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Tell the owners. Ahm, oh, oops.

October 14, 2017

 

Donald and the NFL

Tell the “owners”.

Boy, if that isn’t a telling reveal, on at least a couple levels. The apparent one coming from a veiled racist undercurrent of being the “Massa” dictating to the “overseers” to get those slaves/players in line with his whims and wishes.

Completely missing the point of (*) taking a knee to bring attention to the dangerous diabolical disparities of blatant blue brutality, which should be jumping up and down in everybody’s awareness, because it ultimately has nothing to do with race.

Rather “state” power, that regardless of laws and human decency, bestows inherent privileged authority to a few to be the arbiter of who lives or who dies.

Under the guise and at the behest of “we the people” to do its bidding as it sees fit.

It might be blue on black now, but that could change any minute as “the people” may see fit, and that “pink”/white is next. Or red, brown, olive, etc.

(**)Heeding what Martin Niemöller wrote.

As for the “slave” argument, the multimillion $ salaries are but pennies on the distraction dollar as for “the people” getting their money’s worth.

Simply by keeping people separate and fighting amongst themselves.

Easily avoiding or acknowledging the puppeteers pulling the societal deception strings, while their greed becomes insatiable. Plus ignoring the deadly concussions and testosterone that manifests in violence off the field.

Is there anything else that makes someone so diabolically distracted from their divinity, than football ?

The second reveal, (since I’m not an arm chair quarterback, I’ll play arm chair psychologist) and probably sadder still is.

Trying to dictate what “must” be respected. My best guess is that Don’s dad, demanded respect, although he didn’t deserve it, at least in Don’s eyes.

Leaving the rest of us with a wounded little petulant boy, pretending to be the  President. Starving for affection and attention, while trying to convince everyone else he’s worthy.

“See my crowd size”. Will someone go buy the Emperor some new clothes, made out of whole cloth?

 

 

(*)

In youth sports, players take a knee when another player is hurt. It is an acknowledgment of the vulnerable humanity that, for the moment, has been obscured by the intense competition of the game. Taking a knee in that context is, like a religious genuflection, a gesture of self-surrender before the greater reality of human suffering.

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Likewise, when black players take a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against African-Americans, they are making a gesture of pain and distress. They are putting America in a more honest context — our “Star-Spangled Banner” dimly seen through the mists of deep injury. It is like flying an American flag upside down in a moment of emergency.

– NY Times

By LEE SIEGEL
September 25, 2017

 

(**)

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

–  Martin Niemöller

 

The “we the people” perspective was inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates book “Between the World and Me”.

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