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Aaron Rodgers Doesn't Believe In Telling People What Fucking Idiots They Are

Back in June, Aaron Rodgers posted a picture of a time when kneeling and/or locking arms on the field was obviously extremely controversial. 

"The heat that we took... the sweet, sweet secretaries at Lambeau Field, the heat that they took from fans at Lambeau Field was alarming. And that's the only way to say it. They wanted to give back tickets and screaming at these two or three lovely ladies - who I get to see every day when they buzz me across to the other door, just the sweetest folks - it was just so uncalled for and unnecessary."

Fucking stupid is what it is. What kind of cruel, pathetic, low-life yells at a sweet lady that has absolutley nothing to do with anything?!! It's not her fault you can't seem to understand what the arm locking is actually about! 

But that was then and this is now. Hopefully, after the recent momentous mass movement for racial equality, we can now appreciate the kneeling/standing for the peaceful statements they intended to be and let go of the nonsense that was fabricated by rageaholics the moment one man decided to take a knee. (I mean, prob not, but a girl can hope.) Because here we are, years later, still talking about it, with Aaron Rodgers still clarifying it. 

"I didn't want to get caught up in the narrative that I couldn't see a difference between the National Anthem and caring about social injustice and one's protected Bill of Rights ability to share their opinion and protest and demonstrate… I don't see a connection there. 

I know there's been a lot of opinions about it both ways and people have talked about never watching the NFL again because of anthem protests. As opposed to many people, I believe in freedom of speech and freedom of your own opinion. I don't need to cancel someone who believes in that. I don't resonate with that at all - that opinion, that ideology - but that's their own opinion.

My opinion is that social injustice is an issue, social equality is an issue, and I stand with my teammates in the belief that real change needs to happen."

God I love this man. So much. And I just can't quite believe the Aaron Rodgers era is soon coming to an end in Green Bay. Not just because it was completely out-of-the-blue, enraging, and brutally painful, but because his actions, leadership, and brilliance over the past year have made it that much more difficult to accept. 

I don't know what happened in 2019 - maybe it was the departure of Mike McCarthy or simply a much-needed new beginning - but whatever it was, something changed for Rodgers and it has been spectacular. Now, not only is it going to be impossible to replace him as a quarterback, but as a man who listens and speaks with intent. 

I think that's part of the problem in this country: if you don't agree with me and my opinion, then I'm going to tell you what a fucking idiot you are. And I just don't subscribe to that. 

I think the best way to grow is to listen. 

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But listening involved being silent, which people forget about. There's a reason they have the exact same letters in those two words. It's hard to listen when you're voicing your opinion all the time and telling somebody how wrong they are.

And if you don't agree with that, you're a fucking idiot.

(P.S. Did anybody else's mind get blown when he pointed out "listen" and "silent" have the same letters? Wow.)