Take That Knee Joe

Well, if you’re going to have a civil war you need two sets of uniforms, flags and songs to go with it.  The Left will certainly have no problem getting the degenerate music industry to sing them songs.  If we’re lucky Toby Keith will let us use the Angry American.  We haven’t finished the whole duplication process but I guess we can have the American flag all to ourselves.  Apparently, leftists will kneel to avoid recognizing the flag as their own.  Initially we’ll see the patrons at sports games start segregating between those who stand and those who don’t.  Maybe the two sides can be called the Stand-Up-Right and the Left-On-Its-Knees.  But how about NASCAR and the NHL?  It’s entirely possible that even these organizations will knuckle under and start taking a knee during the anthem.  I’m guessing that NFL attendance and viewership will plummet again this year.

But that opens up opportunities to events and organizations that are willing to honor the flag and thereby take advantage of a legitimate American symbol that can’t be easily vilified in the eyes of the normal American population.  It makes perfect sense for us to maximize the use of the flag while our enemies will have to virtue signal on their knees.  Even the Democrat and Republican conventions this year should be a real eye opener.  One will be patriotic and celebratory, the other will be an exhibition of submission and shame.  How can we ask for more than that?

I feel kind of inspired.  I think I’ll look into a fifty foot flag pole and a nice big flag.  Who knows, maybe I’ll decide to paint a big Old Glory on the side of my house.  One side doesn’t have windows and would be perfect as a canvas.

But the point is we own the flag and playing the anthem can be our own celebration.  We don’t have to be guilty or ashamed we can just feel proud that the Left has abandoned it.  For instance, if at the Republican convention Mitt Romney takes a knee during the anthem we should have two really big guys grab him by the arms and legs and toss him onto the street while the whole thing is filmed on the big screen for everyone to cheer.

It seems perfectly clear that the Left is going to go all out on radicalizing the Anti-American stance of the Democrat party during this election season.  And I think it’s a fantastic idea.  We should embrace it with both arms and draw the comparison wherever and whenever the opportunity arises.  For starters we should compare the results in leftist jurisdictions like Minneapolis and New York City with places like Boise ID and Cheyenne WY.  Instead of looting and arson you had a well-armed citizenry present to make sure “protestors” stayed peaceful.

That should be the message that President Trump and the Republicans send to the swing states.  They have a choice to embrace freedom, law and order and normalcy with us or they can go with the Democrats and kneel to their new masters, the depraved angry mob that will take everything they have; their wealth, their homes, their freedom, their children and eventually their lives and will still want more.

You’d think it would be a pretty easy choice.  But we don’t have the megaphone they do.  We’re going to have to pay for our message to get out while theirs will be trumpeted by every branch and tendril of the Woke Media.  From Google, Facebook and Twitter to the tv networks and newspapers there will be only one message.  They will try to frighten and shame women and weak men into submission to their narrative of defeat.

My bets on us.  I notice they’ve been hyping the Biden numbers lately.  I hope they can get the betting odds long on Trump so I can make some decent money when he wins.  I made money in 2016 but not enough.  Hopefully this time I can make a bundle.  Take that knee Joe, take that knee.

The Great NFL Boycott Dividend

I remember reading an account of the effort that went into the Apollo 11 moon landing.  This counted all the effort into the space program including the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions up to that time including all the work done by both government workers and contractors during this series of projects.  The estimate was 1.5 million man-years.  Breaking this into man-hours (~ 2,000 hours per year) gives us a figure of 3 billion man-hours for this colossal and remarkable achievement.

How many hours a week are expended watching football?  Well, let’s say twenty million fans watch one game every Sunday and Monday.  And let’s say they devote 4 hours to each game.  That’s 160 million man-hours per week.  And let’s say that there are twenty weeks of football a year.  That comes to 3.2 billion man-hours each year.  Hmmm.

Now of course, I’m comparing apples and oranges.  There’s a big difference between a military project motivated by a space race with an existential foe on the one hand and on the other hand twenty million guys trying to forget the grind of the rat race for a few hours every week.

But considering that if you’re not watching the NFL because they’re unpatriotic, that sort of makes it a patriotic act.  Damn, I’m an American Hero!  I always thought I’d make it.

But seriously, it seems there’s a lot of time being freed up by an NFL boycott.  Now granted, not all of these viewers are steely-eyed missile men so we’re not talking about moon landing or Manhattan Project results.  But if these hours were devoted to nothing more constructive than helping their kids with their homework we’d be looking at a significant improvement to America’s trajectory.

And even if they just used the time to do something else recreational like reading a book or surfing the net, that would be a good chunk of change taken out of the pockets of ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and especially ESPN.  These people are the ones who have created this social justice monster and they are the ones who should reap the results.

What would be fun to do would be to consciously gather up those hours for yourself and use them for some specific purpose or project.  Even better, people could band together and reclaim that time (or the equivalent) to accomplish something useful and hopefully rewarding.  Imagine if you had a group of buddies who typically watched the Sunday and Monday night games and instead started a bowling team.  They could even have the wives come along and play.  Or if it’s just the guys put together a poker night.  Is there any way to call that less useful than staring at the tube?

So, is this a permanent change or just a blip?  Well, the NFL boycott is looking more and more like a popular idea.  The drop in viewing is so significant that the media has stopped pretending it’s just due to baseball or weather or whatever.  Now they’re just hoping that the owners can paper over all the anger and everyone will forget and go back to loving football.  Well, I think that ship has sailed.  I think a lot of guys have discovered just how much time they get back for other good stuff if they turn off the NFL.  I think, short of a groveling apology by the Kneelers, that a lot of the fans won’t be coming back.  Hell, for some of them, even that won’t do.  We know how they really feel.  They hate this country and by extension they hate us.  Good.  Right back at them.  Think what you can do with an extra four or five hours on your weekend and a good night’s sleep on Monday night.  Multiply that by a few million men and to paraphrase Apollo 13, “Goodell we have a problem.”  Call that a mission that won’t be controlled.