I guess it's also his lack of awareness that makes it so annoying. There are things that everyone doesn't like about America. This country isn't perfect, but it's pretty darn nice. If you don't like something about the country, that's fine, but that doesn't make you special, m'kay?
When we stand up for the national anthem, it doesn't mean that we think America is perfect. We're not endorsing all the bad parts. We're endorsing the country as a whole, and as a whole, America's doing pretty good. Yeah, we've got some issues to work on, but who's perfect? I mean, what country would this jerk-face rather live in?
I also find it really dumb for this guy to say America isn't doing things right, and he's going to publicly complain about it...but then not actually do anything concrete to fix what he alleges is the problem.
Too many people think that doing something symbolic is actually doing something. Newsflash campers, your completely symbolic gesture is...completely symbolic. If this guy thinks that African-Americans are being oppressed by law enforcement, then I would have infinitely more respect for him if he quit the NFL, joined a police force, and had the courage of his convictions. Roll up your sleeves and get rolling, Sparky.
As it is, he's just blowing hot air. I'm not offended by his actions, mostly because I really don't care about what morons do or don't do.
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