As the rest of the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, New York Daily News columnist Gersh Kuntzman wants to rain on your parade. He is calling for the ban of God Bless America at baseball stadiums across the country. Naturally he uses the word “stadia” instead of “stadiums” to prove just how damn smart he thinks he is.
Kuntzman is the same liberal wuss (redundant, I know) who recently scribbled the anti-2nd Amendment hit piece “What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud.” The cowardly columnist wrote:
The recoil bruised my shoulder, which can happen if you don’t know what you’re doing. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.
PTSD, seriously? From firing a gun in the safety of an indoor range while wearing protective earmuffs? This guy has sand in his nethers. His exaggerated description sounds like a fire-and-brimstone sermon on hell. Seriously, what does “destruction” even smell like? Is it anything like Michael Moore’s bathroom after binge-eating burritos?
As for God Bless America, Kuntzman has little good to say. After stating it should be banned from being played during the Seventh Inning Stretch, he explains why in typical leftwing fashion. Looking down his nose, he says that the song has become “as much a symbol of post-war patriotism as the flag, the space program and all the white people moving to the suburbs” (italics mine).
Notice how everything comes down to race with leftists.
He insultingly continues. The song embodies “our worst things: self-righteousness, forced piety, earnest self-reverence.”
So patriotism and pride in our nation are bad things? Is it any surprise this America-hater decided to write his screed on the Fourth of July weekend?
Despite wimps like Mr. Kuntzman, America remains the greatest country in the history of the world. If he doesn’t agree, there are numerous places he can go instead. Let me suggest a fire-and-brimstone destination.