Saving Private Kaepernick. (Or, don’t be an obnoxious millionaire butt-hole)

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Private Kaepernick bravely kneeling for freedom as 160,000 racist Allied troops charge ashore to fight the other racists. #neverforget #Knee-Day

I believe you should stand for the National Anthem.

I also believe you should go to the White House if invited by the President.

It’s called being an adult and being respectful.

Personally, I think Obama was a horrible president, but if I was invited, I’d WANT to go. Kind of out of a morbid curiosity as to what the guy is like in person. And, he was the PRESIDENT, even though I voted against him twice.  You need to respect the position, even if you don’t respect the man holding it.

And if he invited me, I wouldn’t show up all frothy and wild-eyed to scream at him, spit on him, throw a shoe, or anything else ridiculous.

I’d politely check my conceal carry gun and pocket knife, along with my keys and all other metal objects with the prison guards before speaking to him through a sheet of glass with a corded phone.

(I couldn’t help myself)

But it’s kind of like how I treat my family members who are of the opposite political spectrum at get-togethers. Respectfully. For the sake of keeping peace, I shut my mouth and just be pleased to spend time around them. And they, out of respect, do the same thing. It works. It’s called not being an obnoxious asshole. And I know I probably won’t change their minds anyways, but I can pray for their enlightenment and the correction of their moral compass.

And hey guess what else?

I stood for the anthem the entire 8 years Obama was President.

I didn’t wave a single sign. Or violently protest and burn down my neighborhood or flip over cop cars. Or wear a pink hat and march for rights I already have under the ridiculous guise that they will be taken away. Or create bots to destroy any person/thing/corporation/advertiser that supported him with a bombardment of negative fictional complaints.

I used my brain. I used facts. I researched and informed myself and tried to inform others. I argued, usually politely.

I also didn’t kneel.

Probably because I’m not a spoiled millionaire brat who threw away his mediocre football career to call the country that let him be stupid rich to chase a ball up and a down a field inherently racist and wear socks depicting law enforcement officers as pigs.

And because I have dignity and pride. And kneeling is a sign of submission.

In the famous words of Dwight Schrute from The Office, slightly altered….

“I never kneel if I can help it. Kneeling before someone is a submission signal in primates. When someone kneels, all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life.”

But during those 8 years under Obama, I didn’t do anything crazed. Because I can separate the man from the country and the people who dwell in it. I can recognize the bond that holds us together as a country, the morals we hold, the respect we command as a nation that promotes and provides freedom across the world at the cost of our own blood and sacrifice.

Seriously – Say something about a war for Oil. I dare you. We are the only country in the world that would invade another, smoke-check the leader and his armies, and then dump billions into their economy to rebuild and NOT drain every single natural resource available.

And if you think we are a bunch of murdering psychopathic baby killers who are intent on subjugating the entire world under our rule – you don’t know shit about Eastern European values in regards to human life.

They’ll kill hostages to kill a terrorist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_theater_hostage_crisis

 

204 hostages were killed by the gas the Spetsnaz pumped into the theater. While only 2 hostages were actually killed by the terrorists.

Prime example – how’s Syria going under Russian help? Dropping Fuel/Air Bombs on civilian populations and roasting men/women/children alive or asphyxiating them when the air is sucked out of their buildings from the explosion?

Oh yeah, but TRUMP is the evil TYRANT who cheated and beat Hillary. So, he must be like, totally the worst, ever. And stopped at all costs! RESIST! ARGGHHHH!

-sigh-

Whatever.

(By the way, I covered the stupidity of the NFL last year. It was one of my best blog posts. And it has pictures!)

The NFL – Is nothing sacred from the tired tirade of racism, cop hating, and unpatriotic protest?

Summed up – a lot of people are stupid. If you live in America you have it better than the billions of people who existed before you. Right NOW, you have it better than 99% of earth’s population.

There are real problems in our country that need to be addressed.

Then there’s stupid garbage like millionaires kneeling for the anthem who are distracting from the real issues.

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