At first I was just not going to invest too much thought into this kneeling thing. Okay they’re practicing their first amendment right whatever. But I keep hearing about it over and over from the NFL level to the High School level, and the thoughts started coming, (and I can always use the practice writing anyways) so here I am writing a blog on this thing.
I thought I’d write because out of this whole kneeling protest which seems rather harmless at first something didn’t sit right with me. When you are kneeling during the playing of the American Anthem, you are not disrespecting Trump, you are not bringing about awareness for injustice. When you kneel, you are disrespecting the anthem, the flag which many people fought for to bring you the freedom to do dumb things like this kneeling protest. When we stand for the anthem it is out of respect for our country. A country which has given us so much and no place in the world is still as free as this country. Try doing this in another country. Do you think you would get the same response? To me by kneeling during the anthem, you are committing a hate crime towards this country, and the very thing you say you are protesting (hate crimes). I think that is why it feels so wrong.
Hey by the way, you NFL players have a means of helping others that is not available to most – millions of dollars. Instead of kneeling, why don’t you stand up for those you feel have experienced injustice. Help them to find the best lawyers available. Use your money to pay for their lawyer fees. Start some kind of program that helps against injustice. Help kids in the inner city to get the help they need so they don’t have to live a life of crime to get by. If you think Trump is the problem, use your money and position to support the next presidential candidate you want to win the next election. Do something, cause kneeling is actually doing nothing. Believe me, we are already aware of the liberal hatred of Trump, the black lives matter movement, and the injustice of the underprivileged.
In the end, this is really just a trend. We had the ice bucket challenge, planking, and now not kneeling during the anthem. Are these NFL players going to be doing this 5 years from now? No, they will not be. I watched a movie recently called, “Hacksaw Ridge”, based on a true story. That man had conviction and stood up against violence. He didn’t want to carry a gun in war. I don’t agree with his stance, but I have great respect for him because he followed through on his belief until the day he died. None of these athletes are going to be doing this till the end. Injustice is never going to end. This country will never be perfect. There will always be evil. Sadly, there will always be rogue police officers who go to far, there will always be racism, and injustice.
Again if they really cared, they would be doing more than just kneeling. If it bugs the players so much why don’t they try to cancel the season or quit so they can practice what they preach. “Instead of playing football, I’m going to help those in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico to rebuild their lives.” Or go and be the voice for the people they feel don’t have a voice. Hmm, I wonder why they won’t do that? Isn’t that what Pat Tillman did??? He had a belief and he followed through with it until the day he died.
In the end, they are just puppets for the Liberals and the media who try so hard to divide this country. They should not just be standing for the anthem, but kissing the flag and thankful to live in a country where they have so much freedom. I know many foreigners who would love to take their place. Oh yeah, and did those people ever leave when they said they were leaving if Trump ever became president? I don’t believe so. See that didn’t last either and neither will this. We are definitely living in the era of the demagogue. And these demagogues are going to destroy our country.