NFL players, ESPN, liberal pundits, and leftist media have been desperately trying to change the narrative and say the NFL protest has nothing to do with the flag or disrespecting the flag.
This is a liberal attempt to re-write facts. It's what they do—their modus operandi is to constantly shift the narrative, like going from white privilege to white nationalism to white supremacy. They don't like the historical fact that the Democrat Party invented the KKK, so they try to erase history and re-write it. They don't like the reaction they got for disrespecting the flag during NFL games, so they are trying to re-write what the protest is in an effort to conceal the fact that it all began by an anti-American, Marxist, who hates the flag.
It is a protest against the flag.
The man who started this crap 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."
Well, there it is folks...his whole point was to disrespect the flag.
The backlash against the players, the owners, and the networks was much worse than the left anticipated. Tickets sales are down, viewership has plummeted, and networks have had to repay companies who bought advertising time during games. All this has had a ripple effect on sports bars, sports apparel retailers, and other parts of the industry.
So now the lie begins. Now they are claiming they weren't really protesting the flag or the National Anthem when they took a knee during the presentation of the colors and playing of the Star Spangled Banner.
They were showing "unity." Um...unity for what? Unity against what? As has been noted, the statistical facts aren't on their side when it come to race-based police brutality.
In fact, for all their blustering, the left is not against racism. They actively promote it---as long as it's against the correct race.
The liberal, made up phrase "white privilege" is a racist term. Racism is defined as "the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races."
Racism is accusing me of having some undefinable privilege based on my skin color that abstractly contributed to any perceived success I have attained. How dare anyone assume that I haven't worked my ass off to earn my own accomplishments? It's racist, offensive, and it is an excuse that lazy, small minded people use to explain why others might have more perceived success than themselves.
By week three of the 2017 NFL season, some of the players took to kneeling before the Anthem plays, but standing during the Anthem and locking arms to show "unity.” The optic here is that their protest has now morphed into a “f*ck you” to Trump and—by extension—Trump voters.
They are still protesting during the Anthem, an idiomatic antithesis: technically adhering to the letter of rule versus the spirit of it. Anything other than able-bodied Americans standing straight up with head covers removed and their right hand over their hearts is simply unacceptable. Gestures before or after the that sacred act of patriotism can only be interpreted as divisive identity politics demonstrated on the field of play.
The NFL has some upstanding players. Yes, that is absolutely true.
It also employs a host of deviants who have committed crimes ranging from murder, wife beating, child abusing, raping, illegal dog fighting, illegal drug use and dealing, drunk driving, armed robbery, assault, illegal gun possession...and the list goes on and on—many of these players are still playing, and many avoided jail. Talk about privilege!?
No wonder the players are so anti-police...they certainly have enough runs-in with the law. But I guess we are to believe those were all cases of racism...not cases of over paid multi-millionaires who think they are above the law.
Ya...when I start looking to the NFL to be my moral compass, I'm pretty sure that is a sign of the impending apocalypse.
It’s just too easy to turn the channel off.