This nation used to possess brass. We played brass, we carried brass, we’d strut with brass.
People hated America for all the wrong reasons–you could take pleasure in it. The United States of America was, is, and as I see it, always will be the most generous nation in the contemporary world. Even when down and out, people are proud and inclined to give. But it has become obvious–we’ve lost our brass. Case in point:
Did you watch Monday Night Football last night? Did you notice that all Hank Williams Jr.’s rowdy friends were not coming over for Monday night action? That’s because Williams pissed off ESPN by making a statement that somewhat compared Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
According to Williams, his words were misunderstood. He stated that he compared Obama and John Boehner’s golf game together to being as politically effective as the former German dictator coming back to play golf with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
I’m not a fan of Hank Williams, Jr. But I know his fan base are the workers of the working class–no doubt, he is concerned about the ever climbing jobless rates in the world’s former brassiest nation. And while I don’t agree with the statement he made, he was well within his right to do so.
ESPN, being a private entity owned by Mickey Mouse, decided that they wanted nothing to do with Williams after making the statement, so in an odd form of punishment, they pulled his song from the Monday Night Football intro. The statement surrounding the pull: They wouldn’t be using the song “this week.”
Nobody would have known about this if ESPN didn’t feel it was necessary to slap him on the wrist. Now, I’m going to slap ESPN in the face.
ESPN: If you put the song back into the mix next week, you’re officially brass-less. And you’ve stolen Mickey’s brass. If you have a problem with what he said, then you have a problem with what Williams believes, and it’s time to part ways and find a new intro. Simple as that. It’s called principle.
That having been said, I have no doubt that the intro will be back in the mix next week.