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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote franciscosan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 2017 at 21:04
Every time i see BLM I think Bureau of Land Management:P

What exactly is being protested?  I mean if you are protesting, you want something, right?  What are the criteria for the NFL protesters to say, "we got what we want, we'll stop."?  Who is the protest aimed at, the police departments which have nothing to do with promoting and sponsoring the games?  The fans who are there to drink beer and watch aggression play out on the field?  Society?  America in general?  How are the fans supposed to respond to this protest?  Maybe they should "care" more, maybe they should be more "aware."  Whatever that means.  The protest seems mismatched for its goals, if it really has any goals whatsoever.  It seems more like that emotional response to do "something," regardless of whether that something is effective, or appropriate, or right.

But, I admit, football's image is already tarnished for me, so if this turns some people off of football, that is fine to me.  It would be interesting to see if this would affect football's popularity, political muscle enough to make a difference in the box office.  If so, at that point, one wonders if the prima donnas would take a pay cut for sake of their principles.

We already have a problem with (predominantly) the liberals in Hollywood using their esteem to talk about issues which they have more feeling for, than familiarity.  This just seems like an extension in that direct.  I am not saying that they cannot do it, I am saying it is making a moment of commonality into a moment of division.  You should not necessarily do, everything you can do.  But, of course, neither can you fix the problem (of divisiveness during the pledge), by requiring everybody to "toe the line" so to speak.

Again, Football is not a sacred institution for me, searchanddestroys explanation of taking a knee is interesting.  It is a more effective protest than just sitting, but it still is the mark of a division, which again one might say there already is a division between me and the football players.  This might just widen it or widen it for, probably not the diehards, but the more marginal fans.  If you believe that there is nothing more American than football then this probably annoys.  If you feel as I do that Football is big business, that often uses political muscle to protect its interests, and sometimes results in traumatic brain injury and suicide, then this is not as big of a deal.  Another straw on the camel's back.

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 Have you gone loopy? What's it all about Alfie?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vanuatu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 2017 at 13:21
Definitely loopy.Wink
Let's not assume that every time we see BLM it means you know who.

It could very well be about Black Lab Male.

Michael Caine has been in 87 movies lol wow!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote toyomotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 2017 at 18:48
Originally posted by Vanuatu Vanuatu wrote:

Definitely loopy.Wink
Let's not assume that every time we see BLM it means you know who.

It could very well be about Black Lab Male.

Michael Caine has been in 87 movies lol wow!

How about Black Label Malt (Whiskey)?   LOL


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In then and as a final note, and as noted previously, this is nothing more that propaganda of a cause. Better suited in a different venue, imo.

A quasi form of 'Propaganda of the deed'.

Nothing more.
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Dark, I am not sure what you mean by propaganda, are you talking about the propaganda of the protesters, or the propaganda of football itself?  Football is itself a big 'hurray for our side!  Rally around the flag!"  I think it is pretty skillful of protesters to highjack that bus, "amend" the story.  I can understand football fans to be frustrated about it.  But it is hard to extract it (one would have to forego the Star Spangled Banner), and it is hard to satisfy their demands which are emotional in basis, not rational.  Seriously, under what criteria would the protesters consider themselves satisfied with the situation and thus give up their protest?
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