From the Melanin Man:
It’s been a process, but slowly but surely, I’m pulling away from the distraction of mainstream professional sports. Yet I’m compelled to write about the travesty of Colin Kaepernick not being signed yet by any NFL teams due to his protest of the National Anthem. For some strange reason, there are a good number of us who believe that Kaepernick is being punished for standing up for social justice for Blacks (Melanin-Dominants.)
So what do we do?
(Sighing in disappointment as I shake my head)
Here are a few questions we need to ask ourselves:
- Why are we continuing to support this WALKING CONTRADICTION?
- WHYYYYY are we feeding into the fictitious drama the NFL manages to drum up before the beginning of EVERY season now?
- Do you understand the CRUEL paradox we’re trapped in?
Those individuals behind the scenes sure know how to rile up the emotions of us minions, especially through nonsensical sports entertainment.
Slaves Athletes are essentially bought off by the slave masters owners of these sports plantations franchises who run these sports leagues. So if I can you use one of my paid slaves players to drum up even more attention (i.e. increased viewership, jersey and ticket sales) towards my franchise and league by using a genuine platform such as racial politics, why not take advantage?
We were/are being hooked, lined, and sunk through the fallacy of Colin Kaepernick’s protest!
Who cares about a f**king national anthem?!
We continue to gain acceptance from a majority white-Caucasian run nation and its majority white-Caucasian constituents which has not yet to this day acknowledged that we are fully human beings!!
If Black Melanin-Dominant folk (which we’re the ones mainly supporting this hypocrite) truly desired to break away from our benefactor Massa and fend for self, then WHY are we
begging petitioning NFL teams to sign him in lieu of a boycott? Has it be encoded in our DNA to continuously ask for acceptance a handout? And to bring more validity to the madness, fellow NFL players and shills celebrities such as Michael Bennett, Michael Jenkins, and Spike Lee* have joined in the chorus.
*Side note: There was a time not too long ago when I thought highly of Spike Lee and his work. And I still do respect his talent. But I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s an agent to the system. You know what I’m talking about.
I do not believe Colin Kaepernick truly cares about the plight of his people, nor does he understand the paradox we can’t seem to shake. If he did, not only would he would shun the NFL completely, he would denounce the entire game of football in general.
You know, timing is everything.
It’s funny how a couple of weeks prior to the Colin Kaepernick’s shenanigans were being drummed back into the news, there was a study released that stated that 99% (or 111 out 112!) of the brains of deceased NFL players tested positive for the brain degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, better known as CTE. In deceased college football players who didn’t even make it to the NFL, it is over 90%!
WHY have we totally forgotten that small bit of information? THAT WAS NOT EVEN A MONTH AGO!
Black Melanin-Dominant men make up roughly 60-70% of college and NFL rosters. Those of us who even flash any semblance of athletic talent are hounded down as early as middle school by recruiters who see only dollar signs for themselves and the
plantations universities they work for. And after shucking and jiving (or juking and diving in this case) for free for our respective plantations universities who make hundreds of millions in the process, the select few of us who are able to come out unscathed have the “opportunity” to make chump change in the NFL while the slave masters owners (as well as Vegas) make billions upon billions every year.
Maybe some of us come out of college with a degree that we can use. Maybe a handful of us retire from the NFL as millionaires, if the agents and certain long-lost friends and family members haven’t sucked us dry. But at the end of the day our real wealth lies in our health…physically, emotionally, and spiritually! Unfortunately, the majority of us Black Melanin-Dominant men who travel down this road are broken inside and out.
We find ourselves not only suffering from brain diseases such as CTE, but suffering other permanent, debilitating physical ailments due to the game of football. If by some sort of miracle we don’t, we’re nevertheless still serving white supremacy and butt buddy capitalism (i.e. sportscasters, team ownership, etc.)
Damn, that is a very efficient assembly line they got going on!
How is this benefiting our collective?
(That’s a rhetorical question.)
We are being played, fam!
So get the f**k outta here with the Colin Kaepernick protest and this petition nonsense. He (and other players who’ve jumped on the bandwagon) is NOT on our side whatsoever. They’re allies to the state and to those who wish to kept this DESTRUCTIVE PARADIGM ALIVE! The sad thing is that they may not even realize that. They haven’t said or done anything new; when has protesting done anything for our people besides enslave us even more?
Let’s use our THIRD EYE and look deeper into what is being given to us by those who do not have our best interests at heart.
Trust me…everything we see and feel ain’t real!
Peace and Love to my melanated family,
The Melanin Man