Sports Illustrated just went all-in with the Black Lives Matter inspired anti-cop/anti-white NFL black protests, allocating the back-page essay to Jacksonville Jaguars player Jared Odrick.
|Don't stop, black players!|
With four black players on the Philadelphia Eagles (only three days after a black Philadelphia resident opened fire on cops) raising a defiant black power fist into the air on Monday Night Football, it's important to quickly scan Odrick's essay. [Football, the Flag and the Right to Speak Our Minds, Sports Illustrated, 9-15-16]:
I was reminded this month of James Baldwin’s enduring words from a 1965 televised debate with William F. Buckley Jr., the conservative author who opposed the civil rights movement and denied the existence of systemic racism. Baldwin described the mind-set of those empowered by the system, saying, “The Mississippi or Alabama sheriff, who really does believe, when he’s facing a Negro boy or girl, that this woman, this man, this child must be insane to attack the system to which he owes his entire identity.”
For a black child in America, Baldwin continued, “it comes as a great shock around the age of five, or six, or seven, to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance, along with everybody else, has not pledged allegiance to you.”
Colin Kaepernick’s motives are genuine and truthful but, for the most part, have been rejected on the basis of his method. Exercising a First Amendment right isn’t an affront to our military. The notion that the flag is sacred and untouchable—or that it has pledged the same allegiance to everyone—is one of the great hypocrisies of our time.
Millions of fans tie their identities to our teams’ successes, but they don’t know the men behind the face masks. When Kaepernick bucked the system, he forced people to reflect on the constructs they’ve accepted or, worse, had never considered.It's funny: the federal government has pledged its loyalty to uplifting black people (since roughly the mid-1940s, when segregation in the US Military ended and then restrictive covenants were deemed unconstitutional) for going on 70 years, and collegiate and professional sports have provided the foundation for white people to accept not only integration - since so many whites do base their identity off of their alma mater or favorite pro sports team - but the wholesale dismantling of their civilization, which is quickly regressing to the black mean.
But, with this national anthem boycott, an increasingly large number of white fans are finally noticing millionaire black athletes, the majority of whom would be virtually penniless were it not for professional sports (seriously, where would their labor be worth more than minimum wage in the free market???), are ungrateful, anti-American bigots.
So keep it up, black players.
By taking a knee or raising the black power fist, you're only driving away white fans who are the sole reason the NFL is the number one form of entertainment in America: and it's these fans who might finally start to realize all that has been lost in dismantling our civilization in trying to help blacks rise above their genetic predisposition to creating African levels of civilization wherever they reside in America.