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Gruber's Army:
What are they protesting, society? The system?

Kneel all they want, nobody really cares.

They have no agenda.

They have no message.

They have a gesture.

To whom is the gesture aimed at?

The police?

Society?

Their gay lover?

Mom?

Have they considered dousing themselves in gasoline and doing some self-immolation? That worked in Tunisia.
6:06 am — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Pope Francis:
They are merely devout and humble genuflectors such as myself.
6:09 am — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Gruber the Booger:
Just let em take a knee.

It's a peaceful silent statement. Big fucking deal.
6:39 am — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Grubweiner:
I think it's a valid question to ask whether the gesture is divisive and if so, whether it is right that they send a divisive message to all fans of the sport.

It would be better for Trump to announce a full independent investigation as to whether black people are treated unfairly by US police, and if yes then recommendations to improve the issue. I mean, that's the least he could do really.
7:50 am — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
To Be Fair:
>What are they protesting, society? The system?

>Kneel all they want, nobody really cares.

Are you fucking serious?

They are protesting the widespread, and unpunished murder of black people.

Your "nobody cares" statement shows exactly why this is a tragedy that is deserving of the American flag being hung at half-mast.

Justice is being violated and all you can say is "nobody cares."

Well, what the fuck do you care about? If not this, then you are a pathetic example of a human being.
8:48 am — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
toolshed:
Its a mistake to tie this into the goodness of the country's military personnel. The vast, vast majority of people who've served (and died) in the military service of the USA were fully on-board with racial segregation (legally or otherwise) and completely okay that economic and political power be denied to people on account of some (<10 generations ago) African heritage.
9:39 am — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
toolshed:
<10 generation ago) African heritage.
9:40 am — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
toolshed:
less than 10 generations ago) African heritage.
9:40 am — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
ass:
I think a lot of people don't know that all the NFL patriotism rah-rah-American Flag stuff is bullshit propaganda from the U.S. Military. All this "disrespecting the flag" Just because a guy plays professional football doesn't mean that he's pro-military-support-the-troops blind patriot (no pun). It's pro-war politics and money. I just shake my head at the "muh flag" idiots.

http://deadspin.com/these-teams-earned-the-most-from-the-militarys-paid-pa-1740567338
1:18 pm — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
If the debate is about whether protest is disrespectful or not, instead of what you are protesting, then you have failed as a protester.

I'm not a fan of all the rah-rah patriotic displays at sports (its a game, there isn't any need for it there), but I understand why people would be offended.

They need to find a better way to protest.

> They are protesting the widespread, and unpunished murder of black people.

And how is kneeling at the anthem going to do anything about that? Besides, there are plenty of non-black people that are being murdered. Stop with the racist shit, its police brutally, and not racism that is the issue.
2:19 pm — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Legion of Bad Ideas:
Maybe if black people didn't commit so many crimes they wouldn't be shot as often.

Sorry, but you don't see a whole bunch of Indians and Asians being shot by the police...at least in the US. In Asia the get shot all the time...because they're part of the criminal element.

Sure, blacks are poor and have a history of oppression in the US. But are you going to let yourself get victimized by the past or are you going to overcome it?
2:50 pm — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
anon:
@To Be Fair:

https://libertyviral.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screen-Shot-2014-11-25-at-12.30.37-PM.jpg
4:43 pm — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
anon:
This country treats people of color so poorly that more of them have moved to the US than to any other country in the history of the world.
4:43 pm — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Mac Pro is Dead:
> Besides, there are plenty of non-black people that are being murdered. Stop with the racist shit, its police brutally, and not racism that is the issue.

L :clap: M :clap: A :clap: O
5:25 pm — Wednesday, 27 September 2017
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