The Left has hijacked American culture.
And they’ve replaced traditional values with their own ethos across all sectors of American society.
Now one major NFL star just gave college grads advice that has the woke Left seeing red.
Two-time Super Bowl champion Harrison Butker just delivered a commencement speech that is spot on.
Many Americans are familiar with who Butker is after the Kansas City Chiefs kicker managed to secure his team’s second Super Bowl victory in four by nailing a last-minute field goal during the team’s nail-biting game against the Philadelphia Eagles this year.
So it’s no surprise he was invited to speak at his alma mater, the Georgia Institute of Technology, during commencement this spring.
But what he had to say was enough to infuriate woke leftists.
Butker told graduates the most important thing they can do is to “get married and start a family.” He then pointed to his wedding band and told the new grads that, “This is the most important ring I have right here… In the end, no matter how much money you attain, none of it will matter if you are alone and devoid of purpose.”
His message centered on traditional values flies in the face of everything the Left is indoctrinating students with in the nearly two decades or so that those new grads were inside the education system.
Democrats have been aggressively pushing the idea that marriage is an outdated, patriarchal institution—meanwhile children are considered a burden and bad for the environment.
The growing “no kids” movement among Democrats has some – including gun control activist David Hogg—proudly vowing to never have children in an effort to theoretically save the planet.
But Butker pointed to being a committed husband and father as the highest calling in life.
“My confidence as a husband and father, and yes, even as a football player is rooted in my marriage with my wife, as we leave our mark on future generations by the children we bring into the world,” Butker continued. “How much greater of a legacy can anyone leave than that?”
“Sadly, we are encouraged to live our lives for ourselves, to move from one thing to another with no long-term commitment,” he added. “To have loyalty for nothing but ourselves and sacrifice only when it suits our own interests. This loneliness is rooted in the lies being sold about self dependence and prioritizing our career over important relationships.”
As a devout Catholic, Butker took the commencement speech as an opportunity to share fundamental principles for life rooted in Christianity, without spelling it out.
Society at large has become sensitized against being willing to hear out faith-based messages.
But Butker pointed to traditional Christian values as an antidote to the endemic of loneliness which was exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.
“I’m not sure the root of this, but at least I can offer one controversial antidote that I believe will have a lasting impact for generations to come — get married and start a family,” the NFL star advised. “None of these accomplishments mean anything compared to the happiness I have found in my marriage and in starting a family. My confidence as a husband and father, and yes, even as a football player is rooted in my marriage with my wife.”
For decades, social scientists have collected data on the destruction of the family unit, the fraying of society, the loss of a social fabric, and declining levels of happiness despite growing material wealth and modern conveniences.
As Harrison Butker pointed out in his speech, the remedy is very likely rooted in developing strong relationships and tangible connections at home.
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