NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem - page 3

Unless you live in a cave you’ve heard and seen the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem prior to games. Like most topics these days the country is very divided over... Read More

  1. by   HappyMom5
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    Taking a knee during the anthem is not being disrespectful to the anthem, or the flag, or the military. That is the narrative of the POTUS who prefers to change the focus from the racist targeting of blacks within our criminal justice justice system to a jingoist and racist dog whistle.. The big boss white man changed that narrative to suit HIS agenda (which seems to coincide ideologically with those fine people caring torches).
    Not disrespectful? You need to read about this veteran that thinks otherwise:http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/bus...crHPOxmMkxnWO/
  2. by   HappyMom5
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    BECAUSE IT ISN'T ABOUT THE "RICH NFL PLAYERS"!!!! Don't you get it? It is about them using their visibility and status to speak for those who do not have a voice. It is about knowing that people will see them and hopefully take to heart the reason why they are protesting. It has nothing whatsoever to do with veterans. People are so stuck on that. The same people who are swilling beer and hooting and hollering at games while the anthem is being played and not paying attention. Yet I hear very few saying "what can I do to combat racism in this country." Many veterans support the players. They believe the freedom they fought for pertains to those with black or brown skin, too,and their sacrifice was for naught if we all don't have the same rights.
    MOST veterans DON'T SUPPORT the action of disrespecting our symbol of freedom:At VFW post, black and white veterans agree: NFL protests were 'a slap in my face' | Politics | Dallas News
  3. by   heron
    Quote from HappyMom5
    Not disrespectful? You need to read about this veteran that thinks otherwise:Response to NFL boycott 'overwhelming': Dayton Business
    I might agree with you if the players' protest had anything to do with the flag. It does not, unless you believe that the flag represents racism, police brutality and the murder of American citizens for the color of their skin. It seems to me that your insistence on erasing the meaning of the protest and the unjust deaths of our citizens is what's disrespectful.
  4. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from HappyMom5
    MOST veterans DON'T SUPPORT the action of disrespecting our symbol of freedom:At VFW post, black and white veterans agree: NFL protests were 'a slap in my face' | Politics | Dallas News
    Forced nationalism equals fascism.

    IMHO, veterans should be more upset at how poorly this country treats them with crappy health care, poor job opportunities, and almost non-existent affordable housing for vets. That's disrespect; not someone choosing not to stand before a piece of cloth and a song.

    So we have hurt feelings versus murder...I'm thinking murder is a whole lot worse.
    Last edit by BCgradnurse on Oct 6
  5. by   Farawyn
    Quote from nurseactivist
    I am more concerned about my biracial son coming home alive. Can't tell you how many times he got stopped by cops for no apparent reason. There is nothing like riding by and stopping to see your child spread eagle on the ground while my car was searched.

    He always says, "don't trip, mom." They always let me go, I have insurance, license, etc.

    YES, I TRIP... (This white lady has never been stopped by cops in my 60+ years)
    This made me want to cry really, really hard.
  6. by   chare
    Quote from HappyMom5
    MOST veterans DON'T SUPPORT the action of disrespecting our symbol of freedom:At VFW post, black and white veterans agree: NFL protests were 'a slap in my face' | Politics | Dallas News
    This is not true. While many veterans might not agree with how these players are protesting, I think you will find they do support their right to peacefully protest, in whatever manner they wish.
  7. by   herring_RN
    Quote from chare
    While many veterans might not agree with how these players are protesting, I think you will find they do support their right to peacefully protest, in whatever manner they wish.
    I agree.
    Our veterans are as diverse as America.
    Most think for themselves.
    An Open Letter of Support for Colin Kaepernick From American Military Veterans
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  8. by   BAD LUCK
    I hold above all else 2 belief's that i won't compromise...
    1: I have and will again stand alone for the right reasons ,then stand with for the wrong reasons
    2: IF YOUR STANDING ON IT , STAND UP FOR IT , IF YOU WON'T STAND UP FOR IT , GET OFF OF IT !!!,
    As ol Hank Williams jr. said....if ya ain't in to that then we don't give a damn.... <:0}
  9. by   heron
    Quote from BAD LUCK
    I hold above all else 2 belief's that i won't compromise...
    1: I have and will again stand alone for the right reasons ,then stand with for the wrong reasons
    2: IF YOUR STANDING ON IT , STAND UP FOR IT , IF YOU WON'T STAND UP FOR IT , GET OFF OF IT !!!,
    As ol Hank Williams jr. said....if ya ain't in to that then we don't give a damn.... <:0}
    This makes no sense at all.
  10. by   Lil Nel
    Well, the only thing I know is that Hank Williams Jr., is a raging conservative wacko. He's right up there with Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent. So I think I understand what the poster was TRYING to say.

    I think if anyone does a Google search, you will find some LOVELY things that he has said in the past. Just lovely.

    But maybe I am reading too much into gibberish!
  11. by   toomuchbaloney
    Police in this country can literally threaten to shoot a black man and then shoot him in the back as he is fleeing and suffer zero consequences for that loss of life.

    That is why the athletes kneel. Because white people pay attention and pretend to care about them.
  12. by   nurseactivist
    I didn't mean to upset anyone.

    What upsets me is that he thinks it is "normal" to be stopped, searched, sometimes handcuffed. He says, "don't worry mom, they always let me go." It is that secret fear that a mom has that one day something catastrophic could happen to my "baby."
  13. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from nurseactivist
    I didn't mean to upset anyone.

    What upsets me is that he thinks it is "normal" to be stopped, searched, sometimes handcuffed. He says, "don't worry mom, they always let me go." It is that secret fear that a mom has that one day something catastrophic could happen to my "baby."
    We should ALL be upset when we hear things like this. It isn't normal, and should never be normalized.

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