Dear "Required Nickname 2."
I'm not sure if you really believe your own post or not, but I suspect you do not actually, but rather just made it in an attempt to bolster your own political point of view. And as far as "politicizing this bank [USAA]" goes, I would reply that politics was in play in this situation long before any member at USAA posted a thing.
And you need to recognize that this is much more than your average political issue. Rather than just being your run-of-the-mill conservative vs liberal spat, this particular issue is unique to military members and veterans, and especially unique to USAA as compared to other companies, since they claim (not to mention market) a special service and and a special responsibility to those currently serving and those who have served the country in the military.
There is one thing you posted that I agree with, however. You said you believe that it is inaccurate to state that "a majority of USAA members agree with it." I agree. I believe that it's really "an overwhelming majority of USAA members agree with it." Think about it, Nickname: polls have shown that a majority of Americans are against the NFL players' actions (~55%). Polls have also shown that a much larger majority of dedicated football fans are against these actions (~70%). Those polls are out there--look 'em up. Then think about narrowing that down even further to only veterans and military members. Or better yet, poll only USAA members. I would suspect that the number is closer to 90% disapprove of the NFL players' actions. And I would bet you any amount of money that if USAA polled its own membership, and asked if they wanted USAA to continue sponsoring the NFL during these divisive protests, they would find a similar super-majority wanted them to stop. Trust me, USAA's leadership knows this, and would want absolutely no part of any such survey.
I'd also bet that deep inside, you know all this, even if you disagree politically.
i'd say a good majority of USAA members are going to closely examine proxy statements for voting in upcoming board positions and will vote to replace board members with people who 1) care about USAA members' wishes and 2) do not agree with sponsoring a sports organization with players having extensive criminal records and who disrespect our anthem and flag
i'd also say that any USAA CEO or board member who is retired ex-military is a *hypocrite* for not taking action, either by resigning from USAA or its board
Vote out the current board!
USAA is our company and it certainly appairs that the only way to motivate current or future boards to ensure our company reflects our values, is to start replacing them.