Monday, September 12, 2016

Time To Put Away The Football

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.“ - St. Paul, I Corinthians 13:11

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Kaepernick’s Black Lives Matter Antics Show It’s Time For Americans To Put Away Childish Game of Pro/College Football

The spectacle of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick  (right, kneeling) degrading America’s national anthem with a gesture in support of the #BlackLivesMatter cop killers, which other black players are expected to emulate on Sunday, show unmistakably that it’s time for Americans to man up and put away their childish football fantasies.

I was first hit by the relevance of 1 Corinthians 13:11 when I read about the black football player at Vanderbilt who admitted to raping a white coed at the school. He urinated on her face, all the while “uttering horrific racial hate speech that suggested I deserved what he was doing to me because of the color of my skin.” “That’s for 400 years of slavery you b—-” 

I’m a big fan of college football. I spent most of my life dedicated to a particular team. I have wonderful memories of tailgates and games with family members, some living, some now deceased, all of which I cherish to this day.

But the story of Batey justifying his rape helped me man up and quit the “opiate” I’ve been addicted to imbibing each fall.

Now, on the first Sunday of the football season, which falls on September 11th this year , tens of millions of Americans will be confronted with their moment to finally retire childhood and become a man—because Colin Kaepernick spitting on their national anthem and on their heritage.

Let’s pause for a moment: personally, I have concluded that America is no longer “our country,” nor is it run with our best interests in mind. We’ve pretty much dismantled our civilization to appease black people–which is why I feel America is irredeemable.

However, your normal Americans, who support Donald Trump for President or who are thinking about supporting him, don’t feel that way. And when they see Kaepernick and the increasing number of black NFL players take a knee during the national anthem in the names of Black Lives Matter and Michael Brown, it makes them angry. They can’t respect these sports multimillionaires who refuse to “stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppressed black people and people of color” 

And this is a great thing. Consider:
  • The NFL allowed Beyonce to perform an anti-police song during the halftime show of Super Bowl 50 back in February.
  • The NFL refused to let the Dallas Cowboy wear a decal on their helmets this season to honor the five white cops gunned down by a Black Lives Matter supremacist back in July  [NFL: Cowboys can’t wear decal honoring Dallas police during games, by Greg Rajan, Houston Chronicle, August 11, 2016].
  • The NFL is on the verge of fining a player for wearing cleats honoring America and New York City in remembrance of the 9/11 Islamic terror attacks 
  • The NFL refused to discipline the five black players for the St. Louis Rams who hyped the myth of Ferguson by making the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture before a 2014 game, thus publicly siding with the burgeoning anti-police movement, were not disciplined, despite the specific request of the St. Louis Police Association 

Now, on top of all of this, comes the Kaepernick caper. With black members of the Seattle Seahawks (right) considering some sort of solidarity gesture, the 15th anniversary of 9/11 could see multiple players take a knee in a movement that is simply an expression of anti-police —well, let’s call it what it is: anti-white—hatred. 

President Barack Obama, needless to say, has already come out in support of Kaepernick, saying he is:
“exercising his constitutional right…. I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about. If nothing else, he’s generated more conversation about issues that have to be talked about”…
Donald Trump had a much different take, solidly based on his America First philosophy:
“I think it’s personally not a good thing, I think it’s a terrible thing. And, you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try, it won’t happen.”
We’ve already seen the consequences of what happens when football combines with Social Justice Warriors/Black Lives Matter: the debacle at the University of Missouri over the poop Swastika Hoax.

What were the consequences of this hoax?  The school suffered a 23 percent decline in enrollment for fall 2016, forcing five percent budget cuts because of a shortfall of $32 million in tuition revenue And donations (tax-deductible) to the athletic program dropped 68.7 percent from the prior year, while donations to academic programs dropped by $6 million 

In other words: white alumni of the school stopped supporting the majority black football team—and encouraged their sons and daughters to seek alternative means of higher education.

It takes dramatic examples to shake people from their apathy. Watching multimillionaire black athletes take a knee during the national anthem on September 11, 2016 may well cause many NFL fans across the country to rethink supporting the league.

After all, the only interest these players seem to have in politics is to make sure police can no longer arrest black criminals.

Football is a kid’s game. College football and NFL are nothing more than entertainment.  It’s time to put the game away and become men.  It’s time to confront the problems that America is facing.

And it’s time to stop basing our identity on our alma mater and favorite professional football teams.

From VDare (September 11, 2016)

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