This protest of the National Anthem has gotten so far out of hand that we’re wiling to bet a majority of the players protesting have no idea why they’re doing it. They just want to be cool with their teammates and for the political left.
Take a look at what NFL legend Burgess Owens had to say about the real reason these guys are making such a big show of this. It’s very interesting food for thought, to say the least.
Daily Wire reports:
On Thursday, retired NFL safety Burgess Owens identified left-wing and Democrat policies and attitudes as forming the core of social dysfunction among blacks. He rejected the “socialist, liberal, Marxist” framing of blacks as put upon and victimized by whites.
Owens offered his comments while joining Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity.
Increasing “misery” among blacks is a “political strategy” used by Democrats and leftists, said Owens:
83 percent of black teen males [are] not working, 77 percent of black men abandon their families; I mean, I go through the litany of failure, and it’s all because of a Democratic socialist agenda to make sure that misery is used as political strategy.
NFL players pushing anti-American racial agitation were politically misled, said Owens:
Let me tell you what the flag represents and what our country represents; it’ a place of hope, it’s a place of second chances, and we have these young men that are literally millionaires… with billions of dollars represented on that sideline, and they have no clue that we the people – they – are the solution, because they’ve been brought up in this socialist, liberal, Marxist environment in which they’re not given hope.
The Democratic Party has failed the black community for decades. I’m sick and tired of us being portrayed as a hapless race, that white people did all these things to us, because we don’t know our history. So let’s man up, learn our history, find out that not only did we give a lot to this country, but we got a lot from this country. We’re the freest country in the history of mankind.
Watch Owens’ segment with Hannity below.
Also, here’s the official “I Proudly Stand For The Anthem” t-shirt (we have hoodie and v-neck options, too!) that has part of the proceeds going to the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans!