Today I’m going to highlight the story that isn’t getting told with regards to the NFL choosing to crack down on protests during the National Anthem. First, let’s look at the image that draws the president’s ire. He went so far as to say that these people “shouldn’t be in the country”.
These are the people that the president is referring to in the image above. Take notice of the identity of these people, and the peaceful nature of their protest. Their only demand: that the police departments around the country treat African Americans with the same respect as white Americans.
Now consider the following, who’s right to free speech the president vociferously defended, and who he had this to say about, “You had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. The press has treated them absolutely unfairly. You also had some very fine people on both sides”.
These people carried shields and weapons through the streets of Charlottesville, and in one case one of them mowed down the opposing protesters with a car, killing one woman and injuring numerous others. Where were the calls to censor this protest? Why are these people given a pass? Why isn’t the president calling for these people to leave the country? If you saw people like this in the image above marching down the street, would you consider anyone who decided to march alongside them to be “very fine people”?
Obviously the president is far more bothered by black American’s demanding justice than white nationalists chanting “blood and soil” in the streets of America. He may not be openly racist, or even aware that he is a racist, but make no mistake, the POTUS is a fucking racist.