My take on NFL and other pro sports’ players kneeling for the national anthem
by Brian R. Wright
Here are two articles by journalists/columnists I respect and they pretty much nail the issue, at least on the Independent-Individualist surface from which yours truly views the world:
Brandon Smith: “NFL Players Have a First Amendment Right to Act Like Little Bitches”
“If NFL players refused to stand for the national anthem because they believed in the ideals it represents but felt that our government no longer represented those ideals, then I would be in full support of their motives. Obviously, this is not why they are protesting. If their motivation was about speaking against corrupt government, then they would have refused to stand for the anthem back when Barack Obama, a Constitution-wrecking cabana boy for the elites, was in office.”
Jon Rappoport: “An Open Letter to NFL Players: You’re Being Used”
“In other articles, I’ve written about solutions to some of these problems. Here, I’ll simply say that if you NFL protestors want to make a difference, you need to stand up and do something harder than you’re doing now. Right now, you’re unwitting agents of NO CHANGE and racial divide-and-conquer.
“YOU’RE FOCUSING ON POLICE BRUTALITY, AS IF THAT’S THE DEEPEST PROBLEM IN BLACK INNER CITIES. It isn’t. So you’re leading people away from recognizing and admitting what the real problems are.
“What you’re doing now, men, isn’t going to work. You’re only going to sow more conflict.”
Plus for a good laugh/cry, visit the first followup by Mr. Rappoport here:
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