In line with the nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, NFL commissioner Roger Gooell joined in by releasing a statement on June 5 which said:
“We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. It has been a difficult time for our country. In particular, black people in our country. First, my condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all the families who have endured police brutality.”
In other words, Colin Kaepernick and the other NFL players were right in taking a knee during the national anthem and will from now on be officially permitted too do so. And Goodell’s statement is a dog whistle for welcoming Kaepernick back into the NFL.
“And all the families who have endured police brutality.” What about all the families of police officers who are being shot on a daily basis? The majority of cop killings have been perpetrated by black men. Apparently black lives matter more to Goodell than blue lives.
“It has been a difficult time for our country. In particular, black people in our country.” Oh yeah! It’s also been a difficult time for many store owners, both black and white, who have seen their businesses looted and burned to the ground. It’s also been a bad time for the police who have been attacked with bottles, bricks and Molotov cocktails, and have been demonized daily in the media.
It’ also been a particularly difficult time for historical statues which are being torn down all over the country, including statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
And what about that poor mistreated Kaepernick? When the riots broke out in Minneapolis, he called for a revolution. He tweeted “When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction. The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.” He called the looters, arsonists and police attackers “freedom fighters” and set up a fund to pay their legal expenses.
Instead of condemning Kaepernick for advocating a violent insurrection and providing lawyers to his freedom fighters who are arrested for looting, arson and attacking the police, Goodell has now joined the jerks who hail the police-hating asshole as a hero.
Then there is Black Lives Matter. Columnist Caroline B. Glick reports that BLM’s charter itself is structurally anti-Semitic and that on May 30, members of Black Lives Matter carried out a riot in Fairfax, the oldest Jewish community in Los Angeles, by vandalizing five synagogues and three Jewish schools. While they were looting most of the Jewish businesses on Fairfax Avenue, the BLM mobs kept shouting, “Fuck the police and kill the Jews.” The media has deliberately refused to mention BLM’s anti-Semitic charter and ignored the vandalism ot the synagogues in Fairfax.
“Kill the Jews”: That’s also what the Al Sharpton-led mobs kept shouting during the 1991 Crown Heights riot in Brooklyn.
Furthermore, BLM’s roots are in Marxism and domestic terrorism. BLM’s co-founder Patrisse Cullors boasts about being a Marxist and credits Eric Mann as being her mentor for over a decade. Mann was a member of the Weather Underground, the domestic terrorism group which bombed government buildings and police stations in the 1960s and 1970s. Thus, Cullors founded BLM to overthrow the government rather than to care about black lives. That explains why BLM does not concern itself with the daily black on black killings in our urban centers.
“Fuck the police.” Th media keeps cherry picking stories about the mistreatment and killings of blacks by white cops. Some of those killings have been clearly unjustified. But let’s put those unjustified tragedies in their proper perspective. There are some 800,000 law enforcement officers in the U.S. Each and every day these officers have thousands of encounters with people. And almost all of those encounters by white cops with black people are uneventful.
Nevertheless, the media keeps demonizing the police by broad brushing cops as racists and murderers of black men. And Goodell’s statement shows that the NFL commissioner is joining right in with the demonizing.
It sure looks like Roger Goodell supports Kaepernick’s freedom fighters, BLM’s anti-Semitism and the tearing down of the Washington and Jefferson statues, while disregarding the killing of police officers.
When it comes to taking the knee, Roger Goodell and the NFL owners are too stupid to realize what the NFL players are doing when they take a knee during the national anthem. The NFL players are kneeling on the graves of all the American soldiers who throughout history gave their lives so that these ungrateful assholes can disrespect flag and country.
Fuck the police? Hell no! Fuck the NFL and BLM instead!