NFL’s Rich Angry Black Man National Anthem Protest Spreads – Like A Cancer

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Tonight the Denver Broncos’ Brandon Marshall refused to stand for The Star Spangled Banner, presumably because he believes that America is a racist nation in which the police deliberately, relentlessly oppress Marshall and others like him.  He is following the San Francisco Forty-Niners’ Colin Kaepernick’s example.  Marshall is yet another very, very rich angry black man who by all appearances hates the nation that afforded him the opportunities to succeed and prosper he’s enjoyed and capitalized on.

The race-hatred cancer is spreading, because the NFL owners will not take a firm stand on player behavior and decorum on the field.  Brandon Marshall and Colin Kaepernick are extremely wealthy men.

This Star Spangled Banner “protest” stuff is not a First Amendment issue.  Every NFL team is a privately owned entertainment business.  These spoiled rotten angry rich black men are on their employers’ time and payroll when they’re on the field in that uniform.  The NFL owners have every right to demand specific decorum from their employees – and to show them the door if they refuse.

But the NFL owners are cowards.  They have their head coaches make mealy-mouthed sounds into the media microphones about individual conscience.  Here’s a question for the NFL owners.  Who buys the tickets at outrageously high prices to get into your publicly funded stadiums for a few hours’ entertainment on Sunday afternoons?

How far will this disease metastasize?

I have an idea.  Let’s really get this America-hatred ball rolling.  Perhaps all of the NFL players – black, white, brown, yellow – should refuse en masse to honor the long tradition of standing for The Star Spangled Banner before each game.   Sit down or kneel.  I don’t care how you do it.

And we should all turn off our television sets and radios when it’s game time.

They can all follow their consciences straight to the unemployment lines.

Thanks to Drudge.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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