The NFL, Protests and Trump

Being a big football fan, more college than pro, but nonetheless, I am disturbed with what is going on in the NFL. As such, I decided to boycott yesterday, though I did sneak a peak at the final minute of a game I cared about.

I am sick and tired of uninformed, entitled millionaires who make money most people could only dream of telling us how “terrible, unfair, oppressive, inequitable, or racist” our country is. No, the US is not perfect. There is still racism (though nothing on the scale they would have you believe), there is injustice, there is corruption, there is want. But find me another country that is better. Find me one that is more equitable, free, fair, with more opportunity. Find me another where they could be doing what they are doing for that kind of money. When you disrespect the country, its citizens, its military by not standing at attention for the flag and anthem, you earn all the scorn you get. When you make statements as Colin K. has that cops are pigs and “slave catchers” you have crossed the line. Some defenders will say “first amendment rights”, but that argument does not hold water. The NFL is a private enterprise. It has every right to make its players stand at attention during the anthem. As employees of a private enterprise, the players have no first amendment rights in this case. If they did, they could also flip off the crowd anytime they wanted. The NFL has no right to police political speech of the players off the field, but on-field it absolutely does. Oh, and for the left, do not think for a moment that this is a free-speech issue, it is agenda pushing. Imagine for a minute if five or six players did an on-field protest against abortion. The left’s heads would explode!

Now, I have one critique of Trump although I agree with his “boycott” message. As usual his language was inflammatory while his message was not. It was stupid to say players are “SOB’s who should be fired”. I would have phrased it thusly: “If I were the commissioner or an owner, I would tell my players “stand for the anthem and show respect to the country, or you will be suspended. Continue to do it and you will be cut.” End of story.” But by being his usual blunt, sometimes stupid self, he has escalated things. Neither side seems to be winning yet though I suspect more will side with Trump than the NFL. NFL fans lean conservative, that is a fact. However, it bothers me that he would help elevate this firestorm when last week a mere six players protested, and this week it was 200. Some are likely simply angered at his language, and they have that right.

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Lefty Accuses Mike Rowe of “Anti-Intellectual White-Nationalism”…and Gets Destroyed

Chuck Adkins, some odious leftist, accused Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame of supporting anti-intellectualism because of his promotion of skilled trades. In his eyes, anti-intellectualism = white-nationalism = racism. Well, Mike, whom I have had the pleasure of hearing speak, did not take it lying down.

http://amp.dailycaller.com/2017/08/23/mike-rowe-absolutely-destroys-guy-who-accuses-him-of-being-a-white-nationalist/

Next time Chuck, you might want to bring your big-boy debating pants. I especially love how Mike points out and explains logical fallacies, something that is destroying discourse in this country.

Charlottesville Virtue Signaling

There can be legitimate opposition to the removal of Confederate monuments, but the far-left has been allowed to frame it in one word: racism. See, the left is on the side of “good” while their opposition is “bad”. Therefore, their violence is somehow “legitimate”. This is very troubling and will not stop there. We see it in all kinds of issues.

We have something called freedom of speech for a reason. And no matter how offensive it may be, nobody has the right to commit violence to stop it.

https://www.mediaite.com/online/all-of-this-virtue-signaling-over-charlottesville-is-setting-dangerous-precedents/

 

White Supremacists and Far-Left Radicals Battle in Virginia

And both sides are to blame and should be condemned. However this is not the case. Republicans and conservatives want nothing to do with the tiny minority of neo-Nazis and are vocal about. But Democrats, leftist pols and the corrupt left-wing media either ignore the violent far-left Antifa or tacitly approves of it. Notice the popular media coverage is totally one-sided?

You see, they are on the side of “good”, they are against “racism”, they want “peace”. But they are not. They are anarchists and communists who want power and will destroy whatever or whomever stands in their way. They only want “peace” on their terms. In a world where everyone who opposes the left is “racist” nobody is racist. What happened in Charlottesville in the same thing playing out on college campuses everywhere. It is just that someone died, and someone fought back.

And one other thing. The left’s obsession with erasing images of history that it finds “offensive” is infantile and disrespectful. This is they same thing that communists did in the 1900’s and that ISIS is doing now. Our country’s history is not always pleasant and its actors were not perfect but our past political and military leaders should not be “whitewashed” over political correctness. Today it is Robert E. Lee, tomorrow it will be Jefferson. Mark my words.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/14/white-supremacists-not-thugs-tearing-charlottesville/

http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/14/charlottesville-fight-tribal-right-tribal-left-intended-divide-america/

http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/13/notes-charlottesville-state-emergency/

The rise of hatred toward whites among the far-left is partially to blame for the state of things:

http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/23/how-anti-white-rhetoric-is-fueling-white-nationalism/

 

 

 

Illegal Immigration Way Down

Crossings are down, apprehensions are up, which the WaPo grudgingly admits to but sees as “bad”. And so far there isn’t even a wall. Put in simple economic terms, something that Leftists cannot comprehend: people respond to incentives.

If you tell an illegal they will be arrested and deported, they are far less likely to hand over their life savings to a coyote (smuggler) to get in the US.

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/05/01/fear-loathing-southern-border/

 

Now, at the opposite end of the spectrum, murders are out of control in Baltimore after the police were basically ordered to stand down or be labeled “racist” by the majority black population. So what happened? Crime is way up. And who suffers? Law-abiding blacks. I wonder if BLM cares? Baltimore is reaping what it has sown.

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