4D Warfare: A Doctrine for a New Generation of Politics by Jack Posobiec

4D Warfare: A Doctrine for a New Generation of Politics by Jack Posobiec

Author:Jack Posobiec [Posobiec, Jack]
Language: eng
Format: mobi
Publisher: Castalia House
Published: 2018-09-07T14:00:00+00:00

CHAPTER 10: Spiking the NFL

When your enemies defy you, you must serve them steel and fire. When they go to their knees, however, you must help them back to their feet. Elsewise, no man will ever bend the knee to you.

—Tyrion Lannister

I always find it strangely funny when liberal celebrities invoke the Constitution and say things like, “We have a right to do this-and-that, and it’s guaranteed by the First Amendment!” First of all, they are one hundred percent correct when it comes to their right to protest. They absolutely do have a right to protest in this country, as do all Americans. I firmly support their right to protest, and would fight to protect their rights under the First Amendment.

Yet, is there anything in the Constitution that grants a right to employment? Do citizens of the United States have a right to employment? I’ve looked through it a few times—from the amendments to the articles—and I just haven’t been able to find a right to employment anywhere in the Constitution.

This means what President Trump said at the beginning of the controversy that erupted in late 2017 was correct. He specifically said that NFL players should be fired for kneeling for the National Anthem. Do private organizations have the right to fire or employ anybody they want? In the United States, employers can hire and fire employees. Now, firing can be done for any number of reasons. It can be done for obvious intolerance, hatred and bigotry. Of course we stand against hatred, intolerance, and bigotry—but if you want to fire somebody that works for you, there are reasons why you can do so. In this instance, the players were disrespectful to veteran law enforcement and disrespectful to their customers. The customers in the NFL are the people that are watching and attending the games. They’re the people who buy merchandise. They’re the people who root for their team, no matter what. Those are the customers.

Customers also have rights in the United States. Customers in the United States have the right, for example, to not purchase a product. They can simply say they don’t want to purchase this product (or that they don’t want to purchase Obamacare—but that’s a different subject!). Customers in the United States have the right to vote with their dollars. Just as many vote with their feet, by moving from one state to another. Everyone has the right, quite simply, to not watch ESPN, to not watch the NFL, or to not go to an NFL game. They don’t have to go out and buy jerseys, right?

A look at the ratings of ESPN, NBC, ABC and the other broadcasters of NFL games reveals that they’re all going down. Way, way down. In fact, it was reported that the entire 2017 season’s ratings were down by over ten full percent. I want to expand on that to put it in proper context: The NFL is one of the most popular cultural institutions in the entire United States.


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