NFL players claim kneeling is not about our service members or patriotism. It’s about racism. There are a few problems with that. Our flag and anthem are sacred symbols of blood bought sacrifices. And despite Cam Newton’s idiotic statement that Colin Kaepernik paid the “ultimate price,” I assure you he did not. The ultimate price is coming home in a casket draped with the flag you are kneeling for.
The anthem and flag are symbols of a free world, hope, inspiration, pride, and unity. Taking a knee during the anthem and not saluting the flag is offensive, especially to those protecting us. You would have to be a complete idiot to not know how offensive kneeling would be. But that didn’t matter.
The protest logic is to fight what’s being done to one by doing the same to another. Telling patriotic people that taking a knee during the anthem isn’t about them is the equivalent of a white cop telling a black man race wasn’t the reason for the shooting. As Black Lives Matter activists have repeatedly pointed out, actions will always be louder than words.
Whether you see it as disrespect or social justice, the fact remains that taking a knee or being in the locker room is divisive. You will never right a wrong with a wrong. But you will reap what you sow.
Martin Luther King, Jessie Jackson, Farm Aid, the Million Man March were all done for the sake of oppressed people. It got national coverage and impacted people for change in a positive way. We know this method works so why not utilize it? Why didn’t the NFL players march to the stadium in the name of racial violence? Why didn’t they organize community events? Why did they not do a hundred other things that would have benefited their cause rather than turn people against them?
In addition, to this protest uproar, the NFL has a history of problems. The league is a hotbed for crime. From DUI’s to animal cruelty to murder the NFL has it. Don’t believe me? Check out these stats.
The NFL has committed more crimes against women than white cops who shot black men. Where’s the outrage? Where’s the protests? No player took a knee against domestic violence, despite the fact that every day three women die at the hands of a domestic partner. While only a little over 2% of blacks will be shot by a cop, one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence.
Why are NFL players so violent? It goes back to football players and the concussions they receive in play. The human brain can only be rattled around for so long before it short circuits. When it does it turns the player violent. But don’t take my word for it. Read about it here.
Numbers don’t lie. And the numbers are screaming that if the NFL didn’t exist a lot of people would be alive today. A lot of crime would have been avoided. And our country wouldn’t be angrily divided over this protest. If we knew there was a serial killer on the loose wouldn’t we apprehend him and put him in jail for the safety of others? If a person engages in self-destructive behavior putting their lives and others at risk wouldn’t we try to stop them? Folks, this is the NFL. They are breeding crime. My question is, why are we letting them?