A recent poll showed that NFL ratings were down in large part due to the anti-American protests spearheaded by free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Roughly 26 percent of viewers stated the protests as the key reason why they stopped watching.
While that came as a surprise to many people, one former player wasn’t jolted by the poll results in the least.
Super Bowl XV champion Defensive Back Burgess Owens had caustic words for what he believes the NFL stands for today.
From FOX News:
Former National Football League player Burgess Owens said he remembers the NFL being known for its patriotism and character, but now its brand is “anti-Americanism and thuggery.”
“We’re fighting against an agenda of liberalism, socialism, and Marxism,” Owens, who played for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders in the 1970s and ’80s told “Fox & Friends” on Sunday.
Owens’ comments come after a new poll suggests that the biggest reason football fans tuned out to the National Football League in 2016 was San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protests of the national anthem.
Around 26 percent of NFL fans polled said they stopped watching as much because of the protests, a J.D. Power poll found.
“I’m not surprised at all,” Owens said of viewers’ disappointment.
Owens said the national anthem protests are related to the way the Left uses the black community to get elected.
“We have these young people now that are reeling,” Owens continued. “Every single election cycle they [politicians] get them the anti-American sentiment, anti-flag, anti-police, anti-white, and it’s all to do one thing: get white and black socialist liberal elitists elected.
“We need to stand strong because the American way has always been the way that our country has thrived and come together.”
Owens astutely points out how the left uses culture Marxism to create class warfare.
The Marxist idea of the oppressed proletariat versus the capitalist elite was beginning to lose support, so ardent followers of the ideology changed their tactics in the 1960s; they started creating division along racial lines.
The idea persists today, and is evident in all of Colin Kaepernick’s tweets and statements since he began his protest.
Kaepernick has likened modern-day police officers to slave patrols from the antebellum south, decried “oppression” of black people at the hands of the cops, and called for the dismantling of “the system” (whatever that means).
This is all cultural Marxism 101, and Owens is fighting against it.
He also correctly noted that the left whips up black voters into a frenzy around election season.
There was a Black Lives Matter protest seemingly every single day during the 2016 campaign cycle, then everything immediately stopped after the election of Donald Trump.
The George Soros-funded group went relatively silent, then popped up to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, which was a clear signal the group was simply a tool to further a bigger left-wing agenda.
Owens isn’t afraid to speak his mind. Hopefully people are listening.