O Say Can You See … The Art Of This War?

Without firing a shot...
June19/ 2020


June 19, 2020


“… without firing a single shot.”

♦♦♦BL alone

If you have followed Sports Talk Shows on ESPN or FoxSports the past 6-8 years, you are familiar with Jason Whitlock.  He is impossible to ignore if you have seen him on his own show or as a guest on others.  He is Black … He is Big … He is In Your Face.

If you have seen him more than once, chances are he said something you disagreed with.  His opinions are all over the place depending upon the issue or sports personality du jour.

I have followed Jason Whitlock for 15-20 years as a sports columnist for the Kansas City Star and in the early days of his radio/TV career.  But not in the past 4-5 years as I no longer watch SportsTalk Radio or TV.  He did recently leave FoxSports to join Clay Travis on his radio/media operation Outkick.com. O Say Can You See

Clay Travis is as full-bore outspoken and unfiltered as Jason Whitlock.  Their combined talents should be PROVOCATIVE.

Jason’s commentary today is AWESOME.  He has strong opinions on BLM et al and the Symbolism Over Substance strategy that anarchists/ terrorists/ rioters/protestors predictably employ.

Normally I would only post a few paragraphs… requiring you to click on their website for the rest.  I deem this too important for that so I am posting the piece in its entirety.  … Please click on the website anyway … Thanks.



Oh Say Can You See … The Art of This War.

Jason Whitlock / Outkick.com / June19, 2020O Say Can You See

To the citizens cheering the dismantling of American culture — the toppling of statues, the renaming of buildings, the discarding of fight songs, symbols and mascots, the remaking of customs associated with singing our national anthem and flying the flag — let me warn you:

Destruction requires little skill or wisdom. Construction requires an abundance of both.

Destruction vs. Construction. One demands no thought. The other necessitates a plan. One relies on emotion. The other depends on logic.

The passionate supporters and silent sympathizers of the Black Lives Matter Movement mistakenly believe we’re living in an era of historic change similar to the Abolitionist Movement, the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement.

Freeing slaves, granting women the right to vote and ensuring black people full citizenship increased American freedom. Supporters of those movements sought to strengthen our country by being additive rather than punitive and restrictive.

This current wave of social justice reformers seeks to punish and restrict and, perhaps most devastatingly, demolish every tradition that preceded their feeling of superior enlightenment.

You can no longer chant “Gator bait” at University of Florida sporting events. UNLV is in the process of dumping its rebel mascot and nickname. The city of Boston contemplates removing a statue of Abraham Lincoln while the city of Columbus ponders tearing down a statue of Christopher Columbus. Longhorn fans can’t sing the “Eyes of Texas” with a clear conscience. The University of North Carolina’s trustees just lifted a moratorium on renaming buildings across campus.

The list of symbolic changes sweeping America is endless. It stretches all the way to boxes of ricemaple syrup and cream of wheat.

To what end? Improved race relations? That’s laughable.

Improved self-image? Equally laughable.

The same people and corporations pushing to cleanse Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima from our breakfast table will continue to treat Cardi B, T.I., Rick Ross and every other N-word-spewing promoter of black degeneracy as respected icons.

The cosmetic improvements being embraced reveal the lack of skill, wisdom and substance of the architects. They’re the solutions of the cynical, the hopeless, the naive, the bigoted and our nation’s enemies.


In The Art of War, Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu states “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” … to defeat him “… without firing a single shot.”


More than 2,500 years after his death, his countrymen can prepare a “Mission Accomplished” flag for the United States.

We’re being subdued mentally. We’re being convinced of our wickedness. The social justice reformers and anarchists have demonized the customs and traditions that tied us together, made us feel proud of our journey, evolution and accomplishments.

You shout, “Good! Some of them need to go!”

Are we replacing them with something better? Are we replacing them with things that will unify us and allow us to function in a civilized manner?

Can you purify a Confederate heart, a Confederate mind, a Confederate culture by force, by shame, by elimination of symbols? Or do you provoke a bitterness and secrecy that undermine racial progress and foment rebellion inside the privacy of a voting booth?

The people most willing to ignore their sins and cast the first stone are fast at work reshaping One Nation Under God.


When football and basketball return, the playing of our national anthem will be the most polarizing three minutes in America. …

A rare traditional moment of unity and celebration before a sporting event will soon be a traditional moment of disharmony and solemn reflection.


On Thursday Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he hopes to take a knee with his players during The Star-Spangled Banner. Across the country, at Pee Wee games to the Big House in Ann Arbor to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, athletes, coaches and fans will use the anthem to make a political statement.

This is an enormous and important cultural shift sparked by someone lacking the chops and courage to defend his position.

The industry in America — sports — where black men have had the most success and exercised the most power and influence is going to jeopardize its reach and influence because Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem after losing his starting job.

To what end? The defunding or disabanding of the police force? The demolition of statues? The changing of street names?

Sports have been the most consistent unifying force in American culture. We’ve used the games and the diversity of the participants as the example that our melting pot operates best when we’re all involved.

Making sports a major political battleground serves our enemies. Turning the anthem into three minutes of polarization serves our enemies.

Author and motivational speaker Earl Nightingale warned: “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become reality.”

The hidden puppet masters putting batteries in the back of the social-media-addicted social justice reformers want us to believe that America’s narrative arc bends toward injustice and exploitation.

It’s the only way they win the war. They can’t compete with our military, our constitutional freedoms or the historically-documented sacrifices we’ve made in pursuit of equality and inclusion.

They have to subdue us without a fight.

“…. without firing a single shot.”


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11 months ago

Whitlock runs hot and cold, just when you think he has a really good perspective he’ll shock you by going completely the other direction on something. But he’s exactly right here. I would encourage anyone who likes what he says to check out the writings of Dr. Thomas Sowell, Walter E Williams, and Coleman Hughes, they share the same sentiments as Whitlock but without his lean towards contrarianism. On a personal note, I apologize to black America, but not for my “White privilege”. I apologize that as a teenager in the 90’s I supported the hip hop culture that is… Read more »

Bill Brockman
Bill Brockman
11 months ago

I read somewhere today that a conservative commentator has started a bit of a Twitter storm by saying that Elihu Yale was not only a slave owner, but a slave trader. Hence, he argues, Yale U. should re-name itself, tear down all images of Elihu, remove his name anywhere it appears on campus and apologize to all people of color everywhere and forever. Anyone with a Yale diploma should burn it immediately. And so on. . Like I said a few years ago during another spasm of monument trashing, if one looks hard enough, serious fault can be found in… Read more »

Queen City
Queen City
11 months ago

Its only a matter of time until BLM sets their sights on Joe Biden. He has been in office 40 years or maybe even more and has done nothing for race relations. He is also just bound to say something completely absurd or unintelligible when he comes out of the basement and is forced to answer questions regarding any topics regarding race.

Dr Wire
11 months ago

Thanks for the introduction to Mr Whitlock. He is very efficient with his words and on target with his perspective. I’m sure his perspective has him being attacked un-mercifully. . Until the public understands the saying Black Lives Matter is not as innocent and charming as it is now being accepted, the #BLM organization is in rarified political air as a force no one is willing to attack and make it stick. Can you see what will stop their momentum other than their own greed and associates who are friends because they are the enemy of their enemy. . What… Read more »

11 months ago

In the daily battle to purge today of anything offensive yesterday, NCSU is taking down a Josephus Daniels name?!?!? How is this possible? And if the legacy of anything insensitive should be also removed, can they sacrifice the barely daily newspaper in Raleigh to the PC crowd once and for all? Wouldn’t this be full circle for eating your own?

What’s next, a real attempt to rename Carrboro? Unfortunately, the History Dept in CH is likely to be teaching their tribe that this movement all started there with the Silent One being felled.

Ruth Miller
Ruth Miller
11 months ago

This is the best commentary I have read on the issues. This should be required reading but unfortunately we have been so dumbed down many cannot interpret what Mr. Whitlock is saying. He has hit the nail on the head with his comments. Thanks for sharing this very informative piece. Keep up the good work. You provide a breath of fresh air in an otherwise breathless environment!

11 months ago

Interesting Tweet from Dr Boyce Watkins, in reply to Jason’s article. “Black Lives Matter, as an organization should NOT be leading our community. If you read their core mission in detail, you can easily see that they are basically pushing white liberalism in BLACKFACE.” Don’t know who Dr Watkins is but the quote is GOLD. The agenda behind the agenda. The ROI for BLM would receive is more of the same as has been going on since the 1964 CRA. Election cycle voting leverage and crumbs as reward from the Democrat plantation masters. They’ll be glad when us pesky boomers… Read more »

11 months ago

Wow, I’m pleasantly shocked. I’m familiar with Whitlock, from a few years ago when I really kept up with sports. He is so correct on this one!

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