Blowing Up #TakeAKnee

Alejandro-Villanueva

If I spit in your face do you really want to hear what I have to say?

Of course not.

The same tactics used by the Alt-Left, ANTIFA, Democrats and Leftists of all shapes, colors, sizes and genders are taking hold in the National Football League.

Please don’t be confused. NFL players are not self-motivated to #TakeAKnee. They are tools of the Alt-Left.

This is the same Alt-Left who attacked through the entertainment industry at the 2016 Academy Awards, infecting many black actors and entertainers who chose to boycott the award ceremony.

One black actor who chose to attend, despite the hubbub, was Oscar Winner Louis Gossett, Jr., who, when asked on the red carpet before the ceremony what he thought of the protest, simply said, “We are all part of the same family, the American family.”

Louis Gossett

I have a feeling that if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were alive today he just might say something similar. Although Dr. King was famous for civil disobedience, he never shamed his country by taking a knee in anything other than prayer.

I can’t help but recall Dr. King’s famous quip: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

The content of their character.

Dr. King’s dream may not be yet fully realized, but it won’t get there any quicker by what’s going on in the NFL today.

There was a time when the American flag represented freedom and liberty to all Americans. Dr. King never marched without it, and it was a symbol of love, togetherness and justice for all.

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Adrian Cronauer, American Entertainer once said: “Martin Luther King, Jr., didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality, he carried the American flag.”

But the objective of the Alt-Left is to divide and conquer.

Now that everyone is in the middle of visceral and passionate responses to #TakeAKnee, few can see clearly to help us understand and then pull us out of our collective cultural nose dive.

Like any politically charged issue, we are talking past each other and not to or with each other, and no one is listening because everyone is right, in their own subset of political thought.

When someone pushes, there is push back. When someone is told what to do, they resist. Exactly what the Alt-Left thrives on.

Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys (a.k.a. “America’s Team”) tried the linked arm, #TakeAKnee before the National Anthem, and then stand for the Anthem ploy. Nope. We weren’t having it. Compromise did not work. Who is more important, your players or your fans? Because you can’t have it both ways.

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Mike Tomlin, Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, tried sequestering his team for the Anthem. Nope. Alejandro Villanueva (Address: P.O. Box 6763, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212), a former Bronze Star decorated US Army Ranger snuck out of the tunnel, put his hand over his heart and sung. He sung like a hero, a patriot, a true American.

Coach Tomlin’s goal of trying to protect his players from having to make a political choice (“Do I stand or do I kneel?”) by keeping them inside during the National Anthem was based on a false premise: that standing for the Anthem is a political statement. It is not; it is a patriotic statement.

Trouble was, the Alt-Left influenced Tomlin, who promptly made Villanueva apologize for not being a good teammate or player, and for being so personally selfish as to color outside the lines of what is acceptable . . . to the Alt-Left. The forced apology reminded me of fake confessions produced by ISIS and al Qaeda before beheading their captives.

Villanueva’s Pittsburgh Steelers football jersey (#78) is now the number one seller among all NFL jerseys (let’s all keep it that way), even better than Odell Beckham, Jr.’s, jersey. That’s right, OBJ, the multi-millionaire twenty-something superstar receiver for the New York Giants, who, after scoring a touchdown recently got on all fours like a dog and then lifted a hind leg as if to take a pee. He said it was in defiance of a statement made by President Trump.

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In contrast, last year, during the Colin Kaepernick controversy, Rashad Jennings, a black athlete who plays for the NFL’s New York Giants, channeled Frederick Douglass (who loved to play the Star Spangled Banner on his violin) in his support for the National Anthem and the American flag. Jennings told the Daily News he was “proud to stand” for the song.

NFL: International Series-New York Giants at Los Angeles Rams

President Trump at a speech recently in Alabama, wondered aloud what a patriotic NFL owner might say to a “son-of-a-bitch” football player who disrespected the flag and Anthem. “He’s Fired,” he said, “He’s FIRED!”

That of course threw gasoline on the Alt-Left fire.

No one who supported Trump before that statement had much bad to say about it. No one who hated Trump before he said that had much surprising to say about it. But emotions and rhetoric erupted. NFL ratings went down.

It used to be that the NFL went to commercial during the National Anthem. Then things changed which included a rule that said everyone would stand, helmet in the left hand and right hand over the heart, facing the flag, not talking and showing respect. In fact, NFL Rule A62-63 states just that.

As a business model it’s never a good idea to alienate your customers. But it appears that the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell (and the Owners) are betting the fans will return after all of this blows over. If they alienate their players they may strike, refuse to play, or refuse to play well. Then they would lose. Losing would be bad for business.

Remember, standing for the National Anthem to honor America is not a political statement, and it’s not about oppression, free speech or Donald Trump, it is a display of patriotism, togetherness, you know, like the national motto: “E Pluribus Unim;” From Many, One.

Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March

The Alt-Left has a history of shunning the American flag and patriotism. Opening night at the 2016 Democrat National Convention (DNC) saw not one US flag on display. Not until that fact hit the national news and social media like late summer hurricane did several flags finally appear on the DNC stage, but virtually nowhere else. Not one delegate displayed the flag nor were there any flag-like clothing or hats worn, nor any flags on signs or posters. The flag has always been about politics to the Alt-Left.

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In contrast, there was hardly a corner of the 2016 Republican National Convention without a US flag, and various versions of red, white and blue seemed to be everywhere.

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Message imagery.

To the Alt-Left, the American flag has become a symbol of the Right, by default; another tactic of the Alt-Left to easily identify the enemy. That’s right, law abiding, gun toting, bible thumping, flag waving Americans are the enemy to the Alt-Left. If you wear the flag in any form you are a target.

Our battle is a moral battle, it’s right or wrong, good vs. evil, not black or white.

In solidarity – black, white, brown; man, woman; young, old – stand proudly for the flag and Anthem. After that, speak with your American brothers and sisters about whatever you want. Just please avoid spitting in their face or peeing on their shoe to get their attention.

True Americans are better than that.

Politicizing standing for or properly respecting the National Anthem, our flag or any public tradition is simply part of the manipulative agenda of the Alt-Left aimed at controlling the thinking of the People. Not this time, and not these People.

The Alt-Left says you have to pick a side, a “Yes” or a “No.” I say, be like Louis Gossett, Jr., and remember who you are, a member of the American Family. You are not who the Alt-Left says you are or should be. We’ve all come too far for anything else to make sense.

 

 

 

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10 responses to “Blowing Up #TakeAKnee

  1. I am currently doing research on Hitler & the Nazi’s. Most focus on what happened during WWII not the years leading up to the events which started the war. This is where our focus of study should be – Hitler’s rise to power. If we were to create a timeline from 1933 to 1939 and a corresponding timeline of current events starting with Obama’s Presidency from 2008 to today 2017, the comparison is startling. If we were to place them as one would put one tracing on top of another, it would be almost exact! What we see happening today is a cleverly designed plan on the continued design to destroy America. As Mr Grainger said in his article, “divide and conquer”. If most of these guys were asked what they were “protesting” or “showing solidarity for”, they wouldn’t have a clue. Mr Kapernack had become a covert to the Islamic region. Within a short, few months he started taking a knee in defiance to our flag & National anthem. Does anyone recall how Mr. Obama refused to wear a flag pin or hold his hand over his heart during the national anthem? Does this sound familiar?
    Hitler, and more importantly Goebbel’s, tactics for propaganda were, for lack of a better term, brilliant. What we are witnessing today is a carbon copy of those tactics; divide & conquer, brain wash the public with lies, manipulate events & surroundings within all aspects of culture. They focused most of their attention, on one area in particular; cinema. Although team sports was not prevalent in those years in Germany, this venue would also be considered of great importance for use in their “parlor propaganda tricks”. Germans were “hyptmotized” into believing Nazi perpetrated lies. People who are caught up in the #takeaknee or #blacklivesmatter more than likely couldn’t tell you why or what they were protesting. Obama promised to “transform America”; and even though he is no longer POTUS, he is still a very intregral part in that promise. When we want to get to the bottom/source of a problem, one must get to the “root”. Only when we destroy the root will the infectious and invasive poison be destroyed, otherwise we will continue to see things continue, worsen. Where are we on that timeline? We are currently about 85% to where Germany was under full domination of Hitler & his Nazi regime. “Those who refuse to look at history are doomed to repeat it”. As usual, my Twitter friend has written a brilliant article. Thank you for your continued fight for our country. “Once a Member of the Army, always a member of the Army” – HOOAH

    • Thank you for your astute comments and wise perceptions, My Friend! It is difficult sometimes to admit something is happening that is so sinister and fantastic. But you are correct, the similarities are evident, and not just with Hitler, but with every mind control regime that subverts our natural inclination towards liberty. The Alt-Left has made the American flag and American traditions into targets, and they will not stop until they are all destroyed.

  2. Bravo for your eloquent words‼️ What is wrong with the NFL players NO respect for all heroes who died shame on them‼️‼️ Which includes the owners of the NFL and the sponsors obviously the Sponsors can pull their ads and should a few phone calls and ppl stop buying their products I Am I hope millions others. do too. Pls help and never forget that they died for this Country the American Flag and the National Athem represent them. The players the Owners. The Sponsers are really very self indulgent $$$$$ the Sponsors are really saying the hell with all that died ‼️‼️No more purchases of their products‼️ Please support and honor those that died please pull your ads. Thank You.

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