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KNEELING AND THE GREAT RACIAL DIVIDE

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This is taken from the Bacon Bits Show Website:  http://baconbitsshow.com/2018/01/02/kneeling-great-racial-divide/


With 2017 over it’s now time for me to address one of the issues that riled me up the most in 2017: The NFL Kneelers and their various supporters.

Throughout the season some players knelt during the National Anthem, others just stood locked arm-in-arm and, on at least once occasion, a team simply refused to leave the locker room. This all started last year when Colin Kaepernick and his radical leftist girlfriend decided to jump on the “police are murdering black people” bandwagon. You may recall he wore socks depicting police officers as pigs, made his admiration for murderous criminal Che Geuverra known and ultimately said he refused to respect the flag of a country that is rife with social injustice going so far as to make the reckless and false claim that the “streets were lined with bodies” who were victims of police shootings.

This year as the kneeling continued, without Kaepernick who is now out of the league, President Trump threw gas on the fire by declaring that NFL teams should fine and/or release players who did not stand for the anthem. In response more players kneeled the following weekend and in unison, gee almost as if someone had given them talking points, they declared Trump to be the Great Divider. All they wanted, they declared, was to shine a spotlight on an issue that doesn’t even exist; namely the murderous rampage they believed police to be on where the primary victims were young black men. They wanted to bring people together not tear communities asunder like Trump was doing. They would unite people where Trump would divide them!

While the notion that these brain-dead players honestly thought that by disrespecting the flag and annoying half the country they would “bring people together” may seem laughable to normal people their cause caught the attention of the usual suspects in Hollywood. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny Tweeted a picture of themselves kneeling in solidarity, for example, and on and on it went.

One of the major problems with the movement is this: If NFL players really wanted to see people off all stripes and colors united, even if for a moment, all they had to do was turn around. Turn around and take a good hard look into the stands, into the faces of the people shelling out a good chunk of their hard-earned money to applaud them each Sunday.

I have been to a dozen or more NFL games in my life and one thing has always been true of them: In the stands there are no skin colors. Nobody’s religion matters, no ones ethnicity matters, sex, disability, none of it matters outside of the team colors you’re all wearing. You sit next to people you’ve never met and instantly you’re part of a temporary community that accepts everyone.

Go to a game and look around. I’ve seen it at these games. Black guys, white guys, Asians, and handicapped people. All of them cheering in one voice, high-fiving each other and “Can I get you a beer while I am heading that way” to one another. Totally united and enjoying each others company. The sports itself was the great uniter. White people wearing the jerseys with the names of black players on the back and vice versa, nobody caring what color anyone was.

Even those fans who were rooting for the invading team were, for the most part, members of this temporary community albeit while being subjected to plenty of ribbing and teasing.

I’ve sat in those stands, on one occasion next to black guys I have never met who did not care about our skin color and both of whom literally hugged me when victory appeared imminent. If you’ve been to an NFL game you have seen what I have, probably experienced what I have, even if you didn’t make note of it. Diversity and harmony like the radical left always says the WANT to see but then ignore when it happens.

And what was it that took these diverse, united people and drove a wedge between them? Kneeling. The players who called Trump the Great Divider had taken a fan base that has been made up of all the different kinds of people that you could possibly imagine, a fan base that was united for decades, and tore them apart. Suddenly it was no longer one temporary community of diverse people every Sunday. It was two. Suddenly it wasn’t everyone wearing a Bears jersey in the stadium became part of an instant family, it was Bears fans who support kneeling on one side and those who don’t on the other. It was a clear divide on the issue among racial lines, lines that didn’t exist among those fans two short years ago.

Colin Kaepernick and his sycophants did not achieve some sort of racial harmony, they took the fragile and budding racial harmony that did exist, if only for 3 hours a week, and destroyed it. Instead of building on the color-blind comradery that existed in each stadium they burned it down.

And it didn’t have to happen that way. To see some of the racial harmony they wanted all they had to do was turn around.

And now even bigger and more powerful celebrities want to champion the cause of a man who is actively destroying the league that made him a millionaire. The league that gave him the platform from which he shouted “racists” at his legions of fans.

And the dividing didn’t stop in the stands. The wedge they drove, whether they admit it publicly or not, extended to the locker rooms. Locker room that had previously, much like the stands, been color-free zones. Everyone in a locker room, black white or other, is part of a team. A family. The players often refer to each other as “brothers” in regards to their teammates. And yet look at any picture of the kneeling players and see the divide. Some standing, some kneeling. A wedge. Discord primarily along racial lines where previously there was harmony. When the Pittsburgh Steelers decided as a team to not even take the field for the National Anthem one player, Alejandro Villanueva, came out and paid his respects. For a moment he had the top selling jersey in the NFL but then, as often happens, social justice warriors shamed him into an apology with some teammates piling on and being “disappointed” that he chose to break ranks.

Just look at the polls to witness the divide. A September poll by CNN found 59% of whites thought kneeling in protest was wrong while 84% of blacks said it was the right thing to do. Overall most people felt kneeling was wrong and while the NFL tried to ride out the storm instead of dealing with this issue fans made their displeasure known with Twitter accounts popping up to show pictures of half-empty stadiums.

At the end of the day the kneelers who accused Trump of dividing the country were the ones sowing the seeds of discord all along. It was they who took a united and diverse group of fans, seeking to escape political messages and daily stresses for a lousy 3 hours on Sunday, and divided them once again into racial categories. These protests did far more harm than good and may have dealt an irreparable blow to the NFL’s reputation but even worse, they may have set race relations back even farther.

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NFL, National Anthem, Protests

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Although I am cutting out watching football on TV I will not be burning any of my old Bucaneer caps and shirts etc. This is because I suspect that most of those that are burning team shirts and things will cool off two months from now and then have to start buying those items again, this defeating their protests.

And most of the younger set who are avid fans and belong to fantasy leagues will complain a bit but not stop watching NFL or buying their stuff.

The NFL itself should be ashamed of itself for allowing this while at the same time they are subsidized by the Government. I never understood anyway why a business making that kind of money qualified for tax exempt status anyway; I mean businesses like IBM doesn’t get anything and hires many more people than the NFL and are way more productive and useful.

Bottom line is that these crybaby jerks should all be fired and disgraced for the low lifes they are. Remember that most of these SOB’s have many arrests for things like drug use, assault, domestic violence and much more.

People today need to find something else to occupy themselves with, normally I would suggest baseball but I see there was at least one or more baseball player has taken a knee during the national anthem.

I am looking for a hobby to replace NFL football watching in my life. By the way the same sentiment applies to the entertainment industry who are a bunch of rich hypocrite snobs and they need to go away also – books are a good way to go.

 

Military Academy: You Won’t Disrespect American Flag on our Football Field

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October 11, 2016  –  Todd Starnes

http://www.toddstarnes.com/column/military-academy-you-wont-disrespect-american-flag-on-our-football-field 

By Todd Starnes

The young men who attend St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin know the names of the fallen. 

Their names are recited every spring – young men, alumni, who gave their lives defending America. 

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Jack Albert, the president the military academy, believes the blood shed by his cadets make their campus sacred ground.

So when Albert learned that some of the high schools in their athletic conference were allowing students to disrespect the national anthem, he decided to draw a line in the sand.

“To dishonor those men and their families by permitting any disrespect of the country they defended, especially on the Academy’s time honored fields of friendly strife, is in my opinion, unacceptable,” Albert wrote in a letter to parents and alumni.

“It is our expectation when teams visit our campus, proper etiquette and respect is rendered to the nation’s colors and the national anthem,” he added.

And then – the military academy president dropped the bombshell:

“It is my intention to halt any game with any team whose players or coaches decide to disrespect the colors of our nation or the national anthem of our country in any way,” he informed the Academy family.

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Finally! A school that’s willing to take a stand for the red, white and blue!

“All of our cadets are taught to respect the United States of America,” he said. 

Their plan is to immediately halt the game and ask the opposing team to leave the field. 

Albert acknowledged that such action would result in a forfeit, but he told me it was the right thing to do.

“To go ahead and let somebody come in here on our sacred ground and denigrate what we are doing — with a clear conscious I could not do that,” Albert told me.

Parents, alumni and cadets overwhelmingly supported the decision.

“I’m not going to destroy what we’ve had in place here for 133 years,” Albert told me. “We have a program here and a standard here. My boys know that if they would do anything that disrespected the flag or anthem they would be dismissed.”

May God bless the good men of St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy. It’s nice to know there are still some young people who respect God and Country. 

Repeat Of Confederate Flag Vilification – NFL, ESPN Attack America Thru Players

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Posted on September 13, 2016 by Rick Wells in Entertainment, News, Politics // 2 Comments

If the NFL and ESPN had been deliberately trying to devise a way to drive away viewers and patrons they would not have been able to come up a better scheme than the one they are currently jointly engaged in involving the disrespecting of America’s national symbols, our national anthem and our nation.

The attention-starved punks, the insignificant players involved in their little demonstrations are growing tiresome, beyond tiresome. So is the complicit league that condones and encourages their acts of disloyalty and the attacks upon the symbols of our nation, drawing the ire of patriotic Americans.

It was only a year or so ago that these same forces came after the symbols of southern Americans in falsely attacking the Confederate Battle Flag as being a symbol of racism. The unified anti-American forces, led by the usual suspects, the Marxist Democrats, were successful in carving out that small section of America as villains and forcing them to give up the symbols of their heritage.

That was just a beta test for what they’re doing now and both are founded upon the anti-cop, anti-white black victimhood, racist entitlement that Hussein Obama and Eric Holder founded as Black Lives Matter two years ago in Ferguson, MO, under instructions from George Soros.

Now they’re coming after a larger version of that same Southern patriot population, the American patriot, vilified for exactly the same reasons and by the same liberal left. Their goal is also our submission to whatever demands they settle upon, followed and built upon in ever increasing demands into an burgeoning state-sanctioned, race-based wealth redistribution system through the mechanisms of taxation, social programs and “civil rights” litigation and mandates.

The current national pastime, hopefully one that will soon find its way into bankruptcy as compensation for their misdeeds, is being used by the elites as a tool to manipulate the thinking of the masses. The message is clear – bad white people and bad cops are abusing poor helpless black people for the sheer pleasure of it and because whites are inherently evil.

The United States, as a country built by the evil crackers, must be made more “inclusive and diverse” as the remedy, part of the reason behind the push for non-white foreigner invaders, and lectures from the dictator about “that’s not who we are.” Communist wealth redistribution and equality for all must be the responsibility of the government to enforce, Obama and the diversity obsessed left have declared. As they define it, diversity means blacker and browner, less white. The process will be accelerated soon,  once the NFL brainwashing and other associated propaganda dissemination is completed.

The disgusting liberals at ESPN have an important role in legitimizing the desecration of our national symbols, the equivalent of their ceremonial flag burnings the Soros thugs incorporate as part of their attacks on America in disrupting Trump events.

Baseball great Curt Schilling made the point from his experience working at and being fired from the network for being conservative, not adhering to their demands that on-air talent echo their liberal perspective.

He said, “It was apparent to me early on that if you wanted to go off topic as a sports person you had to go off topic left, or you were going to get in trouble. Some of the most racist things I’ve ever heard have come out of people that are on the air at ESPN. They’re some of the biggest racists in sports commentating.”

Of course they want to keep their jobs so they obey and say what they’re told. In Monday Night’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and the LA Rams, the America-hating players were part of the on-air discussion. The commentators for the game on ESPN were Steve Young and Chris Berman.

Either they’re not men of principle, they’re liberal idiots, they also hate America or they’re cowards and there is the strong possibility that there are multiple combinations of those flaws between Young and Berman. Berman is known for his shtick of saying “he could go all the way.” He and Young just went too far.

As reported by Breitbart, “ESPN color commentator Steve Young praised Kaepernick as ‘thoughtful’ after the anthem. ‘It’s really raised consciousness,’ he claimed, ‘and it’s a wonderful thing.’ Play-by-play man Chris Berman credited Kaepernick with opening up a national ‘discussion.’”

There will be a price to pay. ESPN is already hemorrhaging viewers and the NFL will soon experience the same type of backlash that tanked Target with their perverted pervert-friendly change room policies. Americans make a choice with their entertainment dollars. You’re giving them a reason to choose something else. Baseball anyone?