Some people believe in selective segregation. There are times when they want to be fully vested Americans afforded all of its freedoms, and times when they want to be considered a special separate class that demands nuanced, preferential considerations. See: white supremacists, militant feminist causes, the Congressional Black Caucus, anti-government groups, and many more.
That Latin phrase on currency reads: e pluribus unum — from many, one (unless there is an advantage to boost just a portion of the pluribus, then to hell with the one).
If anyone complains about a selective segregationist attitude, they are usually met with a flurry of outrage from SJW, self-proclaimed pure hearted Social Justice Warriors. (The very people who claim they “don’t judge people” yet remember to lock their car doors…hmmm).
Free speech is an absolute right. Consequences from using free speech that others may find offensive are to be expected. That pendulum swings both ways.
Here is the list of police officers killed in the line of duty during 2016. Not that Kappy cares. He builds street cred by dancing on their graves. The murdered police officers are of all races and ethnicities, but many lightly-informed public figures ascribe racism and oppression of black people to daily police work.
The opening weekend of NFL football arrived with sporadic and muted protests aligned with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. With most NFL games taking place on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, very few players called attention to themselves with defiant hand gestures or taking a knee during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. A few Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans and one Kansas City Chiefs player took overt action to disrespect the national anthem.
Most players, though, acknowledged America’s anthem with due respect.
Of course, Kaepernick’s red herring isn’t really about the Star Spangled Banner. It is, in effect, a celebration of dead cops. Kaepernick claims that cops are murdering people without recourse so his sartorial selection of piggie socks is an intentional slam at police, many of whom were recently murdered in calculated attacks in Dallas, Baton Rouge, New York, Tennessee, Missouri, and in many other areas.
On the Thursday night game, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took a knee as NBC cameras gave him extra face time for his gesture. On Sunday night’s game, again on NBC, two members of the New England Patriots raised clenched fists after the final note of the national anthem.
Marshall lost one endorsement deal for his action. Kaepernick has a guaranteed contract for this season with the 49ers where he is paid millions whether they keep him on the roster.
Perhaps the best solution to creating less strife among fans, players, endorsement dealmakers, and people who want to escape politics by observing sporting events is to play the national anthem before the players take the field. Change the rundown of events as is done at the University of Louisville football games. Teams warm up, head back to the locker rooms for a last minute meeting, and the band takes the field to play the Star Spangled Banner prior to the teams returning to the field.
Problem solved. Play ball. Be happy that America offers so much opportunity to thrive.
On your down time, instead of playing video games maybe you’d consider community service to help improve America. Kids are murdering each other in the streets every day. Just like the PG movie rating spells out: PARENTAL GUIDANCE is the key to lifting up wayward youth.
God Bless America. The reason millions of immigrants fight to be here is for a chance to earn the very American fruits that our own people take for granted.