Mike McDaniel notes the NFL’s very poor decision making
The NFL and a group of players reached an agreement in principle late Wednesday night to partner on a plan to address social justice issues considered important to African-American communities, sources told ESPN.
The unprecedented agreement calls for the league to contribute $89 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education
Keep in mind, gentle readers, 75% of NFL players are black. Apparently, they are now fully “woke” and rather than spending their own money–well, very much of it anyway–on their favorite political causes, they’ve talked the NFL into doing it for them.
During a conference call Wednesday night, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, who lead roughly 40 players who have negotiated with the league office about demonstrations during the national anthem, guided the group through the highlights of the package, which represents the NFL’s largest contribution to a social issue, surpassing that of Salute to Service or Breast Cancer Awareness/Crucial Catch.
The partnership came a day after some players broke away from the Players Coalition because of their dissatisfaction with how Jenkins and Boldin have handled negotiations. Commissioner Roger Goodell, believing that an agreement was at hand, was furious when ESPN reported that players were breaking off, according to one source. But during an afternoon call, Jenkins asked that the commissioner and the owners continue to stand with the players and allow them to do important work in the community.
Of course, the money will go to groups that likely are looking only to their agenda, rather than actually seriously addressing any actual problems. But, do not expect to hear where this money goes, because the media is not interested in reporting as much as they are in social activism. The fact is the term “social justice”is largely misunderstood, and, in fact has nothing to do with any justice. Rather it is about spreading Leftism as Mike McDaniel explains
Let’s review, gentle readers. Just what is “social justice?” It is the antithesis of the rule of law. Above all, it is progressive ideology acted out in the streets, the legislatures, Hollywood and the media. And it is not just slightly left of center ideology. It is fully blown socialism and communism, with the occasional garlanding of anarchy thrown in for good measure when social justice explodes into riot, arson, assault and murder, including the assassinations from ambush of police officers.
Social Justice is blaming the police for the death of Trayvon Martin, a drugged, wanna-be gangsta-thug and burglar who picked the wrong man to try to kill in an unprovoked attack, who forced that man to kill him in lawful self-defense. It’s Michael Brown, the drugged strong-arm robber who beat a police officer, tried to take his handgun, and died in a berserker charge on that officer, having never raised his hands–“hands up; don’t shoot”–in surrender. It’s torching Baltimore to protest the accidental death of drugged petty criminal and drug dealer Freddie Gray. It’s the torching of Ferguson, riots in Portland, every act of political, anarchical violence and stupid rage, uninformed by reason, or even a coherent policy goal.
Frankly, the most egregious;y offensive element of the “take a knee” protests has been the fact that the whole protest is based on lies. Not half-truths, not different perspectives, but lies. Lies perpetuated by Leftists to destroy actual justice, and yes, individual liberty, and ultimately America itself. The target is not injustice, the aim is not correct racism, or police brutality. The goal is to destroy American values
Social justice is the opposite of American constitutionalism, the principal that has held America together since the founding. It exalts tribalism, baseless racial grievance, and identity politics. It divides and agitates. It scorns due process, equal justice, and the rule of law, because social justice means only the judicial and political outcomes favored by progressive/socialist/communist/anarchist social justice warriors, regardless of the circumstances or evidence. While those outcomes change from time to time and place to place, one thing does not change: none of them are in accordance with the Constitution. The Constitution is the primary impediment to the realization of a social justice utopia.
This is what the NFL has decided to back, and, sadly most of the players involved are likely too foolish and ignorant to even grasp what they have aligned themselves with. The owners are too cowardly, apparently to say to players that they can be activists on their own time and with their on dime. And the owners are likely hoping that will all go away now. They have effectively turned their backs on the game, and is fans, and whether or not they know it, they have sown the seeds for their own downfall. Fools