The NFL has put on a fine display of New Age leadership in the era of Obama. Truth is irrelevant; the new great moral standard is whether facts are “divisive.” Rush offered a compelling analysis of human relations and motives. Rather than addressing the issues he presented, the NFL dropped out of the debate. Nations, businesses, religions, and individuals that willingly choose to ignore problems because doing so will understandably create discomfort are destined to fail.
By the NFL’s own explicit admission, Rush was barred admission into their club not because his ideas were not grounded in facts, but because his ideas were revolutionary and “divisive.” Excellence in broadcasting and life comes from a willingness to make needed changes. The opt-out version, however, does no one any favors as eventually the day of reckoning comes.