ESPN: Ray Rice, Terrorism, and Social Engineering

Written by Paul Hair on August 3, 2014

ESPN helped foment hysteria over Ray Rice and those who wouldn’t fully condemn him, yet at the same time ESPN both employs someone admired by terrorists and has helped to create a culture that teaches men to beat women.

The sports world focused on running back Ray Rice after the NFL only suspended him for two games for knocking out his then girlfriend. Some commentators, including from ESPN, helped generate hysteria over the suspension by condemning it as too little punishment. Certain ESPN on-air personalities were even furious with other ESPN personalities who wouldn’t condemn Rice as strong as they wanted.

Rice’s punishment certainly was mild compared to another punishment the NFL recently delivered. Rush Limbaugh made an excellent observation about it on July 25, and his remarks are transcribed on his website under the headline, “NFL Justice: Two-Game Suspension for Punching Your Fiancée, Three Games and Reeducation Camp for a Homophobic Slur.”

Greg Gutfeld of “The Five” also made an interesting observation although from a different perspective. He observed that Rice’s then girlfriend is now his wife. I noticed that too, and thought to myself: Why is everyone so upset if she ended up marrying him?

And there are a few other things that made me wonder why everyone is so outraged about what Ray Rice did.

Some of the documents the U.S. recovered from Osama Bin Laden’s residence in Pakistan provided insight into al-Qaeda media and information operations. David Ignatius of The Washington Post wrote about what was discovered:

In the letter, the media adviser focuses on “how to exploit” the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, on television. He worries that CNN “seems to be in cooperation with the government more than the others,” though he praises its “good and detailed” Arabic coverage. “I used to think that MSNBC channel may be good and neutral a bit,” he continues, but then notes the firing of Olbermann.

Have any ESPN on-air personalities complained about ESPN employing Keith Olbermann—someone Islamic terrorists have spoken favorably of by name? I am not aware of any. So apparently the rules of society have changed and people like Olbermann are now socially acceptable.

And then there is the whole issue of social engineering. Leftists have changed the relationship between men and women, and indeed have gotten society to deny the reality of men and women. And ESPN is fully on board with this. In fact, in the name of social engineering ESPN champions Fallon Fox, a man pretending to be a woman, fighting in mixed martial arts matches against women. Search the web for “ESPN Fallon Fox” and you’ll see what I mean. In short, ESPN supports men beating up women in the name of social engineering.

As an aside, the Department of Defense also supports men beating up women.

The Modern Army Combatives Program trains soldiers in unarmed, hand-to-hand fighting. The Army even encourages men to fight women. There are multiple, official DOD articles or press releases promoting this. Some of these not only brag about women fighting men but about them getting knocked out as well. The following story is one of the most graphic and comes directly from the official Army website:

Steele got her fourth round, this time with a bigger, stronger and more experienced opponent, Co. B 229th Military Intelligence Company Commander Capt. Christopher Green, who towered over Steele by at least five inches and had an over-70-pound advantage.

After several fruitless attempts to lock her arms around the massive Green, Steele met the same fate as many who clash in the classic confrontation of fist-to-face: She was knocked out. . . .

After a quick check by the medic, Steele quickly sprung up to her starting fighting stance, replaced her mouthpiece and achieved the clinch while all those in attendance cheered her on. . . .

“I don’t actually like combatives,” Steele said laughing, as she wiped her tears after her match with Green. “But my best friend, who is in Afghanistan right now and was certified here, motivated me to push through.”

Ideas and actions have consequences. So when society accepts an organization like ESPN employing someone admired by terrorists, why should I care about any other old convention of civility? Furthermore, when ESPN, the DOD, and society promote men beating up women, no one should be surprised when it actually happens.

Therefore, the next time Ray Rice beats his wife—after he pops her once in the mouth for himself—he should pop her once in the mouth for ESPN . . . and then again for the U.S. Army.

ESPN has helped lead the charge in destroying the foundations of civilization; now society has to face the consequences of this destruction.



Paul Hair
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