On December 14th, during the hotly contested Army-Navy football game, people went crazy when they saw cadets and midshipmen flashing “OK” Hand signs.

Liberals believed that these signs were symbols of white supremacy.

Everyone else assumed they were playing the “circle game.”  Here’s a primer for the game for all liberals who never like to have fun, ever.  One person makes the hand sign.  If another person is caught looking at the hand gesture, the second person gets punched.   (It’s like a “mean tweet” but with one’s fist.  I know – horrifying, right?)

Yeah, that’s what caused the social media uproar, the massive accusations, and the demand that all of these students get “canceled.”   

Because of the mass hysteria, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy did an investigation into the hand gestures.  They discovered, to the surprise of precisely zero rational human beings, that these cadets were not members of the KKK, but were simply goofing off:

The redacted reports released Friday by officials at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy showed that, according to investigators, the cadets were behaving unprofessionally when they flashed the hand signs in the background of an ESPN segment on national television.

“We are confident the hand gestures used were not intended to be racist in any way. However, we are disappointed by the immature behavior,” said Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Sean Buck.

The students were apparently unaware this signal has become associated in recent years with white-power extremism.  So what better way to reward their fun and games than to punish them, right?  

What a ridiculous fake controversy.  Only the most “woke” among us would assume these students would work their whole lives to get into these prestigious academies only to throw it all away by being racist on national television.

No one with any sense ever believed this.

Hat Tip: Wall Street Journal

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.