The two foremost social thinkers of the 19thcentury remain powerful symbols of racial injustice: the NFL now claims it did not listen to those uppity black players who believe they are living in an unequal and unjust system of police rioters.
The two biggest symbols of the NFL –Jerry Jones and Bill Belichick—have maintained their deafening silence on the subject of George Floyd and racial brutality.
Their defenders claim that, in private, both are dismayed that their black players are not happy. But, they are not moved much more than Trump on the scale of justice. Oh, yes, they are both MAGA men.
In the Massachusetts senator debate last night, Joe Kennedy, grandson and great-nephew of Robert and John Kennedy said the Patriots ought to sign Colin Kaepernick. Fat chance: that white snowball in hell belongs to the NFL.
Oh, yes, Robert Kraft is a Trump supporter too.
Defenders of the symbols of NFL victory lappers will never come out and admit their worlds are backward and their views are racist.
It’s hard to draw any other conclusion in the face of such rampant ostrich head burying.
There are those rednecks who line the streets holding automatic weapons as a show to intimidate peaceful demonstrators. There are those resemble the Boston Strangler who put a knee to the neck of the helpless victims but wear police uniforms or NFL neckties.
85% of America think the country is out of control. Among the minority here are Jerry Jones and Bill Belichick: they are always in control, even if your civil rights are thrown out the window.