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BRADLEY R. GITZ: Dumb thought and politics

By Bradley R. Gitz

This article was published December 11, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

News reports tell us that the National Football League is now attempting get players to stop kneeling for the national anthem by creating an owners fund dedicated to "social justice."

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WhododueDiligence says... December 11, 2017 at 8:39 a.m.

This is a real shocker. Bradley Gitz is suddenly harshly critical of super-rich people! "Alas, such sloppy thinking," he says in response to super-rich NFL owners "attempting to get players to stop kneeling for the national anthem by creating an owners fund for 'social justice.'" And because he doesn't know how to measure social justice, Gitz objects to this fund. Whoa, such unsloppified thinking!

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sjmays says... December 11, 2017 at 8:58 a.m.

Social justice has a very clear meaning for me. Just start living up to our constitution by treating everyone equally regardless of differences in race, religion, or sexual orientation. I think we know when we are treating people wrong because they are different from us.

If you have never lived in poverty then I guess you don't know what it is; but if you have you know exactly what it is. I think that is one of our problems, our leadership has no understanding of this issue. They are out-of-touch.

I believe you are correct that our education system is not good and is getting worse. That could explain why you don't understand climate change. You need more education on the subject.

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WhododueDiligence says... December 11, 2017 at 9:11 a.m.

Gitz says people forget ".. that something for which there is no solution can't be a problem,.."
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The proliferation of nuclear weapons appears to have no solution. Destroying all nuclear weapons isn't a solution because the technology and expertise remains available. But that doesn't mean nuclear proliferation can't be a problem. The lack of readily available solutions doesn't mean global warming and extreme wealth disparities can't be major problems either.

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Delta123 says... December 11, 2017 at 1:06 p.m.

Gitz is spot on with this. Social Justice, Affirmative Action, a Living Wage, Privilege, Equality/Inequality.................They are all utterly undefinable. Maybe that's the point. If you can't define it then you'll never attain it and thus those that exploit these "causes" will forever profit from them.

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gohog2018 says... December 11, 2017 at 1:08 p.m.

They just want to protest SOMETHING!

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PopulistMom says... December 11, 2017 at 1:42 p.m.

I think SJMays answered the question very well. In some parts of the country, minorities are happy as they feel that they are treated well. In areas with good schools and economies and little crime, people tend not to care so much about the color of other people's skin.

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Dontsufferfools says... December 11, 2017 at 1:59 p.m.

Like HW Bush, Gitz just doesn't git it.

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lohr52 says... December 11, 2017 at 1:59 p.m.

Remember the tax question. "Everyone needs to pay their fair share." Who could possibly be against that. But ask someone and try to get a definite answer. I believe anyone who makes the same as me should pay very little. I believe anyone who makes more than me should pay through the nose. That sounds fair.

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Delta123 says... December 11, 2017 at 2:52 p.m.

Thanks Lohr. I'll add to my list.........Social Justice, Affirmative Action, Living Wage, Privilege, Equality, Inequality and Fair Share.

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Packman says... December 11, 2017 at 3:26 p.m.

Hey sjmays - Do you support Affirmative Action? Do you support a flat income tax rate? Do you support government funded breast augmentation for men desiring to be women but not women desiring to have bigger breasts?
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These and many more similar questions make your idealism admirable yet unrealistic. I do agree a major problem in society is being able to put ourselves in the shoes of others. Also agree about our public education system worsening. But why? Many say it's due to the very social justice you support. Instead of keeping expectations high liberal educrats have dumbed down curriculum and shifted focus to social issues at the expense of math and science in the name of social justice. And they're right.

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