It is characteristic of a servile population to treat all of life’s activities as collective issues to be solved with collective action. Although the NFL and its teams receive substantial support from various governments they are still private organizations.
The issue of NFL players kneeling during the anthem is a workplace issue. Viewers could possibly be pleased or disappointed depending on how each team owner handles the issue. It is still a private issue. Make it a public issue and the controversy takes on a near eternal presence. That way it becomes everyone’s issue. The public takes on the mentality of “Hey government make those bad boys behave.” Government becomes the place people go to have everyone else’s behavior managed so that that no one is offended. It is still nothing but a private workplace issue.
The NFL and players kneeling issue does have a use. It provides a perch from which politicians and others needing the public spotlight can draw attention to themselves. There is no perch higher than the one from which the President of the United States chirps. What president would not seize the opportunity to “Make the bad boys behave” in front of a population of insecure infantile American citizens.”
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