Georgians Give Roaring Applause to Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama by Chris Talgo



Posted: Apr 13, 2021 12:01 AM

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A funny thing happened in the small town of Augusta, Georgia on Sunday evening.

For the first time ever, a Japanese golfer won the prestigious Masters golf tournament. And the thousands of fans in attendance gave a full-throated roaring ovation. And this occurred in Georgia.

But, wait. I thought Georgia was a horribly racist hell-hole. That is, if I believed the mainstream media.

For the past few weeks, we have been inundated with non-stop media coverage of the overt racism that apparently runs rampant in Georgia.

First, we were told that a Georgia man recently went on an anti-Asian murder spree. CNN and the like ran headlines claiming the horrific event was racially motivated, such as this doozy: “White supremacy and hate are haunting Asian Americans.”

There was only one problem with all of this race-baiting. The alleged gunman admitted he committed the crime because he had a sex addiction and frequented certain massage parlors. He was not, as far as we know, a racist who targeted Asians out of his hatred for them.

However, that inconvenient fact was basically ignored by the mainstream media, who stuck to the anti-Asian and white supremacy narrative, sans any evidence to support the claims.

Then, we were told that the Georgia Legislature is chock full of racists who want to prevent minorities from voting.

Under the deceitful banner “Voting Rights Under Attack,” CNN ran this headline about the Peach State’s new voting law: “Georgia Republicans speed sweeping elections bill restricting voting access into law.”

President Joe Biden chimed in on the Georgia election law, calling it “an atrocity” and “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”

But once again, this was nothing more than race-baiting. In reality, there is nothing in the Georgia voting law that specifically targets the voting rights of minorities in any way.

The furor over the Georgia law seems to stem from the fact that the law requiresallvoters, not only minority voters, to present a picture ID before casting a ballot.

Actually, the only racist thing about Georgia’s new voting law is the outcry from leftists who seem to think that minorities are incapable of attaining and possessing picture ID.

However, that was only the beginning of the fallout from a law intended to protect the integrity of future elections.

Almost immediately, several woke corporations threw the state of Georgia under the proverbial bus. Major League Baseball removed the All-Star game from Atlanta as a punishment for the Legislature’s election integrity law.

Many more woke companies, including Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola, also berated Georgians for supporting the commonsense law.

Yet, as I watched the final round of the Masters, I was struck by how much support the fans gave to Hideki Matsuyama as he battled several white Americans for the title of 2021 Masters champion.

Based on the mainstream media’s portrayal of Georgia over recent weeks, one would expect that Masters’ fans would have treated Matsuyama quite differently.

It is a good thing millions of Americans watched the tournament, because it confirmed what most Americans know deep in their heart: the vast majority of Americans are not racists. Even in Georgia.

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