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Dr. Grumpy Catvorkian
Gonna let this one go to voicemail...
867-5309 - looks like the Mod won't be hearing this call either... Oh well.
I'm personally not opposed to players protesting. Just not on the field.
Not trolling or trying to talk "smack" - but this meme reminded me of a favorite Rev. MLK Jr. quote... David Meggessy pioneered such protest during the pre-game (paid for) celebration of Nationalistic pride and Militarism... And it led directly, to the players having a legit union (one reason why the NFL was unlikely to act against Kaepernick and Co.) - which I hope we can agree that they deserved. Also -realize that a good portion of the NFL's audience (and not just their players) are Black - and so, feel perhaps even more strongly about the protests - than those who are inconvenienced by knowing of about their feelings. When Meggessy did it - it was a DIRECT PROTEST against the Vietnam and our military involvement there - so to the perspective of those who took Kaep's protest as a slap at the military - theoretically EVEN MORE offensive. While looking for the quote I wanted I found a site with several other good nuggets of MLK wisdom. "First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection." — Letter From a Birmingham Jail, 1963 I reach out - because that is the tradition of nonviolence.