6 thoughts on “Pimps for Patriotism Profits

  1. Jesse B. says:

    I, too, sing America.

    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen
    When company comes,
    But I laugh,
    And eat well,
    And grow strong.

    Tomorrow,
    I’ll be at the table
    When company comes.
    Nobody’ll dare
    Say to me,
    “Eat in the kitchen,”
    Then.

    Besides,
    They’ll see how beautiful I am
    And be ashamed—

    I, too, am America.

    (Langston Hughes, 1926)

  2. Hands UP says:

    “‘Is the president aware that this is about police-involved shootings?’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders grilled over Trump’s snub of Eagles” http://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-press-briefing-sarah-sanders-grilled-by-april-ryan-on-nfl-eagles-and-police-brutality-2018-6
    “412 People Have Been Fatally Shot By Police This Year But NFL Won’t Let Players Kneel” https://newsone.com/3802651/412-people-shot-killed-police-2018/
    “The policing of black Americans is racial harassment funded by the state.” By Paul Butler, law professor at Georgetown University and former federal prosecutor. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/06/america-police-called-on-black-people-everyday-racism

  3. Timoshenko says:

    Tim Tebow not happy about ‘Tebowing’ being brought into national anthem protests debate https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2018/06/08/tim-tebow-kneeling-national-anthem/686533002/ “…Tebow also shared his opinion about NFL players who have protested during the national anthem.
    “I think when people believe in something and they stand for that, I don’t knock them for that,’’ he said. “Even if I agree with some or disagree with some, I appreciate it when people have convictions and they stand for that.
    “I think it’s important how we do that as well. So I think there’s a lot of players that I’m friends with that have been on both sides and I understand it and I think what’s more important is to know their heart and where they’re coming from and where the conviction stands in their heart and what they really want to share.’’

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