The NFL made a statement and it was exactly as bullshit as you’d expect it to be. To even try and feign support for a cause they happily smothered out of the league already feels particularly vile.

Stick to sports is absolute horseshit. I’ve made a statement on that before, but I want to bring it up again, because even though I know it’s horseshit peddled by people who actually just want me to stop having different political opinions than them, I generally do stick to sports. Outside the occasional post calling out the NFL for hypocrisy or whatnot, I’m actually pretty happy to stick to sports and be generally lighthearted. I’ve always just wanted to make silly jokes. To look at our silly sport and laugh at the silly things that happen. When it came to my actual political thoughts, I feel the last thing anyone needed was another opinion from a cis white male who has a relatively decent life and hasn’t faced much genuine hardship. I’m not in a position to speak for black people, or women, or any minority. My philosophy was to stand behind the real leaders who could speak and lead more eloquently than I can, and just try to support them and stay out of their way. To try and be humble, to listen, to learn, and to follow. The only thing I felt smart enough to know was that I know nothing. So I’m honestly pretty okay with just trying to be a small piece of levity in someone’s day. Not everything has to be life or death, and some silly fun, even something as small and insignificant as drawing silly cartoons about sports, can help people cope.

That’s all I’ve ever really wanted to be. How I’ve always wanted to live. But I can afford to do that. I’ve been blessed to be able to do that. I know of a lot of people who can’t. Those people who will never be able to do that. Those people need our help right now, and they are not getting it from the very people who have been entrusted to protect them. Their lives are in literal danger every day.

I’ve donated already, but please give what you can if you haven’t done so yet. Do something to help the people that the system won’t.

There is so much I have yet to learn, so much growth I have yet to do, but I want you to know I’m trying. I’ve messed up. I’ll mess up again. If this silly site dedicated to silly things can help even one person by speaking out, then by god it’ll be worth it. There is so much I want to say, but I’m not the right person to say it. I don’t even know how to properly channel my feelings from this week into a post. I’ve spent the past days furious, scared, depressed, and stunned. So I’ll keep it very simple.

Black Lives Matter.

I don’t think I’ll be putting up any more comics this week. I’m too angry to be funny and I don’t want this post to quietly vanish after a couple days. If this post makes you mad, just leave and don’t come back. I don’t want you here.