October 22, 2017

Black Conservatives Say Players Kneel and Protest at Their Peril

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Press Release from the National Center for Public Policy Research:

NFL’s Indulgence of Radical Politics Sends Divisive Message, Drives Away Fans

Washington, DC –  With the high likelihood of continued instances of professional football players “taking a knee” while the National Anthem is played during this week’s NFL games, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are warning that continued protests lacking clear intentions are hurting the sport’s reputation as well as the well-being of its sponsors.

While fans who have been polled by the media do not necessarily want players fired over their protests, overwhelming majorities want professional athletes to stand respectfullyduring the playing of the National Anthem. Past protests have been cited as a key factorin fans no longer watching games.

In a commentary published on the Fox News Channel website, Project 21 Co-ChairmanStacy Washington wrote that millionaire athletes protesting without a specific goal are testing the dwindling patience of the American people. 

“The NFL has a choice to make, and it’s an easy one: political activism or sports. The American people will only tolerate one of those so they had best choose wisely,” said Washington, a syndicated talk radio host on the American Family Radio and Urban Family Talk networks and U.S. Air Force veteran who served in an honor guard unit at military funerals. “There are ways to sway a community; defiling a national symbol associated with honor, service, sacrifice and bravery isn’t one of them. If the NFL continues to indulge the players, declining ratings and lower attendance at games will become the norm. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the team owners must man up: choose the fans by ending the protests.”

Anger over the players’ protests has trickled down to other businesses that make money through their affiliation with the NFL. Fans are reportedly buying less team merchandiseand not going to games (and thus not buying concessions). Bars are refusing to broadcastgames. And, in a move that could be costly to the NFL, DirecTV has let some customers cancel their premium “Sunday Ticket” game packages. Sponsor boycotts are also being organized.

“We live in a free country where people have a right to free speech. Having said that, there’s a responsibility to use it wisely,” said Project 21 member Darryn “Dutch” Martin, a former federal diplomatic official and motivational speaker. “I believe Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players have a right to kneel when the National Anthem is played. But the flip-side to this coin is that fans don’t have a duty to spend their hard-earned money on the NFL if they feel our country is being disrespected in any way – even by a peaceful protest such as kneeling during the National Anthem. Furthermore, team owners who are fully aware of the financial ramifications shouldn’t be obligated to hire players such as Kaepernick. There’s a time and a place for everything. Professional sports should be a politics-free affair.”

Project 21 member Nadra Enzi, a community anti-crime activist in New Orleans, is critical of the anti-law enforcement sentiments that many protesting players are embracing: “I can’t take a knee to take up a cause that gives perverted honor to mostly career criminals who lost their final fight with the police. Doing do steps on the dignity of urban crime victims and the officers who have been killed in the line of duty in the inner city.”

“We need civil discourse,” said Project 21 member Jerome Danner, host of the “Thinking It Through” podcast. “It is my utmost desire that our most famous athletes and Commander-in-Chief would set an example by engaging in thoughtful conversation. Rather than impulsively stating our opinions about emotional issues, careful introspection should be taken and considerate perspectives shared. Protests are not necessarily wrong, and neither is having an opinion about them. To move forward as a unified nation, however, we should proceed in a thoughtful and courteous manner uncharacteristic of the times.”

 

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  • RattlerRider

    People of various beliefs have not been standing up for the Babylonian Mystery Religions national anthems and saluting its false idols all throughout its history of building itself up, destroying itself from within, rebuilding itself up and well rinse and repeat.. All while it takes down all idiots that follow it, wonder and wander after its plagues.. In Romes Circus Maximus there has been lying cheating and deception for centuries.. Oh now they’re kneeling to some song people have been trained to believe all should stand up for… Never mind the deceptive filth and degradation surrounding the establishment and maintenance of that corrupt corporate entity all through out its sordid fake history that silly song represents..

  • RattlerRider

    THE IDIOTS PLAYING IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS DO WHATEVER THEIR OWNERS TELL EM TO DO… ITS ALL AN ACT…

    Roman-American Circus Maximus
    https://ahuwahzeus.wixsite.com/mysite/single-post/2017/09/21/Roman-American-Circus-Maximus
    The national sports teams in the NFL, MLB, and NBA are part of the control system. They are ran by corrupt billionaires who rig the sporting events and create idols. Sports are propped up for entertainment and used as distractions in society similar to ancient Roman gladiator fights at the Colleseum and chariot races at the Circus Maximus. Sports are often used to distract from the political corruption. Many athletes are criminals and the most popular athletes are the ones who sell out and can be used as idols for promoting political agendas. For instance LeBron James is known for supporting Barack Obama and his agendas. Aaron Hernandez played for the New England Patriots and was convicted of murder. Many football players are involved in crime to the extent that there seems to be a violent criminal organization tied in with the NFL. OJ Simpson is another criminal and former football player that has spent 9 years in prison for armed robbery. Former NFL player Lawrence Taylor has been arrested numerous times for drugs and plead guilty to sexual misconduct with an underage prostitute. Former NFL player Michael Bennett was arrested for wire fraud and stealing several hundred thousand in cash. Former NFL player Irving Fryar was convicted or mortgage fraud. The former New England Patriot Jimmy Hitchcock was convicted of mortgage fraud conspiracy, bank bribery conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy.

    Robert Kraft is the owner of the New England Patriots and he is worth over 4 billion. He is the founder and the Chairman of Kraft Group which is involved with real estate, investments, sports and manufacturing. Robert Kraft is a Zionist businessman involved with manufacturing plants and financing sports in Israel. Kraft and his wife have also donated to College of the Holy Cross and Boston College for Judaic studies and both colleges are Jesuit universities. His son Jonathan Kraft is President of Kraft Group and the New England Patriots. Woody Johnson is the owner of the New York Jets and a multi billionaire whose family created Johnson & Johnson. Woody Johnson is the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. The Johnson family are from New Brunswick New Jersey named after Brunswick Germany which was ruled by the House of Hanover. Han in Hanover is short for Johannes the German version of the name John. The Johnson family are relatives of the House of Hanover which are closely related with the House of Windsor and they rule the United Kingdom. This is why Woody Johnson was appointed by Donald Trump to be the Ambassador to the UK. The Johnson family are believed to be worth around 6 billion and the family also founded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation a health group with 9 billion in assets. Many charitable foundations do the opposite of what they claim to do. John W. Henry is worth about 2 billion and owns the Boston Red Sox and his partner Tom Werner the Chairman of the Red Sox is close friends with the Bill and Hillary Clinton. John Mara is co owner of the New York Giants and was Jesuit educated at Fordham University and Boston College. The New York Giants team is extremely corrupt.

    Sports are heavily fixed including in the MLB, NFL, NBA, NASCAR, and NABC. The earliest known example was the Black Sox

    SO QUIT WASTING YOUR TIME WATCHING THAT SHIT.. BECAUSE IT IS NOTHING BUT SHIT..

  • RattlerRider

    Another way to look at this kneeling.. That anthem and red white and blue colors of a King flag represents a King and HIS Kingdom on earth.. So the kneeling by the NFL automatons could mean something else entirely to that group of people serving that particular King.. Bowing their knee to their earthly god..

    • alrem

      I had similar thoughts and wondered if these “players” had any idea what they were actually doing.

  • RattlerRider