Where are the real men in the NFL
WASHINGTON June 8, 2018 –I dont get the NFL athletes protesting Trump. Every other week or whenever the news runs out of steam it is Trump vs. the NFL. It’s like he is out their personally, with a gun, shooting people. He asks players to stand for the National Anthem to show solidarity as the country deals with its crisis and in exchange players remove themselves from the process. In hopes of what? uniting everybody. Give me a break.
Athletes these day are acting like a bunch of winey petulant teenageers. They get paid millions of dollars a year in endorsement deals and are protesting cops killing citizens; and stay silent on citizens killing citizens, which causes the cops to be so trigger happy in the first place. If these athletes get their way there will be no cops in the urban areas that need it the most, predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods. Then murder skyrockets.
What would a real man do?
Not these winey NFL players. A real man puts his/her life on the line everyday for his or her community. Everytime I see a State Trooper who died in the line of duty, I think that’s a guy who didn’t shoot first. And I am proud of those guys for their sacrifice. I am also proud of the guys that take the murders off the streets.
Anyone in law enforcement will tell you it is an understood compromise to maintain a civil society. That is killing a few to save the lives of the many. I think cops take that responsibility seriously and most of what we see on television either lacks the full perspective, or is one of those unique situations where an individual used bad judgement.
FBI statistics put the number of African Americans killed by police in the hundreds. Those same statistics put the number of African Americans killed by other African Americans in the thousands. Now I dont want to point to these NFL players intelligence, however, it would seem to a logical human being that a thousand is a lot larger number than a hundred. And that the most detrimental effect to the African American community comes from Black on Black violence.
What concerns me the most about these sports teams protesting the White House is that they all take huge salaries to protest a man who donates his entire salary to charity. Where is the courage in that. If any of them had a pair of brains or balls they would donate their entire salaries to these communities that need it the most.
I dont have any respect for a single player that took a knee during the NFL season. Not a single one. Because if they cared, I mean really cared about the people they that claim they are protesting for they would do something besides take a knee. That is the most pitiful thing any of them could do when they could do so much more financially. If every player in the NFL donated their entire salary to improving these urban communities,. cops wouldn’t have to be called out there in the first place.
Cops don’t just shoot people for no reason. Accidents happen. Most if not all the incidences the suspect was being insubordinate. You know what that means: resisting arrest. Or in laymans terms not doing what somebody who is in charge of your safety is telling you. Does that behavior sound familiar? The protests do nothing to help steer these kids into a positive view of the police and only perpetuates the victimhood mentality that plagues these communities. Which in turn makes the routine stop more adversarial and likely to escalate to violence.
Then when you apply the time factor to the types of situations that the cop faces the reaction seems different. The cops knows if he lets the suspect, innocent or not, get away, he is unlikely to catch him if he is guilty. If he is guilty he may cause a danger to others in the community, not just the officer. The sooner African American community gets over this adversarial approach to each other and law enforcement the faster they will see their entire community progress.
Protest is provocative
I know protest is provocative and sensational. It gets lots of glitzy news stories, but give me a break. A cop would rather be at home with his or her family than rotting in a pine box, yet they put that life that God gave them on the line every time they stop a suspect. And remember as I said earlier the number of cases of Black on Black murder in these communities is in the thousands, approximately 4000 to be more exact.
That means 4000 black males are dead and at least another 4000 are wanted for murder. And you don’t expect cops to have a direct approach to stopping the escalating murder rate in these cities. The news is the worst they down play the real tragedies and criminalise our heroes. For every Sandra Bland and Michael Brown there are at least a dozen other unreported victims of Black on Black crime. If you dont believe me do the math. Count the number of The First 48 episodes and compare it to the number of reported police shootings.
Jerry Jones kneels, Trump gives his entire salary to charity who should a young black man respect.
Dear NFL, I know in your whimsical fantasy football world taking a knee means something. In the real world of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it means nothing unless you put your money where your mouth is.
I like the fact that Jerry Jones kneeled with his players. That was rich. The next time he has to cut one of them or trade them to a weaker franchise, I hope they go show Jerry the picture of them kneeling and see what he says.