Just wanted to point out something in the National Anthem debate.
**Read the ENTIRE post before you make any comments or judgement**
Jehovah Witnesses don’t stand for the National Anthem. They also don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. They don’t vote…(I know because I was forced to be one from 1997-1998)
The only difference is THEY aren’t on TV and THEY didn’t start doing it bc they felt it was the only way to get attention. WHICH, is exactly what they are getting whether or not you believe they are right or wrong.
A movement only has traction as long as people are noticing it. Just like when a child falls down, if the parent doesn’t overreact neither does the child…
I protest paying my bills every month. But because no one really cares and I still have to do it.
“If you like it then you better put a ring on it” -Beyonce.
This is similar to the debate about “gay marriage” aka MARRIAGE. Why are so many people concerned about what these people do?
It has nothing to do with you UNLESS YOU (collective group YOU) are paying for the ring, my wedding, my reception, and my honeymoon. If you are then by all means feel free to tell me who I can and cannot marry. Otherwise…
“GO SIT DOWN” – Maceo Parker.
Do they make you watch their games, buy their tickets or “schwag”? If they get paid for endorsements stop buying it and use the competitors brand. They don’t work for the government so you don’t pay their salary unless you do any of the aforementioned. So it shouldn’t affect you.
Standing or kneeling during the National Anthem has absolutely no bearing on anyone else’s well being anymore that what I decide to have for dinner (Hotdogs, white macadamia nut cookies and minute maid fruit punch.. Dinner of champions).
The only reason we’re talking about this is because of WHO is kneeling and their (overexaggerated) status in society. Musicians, actors/directors/producer, athletes, politicians etc. are American gods because you worship them and everything they do and say.
THEY wouldn’t have a platform if YOU didn’t elevate them to the level they are at and gave them one. They wouldn’t be able to abuse their power (#me2) if they had none.
At the end of the day they all eat, piss, sleep, bleed and die just like any other human on the planet. YOU pay for them to do it a lot more comfortably than the rest by contributing to their cause. Stop participating.
“THE BAD TOUCH” – The Bloodhouse Gang
If you participated in sodomy before 2003 in 14 of the 50 United States, it was an illegal act. Many of you continued to do it cause no one could tell you what to do in the privacy of your own homes. However, to not follow the law of the land is disrespectful and therefore by performing such an act you, too must have hated your country. Again, the only difference is, even after you posted it on the internet (yes I went there), no one cared enough to call you “Un-American” and debate it. AND based on that logic, IF you believed it shouldn’t have been overturned (it was intitially created to prevent such acts from happening between people of the same sex but was so broad it covered everyone), then you would be very American by continuing to uphold that law…
Did you stop? If so, my hat’s off to you. Madam… Sir. You have earned the right to call anyone Un-American as you please because you are truly a Patriot. TRULY. Our troops fought/fight to defend the American way and you respect them by having kept and keeping your mouth closed in the bedroom.
We should rewrite the Constitution to make it such that to live in the the USA, if physically capable, you MUST stand for National Anthem, The Pledge of Allegiance and vote. All who do not will be sent to the land of Misfit Toys.
Until then it’s not illegal, Un-American, disrespectful or not patriotic. It’s just annoying.
“DO SOMETHING” – Britney Spears
If these overpaid, self absorb, numb nuts wanted to do something about police brutality, racial profiling etc. They would take some of their millions and billions of dollars and create a program with every state to do psych elvaluations or whatever is needed to remove bad people from that position.
If everyone single athlete kneeling piled a million of their multi millions together and took all 50 States to task, starting with the ones with the most instances, maybe something would change. We don’t know cause all they’ve done is take a knee.
“All I want to say is that, they don’t really care about us” – Michael Jackson
Taking a knee isn’t helping me feel anymore safe when I take my road trips alone. Taking a knee doesn’t make me feel safer that when I get an Airbnb, that as I pack up to leave the neighbors won’t can the police because they think I’ve robbed the place and as I attempt to explain or pull out my phone to show the transaction I’m not shot or beat. Taking a knee when you have the means of which to actually affect change is childish, superficial and annoying. Because they are gods in this country they have the power to do something real.
They have the world’s attention now take that and actually do something. Otherwise…
“MOVE B*$#@(get out the way)” – Ludacris.
The funny/sad thing is… No one will see this because I’m not important enough for ANYONE…TO…CARE…ABOUT…THIS…RANT…I have no platform. ABSOLUTELY NO ONE.
Stop giving the children your attention and they will..
“SHUT UP” – The Black Eyed Peas