Friday, September 16, 2016

Standing up & Standing down for Kaepernick .

Kaepernick first time in 
the news was when he was
arrested  2014 , for involvement ina
suspicious incident .
Kaepernick not standing for the national anthem is not a crime in it's own way  , he has free will to kneel or sit . I wanted to pull a few strings on this one . I have friends on both sides of the read . My African American friends are cheering on Kaepernick , my conservative Anglo-American friends are already saying "traitor" . So I am I standing up or down on this ? So I am going to explain both sides on this &  I am going to explain the National Anthem a bit how I interpret it . There is a story behind everything.  The sport's world has had its good days and bad days.Controversy follows athletes , either they are making political statements , or their drunk and beating up their pregnant girl friends . I have a beef with my favorite football team the 49ers' , that  their looking like more  a bunch of "hoods" as far as behavior out side of kicking the football.  .Over the years the team has going through replacing its coaches , players at random. How this team stays together is baffling    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States. I am not going to rebuttal him to certain extant .There is a lot of liberal attitudes that do glory a objectionable protest .Former MLB manager  Tony La Russa  also weighed in on Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest in an interview with SI Now's Maggie Gray on Wednesday, calling it disrespectful and questioning whether Kaepernick is protesting just to draw attention to himself. Gray asked La Russa how he would handle a player taking a knee during the anthem, as Kaepernick has done before games this year, if he were still a manager of an MLB team. Orioles outfielder Adam Jones recently expressed his disappointment in MLB's failure to join in the protest that is sweeping the NFL, calling football "a white man's sport." I think that calling  the sport " a white man's sport "  is how  some of the players feel by interjecting racism into a profession that is dominated by rich black athletes is rather hypocritical.    Kaepernick announced that he will no longer stand during the national anthem in protest of police violence against African-Americans and institutional racism. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he explained. I agree that he is right on this , police shooting of un-armed black men has increased into dominance in our news media outlets because of cell phones. I have written before on police excessive force , how some of it is unjustified . Also I think that black on black "crime" is a serious issue as well . It's just deep rooted in a {our} crumbling society where family values have taken a wrong turn with the new social -economic - morality that is being fostered on black Americans{ more or less on white Americans as well }  .  President Barack Obama took a moment to comment on Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, a stand he’s taking against (1.1)>>“a country that oppresses Black people“, has stoked a fierce debate from all sides. Some applaud his stance. Some say he doesn’t have a right to do it. The news over the last few years , maybe a decade or so long ,(1)>> lists a bunch of 49ers' players who have been involved with"crime" .  Kaepernick is just the icing on the cake with the teams problem .While we assume and say "game on" , just because your favorite team wins a game , underneath its all covering up something rather  disturbing . Yes, personally like the NRA would never say that there is nothing wrong with guns & people as mix , the NFL will not admit that players have serious problems with drugs , alcohol and anger management .

"old glory" as she was called
survived the "bombs bursting
in mid air ..." 
This might be  just a growing  movement to sweep way our national anthem . Its ludicrous for me to say that but , knowing the base liberal mind set in our  government that renamed Mount McKinley Denali /dᵻˈnɑːli/. or attacking another historical less loved  icon of the Confederate flag , or even pretty much as saying our nation is in convulsion against its past . That everything that made America , its sweat , blood and tears that was fought by so many peoples , sects & so on . The current generation is destroying its national heritage in this last decade . Remember the patriotism of the September 11th , 2001 terror attacks ? That too is being swept away . The 3000 or so that died in the World Trade center attacks , their memories is being replaced more and more with a apologetic sympathy for the 911 hijackers because  they were "Muslim" . Its crazy , many of you may not agree with me , but so many died for trying to be American { white, black , red yellow , male and female } . So how does the National Anthem here STAND in all respects to this controversy ? So lets go back in time to the year of 1812 ...........Although its events inspired one of the nation’s most famous patriotic songs, the War of 1812 is a relatively little-known war in American history. Despite its complicated causes and inconclusive outcome, the conflict helped establish the credibility of the young United States among other nations. It fostered a strong sense of national pride among the American people, and those patriotic feelings are reflected and preserved in the song we know today as the U.S. national anthem."The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort M'Henry", a poem written on September 14, 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the large American flag, the Star-Spangled Banner, flying triumphantly above the fort during the American victory.  In this case Scott Key's lyrics to his poem have drawn controversy , but what do these mean? Here is a look at some of the suspected verses : 
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore

That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,

A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
If you read the 3rd stanza " No refuge could save the hireling and slave" , that one verse that set off more chatter over the anthem , its slavery connections . So I have to conjurer up the spirit of the man who wrote the  star-spangled banner,  yes he was a slave owner , yes in 1812 that was one of the sins of this young nation , but Scott Key's does not deserve to be reviled . So in a fictional way , lets call up the ghost of the man who wrote it . Talk to him in our modern way with all our machines as a spirit medium would , pray ask him his feelings about slavery .
The Un-Politics . Mr. Key's do you have any more feeling for the institution of slavery ?
Mr. Key's : After spending time in this realm of spirit & though I repented that I owned slaves , but I hearken then to my era . I thought that we were doing God's will by having slaves , by lifting them up for savagery . (weeping)  Yea, your right when you made me read the Constitution saying all men are "created equal" . That now applies to other races of men .
The Un-Politics . Yea, women too in our day Mr. Key's .
Mr. Key's " The fair sex?" 
The Un-Politics . Yes , women finally won the right to vote , rather late in American history though ..
The Un-Politics. Yes, a majority of whites thought that slavery was "gods will" , but since now you have recanted to the world that slavery was wrong . I want to know about what exactly did you mean in the great poem you wrote star-spangled banner , when you wrote ' 

Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:'
Mr. Key's . OK , what I am about to tell you is going to be contrary to your modern thinking . Yes, in 1814 I was referring  to cowards as hirelings and slaves who did not fight for the Republic , (2)>> some had escaped and joined the British army . The British came with trinkets of freedom trying to buy the run away slaves for their " army " . Many of them would be sold to serve overseas . Yes I was speaking of their blood as being washed out against their own country . As you may not understand the perilous times of the war { of 1812} , both free and slave were endanger of their lives . The Capital was burnt , and President Monroe was in hiding . The British attacked Fort McHenry form all sides as I recollect , cannon fire were the bombs in the air , but no Continental solder would lower the flag to surrender . The Americans, under the command of
Major George Armistead, lost four killed, including one black and brave soldier Private William Williams, he gave is life for the LIBERTY of this country  and a woman AS WELL who was cut in half by a bomb as she carried supplies to the troops, and 24 wounded. At one point during the bombardment, a bomb crashed through the fort's powder magazine. Fortunately for the defenders, either the rain extinguished the fuse or the bomb was a dud. Yes I wrote what I wrote , as People of this Century Judge me , but I wrote by the hand of the spirit that was upon me . 
So it end  here . As I summoned Scott Key  from out of the spirit realm , trying to get to the bottom of this whole tangled mess , and the question of patriotism , oppression of races . The paradigm is here , 200 years ago our nation faced a crisis . Here today we are again facing a crisis that questions how long can we remain a free sovereign  state . From with we are being slowly eroded by persons who are trying to destroy our national heritage , even if its controversial , yeas America had slavery , and its evils , but now either standing up or down to the national anthem makes no difference . Reverence to the past   is a call of repentance .

(1.1)>>“a country that oppresses Black people“. SLAVERY is one of the sins of this nation , but every other nation had a form of slavery . BUT America should have been more enlightened , since the founding fathers were more radical politicians should have sized the opportunity in 1788 to have ended the wicked institution that brought the "blood of men" into the center of a civil war , subsequent equal rights movement led by DR. Martin Luther King . Yet we still have "oppression" , its now rather self inflicted, via social brainwashing , conditioning  , subliminal manipulation { it crosses all races } oppression now can't tell no difference of skin color.(1)>> lists a bunch of 49ers' players who have been involved with "crime" . 2012, the 49ers lead the NFL in player arrests with 12. Kaepernick's antics go back to 2014 , and two other NFL players are linked to an investigation involving a woman who said she woke up in a hospital after drinking with the players, but said none of the players had been arrested or charged with any crime.The April 1 incident involved a woman with whom Kaepernick reportedly had a previous sexual relationship and happened at the Miami apartment of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, according to a four-page police report. The woman filed the report with Miami police on the evening of April 3.None of the players have been questioned, arrested or charged with any crime, Miami police spokesman Rene Pimental said Thursday. Bruce Miller for example , while attention was on Kaepernick , Miller had another run with the law . About 2:45 a.m., police responded to a call about an intoxicated man who was trying to enter a hotel room occupied by a 70-year-old man and his 66-year-old wife, police said. When the couple’s 29-year-old son, who was in a neighboring room, told Miller he had the wrong room, police said, Miller “charged” the man and a physical confrontation occurred.(2)>> some had escaped and joined the British army .According to . "men of African descent did serve as soldiers and sailors aboard warships and on privateers during the war in substantial numbers on either side; nearly 1,000 African American sailors were captured and held in Britain’s notorious Dartmoor prison—and they embraced their status as free black seamen struggling to uphold their belief in “Free Trade and Sailors Rights.” Some 600 Chesapeake Bay slaves joined the British Colonial Marines and marched with redcoats on Washington, DC, and Baltimore, while others chose to remain with their masters and fight for the Americans. The American army had not opened its enlistments to black troops, and most states did not permit blacks to muster. There were no all-black regular army units in 1812 and 1813, and the black presence, when noted, was poorly documented. Along the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, enslaved peoples faced the same choices as did those in the Chesapeake, while along the Gulf Coast they found additional choices—some joined with the Spanish, with Native American tribes, and others with Andrew Jackson or the British. Jackson ultimately secured the assistance of most with promises of freedom and equality that never fully appeared" .

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