The decision to include “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the black national anthem, in Super Bowl LVIII’s performances is a blatant display of divisive politics and a stark departure from American traditions. This move is a clear example of pandering to radical ideologies and a slap in the face to patriotic Americans who cherish unity and the unifying spirit of the national sports event.
R&B singer Andra Day’s selection to perform the anthem only adds insult to injury, given her deep ties with the controversial Black Lives Matter movement and her history of politically charged performances. This is a political stunt, an attempt to shove a leftist agenda down the throats of millions of Americans who just want to enjoy a football game, not be lectured on social justice.
The Super Bowl, an event that should symbolize American pride and unity, is being hijacked by woke politics. “The Star-Spangled Banner” has always been a symbol of our nation’s resilience and unity, and replacing or supplementing it with another song under the guise of inclusivity is nothing short of an attempt to rewrite our history and undermine our shared American identity.
The NFL’s continued push to include “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in its major events, starting from the 2020 season, is further evidence of its capitulation to far-left elements. This is not the inclusion they claim it to be; it’s a divisive tactic that deepens the racial and political divide in our country. For many Trump supporters and conservatives, this move is another glaring example of how deeply entrenched leftist ideologies are in our cultural institutions, including sports.
The Super Bowl is not a platform for black supremacism. The insertion of the black national anthem is a betrayal of American values and traditions. It’s a sad day when even our national pastime is not spared from the clutches of anti-American sentiments disguised as progressivism.