Audacity of Arrogance
What is “Audacity”? According to Google the definition of “Audacity” is
- The willingness to take bold risks
- Boldness, daring fearlessness, intrepidity, bravery, courage, heroism, pluck, grit
- Rude or disrespectful behavior
- Rude or disrespectful behavior; impudence, insolence, presumption, cheek, bad manners, effrontery, nerve, gall, defiance, temerity
What is “Arrogance”? According to Google the definition of “Arrogance” is the quality of being arrogant
- Conceit, pride, self-importance, egotism, modesty
What goes through your mind when you see the words “Audacity” and “Arrogance”? Without first reading the definitions I automatically thought of Barack Obama and his book “Audacity of Hope” which I have not read. Then I thought of his outright arrogance in thinking only he alone had the ability to bring change to America.
After reading the definitions (above) I then thought of Donald Trump and his placing America First as his goal for making this country a better place to work and live.
Neither of these men are the subject of this article. When I think of Audicity and Arrogance in the same sentence or in light of the same subject matter I think of our athletes and entertainers.
When athletes such as major sports teams achieve a huge victory tradition says they are to be invited to the White House and have unprecedented photo opportunities with the president. It’s a goal of a life time and a huge honor. But that didn’t turn out to be the case with the Philadelphia Eagles as they planned to shun the “invitation” from President Trump and send a single token player instead. That is what I call the Audacity of Arrogance. It turned out that the team was disinvited in favor of the Army band playing the National Anthem. Yeah Team!
When it comes to entertainers they too seem to think that they are entitled to an invitation to the White House. Only they feel that their refusal would be an insult to the president. Hah! Why do they feel that the world revolves around them anyway?
Maybe this “resistance movement” against President Trump has roots elsewhere? I don’t think it started with the Democrat Party of old, but began taking root with the Congressional Black Congress during the Richard Nixon administration. Back then the president refused to acknowledge them and they publicly boycotted his state of the union address, which they have done with every president that does not agree with them or their goals. It’s like a form of “blackmail” (pun intended), or maybe “blackmale” is more appropriate as back then there were no female members of congress.
Since their inception in 1971 the CBC has in my opinion been the root cause of much of the civil disobedience, rioting and spearheading attempts to tear down or relocate US Veteran memorials of the Civil War era or others they determine to be offensive. They are a prime example of the Audacity of Arrogance in our legislative body. Patterning themselves after lessor third-world countries of Africa and the Middle East these legislators have instigated a coup in an attempt to take over our government and strip the American public from an effective government.
I have yet to see where a president has stood up to this legislative caucus and said “No!”
What I have seen is the CBC’s public display of “Audacity” collective organizational resistance and the displaying of “gang-like” colors of so-called African origin. This tactic is akin to that which Chicago mobsters used to rule their “turf” earlier this century. They have made a public display of naming black legislators who refuse to join their mob by listing their name and the fact they did not join in an attempt to shame those legislators. While they proudly refuse membership to legislators who are not black.
I’m glad to see men and women of courage and integrity standing up to this mob mentality, standing firm in the face of nasty and unwanted criticism yet refusing to back down. Their stand on freedom to think and breaking away from the Democrat Party doctrine will undoubtedly encourage others to choose for themselves who will best represent them in congress and in the White House. The Audacity of Arrogance is a dead-end street leading to nowhere. – I am the Real Truckmaster!