It’s not about the #flag or #patriotism

Donald Trump has stirred up a huge amount of shit in our country over his perception of what NFL players mean when kneeling for the National Anthem.

There is a huge divide in this country and frankly, Donald Trump’s responsible for a large part of it.

It seems as though the NFL and Pro Football Hall of Fame are sending a message in response to all the controversy surrounding the players taking a knee during the National Anthem, as they peacefully protest racial inequality.

This is a very powerful message from Eminem, in response to Donald Trump’s actions. This isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but he’s not wrong.

They have placed 310 full sized American Flags pretty much anywhere they could stick one in the ground. I’ve never seen anything like it before.

I think it would be really amazing, but I can’t help but wonder what message they are trying to send. Are they trying to undermine the players protests or trying to appease Donald Trump by displaying all these flags?

The person I spoke with at the HOF stated that this is part of their Huddle up America campaign, which is in response to all the shit Trump stirred up (My words not his). It’s supposed to be about patriotism and unity, according to the person I spoke with.

No one is protesting the flag or our troops. Trump has made this something that it isn’t and its divided our country.

Taking a knee has never been a sign of disrespect. In fact, it’s usually done to show respect. Players take a knee when a player on the field is injured.

You kneel before a king or queen to show respect as well.

This protest is meant to give people a voice, who otherwise wouldn’t have one.

They’ve explained countless times that they aren’t protesting the flag but some people don’t listen.

The bottom line is this. You don’t have to agree with their actions but they do have the right to what they’re doing. You have the right to disagree and not support the NFL.

The racial inequality that these protests are trying to raise awareness for is a very real problem and it’s been made very clear which side our President has taken.

It’s a sad time for our country..

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Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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