Anti-American anthem protesters appear hellbent on ripping apart the country.
In light of the NFL’s new anthem policy, protesting players have been irrationally outraged, which has pitted the players against the majority of the American people.
But one former NFL player made a stern statement that could make the political divide far worse.
Former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh made an incendiary comment as a football analyst on Fox Sports 1.
Houshmandzadeh was talking about the players who oppose both the new anthem policy—requiring players to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner, or remain in the locker room—and Donald Trump for his patriotic stance on the matter.
“There’s people on the Eagles that probably genuinely wanted to go to the White House…As a black athlete, you can’t go. You can’t go. The president has demeaned the African-American players so much — you can’t go to the White House. You can’t.”
The only thing more disturbing than Houshmandzadeh’s statement is that he’s correct, all because of the left.
Liberals have demonized the Trump administration so feverishly; visiting the White House is now deemed a political statement when it should simply be a show of respect for the office of the presidency and a once-in-a-lifetime honor.
This is especially true for black celebrities and athletes. One of the other panelists disagreed with Houshmandzadeh’s take and mentioned that Ray Lewis visited with Trump in order to affect change.
Houshmandzadeh snapped back, “He shouldn’t have done it!”
His rhetoric is echoed by leftists who have used even harsher language. Far-left commentator Marc Lamont Hill labeled Lewis and comedian Steve Harvey “mediocre negroes” after they met with Trump.
More recently, rapper Kanye West exploded the internet when he praised conservative commentator Candace Owens and wore a MAGA hat.
On the heels of the controversy, fellow artist Chance The Rapper tweeted a benign but pithy statement: “Black people don’t have to be Democrats.”
He and West were pilloried to the point where Chance The Rapper had to backtrack on his statement, but West refused to back down.
Chance The Rapper’s tweet was not only true, it illustrated just how successful Democrats’ multi-decade brainwashing campaign has been. People have bought into the silly narrative that the parties switched sides in 1964.
The black vote moved from two-thirds Republican in 1932 to two-thirds Democrat in 1936 because of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal promise.
In the 1930s, the Democrats were the party of Jim Crow and the KKK, but many black people made a Faustian bargain with the Democrats in hopes of benefiting from the New Deal policies; many blacks were still barred because of racist Democrats in local municipalities. The Democrats did what they do best: buy votes for little in return.
Although West’s stance gave space for other black people to think differently, Houshmandzadeh’s sentiments remain dominant: stay in line…or else.
It seems statistically impossible that not a single blacker player in the NFL supports Trump, but said player would get eviscerated by the left for expressing those views.
Some players have spoken out about their belief in standing for the flag, but that’s as far as they’re “allowed” to go.
As a result, players who may support the President, or at least want to experience the grandeur of being fêted at the White House, cannot go for fear of reprisals from the left-wing hit squad.
This is the type of ideological intimidation the left thrives on. It’s a toxic form of tribalism that cows people into silence, submission, or compliance. Anyone who disobeys will be shunned.