As the NFL National Anthem protests rage on, left-wingers are going to increasingly ridiculous lengths to make the league look racist. During an appearance on Fox Sports on Monday, Rev. Jesse Jackson had the nerve to compare the players to slaves, saying they went “from picking cotton balls to picking footballs and basketballs without freedom.”
Here are some of the best gems from Jackson's appearance:
“And in many ways it is oppressive. To go from picking cotton balls to picking up footballs and basketballs without freedom is not very much progress."
“What strikes me in football, the reason I have to stand up–when the president says ‘fire them’ and calls them sons of bitches, they are sons of mothers who produce champions. They’re not sons of bitches, they’re sons of mothers who produce champions. He comes out strong and the president comes out strong. Unlike basketball or baseball, there are no guaranteed contracts. So you stand but don’t play tomorrow, that’s workplace harassment. That’s illegal.”
Let's start with the fact that calling multi-million dollar NFL players slaves is completely ridiculous. In fact, it's offensive to how horrifying slavery really was that to compare men who are literally paid millions of dollars to throw a ball around to people who were enslaved due to their skin color.
Instead of being asked to do hard labor like slaves were, these players are simply being asked to stand for the National Anthem and show some respect for our country and those who have fought for it. This should not be nearly as big a deal as Jackson and his fellow race-baiters are making it out to be.
This mentality of making everything about race was exacerbated by Barack Obama during his presidency, and when Americans voted for Donald Trump, they sent the message that they were sick of the race-baiting mindset.
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