So those who donít pledge their allegiance to a symbol should forfeit their citizenship? That doesnít sound like America to me. Not an America that Iíd want to live in.
I always follow the money when it comes to commitment...you can tell a lot about a man/woman by looking at his/her checkbook register!
So CKaep gets a passing grade in my book...I may not like the way he protests, but at least he is putting his $$ where his mouth is and that says alot about his convictions.
The problem is, he is the exception! If these NFL'ers, white or black, really gave a $h!t about the cause and problems faced by poor and oppressed communities of color, wouldn't you think that instead locking arms, those NFL players could take up a 5% collection of salaries from their "unified" locker rooms and really effect change? Almost every NFL Team has over $150M in salary spread around that room this year, let me do some math here:
5% of $150M times 32 Teams...hmmm, looks like $240M that could really affect some change in neighborhoods in their towns!
But the real fact of the matter is that it is a lot easier to "take a knee" or lock arms around a "cause" than actually care enough to give 5% of your annual salary to help fix it.
Wonder what would happen if they took the $7.5M per team raised and committed that money to fund two or three inner city youth centers where kids could have a safe and secure place to get help with school, learn skills and maybe get themselves and their families out of the hell hole that is downtown Chicago, Detroit, or (insert low income inner city where black on black crime is through the roof here).
These are the same places where no one wants to admit that being a police officer of any color is one hell of a hard job. Mistakes are made and over zealous power hungry cops can be the result of the day to day existence of trying to keep the peace in a neighborhood where there are some really bad people, mixed in with the good, honest hard working poor people and it gets really hard to tell which is which. Of course you never hear about the vast majority of cops that are professional and do their jobs the best they can...and it is one hell of a career challenge they took on when they signed up for the academy.
So I am waiting for it NFL Players....quit taking knees, holding hands and locking arms and start cutting some big checks...until I see that, I consider you all a bunch of posers that don't really give damn! And I really haven't watched much NFL Football this year, only one Seahawks game during the first 4 weeks...cause I got better things to do than watch a bunch of spoiled athletes make a political statement instead of quietly flexing their economic muscle to actually do something. What a joke!!