Many Americans reject the anti-American national anthem protests that are now commonplace before sporting events.
Those who fought in the military are especially vocal about spoiled millionaires disrespecting their service.
And now disabled military vets opposed national anthem protests. This is how he got canceled.
The U.S. Soccer Athletic Council voted overwhelmingly to repeal a 2017 rule requiring anyone representing the United States National Soccer team to stand for the national anthem.
However, one member of the council spoke out.
And that was military veteran and paralympian Seth Jahn.
Jahn spoke out against what he saw as spitting on the graves of dead veterans.
Before he got to his point, Jahn’s made the understatement of the year when he said he was sure his comments would “ruffle some feathers.”
But Jahn felt compelled to speak his piece and noted that he was of mixed race and was part Native American.
“I’m sure I’m going to ruffle some feathers with what I’m about to say, especially given the athletes’ council that I’m on, but given the evolution of our quote-unquote, progressive culture where everything offends everybody, those willing to take a knee our for anthem don’t care about defending half of our country and when they do so, then I don’t have too much concern in also exercising my First Amendment right,” Jahn stated. “We’re here to get a different perspective. I also feel compelled to articulate that I’m of mixed race and representative of undoubtedly the most persecuted people in our country’s history, Native-Americans.”
Jahns attacked the idea that America was founded on the back of slavery, a notion he explained was incorrect and inoffensive.
“I keep hearing how our country was founded on the backs of slaves, even though approximately only 8% of the entire population even owned slaves,” Jahns added. “Every race in the history of mankind has been enslaved by another demographic at some point in time. Blacks have been enslaved. Hispanics have been enslaved. Asians most recently in our country in the freaking 20th century, have been enslaved. Natives have been enslaved. Whites have been enslaved. Shoot, I lived in Africa for 2 1/2 years where I could purchase people, slaves, between the price of $300 and $800 per person, per head depending on their age, health and physicality.”
But Jahns added that while the atrocity of slavery poisoned every society on earth and affected every race at one time or another, America is the only nation in the history of earth that fought a war to end the disgraceful institution.
Jahns declared that when athletes knelt for the national anthem calling America a racist country, it demeaned the sacrifice of everyone who gave their lives to bring slavery to an end.
“Where were the social justice warriors and the news journalists there to bring their ruminations to these real atrocities? And yet in all of history, only one country has fought to abolish slavery, the United States of America, where nearly 400,000 men died to fight for the abolishment of slavery underneath the same stars and bars that our athletes take a knee for. Their sacrifice is tainted with every knee that touches the ground,” Jahns added.
Jahns defense of the military and America was met swiftly with retribution by the council as Jahns found himself the latest victim of cancel culture.
The council voted to boot Janhs and later released a statement smearing him calling his comments “racist.”
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) February 28, 2021
Jahns responded by releasing a statement on Twitter blasting the council caving in to the woke mob and that he would never apologize for defending America, the flag, or the anthem.
My apology letter: pic.twitter.com/QLaHhjXDfn
— Seth Jahn (@SJahnIX) February 28, 2021
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