ESPN Sportswriter Bill Rhoden Disturbed By American Flags At Olympics
Bill Rhoden shared his thoughts about the American Flags at the opening ceremony of the Olympics and how it reminded him of the Capitol riots.
ESPN sportswriter Bill Rhoden feels differently about the Olympics this year than he has in the past. In fact, he talked about how disturbed he was to see the American flags during the Olympics opening ceremony.
The Olympics are typically a time when Americans can all come together and show pride in both our country and our flag.
However, the “woke” left clearly has no intention of letting that happen. Nothing “triggers” them more than seeing people expressing how proud they are to be an American.
Listen to him here:
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“I love the opening ceremonies, march of countries,” Rhoden said. “Then I realized, you know, man, particularly after these last four years, I had it wrong. Nationalism is not good. We’ve seen the rise of White nationalism. Nationalism is not good.”
“And also, this whole idea — I keep thinking back on the Capitol riots, and I saw a lot of, you know, U.S. flags,” he added. “So now when I see the flag and the flag raised, what — what America am I living in? You know, are the ones that don’t think, you know, we should be here?”
When Rhoden said “we,” he was seemingly referring to African Americans.
Rhoden Trashes American Basketball Team
Not stopping there, Rhoden said that it was a good thing that the American basketball team had their gold medal dreams jeopardized on Sunday with a 83-76 loss to France because it would humble them and America as a whole.
“I think we should be humbled. You know, I mean, this whole last year in this country — it’s about entitlement and privilege,” Rhoden said. “Nobody epitomizes that more than basketball.”
Rhoden would later say that the Olympics “should be a time of soul searching and winning sometimes is antithetic to soul searching.” He added that he thinks the games never should have taken place at all this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just a few years ago, this kind of anti-American sentiments would have been met with serious consequences for Bill Rhoden, as very few people in this country would tolerate that kind of talk, particularly during the Olympics.
Sadly, those days are long gone, and anti-American bashing is considered “hip” and “trendy” in the media.
These truly are some sad times that we are living in.