Warning: I make no promises this post will not contain a bit of profanity. You can overlook it and cut me some slack or you may wish to not read any further. Either way works for me because sometimes, a situation just calls for a bad word or two here and there.
I often recommend that police families take the high road when it comes to the politics of policing. I recommend that officers and their families get off social media if they can’t keep from getting into a pissing-match with police-haters. I don’t respond to idiots on social media about the police. I don’t try to convince people that I’m right. Basically, I believe you can’t have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
But, this blogpost has nothing to do with police matters, so I’m fixing to get a few things off my chest.
Colin Kaepernick, in his infinite wisdom, decided that “taking a knee” during the national anthem was the perfect way to protest police brutality against blacks. I’m throwing the bull-shit flag on that play. That makes about as much as sense as me deciding I’m going to refuse to listen to the radio because I don’t like Michelle Obama. There is absolutely no correlation between the two.
Water seeks its own level and you know what that means. People will seek out others like themselves in character and education. In other words, other dumb-ass football players will jump on the Kaepernick take-a-knee-bandwagon. I can just imagine the locker-room conversation now.
C’mon guys! Let’s do this thing. Let’s show the world what unity looks like. Let’s lock arms and kneel down during the national anthem. We can bring the country together and protest police brutality at the same time. That’s a great idea! It’ll make President Trump mad and that’s even better. We can bring this country together!
Really, I don’t even have to imagine their idiotic, locker room conversation. I can go straight to CNN online and get their exact words. The Redskins said, “”Football has always served as the great unifier, bringing people together to celebrate the values of courage, commitment and achievement.” The Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said, “I believe in honoring the American flag and supporting all of those whose sacrifices protect the many freedoms we have in this country, including the right to have differences of opinion.” The Seattle Seahawks players said, “We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country. Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms.” Really? REALLY? Out of love for your country you will disrespect the United States flag and the national anthem? Seriously???
Even Meghan Linsey (who dat?) got in on the action with her unnamed-but-I’m-sure-almost-famous-guitar player. A virtual-unknown-semi-professional-wanna-be-singer kneels down in solidarity while singing the Star Spangled Banner? Ludicrous. I’ll bet she has no idea what she’s even protesting. Just water seeking its own level.
Kneeling down during the national anthem doesn’t protest police brutality. It does however make you look like a disrespectful, unpatriotic, ultra-entitled, egocentric, self-seeking, self-serving, egomaniacal, narcissistic, dimwit. And a gigantic ass.
If this country, where soldiers are paid less than $40,000 for their service, offends football players so much, I suggest they take their happy-asses somewhere else to live. The problem is… I’m not sure where else over-grown boys can go and get paid an average of $1.9 million a year for playing catch and being treated as gods, heroes, and legends.
There. I said it.