It is good to hate the Packers

 Even Packers fans now have cause to hate the Green Bay Packers.

I am very proud of our players and support their right to peacefully protest as they try to bring about meaningful change in our society. When players kneel, they are not disrespecting the flag or the country, but bringing attention to systemic racism and police brutality. Black Lives Matter is not a terrorist or Marxist organization, and I know that they are trying to bring an end to racial inequality. The NFL has decided to play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (commonly referred to as the Black national anthem) as part of the broadcasts for all games in the first weekend.

– Mark Murphy, President and CEO, Green Bay Packers

As it turns out, BLM is, quite literally, an overtly Marxist organization founded by two Marxists.

The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk.

– Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors

And even if you try to tune it all out, the sports media has no intention of letting you pretend it’s just a game or escape the social justice propaganda.

Stephanie Druley, executive vice president for event and studio production, said ESPN’s policy is to cover the anthem when it is newsworthy, and that the crew will not shy away from covering protests about social justice. “We don’t see the social justice movement as political; it’s social justice,” Druley said.

That’s all right, you say. I’ll just watch college football instead, you say. Yeah, so, about that:

The Big 12 is set to debut its 2020 fall football social justice campaign and commissioner Bob Bowlsby says that campaign will consist of players possibly on the field for the national anthem, public service announcements to run on stadium scoreboards and a social justice message on jerseys. According to ESPN, Big 12 players “will be wearing a social justice message on the front left of their uniforms, as well as a black Big 12-branded unity sticker on the back of their helmets.” 

They know you hate what they’re doing. Making you accept what they’re doing is the whole point.