Monday, September 25, 2017

Trump and rabid nationalist base consumed with Flag Worship, phony Symbolism.

Like the First Amendment says, there's a time a place for free speech...
Trump on Friday said NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial justice should be fired.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired".


And there are preferred ways to protest now during an NFL game...thanks to a little guidance from Trump....

Is our sociopathic narcissist playing his base for suckers, or did he just forget this....


 Or that players standing for the National Anthem was strictly for propaganda purposes in the first place...never gets mentioned enough-"paid patriotism:"



Still, my conservative friend in Milwaukee just played the Christian victim card with poor guy Tim Tebow, without ever knowing anything about Colin Kaepernick:

They’re both Christian football players, and they’re both known for kneeling on the field, although for very different reasons. One grew up the son of Baptist missionaries to the Philippines. The other was baptized Methodist, confirmed Lutheran, and attended a Baptist church during college.

Tebow was home-schooled by his Christian parents, and spent his summers in the Philippines, helping with his father’s orphanage and missionary work. Kaepernick was born to a 19-year-old, single, white woman (who) was destitute and gave him up for adoption. He was raised by the Kaepernicks, a white couple from Milwaukee. His body is festooned with religious tattoos, including depictions of scrolls, a cross, praying hands, angels defeating demons, terms like “To God be the Glory,” “Heaven Sent,” “God will guide me,” Psalm 18:39 and Psalm 27:3.
But Trump would have that son of a bitch Kaepernick fired...
He's an activist and philanthropist ... the offseason Kaepernick launched a GoFundMe page to fly food and water into suffering Somalia ... He had already pledged to donate $1 million (and) proceeds of his jersey sales to charitable work. This year, Meals on Wheels announced it had received $50,000 from Kaepernick. He joined with the charitable organization 100 Suits, to pass out free suits in front of the New York State Parole office for people who have been released from prison and are looking for jobs.
But then Kaepernick began sitting/taking a knee back in 2016, protesting officer shootings of innocent black people.
Kaepernick decided to either remain seated or kneel ... in support of Black Lives Matter and to protest police violence against black people. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

You know what happened next, right?

Kaepernick was voted the “most disliked” player in the NFL. People posted videos of them burning his jerseys. He was called “an embarrassment” and “a traitor.” He was blamed for a significant drop in NFL television ratings, with fans boycotting the NFL because of his protest. He received death threats.
Real Americans like Trump, who tout the First Amendment...well, seems pretty empty now doesn't it. Here are the Trump Tweets that breathed life into this whole mindless wedge issue in the first place:


But wait, "real Americans" angry over disrespecting the flag better check their closets...wanna talk about disrespect? Click to enlarge the real flag rules...


Packer's quarterback Aaron Rodgers offered this generally accepted level headed perspective...



LeBron James....



National Anthem singer...



Drooling Trumpian American not happy about free speech after all...



Oh, and just one more thing....


Check out Sly's pod cast with John Nichols on Trump's special focus on black athletes here, and Jake's Economic TA Funhouse!!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah. Where exactly does the First Amendment say "there's a time a place for free speech?"

You better go back a read it. I hope you like long bread lines. Colin Kaepernick is unemployed now. And you are a slave to the dumbed down states of america.

Stupid libtard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPiPMLvamnQ

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Good point, Anonymous smalldick. Where does it say you give up your right to ask to be treated as a MAN because you get paid to play a sport? And your mediocre self will be the one begging for grub ahead of the rest of us.

Righties using the flag and the anthem as shields to try to keep dimwitted white America from having to think about injustice is especially weak. Those guys need their Bubbles to be broken.

Also thanks for the props John. Keep doing the right thing here.

Anonymous said...

RE: Anonymous 9/15/17

Dude, the sarcasm of that first sentence flew right over your head. The author was noting how Trump's comments implied there was a time and place for free speech, unlike the First Amendment which applies it unconditionally. You've inadvertantly endorsed your opponent's position and opposed Trump's.

MAL said...

Trump is a cross between P.T. Barnum and the object of Norman Cohn's analysis on passive compliance and fervor true believers retain for their myth and rituals.

Chip away at symbols and a cultural myth and rightwingers react like you're talking about their mothers.