Bread and circuses:
“Bread and circuses” is metonymic for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the generation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace, as an offered “palliative.”
You thought you were awake, you thought you certainly knew everything the left was destroying. You voted for the guy who shattered the Overton Window who had shown you what you had been allowing to happen to your country by ignoring the process. President Trump brought so many Democrats/Independents and those who’d never voted before to the arena, and that was the awakening for many. Those of us who’ve been at this fight for much longer thought we could point out and show how corrupt and anti-American the left was to these new voters, we were blind to the circus that acted as a distraction. The NFL, as Rush Limbaugh says, is being killed by liberalism. I call it leftism, but we won’t argue about the title as we all know its true Burn It Down
Limbaugh told NFL players to consider their audience and why they watch them every week.
“Try to understand who your audience is and why they’re watching. And understand that they tune in to three hours, six hours, nine hours or however many hours on Sunday and Monday they watch, and now Thursday, to escape what they consider to be the stresses and the strains and the hum-drum of their lives. They tune into the National Football league for a little break from the hassles of life. They tune into the National Football League to forget all of these things that are causing controversy and divisiveness. They want to be entertained. We want to be entertained,” Limbaugh said.
He continued, “You run the risk of destroying all that if you misplace your priorities.”
That was last year, he said a decade ago that progressivism had taken it over and he was right. We kept watching though, and kept feeding the beast that is the NFL. At the same time, we watched politicians destroying our country. The objective now, of course, is to not get off our focus of draining the swamp. It is tiresome and tedious, and you want to take a break with some diversion, but as Rome fell so too shall America if we don’t make our elected leaders pay for what they’ve done. They must be primaried and sent home and we must step up and take back our Republic.
The NFL decided to make the personal into the political, and now we have to take action to make the political choice they made as personally painful to their bottom line. Make no mistake, the NFL has chosen to support those who want cops dead, and with their disrespecting our flag, show their antipathy toward America. This is what Black Lives Matter (and Antifa) has worked for. Now that they’ve made it blatantly public in our cultural institutions – Hollywood and sports – they deserve nothing less than to be permanently put out of business.
There is something you can do now that you’ve given up the NFL, get active in your local GOP and take back one Party that answers to us. This Is Our Country, Take It Back.