The NFL Goes Political
By Todd Strandberg
One of the devil’s favorite tools for changing the social and political values of a society is a strategy of maintaining continuous forward attack. He launches an endless stream of cavalry charges until victory is achieved. It doesn’t matter if the vast majority of the population is against something. Satan will use his minions to apply constant pressure until public opinion moves in his favor.
The devil has been able to manage some truly stunning transformation in our world. There was once a time when someone who was found to be a practicing witch would be burned at the stake. Today, it is cool to be a dabbler in the dark arts. In England, for example, there was a fashion show at a 1,000-year-old church, where models dressed up in witch costumes.
Before, the term homosexual and transgender was largely associated with people with mental illnesses. Now, people use their sexual practice as part of their name.
Having won nearly all the moral battles in America, Satan is now working on attacking the very fabric that keeps us together as a nation. By getting people to dishonor the nation’s flag, he can tear apart the principles that have made America the greatest nation on earth.
The now infamous NFL controversy started in September 2016, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began bowing at the national anthem. He said at the time that he was taking a position against “a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Kaepernick was short on details on why he was protesting. The police, who were said to be the source of his narrative, were all found not guilty of hate crimes. Kaepernick didn’t even bother to vote in the last election.
As soon as Kaepernick started his sideline stunts, ratings for football began to decline. The liberal media fought back against the fan revolt by posting stories that had the ratings decline as an unknown mystery. Despite there being numerous polls that showed why the public was unhappy with the protests, the press has argued that the rating drop is just a short-term glitch in the ratings data.
President Trump has weighed in on this controversy. He said the NFL owners should fire anyone who “disrespects our flag.” As soon as he spoke, he was immediately pounded with the full assault from the liberal media. They ran with their prepared script and acted like every American except Trump was perfectly fine with this travesty. If this protest is about free speech, then the president should be able to say what he wants on the matter.
By allowing ourselves to be spied on by the NSA and body searched by TSA agents at the airport, we have already surrendered much of our personal liberty. If we allow the flag to be disgraced by the NFL, we are surrendering our identity as a nation. What will result is the rule of law being replaced by mob rule.
This sudden need for football players to wave the Black Lives Matter banner on the field flies in the face of standing NFL policy. The league had previously refused to allow players to wear things that honor the five cops killed in Dallas, the 9/11 terrorist attack, and victims of domestic violence. One player was fined for simply wearing at a post-game press conference a shirt that said “No Jesus No Peace.”
I am doubtful that there will be any enduring backlash against these protests. In 1966, John Lennon had people burning Beatles’ records when he said, “We’re more popular than Jesus now.” The next year, the group had their biggest hit record of their career.
Far too many people ignore facts that contradict their beliefs. Most folks know that the liberal media is lying to them, but they don’t care because they don’t see the danger. One of the shortcomings of democracy is that our liberty can be used by the enemy to destroy our freedom. If you allow people to say, “There is no justice in America for black people” and “We are no better than North Korea,” we will end up with someone of the same type of barbaric leadership as Fat boy Kim Jong Un.
In the past few weeks, several earthen dams have been placed in danger by the massive rain from recent hurricanes. The failure of one of these dams is a perfect example of what is occurring in America. Once water overtops an earth-filled dam, the water action eats away at the material, releasing more water and causing an exponential rate of collapse of the dam.
This same principle is at work in the spiritual world. As demonic forces gain control of areas of our society, they use their influence to draw more and more people into their control. This vortex of evil is engulfing our nation at such a fast rate, we can tell that we are at the latter part of the latter times.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1).
“…And the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined” (Daniel 9:26).