Sorry Victor Cruz, you are wrong

Victor Cruz

I am not a fan of Donald Trump in any way (other than his reenactment of our founding fathers’ wig-wearing), but I am about to defend him and his supporters!

If you haven’t read about it yet, New York Giants Fullback Nikita Whitlock had his home broken into Tuesday night. The burglars then drew a swastika, “KKK”, and “Trump” on his walls. In response, his teammate, Wide Receiver Victor Cruz had a lot to say:

“I think it’s definitely a direct reflection of how this country is being run…” “From social media all the way up to the White House, these are things that are being spoken of and talked about on a daily basis…”

He then went on to drop the blame for the incident right on top of Trump and his supporters.

“I think there’s a specific mindset that comes along with supporting a guy like Donald Trump and supporting what he stands for, and there’s a certain type of person that comes with that. I’m not sure that person is always a positive-minded person, if you know what I mean. You’ve just got to be careful.” Cruz later expressed that he doesn’t think all Trump supporters fit into that category, conceding that lots of people liked his business skills.

He then added, “You can’t think of anything that that person that follows Donald Trump – that they’re going to do something positive,” Cruz said. “And for someone to vandalize someone’s house and write Trump’s name or whatever they wrote on the walls, it’s just proving that exact fact that I’m saying – that people that may follow him aren’t necessarily the most positive people in our community.”

I’m sorry Victor Cruz, but you are 100% wrong here. Lumping groups of people together based on a single person’s actions is called bigotry, and you are displaying it right now. I suspect the rhetoric from Trump that Cruz believes has incited this vandalism is Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” But here’s the kicker, Victor… what YOU just said about Trump supporters is no better than what Trump said about Mexicans! In fact, they are quite similar. So let’s play a game. Using your comments above, I’ll swap out a few simple details and names to display how bigoted your statements really are. I’ll play the Victor Cruz role. Here we go…

First, the headline: Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem Thursday night. In response, Dan Alexander had a lot to say:

“I think it’s definitely a direct reflection of how this country is being run…” “From social media all the way up to the White House, these are things that are being spoken of and talked about on a daily basis…”

He then went on to drop the blame for the incident right on top of Kaepernick and his colleagues.

“I think there’s a specific mindset that comes along with playing in the NFL and supporting what he stands for, and there’s a certain type of person that comes with that. I’m not sure that person is always a positive-minded person, if you know what I mean. You’ve just got to be careful.” Alexander later expressed that he doesn’t think all NFL players fit into that category, conceding that lots of people liked his athletic skills.

He then added, “You can’t think of anything that that person that plays in the NFL – that they’re going to do something positive,” Alexander said. “And for someone to desecrate the flag and dishonor our fallen heroes, it’s just proving that exact fact that I’m saying – that NFL players aren’t necessarily the most positive people in our community.”

Get it now? Bigotry against any group of people is still bigotry, even if you disagree with them.

Note: Yes, I’m aware that Victor Cruz spoke out against Kaepernick, but that is the ultimate demonstration of why we can’t lump groups of people together, isn’t it?

Second note: Be careful how you comment. You could easily fall into the same boat as Cruz by making your own bigoted statement like, “Ballplayers should just keep their mouths shut, they have no idea what they are talking about”.

Dan Alexander

A full time engineer by trade, Dan is a conservative, Christian, father, and veteran. He considers himself a rebel against the dominant liberal culture.

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