We MUST Understand, that the flag represents more than being a patriot and an American. It also represents an America that is still resistant to equality and JUSTICE FOR ALL. Which I must state, is the last line in the Pledge of Allegiance.
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL????”
As it is, ALL PEOPLE are created equal, EXCEPT BLACKS in America. That is not a matter of opinion that is the historical truth that lies hidden behind this nation. Recently, the President of these United States went on a nationally-televised rampage; of which he attacked the protests’ of African-American football players in the National Football League (NFL). The despicable rant occurred while Trump was in Huntsville, Alabama, delivering a speech in support of Senator Luther Strange. Strange is a candidate in the approaching primary election, for the seat of U.S. Attorney General.
During what should have been a speech endorsing and campaigning for Strange, Trump took it upon himself to promote his own agenda. He shouted, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired. He’s fired!’” He continued in his rhetoric to say, “You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner – they don’t know it, they’re friends of mine – they’ll be most popular person for a week.”
His comments were nothing more than a derivative of how he actually views the issues and concerns of African-Americans. His delivery has been displayed on every media outlet available. However, of all that is being presented in the media and that is being said of the issue, many are negating to address the most crucial question of it all. Why are they kneeling? Why are these professional players going against the grain, and making a statement on one of the most powerful platforms of entertainment known to the American people? Something is very wrong with this picture, because that one vital factor is the very element that is being ignored. While nobody is wondering why they are kneeling; there is much significance and a very valid reason behind what they are doing.
We MUST Understand, that it is impossible for anyone who is not Black in America, to understand what it means to be Black in America. Colin Kaepernick was the first to begin protesting the support of the National Anthem last year, in regards to racial inequality in America. I might add – this was even before the administration of Donald Trump. Last year, while in an interview with NFL Media, Kaepernick gave reasons for his protests. He expressed,“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of Color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Since that time, other African-American professional players have united with him in their own ways of protest, such as kneeling during the National Anthem. They have also attained the support their superiors and White progressives, who honor their sentiments of the constant police brutality and racial discrimination that has long since pronged these United States. Contrary to the agenda the President was trying to push; leaders of the NFL and other professional associates have united in solidarity with the African-American community.
Nevertheless, after the actions demonstrated by the POTUS in last week’s display, it appears that the country will be further divided. Many people do not realize that this President is doing exactly what his strategy was from day one. He has been on an outright agenda to, “Divide and Conquer”. It is a concept that has worked since the beginning of ages and unfortunately, the American people are not exempt from its holds. In the world of politics, the best way to carry this mission out is by using: race, anger and fear, as key elements against the people. Although, some people may be totally stunned by the spontaneous utterances of Donald Trump; do not think for one second, what he said was by accident. The tweets, constant attacks against the media, mission to destroy the legacy of former President Obama, racist views on immigration, White supremacist mentality towards African-Americans, etc.; none of these efforts have been done by accident. These factors and demonstrations are merely a part of who he is and what he believes in. With his hatred and bigot ways, he is reaching the silent, but not so absent majority.
Every day, Trump is tweeting, talking or demonstrating some type of negative action against something or somebody. From one moment to the next he is single-handedly, dead-set on a mission to divide the American people. It causes me to ask myself, ‘Why is this racist man doing more to divide this nation and intentionally avoiding doing or saying anything about his involvement with Russia?’ But, the President, like most dictators, knows as long as he can keep folks focused on something else, it keeps the spotlight off of his dirty deeds.
At the present, he is pushing the hidden fear of America and the flag. This is merely his basis for his international strategy. His idea is to get everyone worked up and if or when something does trigger internationally, he will turn to the patriotism of America to support his agenda. All of this is a calculated attempt to keep Americans minds’ occupied with foolishness; while promoting his agenda. So far, his calculated plans seem to work. Because everybody is placing emphasis on the tone of what he said and overlooking the true message that,
“ALL really are NOT CREATED EQUAL!”