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Wednesday evening at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, hundreds of hockey fans were teeming with so much patriotism that they effectively took over singer-songwriter Nicole Raviv’s National Anthem performance.
A clip from the event shows that as she began singing, the crowd began singing with her. Stunned by the patriotism, Raviv then lowered her microphone to allow the patriotic hockey fans to continue the song without her.
Not until the very end did she jump back in to conclude the song.
— NHL on NBC Sports (@NHLonNBCSports) June 9, 2021
The footage above shocked many because it was such a genuine showcase of what most Americans are actually like. It’s something not seen that often these days because television is overflowing with anti-Americanism from mainstream elites.
Granted, it wasn’t a bad sort of shock — it was a positive one.
Home or Away this will always give goosebumps, because its home to all of us! Well done 👍
— Pumpketball (@pumpketball) June 10, 2021
This is really incredible to watch. “As we sing together….”
— JerseyScott (@ScottNNJ) June 10, 2021
This was so cool! I haven’t seen anything like this in sometime. 🇺🇸💪🏼
— Joaquin Repollet (@HojaPrieto) June 10, 2021
— Marty Bolton (@Marty_Bolton) June 10, 2021
If you love your country and see this glorious proof by your fellow Americans and if you do not respond with a tear in your eye, you need a lesson in history. With these and others of like mind, you can rest assured our country is in good hands
— Richard Pitz (@pitz_richard) June 10, 2021
The masses are still patriotic despite “Progressive” politicians and mass media
— RMH (@AzraelsSaber) June 10, 2021
The latter Twitter user nailed it.
The game between New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins happened a day after Mara Gay, a high-profile member of The New York Times’ editorial board, complained on national television about the abundance of American flags in Long Island.
Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” she said she’d felt “disturbed” at all the American flags she’d seen while visiting Long Island over Memorial Day weekend. She felt as if the signs, which she automatically assumed were owned by white people, were designed to send a message to her that “this is my country” and “this is not your country.”
The remarks drew fierce backlash. In response, the Times tried to claim Gay’s remarks were taken out of context, but Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald quickly interjected to point out her words speak for themselves and that her words are in fact representative of how many coastal elites feel:
LOL. This is such a lie. The clip was originally posted by @tomselliott and he purposely posted the entire clip of Maya Gay’s comments from the first word to the last: 2 minutes, 34 seconds of it. It’s fine to agree with what she said but nobody distorted anything. https://t.co/cVDiRMPwdn
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 9, 2021
The popular liberals who are defending Maya Gay’s comments understood her point exactly the same way as her critics did. There was nothing unclear about what she said. The NYT just lacks the courage to defend the comments so is pretending her point was misconstrued. pic.twitter.com/XduIUM83CT
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 9, 2021
What Gay’s words are not representative of are everyday Americans.
Gallup polling from 2020 found that 63 percent of Americans were “very proud” or “extremely proud” of the nation. It was a seven percentage point drop from the 70 percent reported in 2020, with the majority of the decline having been among Republicans — likely because of last summer’s devastating BLM riots.
The point is that a majority of Americans are proud of the nation, whereas a majority of the elite appear to hate it with all their might — ergo why they spend so much time trashing its flag, trashing its anthem, trashing its history and trashing its people.
The Times is particularly notorious for trashing American history. One of its staff writers, Nikole Hannah-Jones, is the progenitor of the 1619 Project, a debunked rewriting of American history that distorts America’s founding.
For this reason, as well as Gay’s remarks, critics were quick to direct the Times’ attention to the video of the hockey fans proudly singing the anthem.
— Freedom1776 (@getfree67857728) June 10, 2021
Hey @MaraGay how do you like Long Islanders now?
— Ron Linfonte (@SJU5) June 10, 2021
@MaraGay does this disturb you, too? I feel sorry for you 😂 🇺🇸
— Tim Purcell (@Tim_Purcell_4) June 10, 2021
hey, @nytimes THIS IS WHAT THE AMERICAN FLAG MEANS TO LONG ISLAND!!!!
— Nicholas Gervat (@NGervat) June 10, 2021
Not surprisingly, The New York Times is not among the many outlets that chose to run a report Thursday about the performance at the previous evening’s game.
Wednesday’s patriotic singing came days after a baseball fan interrupted a Red Sox game Monday by unfurling a giant banner that read, “Trump Won Save America.”
Something similar happened late month when two men at Yankee Stadium unfurled a similar banner that also read, “Trump Won Save America.”