Anthem & Flag Protest Or Whatever You Want To Call It But What Are The Facts?

Just love it! Talking about folk going with the majority and allowing folk to make decisions for them.

Hell it is a problem simply because the NFL delayed acting on it for now. If it was not a problem they would not have delayed actions.

The words in the anthem do not include black folk.

So for me I listen to others but I also can comprehend for myself and make an informed decision.

I have no problem with folk taking a stand on what they believe in but when they are not doing it on the facts as presented, then that is where the problem come in for me.

1. NFL delayed so therefore it must be an issue that need to be resolved after clarity presented.
   a. They can stay in the locker room.
   b. Haven’t seen where it says what they have to do on the field stand, sit, kneel and/or can make a fist.(It is in the link below what they can do so I stand corrected.)

2. Wording in the anthem clearly do not include black folk.

It is not about Prescott, Dallas owner and/or those who are against the protest.

Hell turn to the game after the anthem. Don’t look at it all. But I bet you the outcome of the game will not be from whether a player stand, sit, knee or make a fist.

Read the following link for yourself and make your own informed decision as to what is going on with the anthem policy, the real reason behind the protest and other don’t take my word because I was not there and have not spoken to anyone in the NFL or related sources.

NFL and the players union freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Miami Dolphins policy

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The Bell Tolls: Cowboys players apparently unable and unwilling to challenge Jerry Jones’ anthem policy – USA Today

The Gate Keeper: response: But when do the white players stand with the black players and say we are unified and that they support the movement? Damn shame when you have folk like myself out here speaking truth to power broke but these guys got money and scared to take a stand! Damn they may as well be on the damn plantation.

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While the Star Spangled began playing, both Smith and Carlos lowered their heads and raised their fists . . . Joe Madison

The Watch Dog response: Like I have said fighting some of the same battles now from back then. But then you have folk acting like the fight just begin. GTHOH! I know what I have been working on and others around me while now some folk come on the scene trying to act like they done figured something out. Really?

On this date, in 1968, Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos took their places on the podium during the medal ceremony wearing black socks without shoes, black gloves, and civil rights badges. While the Star Spangled began playing, both Smith and Carlos lowered their heads and raised their fists, in solidarity with the Black Freedom Movement in the United States. (Joe Madison)

Who Said, “The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave” Is All On Paper

The only thing I really feel is necessary is that the black people, not only in Mississippi, will have to actually upset this applecart. What I mean by that is, so many things are under the cover that will have to be swept out and shown to this whole world, not just to America. This thing they say of “the land of the free and the home of the brave” is all on paper. It doesn’t really mean anything to us. The only way we can make this thing a reality in America is to do all we can to destroy this system and bring this out to the light that has been under the cover all these years.

Trump sits, talks through song lowering the flag at military base amid NFL anthem controversy – Washington Examiner

President Trump sat and talked through the nightly playing of “Retreat” as the American flag was lowered on a Pennsylvania Air National Guard base during his interview with Sean Hannity.

Trump, who has been criticizing NFL players who kneel through the national anthem to protest racism, seemed caught off-guard by loudspeakers playing “Retreat.” The song is played every night at military bases to signal the American flag being lowered and the end of the official duty day.

Military site Task and Purpose was the first to notice Trump sitting during the song. According to Task and Purpose, uniformed service members are required to stop what they’re doing and salute the flag as its lowered during the song while civilians are required to place their hand over their heart.

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Trump not only does not stand or place his hand over his heart, but instead talks through the song and assumes it’s being played to honor him or Hannity. (Washington Examiner)

Ex-NFLer Jermichael Finley’s Wife Ethers Him For His Comments On Black Athletes Protesting (TWEET) – Total Pro Sports

The Watch Dog response: See how ignant some folk can get when they think they have arrived. Dude got 4 biracial boys and he don’t get it. His white wife reminded him that he is a black man.

Former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley had been on a tirade on social media. First he stated that black athletes are ‘roll models’ to kids, so they should keep their politics to themselves, shut up, and just play.

He then followed that up with a video suggesting Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett don’t actually care about social injustice. Rather, he thinks their National Anthem protests are publicity stunts.

His comments were so ill-advised and misinformed that his wife, who is white, had to jump on Twitter and serve him up a dose of knowledge on what these athletes are fighting for. (Total Pro Sports)