Obscuring Kaepernick’s Truth ~ Symbols as Political Points

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

The Nike craze of whether burning or buying, I don’t know what pisses me off more… Nike claims it’ll be donating to Kaepernick’s charity “Know Your Rights” (but it hasn’t been formally announced by Nike yet – ah yeah, right) to raise awareness of “higher education, self-empowerment, and “instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios”. Excuse me, PROPERLY INTERACT??? Like when police murdered 12-year-old Tamir Rice within 1.3 seconds of arrival, or maybe 7-year-old Aiyana Jones asleep on the couch, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner or the 684 people killed by police so far this year? What percentage is going charity? And what is going into Nike’s pocket? And then what’s happening to the slave laborers who are already working 12-hour shifts 7 days a week for about 20₡ an hour? They can’t add any more days to the week so is Nike adding more hours to their day? Is this raising awareness or is it just shooting back at Trump and his groupies to piss them off, nanny, nanny, nanny?

As for the idiots who already spent a small fortune on Nike products, wow, like burning them is really hurting Nike who already suckered them out of their money. Then there’s air quality, where’s BBQ Betty when you need her? It’s illegal to burn trash; just think how toxic burning rubber is? Where’s Smokey the Bear? Don’t we have enough of the US burning now?

Before these people make someone/something a symbol for their political point they should make sure to actually listen and stop using a stupid piece of cloth, a dumb song or articles of clothing as a cover for their racism/activism. If they don’t care and can’t be bothered or concerned about police brutality, just admit it and own up to their position.

There are more 49,933 homeless veterans. On average, 20 veterans die by suicide each day. Taking a knee isn’t disrespectful to veterans, stealing VA Benefits and leaving veteran’s to die is, but kneeling isn’t about veterans, kneeling is about police violence.

Most people who complain have done NOTHING for this country but stand for a song claiming they’re soooooooo patriotic, but won’t give a dime to a veteran standing on the corner. There are more than 13 million children living in “food insecure” homes and 16 million children, roughly one in five living in poverty. The United States of America can afford to house every homeless veteran, feed every child, and take in every refugee while still having plenty of money left over for a 30 oz. container of Starbucks bottom of the barrel burnt bean ashtray coffee and a family size bucket of chemically enhanced genetically engineered chicken from KFC.

Where were Nike, burners, and buyers when Kaepernick first took a knee? As White people stand for the National Anthem, most of them sit in careless silence as police kill Black and Brown people while hiding behind the baseless excuse of “I feared for my life.” In the United States people value guns, flags and fake acts of patriotism over people, pain and real acts of courage.

Keep ignoring the fact people are kneeling in support of those who are unable to stand, or kneel, shot down or choked to death by police who don’t even get their hand slapped. That’s what we are protesting! Not the flag, not the military and not the country allegedly allowing for freedom of speech.

“Actions speak louder than words, right?” Kneeling is not disrespect; in fact, it is a sign of profound respect and humility. When a person prays, they kneel. When a soldier honors a fallen compatriot, they kneel. When a Mother is crying over her slain child in the street, she kneels. Instead of looting, lynching, bombing and terrorizing, when a person kneels it is not to dishonor, it is to say we as a collective people should have the right to be able to kneel for freedom. To not be in fear for our lives, to be able to have the same rights as all citizens. The action got attention, didn’t it?

Never lose sight of his original purpose, for Colin Kaepernick is demonstrating the true meaning of the term “By any means necessary” by his unselfish generosity of time, money and loss of career. Nike and the burners are faking patriotism by masking their disdain for racial injustice; both are capitalizing on Kaepernick’s name and his heroic stance against police brutality.

#ColinKaepernick #LetOurVoicesEcho #PoliceBrutality

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Stop Pretending Racism Is Patriotism

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe ~ Co-authored by Rudy TwoMoon

There has never been a point in U.S. history when non-white bodies were not under the threat of state violence. That is why Black people are kneeling before the flag. The flag was never intended to reflect the protection of their flesh. If it were, police would not get away with shooting and killing People of Color with cruel disregard, all the while wearing an American-flag patch on their uniforms and saluting a piece of cloth manufactured in a sweatshop in far-off China.

It wasn’t until the Department of Defense poured millions of dollars into the NFL in exchange for displays of patriotism during games, no NFL player stood for the National Anthem, players actually stayed in the locker room as it played.

In 2009 the players were moved to the field during the national anthem because it was seen as a great marketing strategy to make the athletes “appear” more patriotic. The US Department of Defense “PAID” the National Football League $5.4 million plus between 2011 and 2014, and the National Guard $6.7 million between 2013 and 2015 to “stage” on-field patriotic ceremonies as part of military-recruitment budget line items.

The US Department of Defense spent $54 million of taxpayers’ money on “PAID PATRIOTISM.” for marketing and advertising contracts with professional sports organizations between 2012 and 2015. More than $10 million of that went to the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA and Major League Soccer.

• Pittsburgh Steelers received $27,000
• Pittsburgh Pirates received $18,000.
• Atlanta Falcons $879,000
• New England Patriots $700,000
• NFL’s AFC North, the Ravens $534,000
• Cleveland Browns $10,000 by the U.S. Air Force for one color guard ceremony
• Cincinnati Bengals got $4,960 for 60 club-level seats bought by the 338th Recruiting Squadron
• New York Jets $115,000
• Buffalo Bills $500,000
• 50 teams across the five major professional leagues had contracts with the military, including 18 NFL teams which received more than $5.6 million over the four-year span. Ten MLB teams took nearly $900,000, and eight teams each from the NBA and MLS had similar contracts. Six National Hockey teams received their money, and the Air Force “PAID” more than $1.5 million to NASCAR.

Collegiate programs also benefited:
• Indiana University $400,000
• Perdue University $400,000
• University of Wisconsin $170,000

And those numbers are just the tip of the iceberg spent to BUY YOUR PATRIOTISM . The 145-page report released on Sept. 27, 2017 https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/12de6dcb-d8d8-4a58-8795-562297f948c1/tackling-paid-patriotism-oversight-report.pdf reveals 72 of the 122 professional sports contracts analyzed contained items deemed “PAID PATRIOTISM“; the payment of taxpayer or Defense funds to teams in exchange for tributes like NFL’s “Salute to Service.” The National Guard simultaneously spent millions on professional sports ads while requesting more funding from Congress to fill a $100 million “shortfall” to pay troops and conduct training.

Nowhere in the rulebook does it mention the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy

“Players are encouraged but NOT REQUIRED to stand during the playing of the National Anthem. No penalties will be assessed for those who did not go out to the field for or kneeled during, the National Anthem”.

None of the athletes are taking a knee during the National Anthem because they believe the US has a problem with discriminating against Trump, wealthy people or the flag. These players are drawing attention to the discrimination of People of Color, specifically those who don’t have the fame, wealth or a platform to get the attention of those who DO have the power to implement change. To put the primary identity of “millionaire athletes” in something other than what they do and how much they make is a false idea that money is a savior, capable of protecting those who have it from all of life’s uglier challenges. These Black athletes acknowledge how people treated them changed as their wealth and fame grew. But no matter how successful they became, no amount of money could keep many people from reducing their identity simply to race. Yes, these players are wealthy, but they are also parents, and humans with interests, passions, and experiences far beyond their sport. No matter how much money they have as Black athletes, they’re still not White athletes, nor are they afforded the same privileges as affluent Whites.

MORE DIVISION
Obviously when the powers that be created our society, they were not going to make it the way they want by educating their slaves with foolhardy beliefs like Freedoms and Civil Rights. The TRUTH has never been profitable. Only covert lies bring home the bacon.

Football games are no place for politics… which is why people think we need to wave a giant piece of dyed fabric mass produced/manufactured in a Chinese sweatshop. Recite a Pledge of Allegiance to a country from a poem that doesn’t even rhyme or sing the National Anthem written by a racist, pro-slavery, anti-black, anti-abolitionist who thought Blacks were mentally inferior and had the audacity to fight for their freedom who even went so far as to write in the 3rd stanza:

“No refuge could save the hireling and slave. From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave”

and yet many think everyone should be forced stand and pay tribute.

People don’t watch the NFL for the anthem; if they don’t like the kneeling they should just ignore it like they do racism and police brutality because dog fighting, rape, murder or DUI’s haven’t made them turn the channel, but a peaceful protest is where they draw the line. Why? Because they’ve been “SOLD” on the idea patriotism is standing at attention, placing their right hand over their heart and singing the Star-Spangled Banner while absently mindedly gazing at a red white and blue piece of cloth emblazoned with stars and stripes.

Our entire system which includes our government, media, voting, and Internet services are corrupt and rigged by the people behind the curtain running everything! Common media for transmitting PROPAGANDA messages include news reports, government reports, historical revision, junk science, books, leaflets, movies, radio, television, and posters.

The media isn’t here to tell you what happened. It’s not here to tell YOU what you want to hear nor what it thinks YOU want to hear. Media is to tell you what to think.

• Who are the people behind the curtain who own ALLmedia?
• Why are they promoting this agenda?
• What are they really selling you?

As HighImpactFlix said in his YouTube video above

<blockquote“By conditioning people to focus on symbols that can just as easily be used on any other country, the same countries that American people have been brainwashed to hate for no real reason at all, mostly lies, in reality has been successfully engineered into our society because that line of thinking keeps the people from talking about and going after their real enemy, the same enemy of all people throughout history, government. Governments locked this obedience into place even further by pretending that mundane things like flags and songs represent other things. Advertising works, in fact, it works so well that advertisers take huge chunks of money to sell people on the idea their product or service is worth your devotion and of course your money”

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Michael Bloomberg
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Rupert Murdoch
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Donald Newhouse
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Samuel “Si” Newhouse
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Cox Family
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Jeff Bezos
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John Henry
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Sheldon Adelson
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Joe Mansueto
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Mortimer Zuckerman
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Barbey Family
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Stanley Hubbard
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Patrick Soon-Shiong
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Carlos Slim Helu
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Warren Buffett
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Viktor Vekselberg
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