Kaepernick-Defending Columnist Calls Nat’l Anthem A ‘Pompous Battle Number’

One liberal columnist joined the Kaepernick squad of anti-American sentiment last week with her piece in the Chicago Tribune.

Diana Goetsch called the National Anthem a “pompous battle number.” But that beautiful ballad wasn’t her only victim.

She also slammed baseball and the United States military.

According to Fox News Insider:

The author criticized the NFL “marketing itself” with “narrow and authoritarian version of patriotism.”

“Support the troops, salute the flag, shut up and play football.”

I’m sorry…but I don’t see the problem with that.

Love the country that provides greater freedoms than any other country in the world.

Pay your respect to those that have gone before you to protect said freedom.

You’re getting paid to play football…not be a social activist.

So, yes, Goetsch. They should support the troops that protect them, salute the flag that symbolizes our freedom, and shut up and play football.

Goetsch begrudgingly mentions that 5 million Americans did support the adoption of “The Star Spangled Banner” as the national anthem in 1930.

But then she quickly retorts, “It wasn’t until 1942, and our entry into World War II, that it was played on loudspeakers daily before games.”

Yeah, because that is a really awful thing to do.

Showing love of country before a sporting event when you’re fighting fascism and militarism abroad during World War II.

Reminding people that freedom is not free and playing games is a luxury.

I mean, why be proud of a country that stands for freedom instead of dictatorship?

If this country is so despicable, please, by all means, move to North Korea or Russia.

I’m sure they’d love your outspoken nature there.