Posted on June 30, 2020
15 Yards For Hijacking
The NFL is Antifa now
Since the killing of George Floyd, it has become understood that the peaceful demonstrators who filled the streets in major cities across America have had their cause hijacked by violent Marxist extremists. If that's the case, then the National Football League should be counted not among the demonstrators, but among the hijackers.
It's been widely reported that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has done an about-face on national anthem protests, but that's not exactly true. Refusing to stand before the American flag during The Star-Spangled Banner is a violation of the league's game operations manual, but Goodell has always declined to enforce that rule. All that's new is that whereas Goodell had previously tacitly endorsed these anti-American demonstrations, he now does so explicitly. Contrary to the victimization cult of Colin Kaepernick, Goodell has never opposed the infamous America-hating, informationally impervious, logically impaired, one-man fumble factory from the San Francisco 49ers. The harshest thing the commissioner ever said about Kaepernick was, "I don't necessarily agree with what he's doing." Now he feels it necessary to do so. Four years ago, Goodell said, "we believe strongly in patriotism in the NFL." It wasn't really true then, and by now, he's stopped pretending that it is.
After stating yet again that he would encourage NFL teams to consider signing Kaepernick, Goodell said, "If his efforts are not on the field but continuing to work in this space," meaning his political activism, "we welcome him to that table and to help guide us, help us make better decisions about the kinds of things that need to be done in the communities." Ah yes, Colin the Wise Man will show us the way.
As long as Goodell thinks the NFL is a political action committee, it's no wonder it doesn't function very well as a football league anymore. When the players are on the field and in uniform, they're supposed to be united as a team. Instead, the occasion is being used as a platform for incendiary political activism. Worse yet, by explicitly siding with the protestors, the NFL is now sending the message that the opposing point of view is not to be tolerated.
Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien, among others, has gotten the message. In the middle of a logically and historically ignorant rant, O'Brien announced that he'll be kneeling with his players this season. Does that mean all of his players are in agreement? No, what it means is that those players who disagree will either take the blame for dividing the team, or else they'll give in and engage in an expression of hatred toward their country, against their will.
Kaepernick's leadership in this campaign is often presented as evidence that the demonstrations are not meant as protests against the American flag and national anthem, even though that is literally what they are. Everyone knows that Kaepernick only started kneeling to protest police brutality, right? Well, no. "I've been very clear from the beginning that I'm against systematic oppression," he said in 2016. "Police violence is just one of the symptoms of that oppression. For me, that is something that needs to be addressed, but it's not the whole issue."
So not even he says the anthem protests are about police brutality, but then, why would anybody think they were? The man who has become the NFL's guide to making better decisions is the same Colin Kaepernick who became outraged at the prospect of a sneaker being produced with an image of an American flag on it, the same Colin Kaepernick who celebrates "Unthanksgiving Day," upon which he rails against the very existence of the United States, the same Colin Kaepernick who condemned the drone strike against Iranian terrorist Qassem Suleimani as a racist attack by American imperialists.
As for systematic oppression, how opposed is he, really? Was he thinking about how fervently he opposes systematic oppression when he wore a tee-shirt that approvingly referenced Fidel Castro to a postgame press conference? Or when, during his "clarification" of this event, he chirped the usual Communist twaddle about Cuba having the world's highest literacy rate, and meekly conceded that he was against whatever oppressive things Castro may have done, while still defending the man as a whole?
Taking his cue from Cuba, Kaepernick organized what is ostensibly an educational charity, called "Know Your Rights Camp," which is really a series of Marxist indoctrination seminars for children. There he supplies them with copies of Howard Zinn's America-hating fantasy, A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present. Zinn, a rabid Communist who once declared, "I stand to the Left of Mao Tse Tung," was pathologically anti-American to the point where he even took Japan's side in its attack on Pearl Harbor, and characterized the Marshall Plan as a sinister capitalist plot. Meanwhile, he depicted Communists, everywhere from Vietnam to Nicaragua, as having only the noblest of intentions. So much for promoting education, and so much for opposing systematic oppression.
Of the two groups that took to the streets this spring, only the first one, that organized and marched while the sun was still up, was predominantly concerned with the events surrounding George Floyd's death. The second group, which always came out late at night, was populated with Antifa activists, who don't understand "fa" well enough to realize they're not "anti" it. These are the people who threw bricks and set fires, gleefully destroyed businesses, and brutally assaulted innocent people who got in their way. They were the ones waving Soviet flags and burning American ones, in the middle of American cities. They are the personification of evil.
Guess which group Kaepernick identifies with. Not only did he encourage mob violence in a tweet ("The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears"), but his Know Your Rights Camp is now financing a legal defense fund for "our Freedom Fighters" who were involved in the riots. Not "our peaceful demonstrators," mind you, but "fighters" who require a legal defense. Why else would he link this fund to his children's camps? To someone who's already brainwashing kids with Communist propaganda, providing material support to collegiate, left-wing domestic terrorists must have seemed like the next logical phase of the same mission. Citizens peacefully exercising their constitutional right to freedom of assembly don't figure into it.
This is what Colin Kaepernick is. This is what the NFL has become. An institution that had been synonymous with America through most of its existence is now synonymous with anti-America instead. By endorsing Kaepernick, his beliefs, and his manner of protest, the league has stated its antipathy toward us and our nation just as surely as if it had hired Michael Moore as its new commissioner -- which it might as well of done, for all the difference it would make.
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