Keeping Down

I am nervously watching the sky this morning.  Later this afternoon, I may be doing some door-knocking in a community that is likely to feel the affects of both Trump’s policies and the people he has empowered.  If the event is postponed, it will likely be until tomorrow, which will be a good thing for me.

The event being moved will mean I don’t have to worry about what to do while the Steelers-Ravens game is on.  I’ve been doing well boycotting the NFL, at least the games themselves.  Opening weekend, I had a meeting.  The next week, a kayaking trip.  Last week, a peace festival and unexpected visit to my Aunt in the hospital.

What is more interesting is that Trump’s “trailer park caucus” seems to have decided to start boycotts of their own.  They’re demand is for the players to stand for the National Anthem or for the NFL to take some action.

What I think has happened is that some people have confused patriotism with nationalism.  This has happened many times in the past, a common way to stifle dissent is to convince folks that the dissenters are “unpatriotic” or “Un-American”; the response to Civil Right and Anti-War protesters in the 1960’s, and the response to “Black Lives Matter” and the NFL players taking a knee.

If the event today is not moved, I can still keep busy.  I can clean my floors, work on some pictures and maybe get some coding time in.

Compared to what folks in Selma, Montgomery, Standing Rock, etc had to deal with, a day without football isn’t so bad.

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