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Author Topic: What are you protesting about.  (Read 276 times)

Offline Barry

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What are you protesting about.
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:39:36 AM »
NEW YORK (World News Bureau) - In a recent polling of 585 NFL players, nearly all of them were unsure of exactly what they are protesting.  Here's a sampling of responses received from the players to the question "What are you protesting by kneeling during the National Anthem?"


"Pretty sure it's against Nazis - especially the white ones."


"We're protesting America becoming capitalistic instead of equal."


"I'm protesting against Trump saying black lives don't matter."


"We're against global warming and the police."


"We're showing the world that we care about, ahh, things such as.. such as...ahhhhh, freedom from suppression?"


"Me and my fellow players are protesting the Constitution of Independence because of what it does to people of color."


"We are displaying our right to stand up by kneeling for our beliefs."


"We are protesting Trump, because he, you know, keeping the black man down and sh*t."


"Myself is kneeling to show that just because I'm American don't mean I got to act like one."í

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Re: What are you protesting about.
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 07:29:37 PM »
How can players making that kind of money be so uninformed & so completely clueless??   :facepalm:
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Re: What are you protesting about.
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 09:52:28 PM »
It should not be allowed . They can protest on their own time .
Trust me officer , I'm a banjo player , it only seems like I'm going faster than everyone else.

Offline dmiller

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Re: What are you protesting about.
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 05:46:09 PM »
Ungrateful and ignorant a$$holes .  All of them.

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Re: What are you protesting about.
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 12:13:17 AM »
I think that the kneeling protests are based on emotional reaction founded on ignorance and failure to recognize the real reasons for the dysfunctional society and violence in some minority communities. It ignores the data from the US Justice Dept/FBI reports that show that 3% (or less) of the U.S. population accounts for 51% of the violent crime.

In 2016, about 500 minority men were shot and killed by police in the entire nation for the year. Over 530 minority men were shot and killed in Chicago alone in minority against minority crime. All that is ignored by the protesting players. Hands up don't shoot never happened in Ferguson (see investigations). The fellow in N.Y. who was selling cigarettes wasn't choked to death by police. He died of heart failure in the hospital.

That said, although I think the reasons for the protests are bogus, I know that NFL players are not the only group who do not stand for the national anthem.

8 million Jehovahís Witnesses donít salute the flag or stand for the National Anthem.
200,000 Amish donít stand for the National Anthem.
Many Quakers refuse to stand for the national anthem or do the pledge of allegiance.
https://www.afsc.org  American Friends Service Committee
amishamerica.com/pledging-allegiance-flag-or-god
https://me.me/i/8-million-jehovahs-witnesses-dont-salute-the-flag-200-000-amish-19011632
http://thejehovahswitnesses.org/flag.php

So, I am not particularly offended when they don't stand. I just think it is a demonstration of their own inadequacies.
Ron

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Re: What are you protesting about.
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 04:26:50 AM »
Ahhh...yous guys gottah chill...
Now just what can ya expect from ah bunch of guys....
That profeeshanaly...
BANG THAY'ER....HEADS...  :sm.stir the pot: :laughing: