Two gentlemen responded to my previous comments about NFL players' disrespect of our flag and country ("I will no longer watch football," The Daily News, Oct. 12). To the gentleman who also was career military I salute you, sir, for your dedication to duty, honor and country. I doubt seriously that during your service to God and country you took a knee during the national anthem.
After your service, you came to a fork in the road. I believe you took the wrong road. In my opinion, the taking of a knee is not a protest at all; it’s a manifestation of the hunter/gatherer wired mind stating it’s as big dog/little dog. This wiring does not believe in rules of authority, only big dog/little dog.
These players are challenging the NFL, owners and the public and expecting to win. Once you realize they are saying we are so powerful, you will let us humiliate and abuse you because you fear us, then you will see that a boycott is the only solution to this intense bullying. This humiliation during the national anthem is tantamount to burning the flag; unfortunately, both acts are lawful.
If either of these acts were observed in a combat area it would have probably been their last act of defiance. Of course I could count on one hand all the NFL players that have defended this country.