Kaiserschmarrn wrote:Since Kaepernick's protest seems to have been motivated primarily by police shootings of blacks, I'll leave this here:
Today, on another topic, we learned that the media was giving FBI agents free event tickets, golf games, food and drinks and invitations to exclusive parties--more or less in exchange for leaks of classified information. I've said for a long time that the media wouldn't be doing what it's doing unless people were being paid off.
I don't think Kaepernick was particularly motivated personally. I think heavily monied political actors with an agenda to press decided to target the NFL, because it has a huge audience. Obama really didn't care too much about whether something was true or not. He just needed an event. The problem with the protests is that it all started with Michael Brown being shot by Darren Wilson, and rightly so. Obama's political stooges worked with the media to concoct a phony "hands up don't shoot" narrative suggesting that Michael Brown was surrendering, and got shot while unarmed. Most thinking people didn't fall for that, and all the physical evidence corroborated Darren Wilson's story.
That didn't matter. They still decided to go with the Saul Alinksky antics and try to gaslight the entire country. All it did was piss people off.
Drlee wrote:That notwithstanding we have evidence of police shooting of people who ought not to have been shot under the circumstances of their shooting.
Michael Brown certainly had it coming to him. That's what started the NFL protests.
Drlee wrote:Clearly a solution should be applied to these whether or not race was a factor.
Clearly, a football game is not the place to address it. Nobody would be too pleased if television actors broke character in the middle of a show and started doing some sort of "hands up don't shoot" routine and then jumped back into character. It would just piss people off, just like it pissed off NFL audiences.
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