Why the Big NFL? Why not Big Homosexism instead? But first, the Tuesday news. Rush led off a segment of his show yesterday with the story that Liberals are going after “big NFL.”:

“Smokers and pro football players have something in common.” What do you think it is? This is an AP story from yesterday. “Smokers and pro football players have something in common: They engage in risky behavior that can be potentially harmful to their health over time. And to hear some lawyers tell it, the National Football League is the equivalent of Big Tobacco.”

I, as you know, predicted this, but I am way off in the number of years I thought this was gonna take. I thought we’d be looking at 10, 15 years down the road before people started getting serious about trying to poison people’s minds about football and being serious about banning it. But I’m telling you, we are on the road. When the NFL is equal to Big Tobacco, when the NFL is Joe Camel, I hope the people in the NFL have an understanding of what faces them. I hope they know what’s ahead of them.

Are you old enough to remember when smoking was the mark of sophistication? That cigarette between Humphrey Bogart’s lips automatically made him cool. The same with Edward R. Murrow and Johnny Carson; they were cool.

The campaign against smoking began in the 1970s. Smoking was said to be dangerous to your health. Smoking was shortening the lives of those who smoked. Second hand smoke was said to be life shortening for non-smoking victims. The pressure was on smokers. The law suits went after the money from big tobacco.

My home State, Minnesota was a leader in corralling Big Tobacco money—more than $6 billion in 1998. I am a typical example of former Minnesota smokers. (I quit puffing in 1983 after 31 years of a pack-a-day of Camels.) Like the rest, I never saw a cent. It was predictably different for Mike Ciresi, the lead lawyer for Minnesota. He and his firm reportedly took in more than $500 million paid in two annual installments. The self-righteous anti-tobacco campaign was always about money and control. (Control? See Mayor Bloomberg.)

The same is true for the mounting campaign against “Big NFL.” But, why is Big NFL being shaken down and not, for example, the very wealthy Big Homosexism? Maybe it is because, as a class of people, NFL football is more dangerous and life shortening than the homosexual lifestyle. I looked it up. Former NFL players actually have a higher than average life expectancy. Let me say that again. On average, former NFL players outlive the rest of us.

That leads us directly to the clear observation: the self-righteous do-gooders should attack Big Homosexism “spreading” vast amounts of money around and reliving the homosexual victims from greatly shortened lives. Big Homosexism has big money—billions just waiting to be spread around. Homosexual businessmen and women are of course the wealthiest but go here for the 2012 top 10 list of homosexual celebrities.

Homosexism Shortens Life For the Homosexuals more than 20%

The compelling point, you do-gooders, is the homosexual life and lifestyle (Mary Cheney and her happy family notwithstanding) shortens the lifespan of America’s homosexuals by more than 25%.

The message is clear, do-gooders: leave the game of football alone; go after Homosexism!

About Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson: a mature Christian who understands the sweep of history, the unique role of America and these times clearly and precisely.
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