Peter King of SI’s MMQB refuses to stick to sports.
10. I think these are my other thoughts of the week:
a. Highlight of Saturday, for me, was this incredible performance and message from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Drama Club and student choir, singing a song they wrote called “Shine.”
b. “We’re done with all your little games. We’re tired of hearing we’re too young to ever make a change.”
c. Play that song. Turn it up.
d. What kids. What young adults. They are just awesome.
e. And you, Gregg Popovich. You’re a great example of a smart man with a lot on the line saying the heck with it; I’m going to say what needs to be said for the good of the future of our country. On Sunday, he said, “I’m sure most everybody’s got to be unbelievably proud and excited about those students and what they’ve done, because our politicians have certainly sat on their thumbs and just hidden. It’s almost like a dereliction of duty.” Almost? No. It is. Bravo, Popovich. Bravo.
f. Story of the Week: What Hope Hicks Knows, by Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine. Great inside story of the White House communications director’s life in the White House.
g. “Hope! Hopey! Hopester!” What a memorable scene.
h. Political Story of the Week: an op-ed column in the Washington Post, by the summarily fired FBI veteran Andrew McCabe. A detailed first-person from one of the casualties of the implosion of our political system.
i. Gesture of the Week: Patriots owner Robert Kraft providing his team plane to fly students and families from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Washington on Thursday, and then back home, after Saturday’s massive rally against gun violence.
j. No matter your politics, that’s a wonderful thing Kraft did. Because no matter what your politics, it is downright insane that semi-automatic killing machines, such as the kind that killed 17 people at the Florida high school, can be owned by average American citizens.
The irony of the owner of a New England team called “the Patriots” funding the transportation of dozens of anti-2nd Amendment activists to Washington DC in order to protest the Constitutional rights of Americans should not be lost on you, and makes clear the obvious difference between Americans and Fake Americans like (((Kraft))). I emailed Mr. King in response to his foray into gun control activism, and would encourage you to send him a similar message.
In response to your public support for violating American rights, I remind you of the words of Samuel Adams.
“We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
Go to Mexico. Go to Canada. Go and live somewhere else, because you are not an American. There are literally dozens of other countries without the 2nd Amendment. Go live in one of them if you fear Americans exercising their unalienable rights, because you are not one of us.
“You are not one of us” and “you have to go back” are two of the most effective rhetorical killshots you can utilize against an SJW, because they weigh on the SJW’s constant subconscious fear of being rejected. It’s not a coincidence that these are considered to be some of Sam Adams’s most memorable words.
Don’t be surprised if King responds, angrily and offended, to at least one email expressing that sentiment in his Tuesday mailbag column.