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Black Athletes Who Kneel Are Being Used By The Left

If you don’t read the newspapers you are ill-informed. If you do read the newspapers you are misinformed—actor Denzel Washington paraphrasing Mark Twain.

What Denzel said is so true about today’s media. Over the weekend, dozens of multi-millionaire athletes opted to take a knee to protest Old Glory, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and President Donald Trump, in what many said was a demonstration against racial injustice and police brutality.

Joe Lockhart from the Clinton Administration who is now an NFL player’s rep had this to say a few days ago arrogantly saying (about President Trump) “If he wants to talk he knows our number”? Really..!?! He actually thinks that the POTUS has to subjugate to THEM?! Talk about hubris.., they think far too highly of themselves..!!

These famed athletes claimed they knelt in protest to the racial prejudice they face every day, but there is no oppression in America only liberals who want to oppress our freedoms, but are not successful. These athletes are being used by groups like Black Lives Matter and the likes of George Soros and others with their twisted ideologies who hate Trump and want to see this country destroyed. Over the past 35 years in America, an estimated 324,000 blacks have been killed at the hands of fellow blacks, proving “racist” white cops are the least of their worries.

Data shows that 93 percent of black homicide victims are killed by other blacks.

Criminology professor David Klinger told KMOX’s Charlie Brennan that he conducted a thorough, decade-long study that showed there were 1,265 murders over that time, with 90 percent of the victims being black. And 90 percent of those black victims were killed by other blacks. Do black lives not matter when other black lives are taken by blacks? Just look at these recent statistics of black on black crimes:

  • 3 killed, 36 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Sept. 25)
  • 10 killed, at least 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Sept. 18)
  • 5 killed, 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Sept. 11)
  • 8 dead, at least 35 wounded in Chicago Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3)
  • 7 dead, 25 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago (Aug. 28)
  • 65 people shot, 9 killed in Chicago over the weekend (Aug. 21)
  • 9 killed, at least 33 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago (Aug. 14)
  • 3 Killed, at least 29 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Aug.7)

There is now no doubt that Michael Brown was rightfully killed in self-defense by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The grand jury conclusively decided this was the case, and all the evidence confirms that decision. In fact, the “hands up don’t shoot” mantra never happened as autopsy reports show that Michael Brown was hit from the front three times and witnesses testified that they saw Brown lunge at the officer and tried to grab his gun.

Yet most of the media, blinded black leaders and liberals still try to make the case that the biggest problem today in America is white cops killing innocent black males. This myth has been repeated over and over again, but, according to statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, blacks have more to fear from fellow blacks than they do from police officers across the country.

Studies have shown that from 1980 through 2008, 84 percent of white victims were killed by whites and 93 percent of black victims were killed by blacks..

Recently Radio and FOX News host Sean Hannity interviewed Rush Limbaugh who is a huge NFL fan and used to work for them in his early days prior to coming to radio. Rush said the  radical left is trying to hijack the National Football League with its inappropriate protesting and nonstop grievance-mongering.

Limbaugh made the comments to Fox News anchor Sean Hannity, where he said fans are fed up with clueless celebrities inserting leftist propaganda into escapist entertainment like football.

“It used to be a respite,” Limbaugh said. “It used to be a place you go to escape all this. I do believe that the left wants to cause great damage to the NFL.”

Limbaugh added: “And I hate it. I don’t want it to become insignificant, I don’t want it to be taken over by a bunch of wusses. I don’t want it to be taken over by left-wing social justice causes.”

Let’s be clear: No one is saying NFL players don’t have a right to protest, just that the football field is an inappropriate venue for it. There’s a time and a place for everything. Get it?

Rush, a lifelong football fan, said he didn’t watch last weekend’s slate of NFL games because he was disgusted at whiny millionaires trying turn a simple game into a political protest.

Like other annoyed fans, Limbaugh has vowed to boycott the NFL until players stop disrespecting the national anthem. “I’m going to be playing golf on Sundays now,” Rush said.

Race relations in this country were much better before Obama took office for it was he and the left wing media in his pocket who instigated and fomented much of this racial hatred today. As I mentioned in my previous article there are more black-owned businesses than ever before, more blacks are in professional occupations such as judges, doctors, lawyers and in entertainment than ever before.

Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest black women in America today so these blacks and others taking a knee should take a second look and realize they are only being used to further an agenda. When little kids take a knee and teachers and politicians take a knee it is just people vying for attention and getting in on what’s become a national fad in my opinion.


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Jim Clayton

I am a retired former newspaper reporter and retail sales person. I'm a politically conservative easy going person from New Jersey. I am married to a wonderful wife and like talking and writing about movies,, concerts I attend and current events all which I write about here. I would enjoy hearing from anyone on my articles and they can write to me here.

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