Football season is upon us again!
Let’s drop to our knees and stand against injustice!
If history has anything to teach us it’s this:
Change happens when football players kneel during the national anthem.
Criminal activity plummets when athletes boldly speak against it.
Raising awareness is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing we can do!
First, I need to mention that Donald Trump is a moron.
Are we clear on that?
Can we get past that now?
Trump’s tweets are not a license for everyone else to be moronic too.
So allow me to raise awareness about the uselessness of raising awareness.
Here are 3 reasons to quit kneeling during the National Anthem.
You’re drawing attention to yourself, not your cause.
All those press conferences, magazine articles, televised interviews, and radio spots where you say, “It’s not about me” seem…
Nothing says, “Don’t look at me” quite like anonymity.
Do you need to get credit for speaking the truth?
Because it’s hard for us to see the ‘oppressed masses’ when you’re kneeling in front of them on national television.
You’re saying that we’re the problem.
The vast majority of the NFL audience is NOT affiliated with law enforcement.
The vast majority of people involved with law enforcement are not racist bigots.
So who are you trying to reach with your brave demonstration?
The corrupt, racist, hateful bigots who perpetrate injustice against black people?
Think about this:
When the anthem is over and you get off your knees, those folks are still going to be bigots.
Hateful people are still hateful people even after your self-indulgent display.
The only people who are changing their minds on issues are your fans.
They’re deciding to quit watching football.
You’re not better than the rest of us.
You should sit down before you read any further.
Police brutality is not the worst thing happening in the world.
If you must perform flaccid exhibitions of concern, there are MUCH better reasons for kneeling.
Of course, kneeling during the National Anthem will do nothing to combat these issues.
But your impotence will be of a more nobler quality.
Truth be told, none of us has cornered the market on virtue.
We’re selfish, thoughtless, and apathetic creatures.
Your sanctimoniousness is a vulgar reminder that we’re also oblivious.
So you might as well stand up during the National Anthem.
Kneeling only serves to put grass stains on your pants.