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Today’s blacklisted American: Veteran pilot under investigation by American Airlines for expressing his opinions

Coca-Cola's bigoted company policy
Examples of Critical Race Policy materials that
were being used at Coca-Cola

Blacklists are back and American Airlines want ’em! American Airlines has instituted an investigation into the opinions of one of their pilots, Guy Midkiff, because he committed the “crime” of criticizing the introduction of the bigoted and Marxists program called Critical Race Theory (CRT) in his local schools.

The attacks against him by one group that supports CRT have been vicious and slanderous, as documented at this story. The members of this group, the Southlake Anti-Racism coalition (SARC), have repeatedly commented on American Airlines’ Twitter feed, accusing Midkiff of harassing students and women while calling him a racist, all without any evidence. Some examples:

  • Hey @AmericanAir, why is this man saying he is a pilot for your airline? He is consistently harassing minority females in Southlake and now is going after our students!
  • Your employee has been harassing students and community members relentlessly for months for speaking out against the racism they experience in our town.
  • Or you are…literally just a grown man harassing students? And almost exclusively Black women and girls? Just an observation. Your racist dog whistling comes across loud and clear.

The last comment was made in direct response to Midkiff, who had simply pointed out that SARC was almost certainly a fraud, making believe it was made up of students but in truth run by leftists using kids as a cover, a tactic these leftists employ routinely.

Midkiff might be wrong, but that doesn’t make him a “racist” who is “harassing students … black women and girls.” It means he is speaking his mind. If these “students” and “black women and girls” don’t like it that’s just too damn bad. The First Amendment gives us all the right to say things that offend others. Their right options are to respond publicly and with reason, proving Midkiff is wrong, not move to silence him and get him fired from his job.

American Airlines sadly immediately bowed to these slanderers and began an investigation against Midkiff, even though he had been their pilot for the last 32 years.

“We are troubled by the allegations of harassment and are focusing our investigation accordingly. American expects our team members to treat all people with dignity and respect at work and in their communities,” an American Airlines spokesperson told The Texan.

The last link above also noted that an American Airlines senior executive who also lives in Southlake, Don Casey, testified in support of introducing Critical Race Theory in his schools. I wonder if he had anything to do with starting this investigation. Maybe he believes he has the right to silence dissent, just like those students.

Midkiff has refused to back down, as that last linked article above also notes, quoting him extensively in response to American Airlines’ investigation and the accusations against him.

Midkiff said SARC has used “unethical tactics to accomplish their objective,” including ridiculing parents who testify at school board meetings and tagging candidates as racist. “Southlake Anti-Racist Coalition (SARC) is a group of mostly college-age adults that use this doublespeak/Orwellian term and have bullied and attempted to cancel parents concerned about critical race theory in our schools,” Midkiff wrote in a statement to The Texan.

“I am dedicated to defending my country and protecting my children by exposing the tactics of the SARC organization that many in the community describe as a hate group.”

Midkiff criticized “the media’s complicity in this effort to target my community,” referring to the “flawed reporting” of NBC News in particular.

He added, “I have a right to defend my community and family, and will continue to speak truth to power in the best interest of my country.”

Good for him. The right response to bullies like this is always to stand strong and fight back. If you do so they will almost always back down, as bullies usually do. And if they don’t, you will at least succeed in shining the light of truth on their intolerant tactics. You might also be able to win a big victory in court, for a lot of money.

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  • Phill O

    Who benefits from this leftist playbook?

    Certainly not those doing the groundwork.

    Gum shared in the trenches is always forgot when power is obtained!

  • Cotour

    From the real world: I just spoke with a customer who runs a local club and he told me this story:

    They are always recruiting new members and he happened to be speaking with several ladies of color who were interested in joining.

    After that he speaks to another person, a man, who was referred to the club by a woman who both he and I know is a very nice, but she is a knee slap Liberal. ( Hates Trump.)

    He says to my customer: “I am so happy I saw you speaking with those ladies and you are being inclusive”.

    Customer: “What are you talking about, everyone is welcome here”.

    This POed my customer, who I know is a rational conservative, and he said that if he sees this guys application to join the club he will throw it in the garbage, he is a trouble maker.

    And I pointed out to him and he readily agreed: They NEED the race issue, they can never just accept anyone for who they are. THEY are the racists and its all about them feeling good about themselves and not about “Inclusion” or anything else.

  • Gary in Transit

    Legal recourse is the only way to fight this stuff.

  • eddie willers

    I don’t know if the backlash will be civil or if we have a repeat of “We have awakened a sleeping giant, and filled it with a terrible resolve”.

  • Jeff Wright

    This is also why conservatives need to fight loser-pays and tort reform. It can backfire.

  • “What are you talking about . . ”

    Yeah, I’m using that more these days. Signaling to the irrational, that, hey, it’s been an ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ scene for a while now, and it is long past tiresome. If you are going to spout demonstrable nonsense, you are not important to me.

    And at some point, people will have to decide when liberty, freedom, and human dignity are worth more than their paycheck.

  • Cotour


    There is a reason that she received 1% in the primaries and was the first to drop out. When will she go to Europe? Im sure it will be sooner than when she goes to the border.

    Being vacuous, saying absolutely nothing relevant and giggling are her super powers. What were the Democrats thinking? She is a woman of color! Bad move, she is an extreme liability.

    And who does she have backing her up? Joe Biden. (Now that is not funny)

    The Democrats clearly have realized that their own voting base is heavily questioning what this administration is doing as well as their fellow Democrats in the House and the Senate and they have gone too far. Way, way, waaaay too far to the Left.

    Should work out well for them in the midterm elections.

    This will IMO begin to unravel in an extreme manner very soon.

  • Cotour

    The Embharrising interview:

  • Cotour


    Whether you are on the rational Left or on the rational Right in American politics, there is one thing that you have to recognize. Our president in office right now is caught between two crack heads and one of them will be determining his and the country’s fait. You could not make this up.

    On one end you have the presidents own son, Hunter Biden, a hopefully reformed crack head. And there are plenty of the raunchiest and most depraved pictures from his own computer to prove it. And along with that comes the Communist Chinese with whom Hunter has leveraged his fathers political influence as vice president to the tune of millions of dollars.

    And to any common sense American that on its face alone is a severe conflict of interest and a massive national security issue FOR THE PRESIDENT OF OUR COUNTRY!

    And in between we have:

    *The very Embharrising and truly incompetent vice president. Skin color alone is not a recommendation for ANYTHING!

    *The Arizona, Maricopa county audit is going to be completed very soon, and it should be revealing and interesting to say the least.

    *Georgia will probably soon conduct their own audit. As I suspect several other states will given the number of those officials who have toured the well set up and well run Arizona audit. There is something rotten in Denmark AND in the 2020 presidential election and it must and will be rectified.

    *Even the Leftist corporate media has been forced to turn on the administration on three main issues: The origin of the virus, the culpability and the lies of Fauci, and the now wide open for all to see invasion of illegals on the Southern border set off by the president himself.

    And on the other end you have a former self admitted crack head who has been reborn in the teachings of Jesus in the person of one, Mike Lindell. Mega successful My Pillow, pillow salesman and patriot who is being sued for $1.6 billion dollars by Dominion because of how he plainly stated that they defrauded and manipulated the election. Lindell has now filed a massive and separate $2 billion dollar suit against Dominion. And Mike insists that he has ALL of the evidence to prove it.

    Guess which former crack head my money is on?

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