Why are all those patriotic people getting their britches knotted when those snooty, grossly overpaid pro football jocks kneel during the National Anthem? Actually, the law says they can stand on their heads, burn the American flag, wee wee on it or wipe their nether regions with it.
Instead of anger, we should understand their motives to protest. It’s simply a normal human trait, call it rich man arrogance. For those rich NFL guys, hauling in millions of bucks a year to play schoolyard games for a couple of months, it’s an impossible golden dream come true.
Most of the NFL kneelers are from poor African-American families, and in boyhood could never dream of growing up from dire poverty to unbelievable wealth. Their egos start to blossom when they show skills in high school games. And more so when they miraculously qualify for scholarships to learned universities with big budget sports programs.
That’s when the arrogance is first planted in their nubile young brains. While other college students must study and attend classes, they’re out on the practice field honing football skills. After winning games, they strut around the campus and bask in the admiration of the less-talented students.
Then the NFL invades the campus, scouting for new talent. The still-poor athletes are suddenly plied with multi-million-dollar offers, along with commercial endorsements and other ways to fill their soon-to-be bulging pockets.
Is it any wonder why they become so arrogant and eager to break away from patriotic traditions, to show their inflated self-importance. Now, with greatly enlarged egos, kneeling during the National Anthem gives them a chance to make a proud screw-you display. And gain even more satisfaction knowing they’re offending the hell out of those jealous racial oppressors.
The cash-happy jocks are just following the ancient tradition of snotty rich man vs lowly poor man. The wealthy have been doing the same superiority routine throughout human history, first with kings and emperors. And now, wealthy athletes, business tycoons, rock squawkers and blond-wigged politicians.
These days the most snotty are white family members who inherited billions. They boast last names of Rockefeller, Rothschild, Dreyfus, Bush, Roosevelt, DuPont, Hilton. They’re born arrogant, so we shouldn’t be critical of those nouveau riche jocks behaving in the same offensive way.
They’re just learning how to be irritatingly snotty by sneering like traditional rich kids. Hey, look at me, squatting on one knee! Therefore, you peasant sports fans, like it or lump it! Next, I may publicly pee on a statue of slave owner Georgie Washington!