We at ANP, the writers and the audience in the comment section, have spent a considerable amount of time exposing groups like Antifa that base their very ideology on socialism, communism and America-hating ideals, as we have extensively covered how the "Make America Great Again" supporters have been targeted, attacked and labeled "deplorable" simply because we wanted America to come first for our leaders. We have also recently covered and analyzed the NFL controversy, which contrary to how the media are attempting to make it appear by blaming president Trump, started back in 2016, before the presidential election even occurred.
'SEPARATING THE 'WHEAT AND THE TARES'
If we step back from the individual issues, the protests and violence on the part Antifa to silence any voice that doesn't agree with their communist ideology, and the NFL players "taking a knee" to protest "inequality" as they are all making multi-millions of dollars for playing a game, and the election which didn't go the way the "establishment," deep state and mainstream media wanted it to go, therefore they have consistently attacked all Trump supporters as being "white supremacists," and look at the one common denominator of all those issues and more...... it is that those that love America, those that voted for "America First," and those that believe in the constitutional right of free speech, and those that object to the American flag and National Anthem being disrespected by the NFL, are all being attacked on multiple fronts by those that hate America.
Make no mistake, they don't say it those exact words, but they do attack the constitution, claiming it is outdated and should be changed. A document that is the very foundation of the country we live in, that actually guarantees the right of those people to spew their hated towards the nation they live in, a right that people in many other countries do not have.
They attack our systems, whether it is the electoral college, or capitalism, or any other numbers of systems set up by the founding fathers, going as far as to openly calling for "revolution" and to overthrow our duly elected government. They kneel during the National Anthem, men that are making millions upon millions of dollar per football game, in the name of "equality" and "oppression," without even seeing the irony of protesting a country to which guarantees them the right to do so, while making multi-millions per year. Just as it is the right of those boycotting the NFL to protest the disrespect of kneeling during the playing of the anthem.
This brings me to the man you are going to hear below, Brandon Tatum, who received some much deserved attention for his 6:52 minute video titled "Now I have had enough - Why The Flag Means So Much To Americans' back on September 24, 2017, here in our comment sections as well as across the internet, but of course not so much from the mainstream media because he is an African American man that is standing up for this country, loves it and is criticizing those NFL "kneelers," rather than screaming about how "victimized" African Americans are in this nation.
This morning I watched his follow up commentary and while he does address the NFL kneelers, his larger point which he starts off with, eloquently differentiates what "dividing" a nation is and how Barack Obama made a practice of it, and what "separating" those that hate America from those that loves America, means, and why President Trump is right for doing so.
Even more critically, Mr. Tatum explains why, in his view, separating and exposing those that love this country from people who hate this country, is a good thing.
The bible parable Tatum references at about the 3:15 minute mark is called "The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares," - Matthew 13:24-30 (KJV), which states:
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
My understanding of Tatum's point is that one cannot separate the bad from the good, those that love America from those that hate America, unless one first exposes them, which is exactly what President Trump has done.
CAN YOU NAME ONE THING ABOUT AMERICA YOU LOVE?
The questions above is guaranteed to separate out the America haters from those that love this great nation, because those that love this great nation may object to certain actions, decisions, or political stances, but they can always articulate why they love the country itself.
Ask an Antifa member if they can name just one thing about America they love and they will start ranting about all the things they hate. They cannot say they appreciate and love the fact that they can publicly protest against (insert whatever they are complaining about today), because the very fact that they can and are is because our constitution, the very one they criticize and mock, allows them to, and they will turn themselves into pretzels trying to get out of answering that one question, as they launch into reasons they hate America.
They try to claim they are protesting this "fascist" country, yet if the country was being run by fascism, as others are, they wouldn't be able to protest, without being jailed, fined or even killed.
A MARINE VETERAN'S RESPONSE TO NFL KNEELERS
As to the NFL kneelers, because while Stefan Stanford has weighed in on this topic, here and here, I have not yet, so let me say that their actions are a slap in the face of their fans, our flag, our nation and our military veterans.
Some are claiming it isn't about disrespecting the flag or our nation's veterans but was instead about "solidarity," and are expressing their shock and surprise at the public backlash, which in and of itself shows an amazing disconnect with the very fans that pay their salaries by buying tickets, NFL memorabilia and tuning into their games.
Over on Facebook, On September 25, 2017, a marine veteran posted a comment and an image, the comment was "I Stand because they cannot any longer...Respect..... U. S. A.," and the image was of flag draped military coffins with captions that said "White, Black, Asian, Native America, Hispanic doesn't matter.... Because there's no racism under these flags just brothers and sisters."
That marine veteran is my brother Chuck.... Kudos bro, and well said.
It is time to take the narrative back and hammer home the truth, which is that there are people right here in this country that hate the nation they live in, and the first step in fighting back against those that want to destroy America, is to expose them for who and what they are.
The video below was from before Colin Kaepernick decided to disrespectfully use the National Anthem as a platform to protest as we see coach Buzz Williams of the Virginia Tech Men's Basketball recognizing and honoring military veterans. Watch Buzz Williams educate his players on the meaning of the National Anthem and discuss the way the Hokie team will honor veterans before games.
Every single NFL kneeler should be forced to watch this.