By: Arlen Williams | Gulag Bound
The NFL’s most heralded rivalry, Bears vs. Packers, continues tonight at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, with the series tied at 94-94-6. But out-hyping the drama of this actual game, as the generations-long contesting teeter-totters, is this from Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers, themselves.
GREEN BAY – Quarterback said the Packers are going to ask the fans at Lambeau Field to join the players in linking arms on Thursday night during the national anthem prior to the game against the Bears.
Without getting into the ins and outs of the whole orchestrated President The Donald vs. NFL pro-wrestling style blow-up, for your perusal, my comments at the article two days ago, are as follows.
Respecting the standards of the founding of the United States of America brings about racial healing, among other good effects. Disrespecting the flag is not a cure for the personal sins of racism or a minority of rogue cops.
But then again, those that are determined to believe that criminals who are threatening to kill police and who happen to be black are innocent victims, are apparently obdurate against reality.
Hush up and learn. Do your jobs. Then, use your own soapboxes.
Stand at attention. Hand over heart. That’s the standard, to respect our national standard, the U.S. flag.
So, does that help anyone?
Insolence can sneak into the human soul very subtly. From his ESPN interview a few days ago, Mr. Rogers is on a spiritual journey. As with “Christian” in Pilgrim’s Progress, I hope that Packer progresses in the right direction, rather than the typical outcome of the “progressive.”
As for the NFL’s present political herd mentality, along with considering how they have dealt with concussions and other injuries, the world of sports betting, and their influence on children over the years, I suggest this fresh article, featured in a very recent edition of The Globe & Malevolence, “Humans are Herd Animals: Study Finds People are More Unethical when Operating in Groups.”
Also see this political linkage, explored in Gulag, “Richard Trumka and the NFL, That Explains It,” plus comment #1 to the article.