FINALLY some common sense concerning the NFL protests

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    The owners jumped in to it because of Trump's perpetuation of what they perceived as racism.... and because it was none of Trump's business getting involved with THEIR businesses... and wrong of him to add fuel to the fire... that the owners feel is their problem to solve... if it needed solving.... and NOT the problem of the big mouth, President of the United States, or the government in any way. President Trump ventured in to a territory that he had no right or justification for imbedding himself in to it...
     
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    Not to mention having a childish twitter war with the NBA. What an abysmal failure Drumpf is as a leader.
     
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    And here's the short answer for you on why they supported him....

    MONEY....

    -with tax cuts for the wealthiest and corporations that Trump has promised, they would get richer....


    -with Trump's involvement in this controversy and him fueling it, hurts their pockets.
     
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    I agree. My respect died long before but glad to see you playing a violin to signal your respect is also dead.
     
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    What exactly are they demanding?
     
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    The simple answer is, more.
     
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    I see what you are saying. The president has no right to an opinion that differs from yours or that of the rich NFL owners. Gottja, censorship.
     
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    Hey, lotsa people are saying "take politics out of sports" --- and I'm one of them. I've ALWAYS said that.

    Football is not my sport --- baseball is. And that sport has been infested with this same political shit for 99 years. I've been to many a game and I've never stood for the national anthem. It has no function in a sports event, unless the event is at the Olympics where athletes are actually representing their country.

    But trotting it out for every Tom Dick and Harry event cheapens it and makes it meaningless. It's done because there's a captive audience there, for a completely different purpose, that the Pentagons and the warmongers and the jingoists think they can massage into a mob of robotic drones. As if every time the Queen walks in everything has to stop and everybody has to stand.

    It boils down to this simple sentence: FUCK robotic drone behavior.

    Fuck
    mob mentality, fuck PC and fuck these specious arguments FOR all of the above based on nothing but emotions and "everybody else is doing it".

    A national anthem, or a flag or any other symbol of patriotism ---- should be expressed voluntarily. Because it's felt. Not because it's dictated. That undermines its ENTIRE purpose. Once we denigrate it down to a lockstep exercise it becomes FAKE. I will not do Fake.

    If I'm at a baseball (or other) game I don't want my national symbols used as advertising exploitations to sell military recruitment or war or politics or PC or mob mentalities I like national symbols that weren't exploited, OK?
     

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