What sticks out about the parade of talking heads and the “take a knee” movement in the NFL is their age.
And their high-jacking the term “racism”.
You see, the central “take a knee” issue in the NFL issue is all about race as seen from its proponents.
Didn’t know that? Well, just like the first Civil War where Midwest farm boys enlisted to fight a war to end slavery while deep south farm boys enlisted to defend their “rats”, neither side of the shooting end of that war was entirely sure what the war was all about beyond their one belief. Although Abraham Lincoln was almost monotonous about “preserving the Union”, that was never a topic of fireside conversation in places where soldiers camped.
Take-a-knee was most definitely about race, specifically cops shooting “innocent” black men, only most NFL players don’t know that. It was about race because Colin Kaepernick said it was about race, in the August, 2016 pre-season, when he took that first knee.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said, via NFL.com. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
None of what CK said is so, but hey, almost nothing Black Lives Matter tells us is ever so, and obviously, Kaepernick is very impressionable, especially if the BLM position is pleaded to him by a beautiful young woman.
2016 was an election year, and BLM was supposed to have had an impact. It didn’t. But as with 25 years of shakedowns by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, the unwillingness of corporate America to speak out against it in dozens of venues should have given us some clue as to what was bound to happen once a man like Donald Trump came into office.
We should have known how the NFL and owners might react.
A few facts about police shootings and race.
In most blue cities, but especially Chicago, the city governments don’t really care if young black men kill each other. (After all, they’re almost all gang-bangers.) In Chi-town and New York this is holdover thinking from the mob days of the 30s when mostly Italian and Irish gangs did the same thing, only dressed in suits, fedoras and white spats, armed with Thompson machine guns, blazing away while standing on the running boards of a ’31 Buick. How cool is that!…to an 18-year old gang-banger?
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Another exciting development in what Donald Trump may have intentionally or unintentionally caused to happen in our agreed-upon need to reclaim the American culture.
In this case, the modern Corporate culture.
It’s important to defend one’s turf. We all believe that. But it’s interesting to learn just how narrow and small that turf can be in the NFL today when it’s supposed to run sea-to-shining sea. The NFL was supposed to reflect America.
There’s a much larger lesson about modern corporatism to learn by looking at the reaction of the NFL and Roger Goodell, as well as the several NFL team owners, vis a vis the growing anti-National Anthem, take-a-knee revolt first begun by Colin Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49s (and currently unemployed) in 2016.
Colin began his taking a knee as a protest against police violence against blacks, a Black Lives Matter meme, and possibly because he started going with a radio-diva, BLM-symp named @Nessa Diab, who posted an incendiary Tweet about comparing Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens legend and Steve Briscioti, Baltimore Ravens owner, (who was prepared to offer Kaepernick a multi-million dollar job) as a slave and master in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”
Bam. Job offer withdrawn.
Does Colin get mad? Does he turn over tables in the kitchen? Break things? Think about it, ladies. Millions jerked out of your man’s hands, and you still keep him? What kind of guy is this?
The Kaepernick NFL revolt is up to a 100, I’m told, now that we’re into Week 3 of the season. Not exactly a tidal wave, but expect it to grow, since, despite largely being millionaires, most of these players are millennials, and probably have no idea what Kaepernick’ s original complaint is all about, but only that it may become fashionable to take that knee, i.e., Cool. Don’t expect a lot of critical analysis the players on the sidelines. Some are showboating,. others just joining the new fashion.
But in the locker room? There, a team is made or broken. We’ve known 5-start players to be traded because of disunity. Tim Tebow, who drew the mockery of the of the same bad-asses involved in this campaign because he’d drop to his knee and pray.
I think a few coaches get it, especially about team unity and morale. Mike Tomlin, Pittburgh Steeler head coach kept his team in the locker room during the playing of the Anthem to avoid forcing his team to make a public statement. Loving, or not loving America can kill a team, and at least at the field level, the coaches know this[…]
Colin Kaepernick is facing a backlash after angering 49er fans this weekend with his refusal to stand for the national anthem and then topping the outrage off with bogus Black Lives Matter propaganda to justify his actions. Whatever the reason, there is no excuse.
Kaepernick whose mother gave him up when he was six years old and whose father never acknowledged him was adopted by a Caucasian couple, Rick and Teresa Kaepernick. No doubt, the Kaepernick’s love their adopted son in every sense of the word but their elitist radical snowflake doesn’t get that there is no other country in the world who would have given him the opportunity that he has been so blessed with here in the United States.
Kaepernick’s annual income is $19 million and while Kaepernick may be self-loathing, he is not oppressed nor has he witnessed oppression in the form of which he speaks here in the United States. As such his ignorance will cost this ungrateful whining brat and his team because those offended most are the ones fill up the seats in the stadium and who purchase NFL sanctioned products. Jerk!
(WARNING: Some videos contain graphic language)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick upset many people when he decided to sit in protest while the national anthem was played before Friday’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
Now, some 49ers supporters are showing just how angry they are…
Several videos posted to social media show furious fans setting Kaepernick’s number 7 jersey aflame[…]
Kaepernick is the perfect example of a child who knows nothing about which they speak and to prove his point, the radical snowflake who was fined $11 ,000 back in 2014 for using the “n word” is doubling down in spite of the fact that “he could lose sponsors and even be cut from the team,” the latter of which I doubt very much because the NFL has taken a whooping to keep them on the path of political correctness these past few years courtesy of Barack Obama’s social justice fanatics.
Ditto that for the sponsors who never cut Kaepernick loose out of fear that Al Sharpton would see their actions as the perfect opportunity for a shakedown.