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September 25, 2017

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National Anthem

September 25, 2017

Trump has made this honouring the National Anthem by standing hand on heart at sports/ functions a headliner . When I was at Camp Fort Jackson in South Carolina for my sons passing out parade back just after the 1st Gulf War I was impressed with the reaction to their anthem. Yes the USA has a problem with black/ white street crime ,meaning blacks are being shot/beaten by white policemen often caught on camera . The other problem is gangs on the streets running the drug industry are mainly black or immigrants oh and a 9 year old can buy an Uzi ,so guns are everywhere. Now the people who are demonstrating are Black athletes which we seen back in 1968 Mexico Olympics,that was the Black Panthers,did their demonstration change anything obviously not . Now with status of American heroes from history being taken down as " slavery owners " the next months in the USA will be interesting to say the least after Trumps intervention.

September 25, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
National Anthem

September 25, 2017

I just hope that Trump does NOT fire nuclear weapons at their U.S. stadiums and playing and support staff, but  we can only hope!! The problem is though that his forebears were from UK all those years ago, so I will not hold my breath...... he could blame us for the problem........

September 25, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 683
National Anthem

September 25, 2017

Young black men ARE responsible for a disproportionate amount of gang and drug crime in the US. That, however, is a separate issue to the mostly innocent young black guys being shot out of hand by white cops. It's racial profiling in the extreme. Just one recent example; 4 black kids of between 15-17, leaving a house party in a car, driving slowly down the road, none of  them had been drinking, no drugs, all from respectable families have a white cop pump a whole magazine of pistol ammunition into the back of their car killing a 15 year old and wounding two others. Cops murdering innocent young black men and kids is completely out of hand in the states and is tacitly condoned by the criminal justice system there who invariably find the few cops who are arraigned on murder charges not guilty. No one complains about the drug dealers being killed, the fleeing rapists, the crackhead burgulars etc it's the innocent people, killed because they are black. I have every sympathy with the mainly black athletes who kneel for the US anthem, I actually think the movement will continue to flourish and become a nation wide protest. There is a great deal wrong in black communities in America, much of it self inflicted, there are too many young black peoples who gave massive chops on their shoulders and think the world owes them a living but the country as a whole has a major race problem, there are huge divides, great swathes of white supremacist ethics that prevail in many parts of the country and the issue seems to be escalating. Finally, the removal of the confederate 'hero' statues is no bad thing. Confederacy was built on slavery, no ifs no buts, the whole ethos of it was based on white supremacy over blacks. You can't change history, you can't rewrite the history books and you can't turn back clocks but you can change the here and now and influence the future. The Americans are only now learning the lessons we learned many years ago. I would bet my cotton socks, in doing so, they will make the same mistakes and go from one extreme to the other. Such is life.


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