Anti-American anthem protests have spread like wildfire across the league.
Fans are sick of it and continue to tune out in droves.
One particular protest was so despicable that Donald Trump had to weigh in.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has sat for the Star-Spangled Banner all year.
However, in a game played in Mexico City, Lynch sat for the American national anthem, then stood for the Mexican national anthem.
Trump couldn’t abide by such a traitorous act.
President Donald Trump continued to criticize the NFL for failing to suspend players who refused to stand for the national anthem.
The president specifically called out Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch on Monday morning for sitting during the anthem.
Earlier in the morning, Fox and Friends highlighted Lynch’s actions. “This is an international embarrassment,” Fox host Brian Kilmeade commented.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said, in reference to President Trump, “The bully-in-chief needs to worry about his own approval ratings and stop picking on people.”
Perhaps no one should be all that surprised that the Lynch household would be at odds with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In September, Marshawn Lynch showed up to a game wearing a T-shirt that read: “Everybody vs. Trump.”
As is tradition on the left, anyone who denigrates America is seen as a hero and a “true patriot.”
Never mind America’s police problems pale in comparison to those of Mexico.
From The Daily Caller:
In perhaps the most crystallized example of uninformed activism, Marshawn Lynch actually protested police brutality by standing for the Mexican national anthem and sitting for The Star Spangled Banner.
Apparently, Mr. Lynch hasn’t heard much about Mexican police.
His dissonant display was the moral equivalent of an everyday liberal protesting fascism while wearing a Che Guevara shirt. Newsflash: Guevara was a totalitarian, mass murderer. Breaking: Lynch is about as privileged as they get in America. Reminder: Mexico is the Afghanistan of North America.
I think, like the liberal activists sporting the Che shirt, Lynch and pretty much everyone on the political left need a reminder just what they stand for when they stand for Mexico.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s party, Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), is best known for setting up the “Federal Security Directorate,” a modern day Gestapo, meant to internally suppress militant revolutionaries. Instead, they terrorized Mexican citizens. Later iterations of the group, called “white guards,” were found to have detained, tortured, and executed hundreds of “students, laborers, peasant farmers or teachers,” The New York Times reports.
One victim recalled how “white guards” strung up her, her husband, and even her 1-year-old child and tortured them with electrical shocks. That’s right, in at least one case, the current Mexican president’s party oversaw the extrajudicial torture of a Mexican baby.
Mexicans still refer to the victims of this group as “los desaparecidos,” or “the disappeared.” At the turn of the century, members of Nieto’s party viciously opposed the formation of a “truth commission” to investigate the disappearances. Families of the victims insisted the opposition was a result of party members having a direct hand in the disappearances.
Since then, it seems, not much of America’s wokeness has rubbed off on Mexico.
Criminal cartels took over in 2006 and now pretty much run swaths of the country, to include the government. As a result, Mexico is now the second deadliest country in the world, ahead of, ironically, Afghanistan.
If these cartels aren’t killing each other, they’re killing anyone who opposes them. They’re killing journalists. They’re kidnapping students and slaughtering them. And when they can’t get close enough, they just have police do the dirty work.
The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize winning report pointed out that American police killed approximately 1,000 citizens in 2016, similarly in 2015. Regardless of the outcome — a big reason for the NFL police protest being lack of “justice” — in America, every shooting is investigated under due process.
In Mexico, there have been tens of thousands of deaths as a result of corrupt policing and cartel operations since 2006. The Associated Press’s E. Eduardo Castillo and Javier Quintero summed up the government’s response to such statistics in one killer kicker, “Charges are never filed in most of the deaths.”
In America, you can be a millionaire protesting police brutality, and the worst you’ll get is a headline or two on a conservative news site. In Mexico, you’re a regular guy protesting police brutality, and you get “disappeared.”
The truth is the Mexican police state is shockingly corrupt and, Mr. Lynch, that’s something no one should stand for.
Perhaps Lynch is aware of these issues, but his post-game interview suggests otherwise:
“What’s up with my amigos? What’s up with my Mex, man? You know what I’m talking about? Hey, we got hella Mex out in the town, bro. They be slidin’ and hella s**t. There’s a lot of them in the dubs. They all through the east though. You feel me? I be goin’ go f**k with them and hella s**t. They be kicking it with me though! You know what I’m talking about? We hella tacos, we hella enchiladas, we hella quesadillas.”