DATELINE: Free Speech & Concussed Politicians
North Korea has it wrong. Trump is not the Commander-in-Grief. He is the Lord of the Flies, the William Golding horror reborn.
NFL fans of the game may be coming to a rather harsh realization. Freedom of speech cuts. Two ways. They were counter-free speechified by the players on Sunday.
You may boo your least favorite players in the stadium and to their face as they score winning points to help your team. Then, cheers. What manner is this hypocrisy?
On the other hand, players have a right to express their feelings as well. We think they ought to just thumb noses, instead of a respectful knee to the ground. Save that for the bully-pulpit fans.
You may not like seeing players kneel during Our National Anthem. It’s almost like praying for a better country. Fat chance for that under the Lord of the Flies.
Mr. Trump is completely convinced that he would rather be right than president. Trump is no Henry Clay when it comes to cold feet. He has performed no presidential feat greater than dividing the nation into red and blue. He leaves the white for separatist flags.
Perhaps his wish will be granted. We either will have the end of the world in a nuclear holocaust against another race of the Yellow Peril, or we will have a race war in America. In either case, you have to admit Trump has divided America in ways we haven’t seen since the Civil War.
Russian interference of the election is secondary to Trump hijacking of the Constitution.
Of course, we have come to expect the worst of NFL fans. They laugh and demean the idea of concussions. Ask Will Smith.
They watch gladiator athletes concussed weekly for entertainment. If memory serves, during the campaign President Trump scoffed at the idea of concussions for NFL players as a sign of weakness. Talk about brain bankruptcy.
All this goes to show that what goes around comes around, like Aaron Hernandez and Confederate resurrection. It’s all in a day’s work for the Lord of the Flies.