The jury is in and the data is incontrovertible.
We have all “lived with” Covid19 now for six months. The majority of the nation has reached suppression levels. FL, TN, TX, AZ, SC, MS, GA, LA and more. There are a few states (and counties within states) that have not; Hawaii and South Dakota are two notable ones.
Now that we are here we can take a worst-case scenario for a county that has reached suppression and compare it with other things. I will use mine, since we’re here and we have a jackass for a county Mayor who has refused to drop his obscene mask order.
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When I was 10 I read Exodus by Leon Uris. I’ve never read any of his other books. At the age of ten it generated a world view I found productive. Every single one of the screaming raging fanatics since then have their place neatly catalogued in my mind.
I would like to write that antifa and blm have their hate filled bs from a book but I don’t know what book. If it exists? I won’t be reading it.
I’m gonna go with the pizza conspiracy guys and say that we have an enemy out there who is determined to bring down western civilization.
It won’t work since there is a solid cadre of places it simply won’t work but there might be an interregnum here. If so I find that OK with me. What none of the ones bringing down an interregnum realize is that they will be the first against the wall.
It’s a sad thing when you realize that the dark will rise and you really can’t do anything to stop it. Historically, in the West, it has always failed but the dark has truly prevailed in muslim countries. They don’t tolerate dissent.
When you finally know what islam is you start to begin to know. It kept almost half the world in a dark that will never see the light. There are the 5 pillars and the rest is banished. It is impossible to make a civilized world if one banishes those that wonder.
It will be interesting to see what happens to the middle kingdom because they do their best to banish learning but they are enormous and hold vast sway over the most productive part of the world. The engine of their economy is the impetus of many economies near them. They also send their brightest into the West to learn at our universities.
We will see.
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For fans who follow the sport, most of this will be a simple reminder of things you already know. For the rest, it’s a wake-up call:
In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling before each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his eye-black to avoid glare, and made him take it off.
In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.
In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said “Know Jesus Know Peace” but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.
In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing “Find the Cure “eye black for breast cancer awareness.
In 2015 William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (Not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem..).
In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty.
2016 the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
So tell me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression. It seems quite clear based on these facts that the NFL has taken a position against any action by NFL players demonstrating RESPECT for any issue:
For God, social causes such as mental health, cancer, domestic violence, for cops killed arbitrarily, for being cops, or for the Memory of 9/11…
BUT they will allow demonstrations of DISRESPECT for our National Flag, our National Anthem, for America , and for the American People, if it will help mollify a particular Group and its supporters. That is who and what the NFL now has shown itself to be.
Pass this post along to all your friends and family, if you believe it worthy of sharing. Honor our military; too many of whom have come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.