The Wages of Hatred…
Noah Lyles is an Olympic hero, and may be the world’s fastest man; but the elite athlete has a history of depression and believes America is “trying to kill” him.
Lyles, young, black, celebrated, is a textbook case of how woke-leftist propaganda — on the pretext of helping minorities — is achieving the opposite.
“You’re hearing on the news everyday that you’re not wanted,” says the young man so blessed with talent, status, and the privilege that comes with it. Yet, day in, day out, the news media tells young minority kids that the rest of America hates them. Lyles has been raised on a diet of these falsehoods since his birth in 1997.
The fact that he’s a patriot exacerbates the dilemma. “As an athlete who is trying to get to the Olympics, representing the US, you know you love your country”, says Lyles. “It hurts even more to see the country you love is trying to kill you.”
The truth is, America wants to celebrate Lyles and people like him, not kill them. But the daily diet of falsehoods and conspiracy pumped out by the culture is damaging generations of minority kids, filling them with anger, dread and hatred. It’s also impacting their mental health and well being.
How else could this young man, who lived under a black Presidency for a full one-third of his life, and been accepted at the highest levels of sports and culture, feel like his fellow Americans want him dead?
the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.
This is what he is experiencing. On one side he has been subjected to the constant drum beat of the leftist narrative that USA is implicitly and explicitly racist. On the other side all of his senses - his mind - tell him that this is not true.
Like so many other Black Americans he is sadly/tragically confused - he is a living example of "cognitive dissonance".