So far in 2016, the NFL ratings are down compared to prior years. They have given every explanation imaginable for why the decline is happening – except for the real reason. Americans love football, but they love their country even more. The unpardonable Colin Kaepernick protests that Roger Goodell has allowed is an embarrassment, to say the least.
Goodell claims that this is freedom of speech and there is nothing he can do. This is ludicrous. If an NFL player or coach bad-mouths a referee, a heavy fine is issued. Goodell has complete control of the players on the field all the way down to the color of their shoelaces. If a player breaks the dress code, he can be removed from the game and fined.
He allows the protests but he would not allow the Dallas Cowboys to wear a sticker on their helmets in honor of fallen police officers. The NFL reason for banning the stickers was that it may be too provocative. Honoring police is provocative, but kneeling through the National Anthem is not. Is it any wonder why the NFL ratings are down today?
When explaining why he would not stand for the National Anthem, Kaepernick said this, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
This disoriented man has no idea what he is talking about. This is exactly why the NFL ratings are down this year. The number of whites killed by cops is more than double the number of blacks killed. However, the blacks commit more than 50 percent of the crimes committed in America. Yet, they represent just 13.2 percent of the population.
In 2015, there were 468 murders in the city of Chicago. Most were black-on-black shootings. This is where the problem is. The top 10 most dangerous cities in the country have two things in common. They have predominately African American citizens and they are ruled by Democrats.
Most of them have been run by Democrats for more than 50 years. This is a quintessential example of repression, Mr. Kaepernick. They are held down because democrats need them to stay down. They force them to live cradle-to-grave on the dole of the government to get their votes.
These folks are herded like sheep into crowded areas and the disparity creates uncontrollable violence. In Chicago, the young black male unemployment rate is 47 percent. Nearly half of them did not graduate from high school. This is true repression.
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