Phaedrus wrote:I don't think the anthem is being disrespected. Do you think America is being disrespected? I don't. People are making a point on a large stage about racial disparity. Is that disrespect? I missed that line in the Anthem that says "love it, or leave it.
Yes its disrespectful to protest the national anthem and the flag. Wearing your hat, disrespectful; not standing disrespectful. There is a long standing tradition of standing with hand on heart and paying respect
to the flag as the National Anthem is played prior to a sporting event. THE GESTURE SPECIFICALLY IS REFERRED TO AS PAYING RESPECT TO THE FLAG!
Let's not twist the original intent of CK's actions. It was INTENDED to be disrespectful? And not just some general plea to stamp out racism, but specifically targeted at the police. They are in fact claiming and demonstrating by gesture that because of some alleged racial component to how law enforcement is conducted in America, America is not worthy of their respect. CK said as much when explaining why he did it originally. Implying that until something is done about it, we will continue to disrespect the flag and anthem. Disrespect was his exact intention.
So don't start twisting this into some general "racial disparity" argument that results in, if you don't kneel or support the kneelers, you are a racist. No, this is about BLACK LIVES MATTER. If you support the kneelers, you support BLACK LIVES MATTER (the movement). As far as I'm concerned, if you support BLM, you ARE a racist. And that includes the former president! YES HE IS A RACIST! And we can thank him and Hillary and the media and all of the leftists for taking America to this place.
Ignorant Americans like CK need to wake up and recognize who the real racists are. They are the leftist demagogues who prey on their ignorance and attempt to turn everyone that has differing political views into racists so that they may maintain their control over their vote. It's the oldest play in the book...dehumanize your enemy, turn them into inhuman pieces of garbage that are willing to degrade people because of the color of their skin. Then rally the troops to slaughter the evil vermin.
This is Alinsky 101 folks. Trump is calling them out.