San Antonio’s Coach Pop, the world’s first-most renowned expert on sarcasm and live television Dad-scolding, sounded off on the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem protest that has swept the nation faster than Donald Trump’s poop-words concerning our fine country.
Popovich, an Air Force veteran, heavily warned a reporter that “general questions” only reap “general answers”, and that demagoguery (Trump and Government in General?) is the enemy of civilization’s progress (flying cars and hoverboards), AND that there isn’t an issue in America that isn’t informed by race. (The San Antonio Express-News has transcribed the entire interview, and 100% go read it.)
What are your thoughts on what’s going on in the country?
“I think it’s really dangerous to answer such important questions that have confounded so many people for hundreds of years, to ask me to give you my solutions, as if I had any, in 30 seconds. So if you want to be specific about a question, I’ll be more than happy to answer it because I think race is the elephant in the room in our country. The social situation that we’ve all experienced is absolutely disgusting in a lot of ways. What’s really interesting is the people that jump right away to say, one is attacking the police, or the people that jump on the other side. It’s a question where understanding and empathy has to trump, no pun intended, has to trump any quick reactions of an ideological or demagogical nature. It’s a topic that can’t just be swung at, people have to be very accurate and direct in what they say and do.”
Can we all say in unison: POP FOR PRESIDENT! POP FOR PRESIDENT!!
Popovich is the 3rd professional head coach (old white guy) to sound off recently when asked about the protesting of the National Anthem.
Chip Kelly: “We all have inalienable rights as a citizen of this country and they’re being violated”.
Steve Kerr: “No matter what side of the spectrum you’re on, I would hope that every American is disgusted with what is going on around the country”.
It’s empowering to see that even people who have not (more than likely) themselves been victims of social imbalances or had the pendulum of racism tip away from their favor at any point in their life, can still recognize the problems so eloquently and provide insight as well as empathy about it. The only answer that I can see immediately is the most obvious first step, more and more discussion about racial injustices are overdue and beyond necessary. We must push the agenda to discuss the topics publicly instead of pushing them under the rug, we must also accept the conflict of discussion with an open mind instead of hiding behind ignorance.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”