So onto the topic at hand…
Oh where to begin? Ok so a over-paid (once again my opinion) leather flinger decided he wanted to make a statement with the largest audience he could and take a knee (or sit down) during OUR national anthem. When asked why, his answer was….
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color, 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.
– Colin Kaepernick
Ok so this ass-hat chooses to exspress himself during his 11.9 million dollar salaried job? Bullshit! I am not going to say he doesn’t have the right to voice his opinion, that’s part of the beauty of this great country, he has the right to protest and speak freely against his government, police and anything else he finds wrong. But, my problem lies in the moment he chooses to do it. I don’t know of anyone who has the right to voice their political or religious beliefs during their job. I’m not allowed to do so, are you? Can you stop in the beginning, middle or end of your work day and when asked why you’re not working (and before you get your nit-picking on, his job starts when he steps into the uniform, be it a practice jersey or his field jersey) and tell them that you don’t agree with something happening in this country? Please, if so let me know so I can avoid that business.
Also before you start this “Well, Musicians can and do start and stop their concerts to voice their opinions, it’s the same thing” bullshit. Let me stop you by saying this… Those people are self employed and can do whatever the hell they want. If you don’t want to hear it, don’t buy a ticket. But when someone buys a ticket to a sports game (NFL, NBA, MLB, etc.) they are there to watch a game! Not see or hear your political statement and by paying for whatever utility they are watching it on, yes they have paid for it.
Now he doesn’t have a job in the his chosen profession. Sucks to be him. Pretty sure I wouldn’t have one either, if I tried this at my job.
Now some other players have taken on the cause. Bringing in the Pompous Potus to take to his preferred platform of opening his mouth via his tiny fingers and Tweet like a 12 year old with tourettes. Then getting on a stage and speaking like that drunk idiot we all know, with a bigger mouth than brains. But, I have a question, why is his opinion not allowed? Granted (as my wife has informed me) that “he is the President and he is disrespecting the office he holds, just like he claims these players are disrespecting our Flag and Anthem”. But that “moral” dilemma aside, why can’t he have an opinion about it? Why can’t he voice it? He has a platform and a media that will copy and paste that shit everywhere just to get the headline. Are you saying he shouldn’t have the same right you want these players to have? Doesn’t that make you a hypocrite?
I am in no way a fan of this jerk-off, but the argument is there, isn’t it? People only want to hear an opinion that is in line with their own. Anyone else with a difference of opinion should be shut down. People are called racists, bigots, snowflakes, leftists… I could go on, but why? You get the point.
I judge people on who they are, how they act and how they treat others.
I do not agree with the NFL stance on taking a knee during the anthem. If it weren’t for what that flag and song has stood for and all that have given to get these people to the million dollar salaries they have, we wouldn’t even be having this crap flinging argument. Will I boycott the NFL, No. I enjoy the game, I just refuse to watch the first 3 minutes so I don’t get pissed about it. That’s the beauty of not giving a shit about someone else’s opinion! I’ve listened to it, I don’t agree with it, I ignore it from that point forward!
If you want to hear my opinion about the issue behind the kneeling stance, please let me know. I might just post about it.