Sunday, September 24, 2017

Shame on the football players! SHAME!


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Call for a National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, Veterans Day Weekend. Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin. Continue with the weekly boycott of televised games.

I keep seeing people upset about Trump's comments to those football players who "take knee" instead of honoring our flag, country and national anthem. Well, those of us who served (and I also speak for the ones who fought and died for America), agree with Trump's "tough words" to these guys who make their living playing a game! If they have a point to make, there are other ways to do it besides being DISRESPECTFUL! Here are some wonderful comments by an old friend from my United States Sergeants Major Academy days, Sergeant Major (Ret.) Bob Easterling:

TAKE A KNEE---AND THINK A LITTLE

Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. If you don't know where that is, just Google it from the sidelines. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won't be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your turn. Take your cleats and socks off to get a real experience. Then take a knee.

Then, take one at the beach in Normandy where man after American man [including Blacks who served] stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces...the very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.

Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. From Khe San to Saigon... Anywhere will do. REAL Americans died in all those jungles. There was no playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they represented. When they came home they were protested as well..and spit on for reasons only cowards know.

Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree heat. Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress. Your number won't be printed on it unless your number is up! You'll need to stay hydrated but there won't be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You're on your own.
There's a lot of places to take a knee. Real Americans have given their lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought as a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who bled for the very freedoms you have. That's what the red stripes mean. It represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your liberty.

While you're on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of ground taken...but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering forests and bitter cold mountains...every inch marked by an American life lost serving that flag you protest.

No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans...just American men and women...delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us.... blazing a path so you would have the right to "take a knee."

You haven't an inkling what it took to get you where you are; but your "protest" is duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is issued to another....

If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on Sunday and we'll both kneel before Almighty God. We'll thank Him for preserving this country for as long as He has. We'll beg forgiveness for our ingratitude for all He has provided us. We'll appeal to Him for understanding and wisdom. We'll pray for liberty and justice for all...because He is the one who provides those things. And there will be no protest. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea for His continued grace and mercy on the land of the free and the home of the brave. It goes like this..

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Sergeant Major (Ret.) Bob Easterling
(Posted by Sergeant Major (Ret.) Carmen Welker)

6 comments:

  1. All these people "taking a knee" are doing is to divide our country further. How about this novel idea: The illustrious football players suggest that "their people" stop gang-banging and committing crimes so that they WON'T end up killed. While there are certainly "bad" cops, ALL cops are NOT bad; they are just doing their jobs. I applaud them for doing their jobs by getting criminal thugs off the street - whatever it takes! Instead, this "movement" that Kaerpernick or whatever his name is, is inciting, suggest that COPS are BAD, and CRIMINALS are GOOD! SHAME ON ALL OF THEM!

    I hope football becomes extinct and forces these millionaire spoiled brats to get REAL jobs for a change! Maybe then they'll snap out of it and become true Americans who are contributing something to this country besides the inciting of riots and the display of endless stupidity.

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  2. The disrespectful football players should take a few pointers from these kids - REAL Amerians! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhkMwAhIOcU&feature=youtu.be

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  3. Over the years I find myself increasingly turned off by sports. I believe YHWH exposes the crooked, carnal, degenerate, and reprobate ways such people have. What happened to the letter/opinion page about athletes and their childish behavior?

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    1. AGREED, Kevin! The ONLY reasons these people became sports "heroes" is because they entertain the masses, who are willing to spend decadent amounts of money to watch their games. Instead of using their fame and glory for GOOD, many make fools of themselves with their decadent behavior, and then whine when they're caught.

      What Kaepernick started is absolute disrespect for our flag, our country, and especially our military veterans - those who DIED! They died NOT to give morons the right to disrespect them, but to uphold the values of the United States founded UNDER GOD.

      SHAME ON ALL OF THEM AND THEIR MANAGERS! May this turn people off SO MUCH that football will become extinct and these pathetic humans will have to find another way to support themselves - i.e., a REAL job, like the rest of us!

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  4. Oh Carmen, I am in complete agreement. My husband was shocked to see "his" entire team, the Seahawks, stay in the locker room. He is having me mail back his Russell Wilson jersey to the team. My father, navigator in Army Air Corp. My father in law, Seargent in Army tank division chasing Rommell, and in Anzio where he received a Purple Heart for gunshot wounds he suffered trying to pull his buddy back into the tank, my son who was a crew chief on KC 135 during OIF.My heart was so heavy watching this shameful display. I thanked My Elohim that both my father and father-in-law were not still alive to see it. My son was watching the game with us and he was so stoic and saddened to see it. He always makes sure everyone is standing and quiet during the Anthem or displaying of colours no matter what the event or where we are viewing it from, including our own living room. I was tearful as I watched him, and seeing Alexjandro Villanueva standing; alone,as proud and stoic as my son just melted me into tears. I am still crying. All media should show over and over again through out this season that very picture of Villanueva. West point graduate, Army Ranger, combat veteran, till these nitwits get it. They are not only disrespecting the President personally, or the Office of President, Our Nations Flag and all it stands for, they are collectively sticking their fingers into the Eyes of Elohim who gave them the blessing and privilege to be born here and not in, say, No. Korea, Syria, Russia, China. I wonder how their protest would go in one of those countries?
    Sorry for the rant, my head lately just cannot understand all the stupidity that is on display everywhere!
    Bo Y'shua Bo!

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  5. Hi Joan! Thank you for taking the time to voice your opinion about this horrific matter. It brought me to tears! These pathetic human beings are treading on our flag - and consequently, all those who died for it. "Making a statement" should NEVER include showing blatant disrespect for our nation's military personnel - those who give up EVERYTHING to protect our country. These spoiled millionaire brats and their managers reveal just how depraved human nature is! SHAME on all of them! The only statement they are making with this particular "statement" is that cops are bad and crime is good. THAT is what truly upsets me!

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