Monday, October 2, 2017

Spoiled Sports...Without An Ounce of Courage


Michael Bennett, a 6ft, 4 inch, 280 pound defensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks, loves to take a knee when the American flag appears, or when the first notes of the National Anthem is heard.  He hates cops, and he hates Whitey and he pretty much hates America.

So, a few weeks ago in Las Vegas, as Bennett was hanging out with his home boys in the early morning hours, shooting erupted.  (Is anyone surprised by this?)

So the cops showed up, commanded those present to hit the floor, for their own safety as a firefight between cops and shooter was likely.  Most everyone complied.  Except of course for Michael Bennett. He ran.  So the cops, not knowing the nature of the incident, apprehended Bennett, not knowing if he was the shooter.  As the first cop got him down on the ground, confirmed that he was unarmed, then handed him off to another cop who detained him in his patrol car.   After the incident was clarified, Michael Bennett was allowed to leave.

Later Bennett would claim the cops detained him because of the color of his skin, those racist cops once again attacking a Black man.  

Oh, but, on Friday, those Las Vegas cops released the video of the incident with Bennett, then demanded an apology from him.  They'll be waiting a long time for that.

I watched the video, as I'm sure many of you did.  What I found most remarkable was this huge 280 pound giant, screaming like a little girl, and he may have well wet his pants...quite a different image than when he stands on the safety of the gridiron sidelines, chest puffed out, ready to fight the world.

I could not help but contrast Bennett's cowardice, with the bravery I've seen from my military comrades in far more dire straights than being detained by police.  In almost all instances my comrades kept a clear mind and a steady hand; did not run, did not quiver, did not scream like little girls.   

And, after seeing Michael Bennett's cowardly squealing,  I couldn't even imagine him doing what the cops have to do every day of the week.  War with street thugs, walk into a volatile domestic violence situation, or show courage in the line of fire.

I only wish everyone would watch that video.  It would never change the minds of the Liberal left.  But it would certainly awaken many Americans as to who the real heroes are.

It ain't Michael Bennett, and it ain't any of those other pampered and wealthy NFL millionaires taking a knee and dissing our law enforcement and denigrating our military.

Sad.  Damned Sad.


Jerry Carlin said...

now you know: MOST SPORTS ARE FAKE!

A Modest Scribler said...

Jerry, we live in an era where folks worship sports stars, Hollywood stars who can cinematically leap tall buildings with a single bound, (yet have never done anything heroic in real life, and millions of Americans who, except for their war games on a gaming system, have never been challenged to do anything heroic. And, sadly, our real heroes are now scorned by millions of the populace.