Phony NFL Virtue-Signaling “Unity”

A message to the NFL:

Video by Dean Brown at YouTube.  Thank you, Dean. This song by Merle Haggard couldn’t be more appropriate background music for fan reaction to this week’s NFL National Anthem fiasco.

Now comes news that the Green Bay Packers had a new plan for their game last night. They expected fans to stand with arms linked with neighboring fans during the National Anthem, as the players themselves planned to do (instead of kneeling in disrespect for flag and country).

Maybe I’ve had too much caffeine on National Coffee Day, but I’m sorry. We already have, and have had for decades, a tradition about how one is supposed to behave during the playing of the anthem.

What gives these PC social justice warriors the right to decide for everybody else that this nation is going to change that tradition for this new one they’ve just invented, in order to try to assuage the righteous anger of the nation they disrespected by politicizing their sport in the first place?

The NFL already has rules about how all players should behave during the anthem, and it doesn’t include linking arms in any phony show of “unity.”

What does their version of unity mean other than to try to draft everyone else, including the fans, into a show of “unity” against our president? (And for Black Lives Matter?)

Here are the NFL rules about how to honor the flag during the anthem:

The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.

According to their own rules, players who’ve knelt during the anthem should have already been fined and made to stand respectfully at attention. Ditto for all players who recently avoided the anthem altogether by staying in the locker room like cowards.

Introducing this “linking of arms” to the proper, traditional behavior remains, in my opinion, an attempt to introduce other messages, political messages, into what should be a simple expression of honor and gratitude for our country and for those who have fought and/or given their lives to keep us free.

We show unity already, when all players and fans stand together at attention to honor our flag, which represents all of us–the entire nation, united under God, indivisible.

This is akin to how Barack Obama tried to change the meaning and the symbolism of President Bush’s declared National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001 (aka Patriot’s Day) into something else altogether by declaring his own National Day of Service and Remembrance, omitting references to prayer and terrorism.

So now the NFL has tried to take the onus off the players, whom the coaches believe shouldn’t have to “choose” whether to kneel or stand during the anthem, and tried instead to transfer the onus onto the fans, making the fans choose whether to honor the flag in the traditional manner or be shamed into the virtue-signaling political act of linking arms in a show of unity against Trump.  “Comply, or be seen as someone who’s against unity.”

No doubt about it. They believe that President Trump started this controversy, when nothing could be further from the truth. Without doubt this controversy is divisive. But who divided us? The players who decided to introduce politics into the playing of our anthem, and their bosses who allowed them to do so, against their own rules.

Their attempt to change tradition is offensive. It’s not buying the NFL any sympathy from anyone who can read their signals.

What’s so hard about the NFL enforcing their own rules?

Why is it so hard for them to tell their spoiled brat employees that their “free speech” doesn’t extend to disrespecting the flag, the fans, fellow players who do respect the flag and country, and the entire nation, including its duly elected president?

The NFL chose to side with their snowflakes because they feared … what? To be called racists? Bigots? Privileged white men?

Well, people reap what they sow. There’s no undoing the choice the NFL has already made.

Anyway, Happy National Coffee Day. And have a good weekend.

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117 responses to “Phony NFL Virtue-Signaling “Unity”

    • This is the same mayor who days ago PRAISED TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION for its response until, you just know this happened–the DemoncRATS got to her because how dare she compliment the POTUS when they were planning to play the race card against him?

  1. What are the odds that these two incidents are just more FAKE HATE, designed to take advantage of the renewed BLM protests in St. Louis as well as the renewed National Anthem “protests” in the NFL?

    http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/dc/10-confederate-flags-found-on-american-universitys-campus/478945880

    10 Confederate flags “found” on a college campus, with cotton attached to them. (This resembles the other recent incidences of so-called hate-filled microaggressions, where a college official and a Hobby Lobby store were accused of racism for having the gall to use branches from cotton plants in FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS! Another note: American University is a known alt-left-infested campus.) Supposedly, there’s video of a suspect who appears, to the story writer, to be white and dressed as a construction worker. Some believe he doesn’t look white. In any case, they don’t say why they suspect THIS GUY of planting the flags. If we never hear anything more about either incident, then we’ll know it’s more fake hate. They publicize the incidents when they’re assuming it’s racist white hate crime, but cover it up if it turns out to be activists trying to smear whites.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/air-force-academy-on-racial-slurs-at-school-show-respect-or-get-out-2017-9

    5 dorm rooms doors of rooms inhabited by black cadets were plastered with allegedly racist notes using the n-word on bulletin boards. Of course, no investigation completed yet, but the head of the academy goes out to preemptively condemn (by implication, of course the white) “racists” who posted the notes. If it should turn out that it was a “person of color” trying to instigate racial division on the campus, will that necessarily lead him to retract his words or will he CORRECTLY reaffirm that those people are ALSO racist? The incident was discovered when the mother of one cadet posted an image on Facebook. So, did the students themselves not REPORT these “hate crimes?” How does the head of the academy know that it was to express hate against a person of a “different” race? He doesn’t, because he doesn’t know WHO did it or WHY. The WHY being the most important factor.

    What are the odds that these incidents happen the very week of this NFL hullabaloo over Trump and the flag and BLM?

  2. P.R.

    • There’s a union strike going on. They deliberately are using the disaster as leverage in their negotiations. The authorities are deliberately sitting on the supplies, too. Disgusting.

  3. OK ..LET’S ROLL HERE in the USA! It’s so OVER DUE! or go home
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/austrian-burqa-ban-comes-force-181704392.html

  4. ~ bones …^^^ U BLACK dick.. call OUR PRESIDENT a cheap? CRACKER???
    Sorry , I missed it , along with the NFL this weekend, and MSNBC & CNN,
    the Emmies, the Grammies, etc. …..

    As a kid, I’d fight off sleep to stay up late to watch SNL back when it was actually funny back in the 70’s & 80’s. Now it puts me to sleep.

    Trying to jump out front of this aren’t ya Yahoo! You know very well that if another race used the racial slur for black people against the former President, that’s all we would hear for the next week. Instead, you try to help Michael Che by championing his comments to make it seem as if he was SNL’s saving grace. The slippery slope has turned into an avalanche for those in the media to continue to say anything they want without repercussions…well, that is if it is only about those who aren’t liberal.

    Thanks SNL! Thanks for the free political adds and the numerous reasons to never vote for a democrat! Actors, pro athletes & musicians are really doing our country a favor by exposing their hatred of our way of life!

    SNL is nothing more than a political weapon now from the Democrats. What Che called the President was disgusting. The President in his inauguration speech denounced racism and bigotry. The liberal progressive Democrats call their political opposition racists regardless of facts. It’s very clear that the liberals & the Democrats want to globalize this country and create a new constitution. It’s all about power and control.
    ….ha the ….Saturday Night Liberal Show ….f THEM ALL! SICK PUPPIES

  5. facebkwallflower

  6. This is odd:
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/10/01/no-intent-to-prosecute-jason-chaffetz-shares-talk-with-ag-jeff-sessions/

    A rather disturbing revelation from former congressman Jason Chaffetz during an interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro. About half-way through the interview Judge Pirro asks Chaffetz about ongoing examples of DC corruption.

    Mr. Chaffetz shares a personal conversation he had with Attorney General Jeff Sessions where the attorney general informed Chaffetz there would be no investigation or prosecution of any prior DC corrupt and illegal behavior from Obama-era administration officials. According to Chaffetz none of the unlawful activities of former DC officials will be investigated, prosecuted or pursued.

    • I wondered why Chaffetz resigned. I was considering that “they” had something on him. Could it actually be integrity? Knowing that whatever he was doing on the committees would be useless anyway? A protest resignation? Wouldn’t mean much unless he EXPLAINED it, though.

      The question is WHY will they do NOTHING to stop and punish this corruption? We know it’s likely true given that they’re doing NOTHING, with all the EVIDENCE that’s out there to easily prove the point. Is it because they (Comey, Obama, etc.) DELIBERATELY poisoned the waters so that no prosecution could possibly go forward because they either deliberately botched “investigations” and/or gave “immunity” to various people so that no matter what they said under oath or not, they couldn’t BE prosecuted?

      Alternately, we can assume that deals were made: You back off us and we call off Deep State. Except they’re NOT calling it off. Alternately, Trump’s in on something that’s even more nefarious than we can imagine. Nobody’s THAT GOOD to criminal political “opponents.”

      Or maybe it’s just because most of them are black and/or heroes to the blacks and they’re AFRAID.

  7. Events overtake
    http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/bloody-left-wing-riots-in-u-s-just-the-beginning/
    Certainly Nov 4 is promised by Antifa as the end of the Trump regime,
    but last night we had a very organized execution of people going to a country music festival in Las Vegas.
    All facts are not know yet but there are a lot of dead people.
    Why country music?
    I could state the obvious but I will wait for a few more facts from websites that I trust.
    There was apparently a physical warning about 45 minutes before that “you all are going to die”
    I think this is extremely unlikely to be due to one deranged individual who kept a diary of craziness.
    This smacks of organization.
    Maybe deep state organization.
    We need our best internet detectives,
    (Miri and everyone else that left) to get on top of this one
    The so-called end of the Trump regime promised by Antifa is scheduled
    for Nov 4th.
    I am guessing this is softening up the beaches by artillery before the actual invasion craft are launched.

    • http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/10/02/vegas-is-only-the-beginning-this-is-antifa-along-with-ms-13-and-isis-sympathizers/

      My suspicions exactamosly
      We should anticipate large scale gun violence designed to support the narrative that all guns must be confiscated.

    • When you get analysis from those sites you trust, please link us to them. I have my own thoughts about this, too, but am waiting for the dust to settle. I put up a thread for this topic. I feel very sad for the families of those killed. I wonder if, as with Charlottesville, we will eventually learn the truth about what caused the deaths. Trampling? That’s what happened in Charlottesville. Trampling by the people running out of the street, followed by the person being trampled succumbing to a heart attack. The fake-news media continues to report that she died from the car running over her.

      It certainly smacks of intense organization. By whom and for what reason? We may never learn the truth. Nobody rents a room for 4 days and builds platforms from which to shoot but just must have “snapped” for some unknown reason, according to his brother (or someone the media says is his brother). First he was “well known” to police; now he had only one citation (presumably traffic, but not specified).

      His girlfriend/roommate, an Asian-appearing woman with a wholly American-sounding name, is OUT OF THE COUNTRY, according to TV news. She allegedly has been interviewed (that was fast) and determined to be not a suspect (again, according to the news). Supposedly he used some of her credentials. He was in that room, building things, bringing in 10 weapons and presumably construction materials, for 4 days. Did the maids not ever show up once? Well, yeah. Totally possible that he put out the “do not disturb” sign. He set up cameras so he knew when cops would arrive. Who funded all this? Why country music fans, lots of cops and vets and troops in the crowd–the very people one would try to “turn” on the gun control issue? Well, now I’m starting to speculate and politicize, so enough said for now.

      God bless the people of Vegas and the families of those injured or killed.

  8. Dead shooter announced as, lets call him Joe Bloggs.
    I don’t care what his name is.
    Thing about the shooter being taken out inside a hotel room,
    The dead guy could be anybody.
    What do we know? The shooters were good marksmen and killed I guess they are now saying 50 people in a couple of minutes. Several hundred injured. Way better than that guy Lee Oslwald.
    The shooters could have been trained marksmen and they are now away and safe in their safe houses while some Joe Bloggs nobody who happened to just be in the wrong place at the wrong time is now dead and paraded before the howling mobs.
    This one really stinks.

  9. http://beforeitsnews.com/terrorism/2017/10/las-vegas-mass-shooting-heres-who-and-why-they-did-it-2460227.html
    Las Vegas Mass Shooting:
    False Flag, PsyOp & Black Op to Distract

    State of the Nation

    Deep State is getting very desperate

    Las Vegas Local Newspaper: Las Vegas Shooting Framed As Lone Wolf With 20 Dead And 100 wounded!

    Like so many other staged mass casualty events, this [SHOCKING] shooting staged at the “country music concert in Las Vegas” was deliberate and multi-purposeful.

    Because of the immediate floating of a lone-wolf shooter, it’s clear that a patsy was pre-identified to take the rap. Las Vegas Shooting Framed As Lone Wolf With 20 Dead And 100 wounded!

    Though there were initial reports of multiple shooters and multiple incidents up and down the Strip, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a press conference held at 1:30 a.m. local time that it was believed that there was only one suspect.

    That man was killed on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay after officers responded to the shooting. Lombardo said that investigators are looking for the suspect’s roommate, an Asian woman named Marilou Danley.

    Lombardo declined to identify the suspect, who he called a “lone wolf.”

    Asked about the shooter’s motive, Lombardo said, “We don’t know what his belief system was at this time.”
    (Source: Massacre At Mandalay: Las Vegas Gunman Kills At Least 20 At Country Music Concert [VIDEO])

    The crime scene hasn’t even been thoroughly investigated and the local county sheriff has already called this false flag mass shooting a lone-wolf operation! That, right there, is a dead giveaway.

    snip

    This one will not stand.
    I guess the protesting football players were a flop.
    And the mayor of Puerto Rico has been succesfully asked why
    the truck drivers of Puerto Rico are on strike and refusing to deliver the tens of thousands of shipping containers rotting on the docks.
    I mean come on,they had to try something new,

    Whomever thought of this one is probably long gone.

    • If I never hear or see the words “lone wolf” again, it will be too soon. HOW can they know before the investigation has really begun? They haven’t even searched his house yet. Already rumors are flying that he was a muslim convert. That sounds fake to me and like something to bait people into saying something “islamophobic,” particularly because it was out there right before POTUS spoke. My guess is they were hoping to set him off and get him to say something inflammatory. He didn’t, btw.

      Consider this: how many died because of trampling? I’m totally serious. As usual, the same few witnesses are being interviewed on all the news channels. The same photos out there. The same videos, which really show nothing like definitively dead people from gunshot wounds. Hundreds regularly die when there are stampedes at concert venues and places like the Haj in Mecca. Create chaos and fear in a place like that and what happens? They’re already saying that information can’t be given by hospitals even to families due to HIPAA. I’ve seen two witnesses with what they say is blood smeared on their bodies. Now, I don’t know about you, but if it were me, #1 act would be to IMMEDIATELY wash that blood off my body and get medical advice, seeing as how I have no clue whose blood it is and what diseases it may carry. Instead, these people are readily available for interviews! I’ve seen no obviously wounded-by-gunshot people. I’ve seen people on stretchers being loaded into ambulances as they surf the Web on their cell phones! I’m just saying. I have no doubt this was a TERROR attack. The only thing to be established is by WHOM and WHY.

  10. http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/there-are-2-busted-windows-in-the-mandalay-hotel-they-seem-to-be-in-2-separate-hotel-rooms-were-there-2-or-more-shooters/

    There are 2 busted windows in the Mandalay hotel, they seem to be in 2 separate hotel rooms, not even next to each other. Were there 2 or more shooters? This was a planned terrorist act

    Posted on | October 2, 2017 | No Comments
    WATCH: New Footage Emerges Of Mandalay Bay’s 32nd Flood Where Suspect Shot Through The Window

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/watch-new-footage-emerges-mandalay-bays-32nd-flood-suspect-shot-window/

    Aerial footage shows window on 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel where suspect fired from. https://t.co/SnJlcmIcuT pic.twitter.com/xyfR3jHgOZ

    — ABC News (@ABC) October 2, 2017

    “What I’ve been told…is he shot out through the window,” Officer McMahil says on the gunman shooting from the 32nd floor pic.twitter.com/8N5pRq34LC

    — CBS News (@CBSNews) October 2, 2017

    According to CBS News, the suspect fired his machine gun through the window of his 32nd flood hotel room.

    The Route 91 Harvest festival is a gun-free zone.

    That explains why no one in the crowd of country music fans was shooting back at the mass killer.

    snip
    but actually there are two windows, widely separated, that have been broken so I doubt there was only one lone wolf shooter

    • It probably was a corner suite in which the whole wall was windows. How could anyone with a hand gun shoot the guy on the 32nd floor? Only HIS gun would fire that distance. It was well thought out.

  11. 2. Draft a disaster recovery plan for San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz who apparently … didn’t know that it was part of her job description.^^^^

    And now she’s SO B U S Y Complaining about Trump not helping enough that she doesn’t even have Time to GO to meetings let alone put a PLAN together.
    Don’t worry if you have no experience at this type of thing, apparently Mayor Cruz Doesn’t Either. .. WHO LET’s these FOOL have this JOB?

    • WSJ reported today that the FEMA office IN PUERTO RICO was totally unprepared and useless. Everything depended upon diesel fuel, but there WAS NONE. They had no plan B, apparently. And then there was the strike. This is a society that is more than HALF of the population on welfare/disability. So OF COURSE they’re “victims” of learned helplessness and dependency.

      • Traveling Wilburys – End Of The Line Lyrics

        Well it’s all right, riding around in the breeze
        Well it’s all right, if you live the life you please
        Well it’s all right, doing the best you can
        Well it’s all right, as long as you lend a hand

        You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring (End of the Line)
        Waiting for someone to tell you everything (End of the Line)
        Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring (End of the Line)
        Maybe a diamond ring

        Well it’s all right, even if they say you’re wrong
        Well it’s all right, sometimes you gotta be strong
        Well it’s all right, As long as you got somewhere to lay
        Well it’s all right, everyday is Judgment Day

        Maybe somewhere down the road aways (end of the line)
        You’ll think of me, wonder where I am these days (end of the line)
        Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays (end of the line)
        Purple haze

        Well it’s all right, even when push comes to shove
        Well it’s all right, if you got someone to love
        Well it’s all right, everything’ll work out fine
        Well it’s all right, we’re going to the end of the line

        Don’t have to be ashamed of the car I drive (end of the line)
        I’m glad to be here, happy to be alive (end of the line)
        It don’t matter if you’re by my side (end of the line)
        I’m satisfied

        Well it’s all right, even if you’re old and gray
        Well it’s all right, you still got something to say
        Well it’s all right, remember to live and let live
        Well it’s all right, the best you can do is forgive

        Well it’s all right, riding around in the breeze
        Well it’s all right, if you live the life you please
        Well it’s all right, even if the sun don’t shine
        Well it’s all right, we’re going to the end of the line

        Songwriters: BOB DYLAN, GEORGE HARRISON,
        JEFF LYNNE, ROY K ORBISON, TOM PETTY

        End Of The Line lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

  12. ALL ABOUT TRUMP ~ LOVE THAT MAN! the END of the LINE!!!

  13. “Neither the fanatics nor the faint-hearted are needed. And our duty
    as a Party is not to our Party alone, but to the nation, &, indeed, to all mankind. Our duty is not merely the preservation of political power but
    the preservation of peace & freedom.

    So let us NOT be ‘PETTY’.. when our cause is so great. Let us not quarrel amongst ourselves when our Nation’s future is at stake.

    Let us stand together with renewed confidence in our cause — united in
    our heritage of the past & our hopes for the future — & determined that
    this land we love shall lead all mankind into new frontiers of peace & abundance.”

    ― John F. Kennedy

    • You don’t have to live like a refugee. RIP, Tom. I loved that guy and his music. If he was a lib, please don’t tell me and burst my bubble. If so, he hid it well. Dylan is conservative, iirc. Anyway, may he rest in peace. So sad. Too young to go. Passing of my generation. Sad and scary, too.

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