There are “victims” and then, there are real victims.

Real victims have endured suffering – pain, fear, loss. Some have lost their health, their livelihoods and homes, their freedom, loved ones, and some even lose their lives.

A real victim is someone who has been threatened at gunpoint by someone bigger, stronger, and egocentric enough to think they have the right to pull the trigger.

And then there’s Bruce Maxwell, the Oakland A’s catcher, who believes he is a victim simply by virtue of being a black athlete who earns millions playing a game kids play.

Maxwell was the first Major League Baseball player to take a knee during the traditional playing of the national anthem before games as a protest against perceived oppression by law enforcement and whites, in general.

The A’s issued a statement supporting Maxwell’s First Amendment right to express his opinion and were, no doubt, grateful the A’s season was over shortly thereafter.

That was in September, but Maxwell is back in the news for another reason and it’s doubtful the team will be as supportive.

This time, Maxwell’s face is not behind a catcher’s mask, although he might prefer that to the mug shot after his arrest for threatening a female delivery driver with a deadly weapon.

Like his brethren professional athletes in the National Football League, Maxwell evidently feels entitled to do what he wants to whomever he wants with total disregard for the rights or feelings of his victims.

They have been raised with a mindset that imbues them with the belief that they are victims from birth because of the color of their skin and the talent they possess in running, jumping, hitting a ball, catching a ball or throwing a ball.

They grow up believing that the perceived oppression gives them permission to oppress those they see as beneath them – and all too frequently that means women of all colors.

No one knows Colin Kaepernick’s stand about the very real abuse of women because he hasn’t taken a knee – or volunteered at a women’s shelter – to protest on their behalf.

Attendance at NFL games is down and television viewership is sinking lower every week and because football is no longer just a sport, but a billion-dollar business, the owners and the league are taking notice.

They might start by identifying the real victims.

Do you agree that the real victims are the countless women who suffer abuse at the hands of overpaid, entitled professional athletes?

Source: Mad World News

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