“My country tis of the sweet land of liberty of the I sing.” Kneeling to stand. What exactly do these words mean, are they simply someone’s idea of poetic lyrics, do they embrace and embody a nation or were they juxtaposed to make the writer feel good?
Kneeling to Stand. Is this an anomaly or is this not only a God-given right, but a Constitutional right that is afforded a democratic society?
In a violent, non-relenting, debilitating game know as football, the financial benefactors are laser-focused on removing a Constitutional right and our democratic process to implement for themselves a monetary windfall.
These very benefactors refuse to recognize a life-threatening, mind stealing, family destroying, brain injury that has been scientifically proven to be one of if not the total cause of athletes that participate in this child’s “game” of football.
Mother’s have lost sons, wives have lost spouses, sisters and brothers have lost brothers and some athletes have left many family, friends, and well-wishers dumfounded by the taking of their own lives, while others have shared their misfortunes relative to this health crisis known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
Sadly the arrogant MONEY grubbers of the NFL smugly pat themselves on the back for attempting to thwart a group of conscious, proud, humanitarians from kneeling to stand in an effort to illuminate this dim light of injustice caused by the hands of those that are sworn to protect and to serve.
Kneeling to stand. The “National Anthem” is a poem written by John Stanford Smith of the Anacreontic Society, a men’s social club in London
Kneeling to stand. “Star spangled banner” What exactly does this mean? “No refuse can save the hireling and slave from the terror and flight or the gloom of the grave?”
Vilification and propaganda of those that stand to profit from the suffering of others are should feel the deafening sound of rejection. Unfortunately, there appears to be a disingenuous rallying cry disguised as PATRIOTISM by those that adhere to and are taken in by this propaganda.
Those implicit attitudes that are exhibited by those that see themselves as patriots, are often complicit in their actions and their beliefs that they are supporting patriotism by ignoring facts that are put before them and are made to feel that they are not “American” if they do not fall prey to information that is designed to mislead and confuse the “TRUTH” with fictions and subtle innuendos that distort reality.
Kneeling to stand, focuses on the injustices that disenfranchised peoples are forced to endure in a country that they helped to build, while the money grubbers spread vitriol and propaganda to discredit their efforts and their cries for fair and equal treatment in this our great America by attempting to separate this America with false cries of patriotism.
Kneeling to stand is to bring light to the law breaking the law is not, I repeat, not anti-law enforcement, and it serves to bring light to a very dark situation that has been allowed to continue in this our great America since the immigrants landed on its shores.
We would all be well served to check the “REAL” PATRIOTIC RECORDS OF THOSE THAT PROFESS TO BE THE QUINTESSENTIAL PATRIOTS, then and only then will you know what and who you are really supporting.
Kneeling to stand is much bigger than a color or a socio-economic standing, when Mrs. Rosa Parks sat, she sat for humanitarian purposes, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. walked, he walked for humanitarian purposes, When Paul Guihard (French journalist), wrote about injustices he wrote for humanitarian purposes, William Lewis Moore (postman-Baltimore), spoke against racism, he spoke for humanitarian purposes, when Rev. Bruce Klunder (Cleveland, OH), spoke he spoke for humanitarian purposes, when Andrew Goodman & Michael Henry Schwerner), ventured to Selma, Alabama, the ventured for humanitarian purposes, when Viola Greg Liuzzo (Detroit house wife) drove the women boycotters to work, she drove for humanitarian purposes, they and millions more engaged themselves for humanitarian purposes.
Not one of them were MONEY grubbers nor did they stand to gain fortune, fame or notoriety for oppressing and attempting to take away the rights of others.
The NFL’s policy to fine players, owners, etc…, is simply a publicity stunt for the Money grubbers to incite the “POOR” masses to scream “patriotism”, yes; I said “POOR.” In a classism society, there is only the wealthy and the poor, if you are not continuously amassing a fortune while you sleep you are one of the poor. Which variation of poor are you?
© 2018 Melvin “Casey” Lars
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