My daddy had an expression of ‘enough is enough and too much is right down nasty.’ That is how I feel about this national anthem protest. Please permit me to be blunt. It is beyond time that this silly assed protest stopped! What are they actually protesting? They keep saying that they are protesting the mistreatment of blacks in America. Personally I question that whole idea. Allow me to explain.
They keep going back to slavery which I find interesting since most of those who are protesting I doubt actually have roots in this country going back that far. But with that aside, the blacks who were slaves at least were given a value. The Chinese, Irish and Native Americans had no value. The Chinese were not even included in the census process in many places because they were non-humans. The Irish experienced a level of slavery that was beyond what was ever experienced by the blacks. And I cannot ever recall any other race being given small pox infected blankets by the government with the pure intent of extermination of a race. I do not recall any time when the government would stampede through a plantation shooting everything that did not get out of the way or move too fast. There was never a war fought on behalf of the Irish, Chinese or American Indian. So with these points just as a point of beginning I am going to fully disregard the argument going back to slavery. One point of irony is how many of the modern black activists are Democrat considering that party was formed with the sole purpose of opposing the abolitionists. The party loves to say how they changed their position on things around 1910 or 1920 time frame. But even at the most kind and conservative opinions, taking about 50 years to figure out that racism is not a good thing does not bode well for the Democrat party as being made up of the brightest bulbs in the chandelier.
The next argument is that the blacks are targeted by the police more than any other race. According to the FBI statistics of arrests 2013, 68.9% of all arrests were white with 28.3% being black. Additionally, the numbers of blacks killed by whites accounts for 2% of the total number while the number of blacks killed by blacks are 97%. The protesters like to say how the police are also targeting the blacks but fail to mention how the number of blacks killed by police is only 1% of the total deaths. Yes there is a black problem in America. It is a problem of blacks on blacks and not a national problem of blacks attacked by police or other groups!
These voices are trying to say how difficult the blacks have it in America because of racism. Again let us have some facts. The black activist in America seems to want to have their cake and to eat it too. They are doing just that because Americans are afraid to call racism upon blacks. There is the black caucus in the absence of any other racial caucus in Congress. There are special black colleges, black magazines, black entertainment, black Miss America (which seems odd considering the animosity), black college funding and now black segregated dorms at the demands of black students. Yet just think what would happen if there was a white segregated items of the same list. There is a black problem in America but it is a black on black problem and not something for which America deserves the blame.
As these people are attacking the national anthem they are attacking something much larger than simply America. They are placing themselves in a position of judge and jury in the face of all that America has ever done positive. I would pose the idea that the blacks have not been treated any worse than any other group in America. In many ways they have had a softer life but have not chosen to take advantage thereof. I am really tired of hearing excuses. I am really tired of blaming everyone else for their problems and not taking their own responsibilities. If these black lives matter groups really cared about changing the course of lifestyle for the blacks in America they would have focused their energies in Chicago where young black people are being slaughtered by other blacks on a daily basis. Statistically it is more dangerous for a young black person in Chicago at the hands of another black person than it was for our soldiers in the Iraqi war.
These people who are protesting the national anthem are usually also being paid by America and Americans. If America is so bad then stop accepting what they obviously must be seeing as ‘blood money’. These people are not activist. They are nothing more than people wanting the lime light at the expense of everyone who died in a battlefield or every cop who died in the streets simply trying to do their jobs. I personally dare every one of these protesters to get behind the badge for one month if they want to whine about the jobs being done by the police. Standing for the anthem is more than a song. It is standing for everyone who died since the American Revolution to give freedom regardless of race. These people need to so simply research. They would find that blacks were in Congress prior to the Civil War. They would find wealthy black businessmen, many of whom were slave owners. They would find key figures in American history who were black. If these protesters want to protest I wish they would at least have the brains and ethics to do basic research first. Without doing their research these so called protesters have done nothing but proven their ignorance and their hypocrisy.