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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: knowledgehunter0986
I agree that they are free to do so.
I just won't watch football while they do it.
I agree that Kathy Griffin is free to hold a model of the head of Trump.
But I won't buy tickets to her show.
I agree that people are free to hold KKK rally's.
But I will never attend one.
I agree that BLM can march and say whatever they want.
But I won't be marching with them.
I agree that a Missouri state senator is free to hope that Trump will be assassinated.
But I won't be joining her.
I agree that Antifa are free to say what they want.
But I won't wear a mask in solidarity.
I agree that women can march on Washington DC and are free to say what they want.
But I won't be wearing a ridiculous hat in their support.
I agree that ESPN can say anything they want about our president.
But I won't be watching their programs.
I agree that protesters are free to spit on the US flag.
But I'll only turn away in disgust.
originally posted by: network dude
originally posted by: smurfy
originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
But alas, like almost everything in life now, politics has found its way in and turned what was once an inclusive get-together into a divisive platform.
Having said all that, even though I hate what is going on, I totally support what these athlete's are doing.
I feel the same way about professional music, since I was a professional musician for quite some time.
I dare say the big difference is that many bands and artists simply jumped on the bandwagon regardless of any cause, while who was I to presume that at the time?
For the ball players though, things are a little closer to home, and what does the anthem stand for, I don't know, but in the protest they are kneeling together, and as far as I can see, Trumps remarks will only make their resolve even more. Trump overtly telling the mostly white people who own these teams to fire those black players, and/or any player who supports that protest, does not sound good at all, and he should be ignored, while for the players, should their protest be seen as political? It's not like they are asking for government change, it's more about police behaviour, which is really OTT in many cases, and that methodology seems different all depending on where you live.
you just made this a racial issue? Why the # would you do that? It has nothing to do with race. It's the NFL, kind of a melting pot of sports.
This foot ball deal is just a detraction from the really important concerns this country is facing at this very moment.
originally posted by: TimHeller
i dont care what you say! to me its still disrespecting the flag and our country and military personal! i do believe we should dump the Star spangled banner for America the Beautiful! it isnt freedom of speech its about respect for our flag and freedoms that america represents! damn it there are more white people killed by cops then black folks, more blacks kill blacks then whites and there are black folks in every position everywhere in America! white privilege my ass i dont see it anywhere ffs i dont believe you get it every one has forgot the flag! they shouldnt fly it at stupid sports events! viva la Trump