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Glenn: NFL ‘Controversy’ Is a Distraction From the Real Issues

What happened?

President Donald Trump poured gasoline on the dying embers of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s sitting and kneeling protests at NFL games. At a rally in Alabama, he called players who don’t stand during the National Anthem at games “sons of bitches” who should be “fired.” He continued to fuel the fire with multiple tweets. The controversy culminated with more players than ever choosing to kneel or sit in protest at Sunday’s games and people tweeting under #TakeAKnee over the weekend.

Didn’t we already see this last year?

Yes. Kaepernick started his protest in August of last year, telling media that he was speaking up against police brutality and advocating for the oppressed people who don’t have his platform. “People are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up, as far as giving freedom and justice, liberty to everybody,” he said last year.

Glenn’s take:

Whether or not you agree with Kaepernick’s reasoning, the bottom lines is that “private citizens and companies can do whatever they want,” Glenn said.

“We may not agree with it; in fact, we may hate it. But they have that right to do it,” he asserted on radio Monday.

But while Kaepernick has the right to protest, Glenn objected to the motivation behind it, saying that the former San Francisco 49er was “not an honest broker” and needed to protest for his own publicity.

“The whole thing is a sham,” Glenn said of the protest.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: The president went to war over the weekend. And it wasn't the war we were all expecting. But the missiles have launched. Trump went to war with the National Football League. And it all started on Friday in a rally in Alabama.

DONALD: Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out? He's fired. He's fired."

(applauding)

GLENN: That's the president of the United States. The very next day, Trump took to Twitter to explain. And he said, quote, if a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our great American flag or country and should stand for the national anthem. If not, you're fired, find something else to do.

Okay. Now, let me be fair to Donald Trump. He is -- he is echoing the sentiments of many Americans. And it is honestly the way I feel. I don't feel about the fired part. But it's the way I feel. You guys are making millions of dollars here.

Nobody is oppressing you. You've made it.

This is what we've been feeling since the take a knee thing. Because Kaepernick is not an honest broker. But with all due respect to the president, private citizens and companies can do whatever they want. It's called the Bill of Rights. And we may not agree with it. In fact, we may hate it. But they have that right to do it. You know, the thing that keeps coming to mind is we are being played. We are absolutely being played. This is what Russia would want.

Did you hear what Facebook announced over the weekend? That they didn't catch some of the Russian money coming in, because they were promoting Black Lives Matter. Why would Russia be doing that? Because they know it tears us apart. This entire thing is stupid. And there's no other way to describe it.

The president telling a company and its employees what to do is stupid and not his place. The NFL players disrespecting the flag and the national anthem is stupid.

If the players want to actually help create change, why wouldn't they use their fame and go to the local level, engage local police departments, and build relationships? That would actually do some good.

But they're not doing that. Why? Because this was a way for Colin Kaepernick to become famous and hold on to any ounce of fame he could. The whole thing is a sham.

So why is the president not only getting caught into it, why is he throwing gasoline on the open flame?

Can you blame the players? Yeah. For being stupid, yes.

Do you blame the players? I don't blame the players any less than I blame the president. No one has told the players not to do so. And let's be honest, if the NFL wanted to stop this, they could stop this. But they don't. The NFL has been jokingly called the no-fun league for a reason. If they wanted to stop the behavior that they felt was unacceptable, like an overzealous touchdown celebration, they shut it down. They could easily stop political demonstrations during their games in the same way they clamp down on everything else. But the NFL is choosing to be political.

Is there anywhere we can go to get away from politics. You do have a choice: Do you throw more gasoline on the fire on this topic, or do you look for anybody who is reasonable on it? And the second thing you have to decide is, do you continue to watch the NFL, knowing what choice they have made?

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How the WHO's 'pandemic treaty' could CONTROL governments

On May 22nd, the World Health Assembly — which is the governing body of The World Health Organization — will meet in Switzerland to discuss next steps for its ‘pandemic treaty [and its] quest to use public health to expand The WHO’s power over sovereign states,’ Daniel Horowitz reports for TheBlaze. He explains how certain amendments to be added to this treaty could ‘allow the director-general of the WHO to declare a public health emergency in a country and unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions.’ The far-left and global elite continue to destroy our sovereignty, Glenn says, and this is just one more step toward their desired global government.

Read more: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-states-mus...

Transcript

Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: I read some stuff this morning. I've been doing some research on what's happening with the WHO. And I read their stuff today, that will make your head explode. And is really evil and important.

But let me give you this today, from -- from Daniel Horowitz at TheBlaze. States must preemptively nullify any WHO international pandemic regulation.

I'm going to read it verbatim because it's just so well-written. And now is the time, that things are shifting. We're going to. There's going to be a New World Order out there. And we've got to lead it. And we have to unite the rest of the free world in doing it. That's Joe Biden. March 21st, 2022.

Any Republican that is running without mentioning your intent to fight the global pandemic treaty or regulations, might as well run as a Democrat. This is really super important, and it is beginning to happen next week. On May 22nd, the world health assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, is going to meet in Geneva Switzerland to discuss the next step in its pandemic treaty. And the quest to use public health to expand the WHO's power over sovereign states. Representatives from 193 nations, including the US, will be attending the only country, not invited is Taiwan.

Gee, I wonder why. So what is this treaty? On January 24th, 2022, the director general of the WHO explained the treaty was a priority, to urgently strength the WHO, as leading and the director authority on global health, at the center of the global health architecture. He laid out the guiding principle of this plot. We, quote, all want a world in which science triumphs over misinformation. Solidarity triumphs over division. And equity is a reality, not an aspiration. He said, we are one world, we have one health. We are one WHO.

Now, this has not been announced. Biden has not even spoken about it. They are deathly quiet about this. But they're going to be approving amendments. The proposed amendments are essentially going to allow the director general of the WHO to declare public health emergencies in any country. And unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions. Here's one of the amendments, a critical section from article nine. The WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party, whose territory the event is allegedly occurring. But this is the way it's going to read. Now, WHO may take into account, reports from sources of other than notifications or consultations -- consultations shall assess these reports, according to established principles. And then communicate information on the event, to the state party, in whose territory the event is allegedly occurring.

Now, they have scratched out, before taking any action based on reports, the WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party. That's all gone. They're taking that out.

So WHO gets information, has reports, and they can act without verifying with the president or anybody else.

Why would you be erasing the requirement, for the WHO to consult with the government?

Number four. If the state party does not accept the offer of collaboration within 48 hours, WHO, it used to say, May. It now says, WHO shall -- when justified by the magnitude of public health risk, immediately share with other state parties, the information available, whilst encouraging the state party to accept the offer of collaboration, by the WHO. It used to say there, while taking into accounts the views of the state party concerned.

So they're erasing all of our sovereignty. This is going to be another thing. They're going to say, is a conspiracy theory. It is not. You can look it all up. It is the world health agenda. From the World Health Organization. They are meeting in Geneva, on May 22nd. So that's next week. They are intentionally quiet on this.

Because they know the power. Now, we also know what the WHO is. You remember, when everybody was saying, we have to get out of the WHO.

They're just a tool of China. Why would you say that?

Forget that I mentioned that Taiwan is the only country that is not invited to this in Geneva.

PAT: Yeah. That's completely -- completely irrelevant.

GLENN: Completely. Amen, brother.

PAT: I don't even know why you brought it up in the first place.

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you.

PAT: It's a good thing they weren't actually -- I wish we weren't invited to it.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you this. Another reason why Donald Trump. They fought so hard to keep him out: Because he wouldn't have --

PAT: He sure wouldn't have. That's exactly right.

GLENN: He wouldn't have empowered the WHO.

PAT: Well, he took us out of the WHO.

GLENN: That's exactly right. And this president is not only putting us back, they're taking away our sovereignty.

And so it's one more piece to the global governance of the left. Warning.

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