Joe Rogan Experience #1512 - Ben Shapiro

  • Julkaistu 22.07.2020
  • Ben Shapiro is editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, syndicated columnist, and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show” is available on SoundCloud and iTunes. His new book How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps is available now everywhere. @Ben Shapiro

Kommentteja • 100

  • fraser mackintosh
    fraser mackintosh 22 minuuttia sitten


  • fraser mackintosh
    fraser mackintosh 22 minuuttia sitten


  • surrender & survive
    surrender & survive 29 minuuttia sitten

    1:29:40 Ben I agreed with most of what you said until you spewed this horseshit. Were black Confederates jerks? What about brothers who had to fight against brothers in battles like the Battle of Front Royal? What about that jerk Robert E. Lee who didn't even want to fight for the Confederacy? But couldn't just betray his entire family? You're wrong. On every level. Union and Confederate soldiers gave their lives for their country. They answered the Call of Duty. The last damn thing to honor them aside from their nameless graves are statues. And they're being fucking desecrated. Educate yourself. But for now, a big fuck you!

  • The Bug Bouncer Luikart Skarda Super Hero

    Did this guy ever go thru puberty

  • Tropical Discovery Workshops
    Tropical Discovery Workshops 43 minuuttia sitten

    Sorry Ben but on marriage you don't half spout some crap.

  • Darryl Moore
    Darryl Moore 51 minuutti sitten

    He compared sports to systemic racism.. joe should’ve ended the podcast right there 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • billdsafdsad
    billdsafdsad Tunti sitten

    Took him just over a minute to talk about elk

  • NOTTa YouNoob
    NOTTa YouNoob Tunti sitten

    6.1 million people have listened to this since July 22. Take these lessons and be open minded. Support each other. and stay healthy.

  • Kevin Jacoby
    Kevin Jacoby Tunti sitten +1

    Aw poor Shapiro doesn’t know this whole scamdemic is a huge hoax yet

  • Zarathustra’s Monky
    Zarathustra’s Monky Tunti sitten

    The crime statistics are collected with the complicity of people with an interest in controlling the conclusions drawn from them. Their funding and jobs depend on it.

  • Brett Berg
    Brett Berg 2 tuntia sitten

    Hey you should of ask why there isn’t a term limit on Congress. Congress doesn’t help the people.

  • Morten Andersson
    Morten Andersson 2 tuntia sitten

    One thing you can do to improve your health is to repent your sins, trust in Jesus as your saviour and recieve The Holy Spirit to guide you through life!
    Much love and peace to everybody!
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  • dale osborne
    dale osborne 3 tuntia sitten +1

    I doubt very much that Mr Shapiro would ever send his children to a school in south central. To Pander on about equality of outcome is nonsense when there is yet to be anything approaching equality of opportunity.

  • Shad Lather
    Shad Lather 3 tuntia sitten

    If Ben Shapiro thinks my parents not having money doesn't effect me even though I graduated with a 4.7 GPA and 33 ACT and got into the most selective college in my state... Then he can pay for all the extra stuff I have missed out on in school. Paying for sports, field trips, being able to take unpaid internships in college without housing, food, etc as well, ability to conduct research in a field, or you know... all those opportunities that he mentions. I fall behind my peers because I cannot pay for the extras they can he focuses on. Like personal agency is important, but damn dude. I didn't miss out on a trip to africa for fieldwork because I am lazy or have no personal agency... Money drives everything.

  • Billy Lout
    Billy Lout 3 tuntia sitten +1

    Joe will never center the headset cushion on top of his head. . .

  • Lorraine Swartzentruber
    Lorraine Swartzentruber 3 tuntia sitten

    This is what is happening in NYC now. Take away the police, the rich white people leave and the black poor are stuck with the violence. Bravo DeBlasio, black lives really matter to you.

  • Peter Barbarouses
    Peter Barbarouses 3 tuntia sitten

    Ben sounds like he’s in fast forward all the time 😂

  • Phil Olson
    Phil Olson 3 tuntia sitten

    Ben Shapiro really likes the fact that his wife is a doctor. I think he mentions that his wife is a doctor in almost every single show he does

  • TheRealZahoor H
    TheRealZahoor H 4 tuntia sitten

    Joe: Hey Ben, how's it going?
    Ben: Uh, sama lamaa duma lamaa you assuming I'm a human....

  • Sheri Bergen
    Sheri Bergen 4 tuntia sitten

    This is one of your absolute best podcasts! Loved that everyone was calm and relaxed about some pretty intense stuff.

  • Victor Torres
    Victor Torres 4 tuntia sitten

    Does anyone know what Ben's wife does for a living?

  • Rei-Sen•Evo
    Rei-Sen•Evo 4 tuntia sitten

    Truer words have not been said about what to do about C-19.
    The reason we aren't hearing anyone say this is bc they are being censored! There have been 2 doctors in particular that have stressed the importance of healthy Immune Systems. Taking Zinc, Quinine, Vitamin C & D, and of course exercise. We aren't seeing any cases where the patient is healthy w/o any underlying medical conditions.
    They want us to wear a mask, shut up & wait for their Miracle Vaccine. That is not public health AND I WILL NOT SUBSCRIBE TO IT! The Surgeon General told us back in March to STOP BUYING MASKS, They do not prevent the public from getting Covid. then a month later he was threatened into Changing his stance on wearing masks, & the media keeps pushing fear into the minds of the Public making ppl think that your chances of getting Covid-19 is very high, when in fact, the chances of a healthy person contracting C-19 is less than 1%, & chances of dying even less,
    around .004%.

  • Manoj Moses
    Manoj Moses 5 tuntia sitten

    Faith Family Food.... Fairness comes from omnipotent God

  • Lance Cereal
    Lance Cereal 5 tuntia sitten +1

    play at 0.75x speed and Ben will speak at normal speed, your welcome

  • Charismatic TV
    Charismatic TV 5 tuntia sitten

    Ben Shapiro looks like if sonic the hedgehog became a lawyer

  • Mylo B
    Mylo B 5 tuntia sitten

    If the NBA is racist so is the hockey league

  • Sylvia Black
    Sylvia Black 5 tuntia sitten

    Ben is smartish, not wise, informed, and speaks quickly, but it's clear he lacks a lot of real world experience. With all do respect, he sounds exactly like what I'd expect a wedgie to sound like if it could speak. Still love you Ben even though you're too weak to not entertain religious BS and get real.

  • retrogawd
    retrogawd 6 tuntia sitten +3

    Yeah, homeless people having porto-potties is really progressive. Seriously.

  • Sylvia Black
    Sylvia Black 6 tuntia sitten

    I bet Joe gets it a little better after his later episode with Josh Dubin & Jason Flom.

  • Trey Stricklin
    Trey Stricklin 6 tuntia sitten

    If they ever bring back Micro Machines, Ben Shapiro should definitely be the next spokesman!

  • Flarmg
    Flarmg 6 tuntia sitten

    so this podcast starts off with you follow religious dogma even if your logical brain tells you its wrong then joe changes to subject to save the religious nutjob by talking about basically looking down on poor people and expecting them to stay out of your favourite places?

  • Mutt Cypress
    Mutt Cypress 6 tuntia sitten

    Ben, you make cringe, cringe.

  • Jimmylikestodance
    Jimmylikestodance 6 tuntia sitten +13

    Steak isn't bloody. The blood is already drained from the animal. The fluid that people mistake for blood is actually myoglobin. Otherwise your steak would taste pretty metallic.

    • Jimmylikestodance
      Jimmylikestodance 59 minuuttia sitten

      @Jonny Bro it is a common misconception that people don't really think about, so I'm sure them missing it isn't that big of a blunder.

    • Jonny Bro
      Jonny Bro Tunti sitten

      Hmm... very interesting, you'd think these two would know this with how joe is about his nutrition and Ben's wife is a doctor. Thank you for this information it never would have occurred to me the myoglobin wasn't blood.

  • AlterZgo
    AlterZgo 6 tuntia sitten

    Joe again shows why he's the best, most practical, nuanced and well rounded interviewer. Ben Shaprio has to realize that his argument that the $22 trillion spent on the war on poverty was ineffective is actually a condemnation of our current system and proves that systemic racism and white privilege exists. If it's not because of the money we've invested, then what is holding down the black community? The answer is not more police. People think Shapiro is so smart, but the reality is his arguments are completely simplistic. Even if you used Shapiro's tactic of flooding Baltimore with police, who will be doing the policing? The racist and violent police who decides to beat people up for no reason? Those who racially profile people walking on the street? How does terrorizing a down trodden group of people with a massive influx of police fix the issue? Again Shapiro's super simplistic views fall far short. I've been very unimpressed every single time I hear Shaprio speak.

  • bylaw bylaw
    bylaw bylaw 7 tuntia sitten

  • Andre Anyone
    Andre Anyone 7 tuntia sitten

    $600 or Civil WAR march on Washington! burn the fvcking place to the ground!!! Protest surrounding senators homes !!! DEATH TO TYRANTS

  • Kelly Moore
    Kelly Moore 7 tuntia sitten

    Joe Rogan.. Buy Bitcoin Buy Zilliqa
    Like a Boss..

  • Thelittlesthitta
    Thelittlesthitta 7 tuntia sitten

    A good solution would be to take away all EBT and welfare. Force people to be responsible and make good decisions on how they spend their money. Giving people money doesn’t lift anyone out of poverty. We can see that from lottery winner stats, we can see that through the war on poverty enacted in 1964.

  • Rehn
    Rehn 7 tuntia sitten

    Mostly peaceful is bothering? How about there were good people on both sides? Or did you forget? Lol.

  • Thelittlesthitta
    Thelittlesthitta 7 tuntia sitten

    I mean listen to any rap music...what does it glorify? Promiscuity, drugs, violence, murder. So if their living environment is so terrible, their music glorifies things that are abhorrent and they “being blocked by racism and the white man” maybe it’s time to change the culture. Culture culture Kulture. Nothing to do with racism and everything to do with their culture.

  • Daniel Lopez
    Daniel Lopez 8 tuntia sitten

    I agree with Ben more than joe on marriage

  • Quattro 4
    Quattro 4 8 tuntia sitten

    Did he ask him about his BBC interview?

  • Jack Smith
    Jack Smith 8 tuntia sitten

    Joe is grilling Shapiro on what he would do to improve big cities LOL Joe should have a DEM on his show and ask them these question so we can hear the BS that comes out of their mouth. DEMS have ran the big cities for the past 50-100 years and Joe is asking Shapiro LOL

  • Jack Smith
    Jack Smith 8 tuntia sitten

    Joe isn't Ben Shapiro the wrong person to ask what you do to make the big cities better? Shouldn't you have a DEM politician on your show and ask this since the DEMS have ran. controlled these cities for the better part of 50 - 100 years?

  • Jack Smith
    Jack Smith 8 tuntia sitten

    Joe is way out of his league here.

  • Jack Smith
    Jack Smith 8 tuntia sitten

    How was Joe able to amass enormous information on weight loss? Joe never heard of the internet? Then he has Elon Musk on his show talking about neuronet. Joe basically promtes that as a good thing in that podcast. Never once heard Joe say anything about who will have neuronet first and how it will cause even more disparity between the rich and poor

  • maybetoby
    maybetoby 8 tuntia sitten

    17k dislikes = 17k leftwings destroyed😜
    I'm about Ben's age. I knew I wanted to marry my wife after 3 months of dating, got engaged 4 months after that, got married 11 months after that. Been married 14 years now.
    The point of standing for the pledge is that we don't kneel to anyone. That's what made the American pledge and anthem so unique. To kneel for the flag is actually backwards logic, it's showing submission and fealty. This is why knowledge of history is important.


    Bro your headset has me mad af my ocd hitting hard

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 9 tuntia sitten

    marriage is in the bible for a reason ( not just financial) go figure many years later we dont listen and are now fudged up. Bible has been proven many times prophecy to be true unlike that monkey theory u talking about

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 9 tuntia sitten

    We have bad appels everywere . NO excuse to trust the media that whants to destroy america with lies

  • Bank It
    Bank It 9 tuntia sitten

    Trump will win in a Land Slide. Just the way it is.

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 9 tuntia sitten

    Joe stop virtue signaling 33.:00 their is a war against dads and traditional bible beliefs

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 9 tuntia sitten

    No excuse Joe. My father smoke and I decided I wanted all the opposite of that because I saw the consequences stop telling them they are victims

  • Micah Buzan
    Micah Buzan 9 tuntia sitten

    Made it to 0:04, then I heard Ben speak.

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 9 tuntia sitten

    Jesus can save u from that people change from one day and another many testimony of this.

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 10 tuntia sitten

    Its 2020 grow up stop palying the victim racisim card already and take responsability for ur own life

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 10 tuntia sitten

    Its not weird or a mystery its funded by comunits and gorgesorosswell it does if u know this was all planned in event 201 or agenda 2030 or lockstepp

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 10 tuntia sitten

    18:00 Joes better solutions than Ben shapiros vaccine but they say it dosent make sense.

  • austin
    austin 10 tuntia sitten +1

    21:40 "a greater pile of horseshit has never been produced by a bevy of horses" BEN GOT ME WEAK AF😂😂

  • Alfredo Velasco
    Alfredo Velasco 10 tuntia sitten

    The pace difference in their voice fucks me up.

  • I out rtyghd Hugghh
    I out rtyghd Hugghh 10 tuntia sitten

    56:00 take marital advice from a 27 year old virign

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 11 tuntia sitten +2

    DID shapiro said untill a vaccine this will be out? promoting for the demon gate? NO my imune system can fight it and God not a bad vaccine thats worst

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 11 tuntia sitten

    masks make u breath dioxide not good

    THE UNKNOWN 11 tuntia sitten

    At 30:30 mark. You both touched on a subject matter that needs to be addressed even further. IMO we really need to get to the root of the problem. Telling our children what is right from wrong needs to be defined to all possible circumstances and for them to understand the values of humanity. The is really something wrong with our world. So don't say there is no alternative solution.

  • smmmokin
    smmmokin 11 tuntia sitten

    NOTHING will change until we can be honest and have conversations like this. Sides screaming and fighting will do nothing. The world can learn from watching this.

  • 13DeAdgOLdFisH
    13DeAdgOLdFisH 11 tuntia sitten

    The Floyd incident had nothing to do with racism.
    Dont be a sheep.

  • Novemdecillion
    Novemdecillion 11 tuntia sitten +2

    Pretty sure at this point that Ben doesn't know what "empirically correct" means.

  • MrSparkey13
    MrSparkey13 11 tuntia sitten

    Giving this guy a bigger voice is crazy

  • Chat is a waste of time
    Chat is a waste of time 12 tuntia sitten

    Ben Shapiro is a smart person, but he's a real ignoramus regarding Judaism.

  • Pete Bruno’s Journey
    Pete Bruno’s Journey 12 tuntia sitten

    They don’t give a fuck about community centers lol. That’s why there’s liquor stores on every corner.

  • Pete Bruno’s Journey
    Pete Bruno’s Journey 12 tuntia sitten +1

    I was born around that Joe. I’m not a gang member, drug dealer 🤷‍♂️.

    • calebsmommy812
      calebsmommy812 11 tuntia sitten

      Yeah I kinda feel like he didn't give these kids enough credit honestly. I mean I get it. I appreciate the sentiment. I just don't agree. Especially the way he feels like this is all they know, this is all they've seen.. The world now is much more open than that. The internet alone opens up a world of possibilities, and knowledge. You just have to want to break the cycle. It is much more possible than I think he thinks it is

  • Koste
    Koste 12 tuntia sitten

    Went from taking up running to "or I could have looted a Foot Locker, that would've been okay" in less than 30 seconds from the interview starting. It's like he isn't even trying to hide the ignorance lol.

  • JRK
    JRK 12 tuntia sitten +5

    I appreciate where Joe's coming from on the generational disadvantage, but ultimately you do have to break the cycle. If seeing kids being locked up or killed, all the gang violence, the awful living standard among other things isn't enough to illustrate that changes need to be made priority-wise then I don't know what will. America does plenty to help lift impoverished people out, but they have the choice to ignore a lifeline if they desire, you can't force them on it

  • iAmMattN
    iAmMattN 12 tuntia sitten

    Here we go.. intelligence is how skeptical we are of the pandemic, not how we're dealing with it. If Obama was in office, Ben's biggest focus of cynasim would be about the government not doing enough. It's so f predictable.

  • iAmMattN
    iAmMattN 12 tuntia sitten

    More unrest is coming.. and it's not bc of the "dumb liberals". We all knew unrest was coming.. It's not stopping. Ben's intelligence would be so much better used outside the partisan b.s. DC and the media class pushes on us.

  • Asura Azoth
    Asura Azoth 12 tuntia sitten

    Synagogue of Satan...

  • iAmMattN
    iAmMattN 12 tuntia sitten

    Refund the police as they are.. change the dynamic from sheriffs being elected and political b.s. pushing for harassing poor people to look like they're doing something.. the goal is never to reduce crime.. only to appear to be doing so.. drugs, poverty, and mental illness are the crimes and the money needs to keep flowing.. keep that shit going dog.. we got an election to win.

  • iAmMattN
    iAmMattN 13 tuntia sitten +1

    Dingle berries like Ben can't see past the partisan illusion, so they blame most things on the "other side". Those dumb liberals are always messing the world up. 😭

    • iAmMattN
      iAmMattN 13 tuntia sitten

      Does Ben really forget what happens in our hyper partisan b.s.. he forgets what happened under Obama.. everything was of course criticism that needed to exist from day 1.

  • iAmMattN
    iAmMattN 13 tuntia sitten

    It always cracks me up.. the nightmare of white men living in relative wealth is poverty encroaching upon their picked fences. Skid row was isolated, now it's spilling over! 😓 All will be well if they stay there. Rioting is a great mythology to scare these f's. The Real looting is always happening.. has been foe decades, but God forbid. Rioting is not the answer, but the fear of rhe bogey man is pathetic. Economic desperation and an unresponsive government will always bring unrest.. It doesn't at all have to be about rascism.. more unrest is coming.. this will be a decade of unrest. It's only just begun.

    • Asura Azoth
      Asura Azoth 11 tuntia sitten

      Race is not a social construct. Society is a racial construct.

  • Alan Cook
    Alan Cook 13 tuntia sitten +2

    At the time of his death Hugh Hefner was actually 91. At least his lifestyle did not lead to an early death.

  • K Money
    K Money 13 tuntia sitten +1

    Jo can b educated on many things but still talks about women like a misogynist

  • Number 1
    Number 1 13 tuntia sitten

    Joe Shinny Head Rogan

  • Russell Tate
    Russell Tate 13 tuntia sitten

    The U.S. is only 5% of the global population, yet has nearly 25% of the WORLD's prison population.
    If private prisons are highly lucrative to their investors why would they support education or anything else that dircetly & adversley effects their profits?
    If you're a top investor in prison industry how do you go about increasing quarterly profits without the necessity of crime increase?
    One could argue that its not in US best current (profitable)interest to actually reform people and to better society essentially perpetuating For-profit criminal traps: no crime no profits.
    This same diagram can be attributed to the war & drug industry war no profits no disease no profits.
    Best business is repeat business there is no $ in curing the very people needed to run your business via disparity.

  • George Bahr
    George Bahr 14 tuntia sitten +1

    I really like Joe Rogan until I found out he supports trump.
    trump could be the run of America if we dont cut his cancer out of our political system.

    • Banana Man
      Banana Man 13 tuntia sitten

      He loves bernie he just wants trump over Biden

  • Duncan Keller
    Duncan Keller 14 tuntia sitten

    XXXV. X XX zzz Xcaret

  • Shade23753
    Shade23753 14 tuntia sitten


  • Phillip Chun
    Phillip Chun 14 tuntia sitten +2

    him downplaying racism in america as a privileged white man was a little off-putting but other than that good podcast.

  • emilydotbug
    emilydotbug 15 tuntia sitten +38

    I agree with ben throwing a pity party and being dead set on being a victim DOES NOT solve anything and it doesn't help anyone.

    • Alfons Córdoba Meneses
      Alfons Córdoba Meneses 6 tuntia sitten +3

      easy to say when you are not a victim

    • HaveSkis WillTravel
      HaveSkis WillTravel 8 tuntia sitten +8

      It's funny how his own victimization and pity parties make up a large part of his platform.

  • LongDong Silver
    LongDong Silver 15 tuntia sitten

    I'm still waiting for an audience with Jacob Rothschild.

  • Roberto Botello
    Roberto Botello 15 tuntia sitten

    TRUMP 2Q2Q

  • 15 tuntia sitten

    If this dude is Jewish...why doesn’t he just tell us what’s really real. Most “black people” are the real’s biblical...”Whites” keeping “blacks” down...biblical...I mean like this dude knows stuff. Even in what is being said, this sucks that no matter how many times we prove racism is bad, “black people” get treated bad, we got our name and history taken, etc etc...people are still debating if what we are saying is real. Btw Jew-“ish” people have land, money, and were able to hi-Jack “black peoples” history, and still get treated well EVEN AFTER what they went through...this dude ben is a lowkey highkey sad.

  • Allysa Gilbreath
    Allysa Gilbreath 15 tuntia sitten

    You absolutely fall in love that you don’t share values with! I was with the father of my child for 4 years before getting pregnant and after my son was born, I changed for the better. He did not change at all. Becoming a parent should change your values.

  • Nitro Needy
    Nitro Needy 15 tuntia sitten

    First 12 US presidents were slave owners.

  • therealcouchpotato 95
    therealcouchpotato 95 15 tuntia sitten

    Joe "let me give you some elk meat" Rogan

  • emilydotbug
    emilydotbug 15 tuntia sitten

    LA government people basically decided that skid row is a lost cause and they decided that they would just give up on it and try to isolate the area and just try to not let it spread. They just said FUCK IT! and honestly compared to Seattle where im from LA sounds better because at least they have porta potties!! In Seattle there are like NO public restrooms in Seattle! Its terrible! Also im a little disappointed the way that Joe is talking about homeless people. I was homeless for 6 years and believe it or not a lot of homeless people i know listen to this podcast and are fans of joe. So dont be scared of homeless scared of all the lefty snowflake protesters x)

  • OneDonSolo
    OneDonSolo 15 tuntia sitten +4

    Ben is a surface level thinker that can only rely on flawed data, but present it in such a way that it seems like absolute truth.

  • Thug Supremacy
    Thug Supremacy 15 tuntia sitten

    Let’s say...hypothetically, I was runnin thru the 6 woes

  • eddie collins
    eddie collins 16 tuntia sitten

    Ten Commandments.
    ZERO Followers.
    One Fucked Civilization.

  • Arjan Plantinga
    Arjan Plantinga 16 tuntia sitten +1

    Two guys ignoring a bunch of elephants in the room to not get cancelled.

  • Brian Rokosz
    Brian Rokosz 17 tuntia sitten

    The argument about standing for the national anthem totally sidestepped what that moment is about. I'm not upset that someone wants to kneel, I'm upset for a few reasons..the act of kneeling doesn't matter to me, which is why I don't buy the veteran clothing company "I Stand" shirts you see everywhere.
    1) The National Anthem is the ONLY predetermined moment of American sports. It is the ONLY Moment bigger than the sport and in every instance of it playing the purpose of it is to slow everything down and take the time to focus on 1 thing as a collective...veterans and freedom and sacrifice. To take a minute and pay tribute to heroes. That predetermined moment is not about sports. It's not about taxes. It's not about anything other than a memorial for ones who died for us.
    2) Veterans...well...most veterans, have no real public voice. Unless you have a podcast like Team Never Quit or Shawn Ryan or own clothing companies like Forged or Battle Bars, you come home, and don't really matter. This act of everything standing and putting their hand over their act of memorial and tribute, gives them a voice.
    3) Athletes have a 24/7 impact that veterans never do. They have FAR more reach on Twitter, IG, interviews, etc. They make WAY more money than any veteran. Their stage is global and their ability to create change is far greater than a normal veteran. For those few minutes unrolling the flag and standing silent for the Anthem, the Athlete has no voice because the HEROES voice takes the stage. It's simply not the time for ANYTHING other than memorial for our heroes.
    4) If an Athlete has 23 hours and 57min to say or do what they want for whatever cause they want, why do they chose the 1 time that is predetermined for something else, to make it about THEIR fight/mission/agenda? Simple..they're selfish. That's why they don't say "my game tomorrow is for ---- who died yesterday", or kneel against police brutality after a touchdown...why would they? That moment is THEIR moment and they want it to be about them.
    5) So an already controversial athlete who says police are racist, that America is systemically racist, and who wears pig socks and tells people to hate the cops, chooses the ONE MOMENT not about them, already predetermined for veterans and for the sacrifices that this entire country of all races suffered to become free, independent, etc and he goes "Nope I don't want it to be about that, I want it to be about me and my issues" and the media creates a following to the point where his selfish act...ripping away the 1 moment we should all remember this country and it's flaws and heroic actions and all the men and women who died for say "nope, I REJECT this country and what that flag means and so I will kneel during it for my agenda since I think my agenda is more important that the predetermined what pissed me off. It's raw selfishness.
    6) Take an interview, post to Twitter, go on a talk show, kneel during a touchdown...but don't pretend for a second that the country that gave you your soapbox is evil because without it your voice would be as silenced as the veterans 6ft under that you kneel on top of because you want to be the star of their show.