I’m not one to get overly political. I actually for a while kept a strict don’t talk about taboo things rule. As in I used to avoid conversations topics on politics, sexuality, and religion. But as I’ve grown up and opened my eyes and ears to whats happening in our country and world-wide I’ve changed my own personal rule. It’s time to start talking. Even though no one can talk to each other with different opinions on things without someone getting offended, but I digress.
Let me start this off by saying I don’t care what side of the political battle field you fall on. I don’t care if you voted for Trump or Hilary. To me it really doesn’t matter. We’re all human and honestly our choices for who was to lead the free world next was complete horse shit!
But for those of you who must know where I fall on this spectrum I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat. I think we should have listened to George Washington’s advice when he warned our founding fathers to stay a way from party system . . . just saying look at all the good it’s done for us.
I identify more often than not as a Libertarian or a Moderate. As do quite honestly the majority of Americans. If you look at statistics (and I’m sorry I’m too lazy to import so evidence. I can later if anyone is actually interested in this…) the majority of America is split down the middle when it comes to the important topics and solutions.
For me personally there are parts of the Republican agenda that I can get behind and understand why they want to go about certain things. . . although these days it’s a bit of stretch. Same thing on the Democrats side, most of the time I’m all about their agenda and doing good for the people and then someone ruins it for me by getting overly righteous or honestly just not realistic on what is actually doable.
But the main reason I’m writing this piece is because of Sunday’s big media coverage and what everyone on social media can’t seem to stop talking about football. This arts loving theatre nerd loves her some football. I love watching the game and any game at that. (I do have favorite teams, but we’ll talk about that another time. . .)
I just want to point out that the majority of the country right are mindless sheep following the heard of trending media stories instead of paying attention to what is actually happening. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! We have bigger things going on than whether or not our athletes stand during the national anthem.
A brief summary of what happened, because I don’t think for the most part people understand how or why this even started. This all started last year when Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the anthem to make a statement against police brutality against black Americans and since has created an out rage all year-long.
I don’t follow the NBA, because I just never could get into to basketball, but apparently it’s customary that the American Championship teams go and visit the White House which the Warriors are and Stephen Curry is apart of. Well he said in a press conference last Friday that he would vote no when it came to deciding to go and hoped that the rest of his team would too. This shouldn’t come as any shock as Stephen Curry is in the media quite a lot when it comes to his voice for speaking against President Trump and his platform.
I see nothing wrong with a team politely declining to go to the White House and see a man that they disagree with on all levels. It’s their right to have that option, because hello America. It made a statement. President Trump didn’t like this though and retaliated the best way he knows how through the use of Twitter…
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again someone really needs to take this man’s Twitter account away. CNN posted yesterday morning about how North Korea claims that President Trump has declared war on them through Twitter by posting “North Korea won’t be around much longer..” We’re going to end up in a war with North Korea over a tweet… What has this world come to?
Anyway this tweet at Stephen Curry created a spark within the NFL and this past Sunday. Multiple teams, players, coaches, and owners knelt arm and arm on the field or in locker rooms in protest. Is it disrespectful? Yes, it absolutely. However, this is America and soldiers have fought for our right to protest and freedom of speech. So if these milionare atheletes want to sit during the anthem in protest they can, because this is America. . .
It’s a peaceful protest and honestly it did it’s job, because it got America’s attention. Although here’s where I say who gives a fuck?! While all of America is arguing whether their should be reprecussions on these individuals actions. (Which sounds kind of communist I might add.)
We’re missing the bigger picture here. Like what has the Senate decided is going to happen with healthcare? DACA? The pending was with North Korea/ the fact that they have missels pointed at us at all times. . That there’s still an on going investigation if Russia bought ads on social media platforms supporting Trump. (I don’t really care about this last one.. but it’s something current) Or what about the fact that our sister country Puerto Rico is pretty much flat and people are still struggling with the damage from Harvey.
All of these things are happening and all anyone can talk about is how un-american it is to kneel during the national anthem. .
I’d just like to point out that we as America disrespect our own flag all the time. Technically according to
We break over half these rules. I know my own parents do. We currently have an American flag that flies day and night. At night it’s defiently not properly lit. The flag shouldn’t be worn on clothing or made into paper goods. Yet, we do that on 4th of July. The flag shouldn’t be stretched out accross the field the way we see it done at so many sporting events. It should technically be flying. I could go on. . .
All I’m saying is we need to do better. We as a country need to see past all the media bullshit and find the truths. Stop letting media coverage control what is our news. I’m tired of it. When I have to go to the BBC to hear an unbias news report about what’s happenign in my own country. . That’s a little ridiculous. We have bigger matters at the moment. Plus, the majority people complaining about this disrespect during the national anthem are missing the point of the protest. . .Which is also a problem. At least these players aren’t buring the flag. (Go back in your history books and read that one.)
I’m sure I’m going to get some backlash on this piece. Comment and say what you want. I don’t have a “side” other than what I think is right and honestly I like to hear from people who view things differently than myself. Please, all I ask is you keep things respectful.
As always have a great day!