The Sunday papers are rife with woe and self-flagellation with articles and editorials from all the amoral, dollar-sniffers that contaminate North Carolina. What is their complaint, you ask? Believe it or not, it’s about HB2 and this whole damn bathroom nonsense. Apparently, the Old North State is being punished by “progressive” businesses that refuse to patronize our state because we refuse to indulge the fantasies of predators, the mentally ill and Democrats.
The big hubbub of late is the NBA’s decision to move their All-Star Game out of Charlotte in 2017 to a city that is more in tune with their Caligulic infested sport. Yeah, nothing shouts upstanding, law-abiding citizens like an NBA player.
It’s bad enough NBA franchises shakedown the local citizenry to finance their arenas, now we have to take moral instruction from a league infested with rapists, murderers and misanthropes. No thank you.
It just doesn’t end with the NBA, local business leaders are concerned about North Carolina’s reputation. Johnny Harris, a real estate developer, is quaking in his slippers about the impact a bathroom can make.
Harris is one of the city’s most influential real estate developers and a key architect of growth in the SouthPark area. As president of Quail Hollow, he played a critical role in bringing the PGA Championship to Charlotte, the city’s first golf major.
When Harris played at a golf tournament in California last month, North Carolina’s new LGBT law quickly became the main topic of conversation, he said.
“Everybody wanted to talk to me about what had happened in North Carolina,” said Harris. “What are they doing? They used to be the most progressive state in the South. Now, they’re going the other direction.
“It clearly has a negative impact. Anyone who thinks it doesn’t is wrong. I’ve been saying to anyone that would listen to me from the very first day that it’s a train wreck.”
What in the hell is progressive? How can one define it? We can start by cleaving off all common sense and decency, then inject a heavy dose of self-righteous hedonism financed by crony capitalists with a totalitarian mentality, shove it in an oven and the final product is a fascistic smiley face promoting National Socialism.
Charlotte used to be a God-fearing city. Businesses once closed their doors on Sundays; stores, such as Ivey’s covered their window displays so as not to tempt the devout. These days, people worship their bank accounts and false idols such as sports stars. Welcome to the era of Progressive Good Feelings.