Anybody else taking a knee on the NFL?

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    WolfBlood86
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    It is disrespectful to the flag and to the nation. The flag and patriotism is all we have binding us together. If you think of yourself as black, African, white, Asian, Hispanic, LBGT or whatever BEFORE you think of yourself as an American, that’s part of the problem. Unfortunately that is exactly what the left wants to do, divide. Good on Trump for calling a spade a spade. MAGA!

    Right… it’s the left trying to divide us. :-\ Not Trump bringing up protests at a rally to feed his backward base… Although nothing like an idiotic statement from Trump to actual UNITE people together against him! Maybe Trump is smarter than we thought. The Great Uniter!

    #124325

    freshmanin83
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    A great show of unification. Some stayed in the locker room, most came out. Some kneeled, most did not. Some fans booed the disrespect, most did not. Some fans are not watching anymore, most are. Some players say the disrespect of the flag and the anthem are about one thing, some another.

    Some need to slight others by saying they are backwards, some do not.

    #124327

    bill.onthebeach
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    Except for watching Russell and his Hawks…
    I checked out on the NFL several years for various reasons, none of which were political…

    As for the political side of things — it does seem to be expanding into new territories –, might I add a reminder to all?

    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    And the king always dies from a death of 1000 knives.

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #124328

    StateRed44
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    It is disrespectful to the flag and to the nation. The flag and patriotism is all we have binding us together. If you think of yourself as black, African, white, Asian, Hispanic, LBGT or whatever BEFORE you think of yourself as an American, that’s part of the problem. Unfortunately that is exactly what the left wants to do, divide. Good on Trump for calling a spade a spade. MAGA!

    Right… it’s the left trying to divide us. :-\ Not Trump bringing up protests at a rally to feed his backward base… Although nothing like an idiotic statement from Trump to actual UNITE people together against him! Maybe Trump is smarter than we thought. The Great Uniter!

    The left is about nothing but identity politics. Wake up. Divide everyone into oppressed groups to rage against the patriarchy. So pathetic.

    #124331

    tractor57
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    And the right is not???? Yes I am right leaning but both play the same game. I’m old enough to have had devotions and said the pledge every morning in school. I also was trained in how to properly treat the flag and was part of the group that raised and lowered the flag each day. So I’m not some “leftist” who knows nothing or doesn’t care. This has become the current “wedge issue” to take our minds away from more serious issues.

    #124332

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    I stand with the Kaepernickers, just to be clear.

    #124333

    TheAliasTroll
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    I stand with the Kaepernickers, just to be clear.

    I guess that means you stand over them these days then.

    You also stand behind his anti-police “police are pigs” socks and agenda he sports?

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2774200.1472744986!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_750/49ers-camp-football.jpg

    #124334

    StateRed44
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    I stand with the Kaepernickers, just to be clear.

    Yeah, that’s kind of what Maxine Waters said. The weird thing is to kneel is an act of submission. So, it’s all very confusing and IMO not very well thought out. Especially when statistics argue against the protest.

    And the right is not???? Yes I am right leaning but both play the same game. I’m old enough to have had devotions and said the pledge every morning in school. I also was trained in how to properly treat the flag and was part of the group that raised and lowered the flag each day. So I’m not some “leftist” who knows nothing or doesn’t care. This has become the current “wedge issue” to take our minds away from more serious issues.

    I can agree it’s not a very serious issue. Mainly because these are essentially uneducated football and basketball knuckle head jocks. Just shut up and entertain me, or else it’s not worth it.

    #124335

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    “…to kneel is an act of submission.”

    Well…not exactly. In the world of sport it is generally known as something one does when messages are being put forth. It is what I’d long ago brought up as an alternative to sitting.

    #124338

    TheAliasTroll
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    Just now seeing local schools are supporting “taking a knee”. This country’s in a real backslide. Nothing is sacred anymore. No longer have to respect anything, including the law of the land, tremendous sacrifices made by military personal, the church. This disrespect is in fact encouraged.

    Guess that’s just the way it is now. Nothing I can do as one person to change it. So it’s best to just accept what the country has become and the direction it’s headed. Anger and stressing about it is fruitless.

    #124340

    pakfanistan
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    #124341

    rthomas44
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    This is all due to “our president ” going down to Alabama and playing to his base… basement.

    #124343

    pakfanistan
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    #124345

    TheAliasTroll
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    @pakfanistan, what would you guess is the biggest threat to a black man’s life? Do you think it’s the American Flag? Is it the police?

    #124346

    StateRed44
    Participant

    This is all due to “our president ” going down to Alabama and playing to his base… basement.

    how’s that?

    #124347

    StateRed44
    Participant

    @pakfanistan, what would you guess is the biggest threat to a black man’s life? Do you think it’s the American Flag? Is it the police?

    It doesn’t matter. These protestors are not logical in any sense.

    #124348

    pakfanistan
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    #124351

    freshmanin83
    Participant

    Keapernick started out sitting and the Keapernick’s showed a LEO badge and a slave catcher badge and indicated they were the same aLso indicated in a picture that an nfl franchise owner was like a slave owner. At least we know where you stand.

    #124353

    McCallum
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    I believe the Trump statement in taking a knee started with “wouldn’t you like”.

    Pretty tame stuff, media took it from there.

    I absolutely love the racial angle being applied by the media. It falls nicely into the conventional wisdom on issues of race and that says “blacks innocent and good, whites oppressive and bad”. Everyday they grind that axe the more people have the veil pulled back.

    But a look at race issues in South America:

    http://takimag.com/article/looking_southward_costin_alamariu#axzz4tmIO0duF

    Now we know only mighty whitey beats the race drum. An ex-president would never say “the police acted stupidly” without knowing the facts of the case.

    McCallum

    #124355

    freshmanin83
    Participant

    Inane comment must be repeated.

    #124358

    pakfanistan
    Participant

    I absolutely love the racial angle being applied by the media.

    Alt-right nazis who ran down a woman = fine people
    Mostly black athletes kneeling for the national anthem = sons of bitches

    Nothing racial there.

    #124359

    StateRed44
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    I absolutely love the racial angle being applied by the media.

    Alt-right nazis who ran down a woman = fine people
    Mostly black athletes kneeling for the national anthem = sons of bitches

    Nothing racial there.

    Thats not what was said and you know it. Such bullcrap, typical. Publish the quote!

    The left will tell you they want not equality of opportunity but equality of outcome. Thats fantasy island. Not gonna ever happen, so here we will sit with continuous mostly black outrage stoked by media and leftist agitators. Thanks idiots!

    #124363

    McCallum
    Participant

    Alt-right nazis who ran down a woman = fine people
    Mostly black athletes kneeling for the national anthem = sons of bitches

    Nothing racial there.

    Thank you for proving my point. I like how you shifted words to change what was said and what was meant.

    What did Heather Heyer die from pakfanistan? I don’t know and assuming might be an error. You say she was “run down” and I’m asking you prove it. Her mother said she died from a heart attack.

    Let’s look at the narrative if you have the time.

    McCallum

    #124365

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    Respect must be earned? Sounds good, I’ll just create my own cockamamie protest.. I’m going to choose to protest the NFL by not acknowledging black history month. Acknowledging black history month must be earned!

    See, I too can string together words that don’t add up to any sort of logical reasoning while being overtly obtuse as well!

    #124366

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    What’s sad (and concerning) is this guy is 100% fully buying into it. They really do believe it. They believe America doesn’t deserve respect because there are a tiny fraction of a percentage of police who are either bad at their job or made a mistake. It is stated clearly right here in this thread for the world to see.

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