It’s a shame that we have to say this when talking about BLM, but it’s something we have to when writing about the subject: Everybody at FreedomWire believes that black lives do matter.

Now, that belief doesn’t mean that we feel that the correct time to show that support is during the playing of the National Anthem at an event…

In fact, if you were to take a poll of the entire staff of FreedomWire, to a man (or woman), there wouldn’t be ONE person on the team that agrees with the people who kneel during the anthem. The best time to display your support for black lives is NOT during the few minutes it takes to honor the ideal of what the flag stands for and the people who have sacrificed ALL for that ideal.

In fact, when you TRULY look at the act, it’s the opposite of unifying because it puts the lives of one race above those of others.

Black lives matter is supposed to be about police brutality…

It’s supposed to be about the deaths of unarmed black citizens happening during altercations with police – but the FBI statistics show that unarmed whites are almost three times more likely to die during their interactions with those same officers.

The Definition Of Racist

IF it were really about police brutality, then it never would have been named “Black Lives Matter.”

With a police brutality-centered name, it would have gotten support from all different ethnicities and from people from both sides of the political aisle.

When you make one race a priority over another that is facing the SAME issue, that’s the very definition of racist…

And that seems to be where a lot of the disconnect is from the Right and why many conservatives of all races and colors can’t get behind the movement (that, and the fact that the organization that directs it is Marxist).

It’s also being rammed down our throats, not just by the mainstream media, but by the sports and entertainment world as well.

Hollywood is all over it. We dare you to find ONE current Hollywood A-Lister who hasn’t made a social media post about BLM…

It’s all but impossible.

They’re all trying to gain those virtue-signaling points to add to their popularity among the young and immature whose lives revolve around social media…

And the sports world isn’t any different.

Woke Millionaires Pushing Marxist Agenda

A few years ago, when NFL players started kneeling, it was all people could talk about…

Until that kneeling lead to a drop in the ratings and the team owners and NFL office put the kibosh on it.

Well, it seems that 2020 is a replay of what happened in 2016-2017—but now more sports are getting in on the action. The NBA and MLB are starting down the same road as the NFL.

With the BLM protests so fresh in the public eye and sports having been furloughed due to COVID-19 restrictions, American sports are getting started again, helping the country get back to a little semblance of normalcy.

America needs a mental break from all of the strife and stress that have been affecting the US since the beginning of the pandemic…

And what do the woke athletes do?

Do they decide to get back on the court and compete and give Americans a couple hours of distraction?

Do they remind the country that we will find the normalcy so many of us have been missing?

No…

These millionaires decided it was the perfect time to remind America of how divided our nation is right now by kneeling during the National Anthem to further highlight that divide.

And here’s the worst part…

Americans were EXCITED to be able to watch sports again. They were hungry for them…

But as soon as these entitled athletes took a knee, they showed that there is NO escape from the stress and that normalcy is a long way off…

So viewers just changed the channel.

The ratings after the opening day for both sports have gone into the dumper…

And it’s not because there isn’t an audience. They’ve got almost a trapped population ready and rearing for their content – then completely turn them off by protesting during the National Anthem.

Sportswriter Ethan Strauss put it best when he tweeted, “You could chalk sagging interest up to pandemic conditions, but 5.8 million tuned in to watch Tom Brady hit golf shots into the woods.” (Referring to the NFL quarterback’s exhibition golf game with Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickleson.)

What does that tell you?

Americans want sports, not protests.

And hopefully, the NFL is paying attention…

Or they’ll find themselves in the SAME situation as they were back when Kaepernick started it all.

America needs to strive to be better and treat ALL people better…

But every once in a while, we need a break so we can recharge our batteries—because many of us are running on empty.

 

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” – Bruce Lee