ann Arbor, Michigan’s City Council made the brave decision to kneel for the Pledge of Allegiance during a city council meeting at once of the most liberal cities in the country (you can read all about it here). Although hopes were high that this type of attack on the Pledge was a one off sort of thing, apparently that was not the case
In an ostensible attempt to prove that their motto, “Democracy dies in darkness” isn’t just some slogan, the Washington Post figuratively dragged Democracy into a dark alley and tried to kick her to death by publishing an article on what it referred to as, “The Ugly History Of The Pledge of Allegiance”
Use of the word ugly on the part of the Post should be all the reader really needs to see in order to understand the bias contained in the article – a hit piece on the pledge of allegiance? Has “journalism” come to this?! Sadly, yes.
The article was written by Christopher Petrella who is a lecturer (aren’t they all?) in American cultural studies and is working on his first book on (guesses anyone) …. white supremacy, but in all likelihood that didn’t influence the slant of the story….(just kidding, it influences the hell out of it).
If you have a desire to check the efficiency of your blood pressure medication, or simply feel the need to punish yourself for some reason, you can read the article in it’s patriotism bashing entirety here. Only a brief sampling of the article is presented in this story in the interest of protecting the digestive health of you the reader (your welcome)
Petrella (ever the lecturer) informs us that
“While the language contained in the pledge is not overtly nativist or xenophobic, the spirit that animated its creation was steeped in this sort of bigotry.”
If that wasn’t mind numbingly liberal progressive enough, Petrella continued to inform us of the many reasons that America didn’t just suck back in the 1890s (when the Pledge was written) but in his opinion still sucks today and no doubt you can guess why (if not, you get one hint it rhymes with ‘Stump’)
“The nativism of the 1890s that birthed the Pledge of Allegiance is still with us today. At a time when the president of the United States demands restrictive immigration laws in the wake of terrorist attacks and promises to build a “great wall” between the United States and Mexico to curb the flow of Mexican migrants whom he has categorically branded criminals and rapists, we would do well to learn from our history of race-based moral panics and compulsory patriotism.”
While it is doubtful that anyone reading this subscribes to the Washington Post, if there is just one person who does and this story exposing the Post’s treacherous (some might say traitorous) drivel causes that one person to cancel their subscription (or membership or whatever) to the Washington Post in a fit of patriotic indignation, then it was well worth writing.