Mike Krieger: “Don’t Become a Right-Wing Snowflake”

Don’t Become a Right-Wing Snowflake:

But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg…Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error. Give a loose rein to them, they will support the true religion by bringing every false one to their tribunal, to the test of their investigation.

– Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia

Here’s a prediction. Right-wing snowflake culture will expand exponentially in the coming years, and its rise will be cynically and intentionally fueled by Donald Trump himself. Having proved himself a fake populist on most issues that actually matter, Trump has no choice but to move more enthusiastically into the culture war to deflect away from his obvious betrayal on economic populism and keep his diehard supporters in heat. In other words, he’ll do exactly what mainstream Democrats and Republicans have been doing for decades, which is distract the public and keep it fighting while oligarchs grab what little is left. This works out just fine for billionaire Trump and the Goldman Sachs guys running his administration.

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Brandon Smith: “NFL Players Have A First Amendment Right To Act Like Little Bitches”

NFL Players Have A First Amendment Right To Act Like Little Bitches:

Frankly, in my view, the sporting world should be a politics free zone, and the fact that I am compelled to write about politics in sports in America today is bewildering beyond belief.

That said, to be clear, I am not a fan of the NFL. I think the sport, like most professional sports, is overrun with whiny, juiced-up morons paid millions of dollars for providing nothing to the public except sub-par entertainment and little-to-no loyalty to the state or city in which they happen to be employed.

NFL players are not legitimate role models for society anymore than costumed television wrestlers are role models for society.

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“Great Anger”: Trump Slams NFL Whose “Ratings Are Way Down” After “Tremendous Backlash”

“Great Anger”: Trump Slams NFL Whose “Ratings Are Way Down” After “Tremendous Backlash”:

“Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected! The booing at the NFL football game last night… was loudest I have ever heard. Great anger.

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Trump Escalates War With NFL In Early Tweetstorm

Trump Escalates War With NFL In Early Tweetstorm:

Update:  Proving that he was just getting warmed up earlier this morning with his latest rant against the NFL, Trump now seems to want ‘#StandForOurAnthem‘ to go viral.

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After igniting an NFL firestorm over the weekend with a series of tweetstorms bashing players who refused to stand for the national anthem (something we covered in detail here), Trump is at it again this morning with new tweets highlighting the disgruntled crowds that booed the kneeling players.

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