Everyone I know has been talking about the feud between Trump and the NFL. Trump has been his usual buffoon-like self, refusing to take a leadership role and criticizing from the outside rather than actively engaging in the conversation from within. Because he’s such a buffoon, the message is taking a back seat to the spectacle created by his buffoonery. But he’s right in terms of the content of his message, and the fact that people are supporting these kneeling clowns is really making me angry. I really don’t get how these guys get off doing this. There’s a serious sense of entitlement when grown men can make millions of dollars tossing a ball and then give the middle finger to the country that enabled them to live a life of wealth and glory off this skill.
Let’s look at the facts here. These football players are multi-millionaire athletes who got rich because they live in a country that worships athletes. Our country worships athletes more than it respects scholars and scientists, which is why more people know of Colin Kaepernick than Neil Degrasse Tyson. I hate to put it this way, but these athletes really ought to be grateful. They owe this country. Grateful that they were born athletic and strong, and grateful that their country values this ability. A guy who is 6’4, 220 lbs, and can run a 100 in just over 10 seconds has wonderful prospects in the U.S. A guy who could do the same while growing up in China, Japan, or Tanzania would have far fewer prospects. Think about how crazy it is to get paid so much money to throw a football in a world where hunger and famine still exist. Yet instead of gratitude and respect, these athletes are pissing on us. It’s a disgrace.
Let’s also look at their “protest.” Most of the “crimes” they’re protesting never happened. “Hands up, don’t shoot” was a complete fabrication. Michael Brown was a violent criminal. Eric Garner was resisting arrest. That clown from Mizzou threw himself in front of the car. We’ve spoken about the BLM lies enough; there’s no need to go back into that. Studies have shown that black people are actually less likely to be shot by police, even if they’re more likely to be roughed up. But perhaps worse than the lying is the abdication of responsibility. If you’re a multi-millionaire athlete, you have the means to give back to your community. You have the means to start scholarships, invest in your community, and give back. You’ve got the visibility to make a statement. You’ve got access to people who know how to build businesses and create. To waste this opportunity by (once again) claiming victimhood is pathetic. There are tons of people who wish they had these guys’ gifts, and it’s sad to see them acting like this.
It’s the NATIONAL Football League, not the F-U-All Football League. People should be able to watch without being disrespected. If these players and owners are not going to respect the nation, the nation shouldn’t support them. If the owners are going to support the nation, then they should take Trump’s advice–fire every anti-American who refuses to stand for the national anthem. Seriously, put them on the unemployment line. See what happens when these athletic, entitled, and condescending clowns suddenly don’t have football. A guy who is good at math can always join a hedge fund or become an accountant if his game theory career doesn’t work out. What happens to a football player who can’t play football? He ain’t gonna become a sprinter or a jockey or a basketball player. Only Bo Diddley made the transition to baseball. Seriously, they need to send these people to the unemployment line.
And if the owners won’t support the country and refuse to demand that their players be role models, boycott them. Stop buying their merchandise. Write to their sponsors and let them know. We’re Americans. Americans shouldn’t support Americans who disrespect our country.