Colin Kaepernick refusal to stand during national anthem

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Turdferguson, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Who cares.
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The whole SF team sucks anyway
     
  4. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    he needs to protest his poor play
     
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I care.
     
  6. Saying words and making a statement is one thing. Actually doing something about it , is another thing.
     
  7. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    And now let the fun begin...
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Oh! Like Mr Sarcasm doesn't get it?
     
  9. Sex?
     
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  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

  11. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    wow!

    Barry Eisler ‏@barryeisler 19m19 minutes ago


    Today’s essential and uncomfortable read from @tinyrevolution - The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery


    Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery


    "Few people know this because we only ever sing the first verse. But read the end of the third verse and you’ll see why the Star Spangled Banner is not just a musical atrocity, it’s an intellectual and moral one, too:

    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


    ...
    Then on the night of September 13, 1814, the British bombarded Fort McHenry. Key, seeing the fort’s flag the next morning, was inspired to write the lyrics for the Star Spangled Banner.

    So when Key penned “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,” he was taking great satisfaction in the death of slaves who’d freed themselves. His perspective may have been affected by the fact he owned several slaves himself.

    With that in mind, think again about the next two lines: “And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave / O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

    The reality is that there were human beings fighting for freedom with incredible bravery during the War of 1812. However, the Star Spangled Banner glorifies America’s “triumph” over them — and then turns that reality completely upside down, transforming their killers into the courageous freedom fighters.

    .....
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    By 1833 Key was a district attorney for Washington, D.C. As described in a book called Snowstorm in August by former Washington Post reporter Jefferson Morley, the police were notorious thieves, frequently stealing free blacks’ possessions with impunity. One night one of the constables tried to attack a woman who escaped and ran away — until she fell off a bridge across the Potomac and drowned.

    “There is neither mercy nor justice for colored people in this district,” an abolitionist paper wrote. “No fuss or stir was made about it. She was got out of the river, and was buried, and there the matter ended.”

    Key was furious, and indicted the newspaper for intending “to injure, oppress, aggrieve & vilify the good name, fame, credit & reputation of the Magistrates & constables of Washington County.”
     
  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Star Spangled Banner Lyrics and Meaning ***

    Oopsie.
     
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  13. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    this won't sit well with a certain sporty poster here who has rewritten history to deny the existence of white slaves :)

    "The Star Spangled Banner lyrics "the hireling " refers to the British use of Mercenaries (German Hessians) in the American War of Independence
    • The Star Spangled Banner lyrics "...and slave" is a direct reference to the British practice of Impressment (kidnapping American seamen and forcing them into service on British man-of war ships)."
     
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  14. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    So do you stay seated during the anthem also?
     
  15. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    I stay seated during the 7th inning stretch. Unless I'm out of beer.
     
  16. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    understandable .... if you dislike take me out to the ballgame..lol.... What about when in Boston? When Sweet Caroline comes on? will that get you off your hind end
     
  17. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    I don't have any emotional attachment to bad songs.
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy


    you mean you don't get into the hokey-pokey or the chicken dance.
     
  19. jr32bad

    jr32bad Active Member

    Funny he's adopted his own parents didn't want him