• NFL owners to mull anthem rules as Trump ups protest criticism
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Imagine having your race subjugated for the last 300ish years due to systematic racism and slavery. Then imagine being one of the few to escape generational poverty Then imagine protesting (since you now have power and prestige that white nationalists are afraid of) because your community is in absolute fucking ruins and there are simple solutions like police brutality and drug war reform. Then imagine after protesting, being called a "son of a bitch" and hated by the nation and being called privileged even though you barely escaped generational poverty because you had a extraordinary ability and white NFL owners could profit off you. If this happens and NFL owners force these athletes to stay silent, there will be such a big fucking backlash that the whole sports economy will fall to pieces. I feel like every hundred years or so, economically depressed societies forget what was so bad about fascism in the first place and slowly allow dictators to creep in. We were lucky with Hitler but in the future, we have to really try and protect our freedoms because our leaders are getting more and more powerful with technology.
[QUOTE=Llamalord;52774700]Imagine having your race subjugated for the last 300ish years due to systematic racism and slavery. Then imagine being one of the few to escape generational poverty Then imagine protesting because your community is in absolute fucking ruins and there are simple solutions like police brutality and drug war reform. Then imagine being called a "son of a bitch" and hated by the nation and being called privileged even though you barely escaped generational poverty because you had a extraordinary ability and white NFL owners could profit off you. If this happens and NFL owners force these athletes to stay silent, there will be such a big fucking backlash that the whole sports economy will fall to pieces.[/QUOTE] I question that. I certainly think that there are a bunch of people who 100% agree with the protest, but I think there are plenty of others who are just doing it because its "trendy". I'd be willing to wager that you'll see the vast majority of people stop protesting once the NFL says "stop protesting or we fine you hundreds of thousands of dollars per game" or "stop protesting or your contract is void and you wouldn't get paid again". My hope is that they'd stick to their guns, but quite frankly I have no actual faith in humanity, so I'm going to assume that once shit gets real, people are going to suddenly not be strong in their convictions.
[QUOTE=ilikecorn;52774712]I question that. I certainly think that there are a bunch of people who 100% agree with the protest, but I think there are plenty of others who are just doing it because its "trendy". I'd be willing to wager that you'll see the vast majority of people stop protesting once the NFL says "stop protesting or we fine you hundreds of thousands of dollars per game" or "stop protesting or your contract is void and you wouldn't get paid again". My hope is that they'd stick to their guns, but quite frankly I have no actual faith in humanity, so I'm going to assume that once shit gets real, people are going to suddenly not be strong in their convictions.[/QUOTE] I'm not concerned if people are doing activism to "stay relevant" or to "trend", all that matters is that they are using their fame to protest against police brutality. There will always be those that are disingenuous, that shouldn't matter and its a distraction from the real issue. EDIT: I think there will be a unification of black athletes, it happened with Trump calling out Steph Curry and I think it will lead to walk-outs and demonstrations by athletes if they actually enforce those anti-freespeech rules.
[QUOTE=elixwhitetail;52773798][URL="http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/nflexempt.asp"]Daily reminder that the NFL gave up its tax-exempt status already and it only ever applied to the league entity and not the individual teams.[/URL] This is all about ratings and fan backlash. I don't know if the NFL even gets tax breaks; it'd be the ultimate in malevolence if Trump specifically instructed Congress to write in a punitive tax against the NFL if they don't behave. I'd insist on calling America "Tropico" instead of its real name at that point.[/QUOTE] Remember when Conservative groups raised a massive shit-fit when they claimed Obama directed the IRS to do the same to Republican/Conservative groups? Wonder where those people are now...
[QUOTE=Zero-Point;52778057]Remember when Conservative groups raised a massive shit-fit when they claimed Obama directed the IRS to do the same to Republican/Conservative groups? Wonder where those people are now...[/QUOTE] that ended up being [url=http://www.npr.org/2017/10/05/555975207/as-irs-targeted-tea-party-groups-it-went-after-progressives-too]nonsense[/url] anyway
real patriots would stand up for people demonstrating peacefully. the flag isn't america.
[QUOTE=Lambeth;52778136]that ended up being [url=http://www.npr.org/2017/10/05/555975207/as-irs-targeted-tea-party-groups-it-went-after-progressives-too]nonsense[/url] anyway[/QUOTE] I know, hence "claimed". [editline]14th October 2017[/editline] [QUOTE=Sableye;52778184]real patriots would stand up for people demonstrating peacefully. the flag isn't america.[/QUOTE] Nah man, you don't understand. People [I]fought and died[/I] for that flag because nobody bothered to tell them that they fought and died for a [I]country[/I].
[QUOTE=Zang-Pog;52774136]So nobody stops to think for a moment if the [I]president of the United States[/I] bullying NFL to do his bidding is an acceptable situation?[/QUOTE] No, anyone with the capacity to stop and think already knows that it isn't acceptable.
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