Before I get started, let me say that I have been known to identify as a transgender black man.
You’ll have to take my word on the transgender part, and hey…, I’m at least as “black” as Kamala Harris is!
That being established…, I feel more comfortable discussing this whole kneeling thing.
It is my belief that people should be allowed to kneel (take a knee) whenever they want, and for whatever reason they have.
It’s a free country.
But “freedom” works both ways.
I, also living in this free country, am allowed to have my own interpretation of your kneeling, and to like it, be indifferent, or to not like it.
We have seen professional sports players kneeling, sheriffs and police offices kneeling, politicians kneeling, along with protesters of every gender, size, shape, color and cause kneeling.
In the case of all of these sports figures choosing to take a knee, during our country’s national anthem…, I don’t like it.
I’m not saying they don’t have the right to do it…, I’m just saying I don’t like it, as is my right.
They will say they are not intending to disrespect our flag, or the people who gave their lives for our country, or the people who sacrificed arms and legs for our country.
I counter by saying I don’t care what your intentions are…, we’re telling you how your actions ARE making us feel…, and yet knowing how those actions make us feel…, you choose to continue to kneel anyway.
That is intentionally disrespecting all of the people who feel like I do.
This is intentionally disrespecting all of the people who feel like I do, including those of us who are sympathetic and agree with your complaints and those of us who could be sympathetic and agree with your complaints, if they could get past your disrespect.
But, you want us to respect what, you say, is a sign of protest of the treatment of African-Americans in this country.
You want to protest police brutality?
Then go take a knee in front of a police station or in front of city hall.
Don’t take a knee in front of the people who are footing the bill for your exorbitant salaries.
Don’t take a knee in front of the people who have nothing to do with the object of your professed protest.
Don’t take a knee in front of the people who are choosing to watch your sporting event as a way of escaping all of the normal day-to-day crap…, which includes politics and political protests.
When we watch these sporting events, we don’t want to be antagonized…, we just want to be entertained.
If you want to make a statement, then please go make a statement on your own time.
This kneeling at work is really the laziest form of protest…, requiring little to no effort on the protesters’ part.
In the case of these politicians taking a knee…, please…, your disingenuousness and foolishness is overwhelming.
In the case of law enforcement and protesters taking a knee…, all I see are fools and tools bowing down to their liberal masters and their masters’ whims and desires.
Get off your knees people!
Get off your knees and stand up on your own two feet if you want to protest!
Nobody respects people, groveling, down on their knees…, not even the people being bowed down to.
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