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This is really something

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By Elvis Dunn

The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture.  There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month.  Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.
– Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner

This is perhaps the most hypocritical statement made so far in 2017!

The state of identity politics began to take off on January 20, 2009. It was brought to a new level of disrespect for everyone who swears an oath “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States” on August 14, 2016, by a single coddled millionaire NFL employee.  But the real horror behind the loathsome high jinks is the unmitigated indifference he showed for those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the families of the fallen.

It is true individuals have a right to offend and trigger whomever they please with their hateful antics. This does not make it appropriate to use their employers’ platform to demonstrate against a supposedly oppressive system. It is better for all concerned if individuals articulate their views in the public square, on their own time, and at places unconnected to their employers.

The NFL facilitates the despicable act of kneeling during the National Anthem by allowing privileged millionaire employees to exhibit disrespect for those who put on a uniform and rush into danger as others are fleeing to protect the lives and properties of  their fellow citizens without regards to what “community” they claim. This is the apex of self-sacrifice that the majority of the pandered to NFL workforce has no clue about. The biggest sacrifice a pampered millionaire NFL employee may make is agreeing to a twelve million dollars contract over six years rather than five.

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture.” By allowing its hacks to kneel at the playing of the National Anthem, the NFL and its workforce drives a wedge deeper into the divide of US communities.

Yes, it was an admirable display of compassion the way a minority of NFL lackeys responded to the recent natural disasters that hit the people in the southeastern portion of the United States. They deserve one “atta boy” for their actions. However, no NFL laborer missed a Lamborghini car payment by helping monetarily in this endeavor.

Why weren’t the toadies physically on the front lines distributing aid and comfort to members of the communities ravaged by these disasters?

Or was it just a matter of adding name recognition to someone else’s worthy cause without getting personally involved?

Where was the real self-sacrifice!?

Marines have a saying that goes like this:

“One ‘aw shucks’ will wipe out a 100,000 atta boys!”

In the case of the NFL, it has an “aw shucks” moment every time it tolerates its workers to kneel as the National Anthem is played before the game. This wipes out all the “forces for good [the] clubs and players represent in [their] communities.”

If the NFL wants to halt its declining ratings among American sports viewers it must halt these deplorable, divisive, and hateful demonstrations, then hold their hired-hands accountable for their actions.

Is the NFL Commissioner looking for sympathy for the NFL’s overpaid and underworked human resources? Here is a hint. Sympathy can be found in a dictionary between the words sh** and syphilis.

After serving on active duty for most of my adult life, I fully support these spoiled top one-percent US income-earning brats and the NFL rights guarded by our republican form of government.

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September 24, 2017 at 20:01

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