…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
The Left has had the US flag and US anthem under attack for quite some time now. Both are symbols of something and the symbolism, more often than not, is in the mind of the beholder. Something was written about it on Fog of Chaos in 2011 – http://www.fogofchaos.com/2011/10/05/hymny-i-symboly/
As a part of the plan to divide the Americans, accentuated by the desperate pre-election need to distract public attention from Hillary’s crimes, somebody came up with the idea of a TV ready protest, ostensibly against racial inequality and police brutality. Instead of standing for the national anthem, as is polite and decent to do, a certain Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback sports person, elected “to take a knee”. I admit that I know nothing about the game Americans call “football”; I do not know the difference between a quarterback, a fullback and a silverback, and I suspect that many American politically correct “experts” do not know much more.
For them, me, and others, to “take a knee” - “An American football term for when the quarterback drops to one knee immediately after receiving the snap, thus automatically ending the play. The use of taking a knee comes only near the end of a game when your team is in possession of the ball and holds a narrow lead (by a touchdown or less). If you execute a run or pass play, you risk turning the ball over and allowing the opposing team to gain possession and a chance to score. By taking a knee, you are able to run down the clock without putting the ball at risk.
A boring, if strategically important, play.”
Hmm. The one knee protest got its air-time and many, obscenely overpaid sportsmen and entertainers* jumped on the publicity bandwagon.
Wikipedia – “Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Heidi (Zabransky) Russo, a 19-year-old white woman who was single and destitute at the time. His birth father, an African American, left the family before he was born. Russo placed her son for adoption with Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, a white couple …“
Obviously a good reason to hate whites, and whole America. Intelligence of the American college educated sportsmen is world famous, so famous that even Hollywood occasionally dares to poke a fun at it, though the objects of the wit are invariably white. I can’t personally comment, but I see no reason not to accept the claim that some of those muscle-bound men can read and write. In any case you can judge Mr Kaepernick’s IQ from http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/10/17/colin-kaepernick-says-nothing-un-american-kneeling-national-anthem/
The stunt was explained by mentally deficient PC media as a support of the movement rioting under the slogan “Black lives matter” – the most racist slogan spawned in the mind of some New York, Soros financed “intellectual”. Whose lives do not matter? Jewish ones? Still, only some black lives matter. Certainly lives of black police officers, shot by black hoons, do not. Don’t expect any logic from The New York Times. They lost it some thirty years ago.
Still on, or at least close to the subject – latest, or by now second or third latest desperate anti-Trump claim was that he and his deplorables treat journalists badly. As can be expected from hillaristas, there was no evidence of anything like that, except that the journalists following Trump rallies were abused for refusing to stand for the national anthem. I suppose they also are badly treated by white America.
Actually, I wanted to write about something else, more important.
People with memory may recall that not so long ago those inhabitants of USA whose skin was black or at least semi-dark were told by their white manipulators to be proud to be Black. Remember “Black is Beautiful” ? Now Black is an insult, unless coming from, oops, blacks. So nigger is bad, Negro is bad, black is bad and soon the “elites” will decree that African-American is bad. Not yet though. “African-American Lives Matter!” would not be too catchy slogan, though even more racist and divisive.
A black persons, born, say, in 1947 already went two descriptions of himself; for a while great, and then insulting. This follows the patter of humiliation practised in Gulags of Lenin’s legacy and still practised in countries of applied socialism like China, North Korea, Cuba and other objects of academics’ wet dream.
Will the black people work out one day what fun is being made out of them by the Big Money? Or will they get down on both knees?
*/ not only them. Bill Clinton’s apointee Justice of the US Supreme Court Ruth Ginsburg first attacked the One Knee Protest and then apologised for it – doubling the air time. She had done the similar trick before – attacking Donald Trump and then, sort of, apologising. Eighty-three years old “Ginsburg affirmed her wish to remain a justice as long as she was mentally sharp enough to perform her duties.“
[ She promised to leave America if Trump wins. Presumably she is now on her way to North Korea and Trump will have another Supreme Court vacancy to fill]