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NFL vs America…. it’s not all black and white!

September 27, 2017

….can you imagine what an uproar there would be across the nation if President Trump signed an executive order requiring all professional sports teams to kneel during the national anthem? There would be law suits and court injunctions appearing across the land and the aclu would literally be drooling at the opportunity to skewer the President over this executive order. Just think about it, this one action would have every talking head on television and liberal radio talk show host so overjoyed at the opportunity to bash the President for such a requirement that they would be literally drooling through their entire broadcast.

But lets look at it another way, if President Trump would shift gears and say he would like every professional sports player that felt so inclined to show (more) reverence for our national anthem they should kneel…. what would those players who have been kneeling do?

Colin Kaepernick said that when he first took a knee it was because “ There’s a lot of things that need to change, one specifically police brutality. There’s people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable.” More recently he said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” So I have to ask that since the National Anthem is a musical representation the nation we live in and its constitution, is Kaeperncik not protesting the very thing that allows him the right to protest?

Much more to the point is the fact that we respect our nation, flag and anthem because of the millions of men and woman who died, since the birth of this country, to allow us to be free. One could say kneeling is a form of respect but Kaepernick has said that the reason he is kneeling is not respect but protest and thus is he not dis-honoring those that sacrificed their lives for his freedom?

President Trump was wrong in his handling of the NFL’s approval of players protesting, but I can see how his frustration at this mockery over a song representing the United States would lead to his comments. I have already see many people refraining from attending the games, sure the beer filled can’t live without my football fix fanatics would still fork over the exuberant amounts of money to go to a game, but even the numbers of people watching the games that are broadcast is dropping precipitously.

If Mr Kaepernick thinks America is so racist
I would ask Mr Kaepernick one question…

Why are so many millions
of people of color
coming to our country?

Could it be that they see this country not in black and white terms
but also the red from the blood of those who died
so that everyone here could be free.

 

**PS
I have never added a post script to my postings but in this case I truly believe it is warranted. At the Monday night game between the Cowboys and Cardinals the Cowboys did kneel but Texas has a great respect for our country and they did it without disrespecting the national anthem. The entire team including its owner knelt before the anthem was played and stood with locked arms while our national anthem was preformed…. so a ( half ) tip of this old mans hat to the Dallas Cowboys and its owner for trying to have it both ways.

Despite an in depth search of photographs from Monday’s game almost all found shows the Cowboys and the owner kneeling while very few show him standing anyone see some form of bias in that?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jon permalink
    September 27, 2017 9:10 pm

    I wonder what would happen if one of the players ran onto the field waving the Confederate flag?
    Watching Fox News tonight one of the shows showed what I think is the player conduct handbook & one of the rules states to effect “players shall stand, face the flag with their hands over their hearts during the national anthem” or words to that effect. Soooooo. where’s the outrage from Roger (No)Goodell over violation of rules instead of pc crap.

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  2. Del permalink
    September 28, 2017 7:13 am

    yea Pete I stopped watching last year When a couple of my phins took a knee… They are shooting themselves in the foot… I guess that’s what are colleges are putting out uneducated football players… And its only going to get worst I’m afraid…..

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