The old saying is, ”When you dig the hole too deep to climb out, stop digging”. This seems too technical for most of the NFL players. Surprisingly it also seems too confusing to a majority of the NFL franchise owners. Now the NFL Commissioner says keep kneeling today and he picked up the shovel again. So far the score is Trump and the Veterans 102, NFL 0 and the NFL is continuing to dig deeper.
These under educated millionaires could afford to pay an army of sympathizers to march on the White House, get Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to organize another “Million Man March”, or hire Bill Ayres to attack another police station to get attention. They could all gather at the Liberty Bell, UN Headquarters, the Eiffel Tower, or atop Mt. Everest but bubba’s, don’t try the Alamo. There are two Texas NFL team owners who understand when there is a time to hold’em and a time to fold’um.
I noticed today that were groupe of both players and owners meeting in New York to develop new strategies. God bless them, they are still fighting. Even most high school dropouts fully understand when you have lost the fight you crawl back home to get bandages. It does not surprise me that these iron heads expect the public to join them in a battle to emancipate the blacks again for the umpteenth time. Most mature people who read the news understand that when you have 13% of the population you get favored by asking for help rather than demanding it.
Another fact is that there are likely a couple of million brave blacks that have died saving America from oppression during far too many wars. If they could see how today’s black athletes chose a losing reason to seek notoriety they would slap them around themselves. I served with some of the finest friends I ever had in the US military. Most of those that lost a leg, an arm or their life signed a contract just like I did at 17 to give up all of my rights just to serve our flag and the National Anthem. We did not get a signing bonus the first time around or a multi-million dollar contract. Although it was 70 years ago my salary was $38 a month, three meals a day, uniforms, shoes and a cot to sleep on.
I am proud of every day I served, I stand at attention when the flag is raised, often shed a tear when the Star Spangled Banner is played and cried every time I was on burial detail for a veteran of any color. My blood is red, white and blue and watching Donald Trump actually do something to force the VA to help our veterans has been a highlight of my golden years.
Why don’t you do something positive and attend a black veterans funeral once in your rich life. Watch the family tears. See them bury a good man who signed his rights away to serve and give you the rights to free speech. Learn that the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, the Disabled American Veterans, DAV and the American Legion are dedicated to helping veterans and your donations will actually help the black ones too.
I feel fortunate that I was never in battle during my time during the Korean war. I lost some classmates and friends I shall never forget. They did not ask to die, want to die or plan to die but they did and it humbles me every day of my 87 years. I wear my red shirts thay Fuzz Palmer reminds me to wear every Friday, honoring all veterans. I have a favorite one that says,” I am not a hero, but I walked beside a few”.
You were all Americans at one time in your sorry life and equality will never happen until “YOU” help unite our country instead of dividing it wider. Be leaders instead of dividers and take your inner wars to another stage where the Flag and National Anthem may not scared. The NFL will never have me watch you play again as the owners allowed you to dishonor the flag and the Star Spangled Banner. Any other real American will join me in scrapping all professional sports if they continue to spit in the face of every veteran who served in the US Military with honor.
Lay down your shovels, wave the flag, stand during the National Anthem or hope you can make a living protesting somewhere else. You started this battle and deserve to lose the war. You are truly an ungrateful bunch of morons to disrespect our flag and anthem. You have pissed off the President so hang onto your seat belt, your future rides will be scary.
C Brewer 10-10-7