A big salute to Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert, for daring to go against the far-left, anti-cop flow of the current NFL. The League allowed players to put the names of people allegedly affected by “systemic racism” on their uniforms (after previously refusing to allow salutes to heroes like the Dallas cops who were killed by a sniper while protecting people who were protesting them.) Eifert took advantage of the new rules by putting the name David Dorn on his helmet.
Dorn was the retired St. Louis police captain who was working as a security guard and who was murdered in cold blood by rioters/looters.
The story notes how brave it was of Eifert to choose to honor Dorn, which tells you a lot that’s sad and infuriating about the current state of the NFL.
If anyone else in the NFL would like to honor people whose lives truly were affected in the most extreme way by racist violence, there are a growing number of them, some police and some just law-abiding citizens, who have been murdered or severely injured by rioters and looters under the BLM/Antifa banners.
Meanwhile, in a hopeful sign that people are finally coming to their senses and realizing that you can’t judge a book by its cover (you can put the dust jacket of “Bambi” over “The Communist Manifesto,” but it’s still “The Communist Manifesto”), the Premiere Soccer League just became the first sports league to remove the BLM logo from their uniforms after waking up to what that group actually stands for. It’s a small start, but it’s a start. Let’s hope the NBA, NFL and MLB get their eyes opened to reality soon, before they cease to exist.
And in more hopeful “We’re fed up to the eyeballs with this garbage” news, more than 10,000 scholars and academics have signed “The Philadelphia Statement,” standing up against the “cancel culture” and the poisonous leftist tyranny that exists on America’s campuses. Granted, they’re conservative and libertarian academics, but at least someone is finally organizing to present a united front of opposition. I’m old enough to remember when it would have been liberal academics who stood up for free speech and the right to debate ideas openly without fear of violence, repression and reprisal. But then, I recently became eligible for Medicare.