NFL fans appear to be ready to mount their own “protest” by ignoring the sport, after a fatal league infestation of knee-taking. This is giving the Left vapors: “you can’t do that! It’s our right to dissent.”
Yes, it is. And it’s the fans’ right not to associate with people who do so in such a childish fashion. You see, this isn’t about dissent so much as it’s about dissing. (As in “disrespecting.”)
Dissing the symbols of America, just because its past isn’t more perfect than any other nation. Whether you take a knee during the anthem or simply cut to the chase and burn the flag, you’re expressing hostility to symbols that still mean a great deal to a lot of people. Many of those people would be only too happy to help fund you a one-way plane ticket to whatever country whose heritage and symbols you find superior. We’re generous that way.
Dissing present-day citizens who have the audacity to believe government should both protect the border and leave them alone, and they should have the ability to call out and resist idiocy — such as allowing people to choose whatever bathroom they “feel like” that day — as they see it.
Dissing the Christian heritage that forms an essential part of the foundation this country was built upon. (Why isn’t it “dissent” to refuse to participate in a gay “marriage” ceremony? Aren’t professional sports also “public accommodations?”
Bake that cake Stand up NFL — you’re offending people!)
The mistake many make is in focusing on the issue du jour in isolation. This isn’t about just the NFL. It’s merely a continuation of a tiresome trend that has finally worn out its welcome and the average American’s patience: the cultural appropriation of anything considered “as American as Mom and apple pie” to churn out anti-American agitprop. The populist/traditionalist backlash that is brewing is due to people realizing the elites aren’t out to reform America so much as they are to replace it with something more to their globalist likings. They’ve been doing this to our institutions for decades. Now the fight is more out in the open. This situation makes many angry. I’m one of them. The very anger I feel towards ‘those people’ (a deliberate reference – figure it out if you can) makes me concerned for the future. For if I imagine it multiplied by millions of fellow citizens, it is a tremendous potential force that can be harnessed for good or evil. Nor is America alone is seeing this anger rise among those who still value the nation of their birth.
As Christians, we’re not told it’s wrong to be angry — only that in our anger “do not sin.” Easier said than done. As the famous philosopher Yoda once said, “…anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering…” And frankly, I wouldn’t mind seeing some of the ringleaders of these constant shenanigans suffer…
…even if it’s only suffering cramped economy-class seating on a long one-way flight to somewhere else, with citizenship and return privileges revoked.
Too harsh, you say? Subversion–what they’ve been up to for a couple generations–is merely treason spread out over time. Once it’s recognized for what it is, such a penalty seems light in comparison to the standard.