I played football for 12 years, four of those in college. I was having a conversation with someone today about issues involving race in sports, and I told that person that I think the majority of the men who play football are innocent.
To understand what I’m talking about, you must understand the game of football and life itself. It was said a long time ago by I think the Gods themselves, if humanity is truly going to prosper here on earth and find their way home, they’ll have to unite in culture and purpose.
Football teams are made up of guys from different places, backgrounds, and religious beliefs. They’re different ages. Some are black, some are white, and some are purple. Despite all those differences, the teams that are successful find a way to unite culturally and for a common purpose. With a little luck, one of those teams ends up winning the championship.
We are given football, and football gives Americans something to lose themselves in. It’s something to look forward to that ultimately takes our mind off of the realities of life for a short season.
Football is world within a world, and it’s given to us by the people who know the winning formula. It’s given to us by the people who know exactly what it would it take for humanity to prosper.
Sometimes, they bust the bubble and inject the football world with political propaganda and narratives driving racial division. They play the role of the devil who’s tempting heaven. Most of the players are innocent, and the good teams don’t let the devil divide them because they know they will never stand divided.
You see, humanity will never be allowed to unite culturally and for a purpose because, inevitably, that affects the money. JFK wanted world peace, and MLK was teaching us the importance of ignoring skin color and the importance of not judging people by the way they look. Both were murdered. As long as there are problems in the world, someone can charge for solutions. So, they get rid of problem solvers.
911 burst my football bubble, and I’ve been a problem solver ever since. Maybe, when the rest of you really wake up, you’ll join in the fight. But I guess for now, go watch some football.
And don’t get too upset when they play with you. Running around in tights and wearing pink, yeah, they get their laughs, but that’s okay.