Who has more power? The 32 NFL billionaire owners or 6,000 neo-Nazis carrying tiki torches through the street.
The NFL is interwoven with network television, large corporate advertising, and racial politics. And as of the time of this post they have collectively blackballed Colin Kaepernick because he dares to protest police brutality.
This could change really quickly if football fans decided to boycott the game of football until somebody hires Kaepernick.
NFL owners have denied the right to work to a qualified worker for racist reasons. This situation is just as relevant if not more relevant than a bunch of statues which should come down.
From Reuters here:
In recent days, Bannon had told friends he is worth tens of millions of dollars, is a worldwide leader in the populist-nationalist movement that propelled Trump to power, and could go back to Breitbart, which he refers to as a “killing machine”, or perhaps other endeavors financed by the family of hedge-fund tycoon Robert Mercer, his longtime ally.
It would seem more useful to go after billionaire racist Mercer who funds Republican races nationally than to pressure Spotify to take white supremacist music off their streaming service.
Mercer dumped lots of dough into Breitbart so he’s at the center of whipping up the racist bullshit.
Why don’t you haul this guy out of his hedge fund headquarters and drag him behind a pickup truck for a few miles. Then you will have accomplished something.
From the New York Times:
“Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee,” Mr. Trump said. “This week, it is Robert E. Lee and this week, Stonewall Jackson. Is it George Washington next? You have to ask yourself, where does it stop?” he said, noting that the first American president had owned slaves.
I’m okay with taking down George Washington statues. I don’t think many Americans realize that at the time of the Revolution George Washington was the richest man in America so that detracts from a lot of the idealism surrounding this particular man.
He was fighting for his property and wealth as much as for ‘freedom’ which I put in quotes because freedom wasn’t for black folks at that time.
Lastly, I don’t need a history lecture from this orange haired piece of shit/pisspants Trump.
I won’t even bother shitting on that foul specimen Robert E. Lee.
From CNBC here:
Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein: ‘Isolate those who try to separate us’
This from a billionaire bank honcho who has spent his life separating people from their money and whose colleague Mr. Steve Mnuchin has made a vast fortune separating Americans from their homes!
This is one of the main benefits of identity politics. It gives financial predators like Blankfein the opportunity to look reasonable while taking extremely important economic issues off the table.
Just as the Nazis in Germany rose during a time of economic hardship wouldn’t it be fair to give Mr. Blankfein a small piece of karma pie for helping to create the economic conditions that make it easier to draw dissatisfied Americans into racist groups?
I think so.
From the Guardian here:
Photos suggest Lynch stood for the anthem during his previous career in the NFL but last year he expressed his support for Kaepernick’s protest.
“With what’s going on, I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up and get murdered,” Lynch said during an appearance on Conan. “So my take on it is, shit has to start somewhere, and if that was the starting point, I just hope people open up their eyes to see that there’s really a problem going on, and something needs to be done for it to stop. And if you’re really not racist then you won’t see what he’s doing as a threat to America, but just addressing a problem that we have.”
A breath of common sense in a sea of bullshit.
There’s a problem, somebody needs to stand up (or sit down) to raise awareness, to address a problem. And it’s a bad problem, African American men and women are being killed for no reason and it needs to stop.
It’s not about the armed forces, it’s not about hating America, it’s about somebody doing something to get people out of their inertia to address a bad problem.