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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 12:21 AM

Never knew this. Kaepernick was told by a former Green Beret that kneeling would be more respectful


than sitting down. Sorry if I am the only person on DU who didn't know this. If not then here you go:

Snip: From the time the protest gained attention, Kaepernick reiterated he was not doing it to be anti-American or anti-military or to disrespect troops. He was doing it to bring serious social issues to light and try to evoke change. That stance led to him slightly adjusting the protest. Kaepernick met with former Green Beret and brief NFL long snapper Nate Boyer, and after the discussion decided to shift from sitting to taking a knee during the anthem.


https://www.sbnation.com/2016/9/11/12869726/colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-protest-seahawks-brandon-marshall-nfl





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Reply Never knew this. Kaepernick was told by a former Green Beret that kneeling would be more respectful (Original post)
Quixote1818 Oct 2017 OP
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Quixote1818 Oct 2017 #5

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 01:17 AM

1. yeah. kneeling has never been a sign of disrespect until the right wing decided to pretend it was.

kneeling before royalty is a sign of subservience and respect.
kneeling in prayer is a sign of humility and reverence.
kneeling to ask for a hand in marriage is a sign of respect and honor.

it's never a sign of disrespect and in fact usually a sign of respect, or at least positive things.

but the right wing desperately needed to change the subject away from a powerful, respectful, peaceful protest that was getting a big national platform that involved black people daring to ask to not be randomly shot.

naturally, the right-wing couldn't use logic and facts because that never works well for them, so they shifted the subject and claimed a false victimhood, something they're very good at doing. oh, never mind those dead americans over there, we're all offended that you decided to do your protest during a song! how dare you interrupt that nice song we were listening to!



anyway, so, yeah. they decided to pretend that kneeling was a sign of disrespect because, basically, they got nothing. they had to come up with some kind of argument, so they created one out of a complete lie.

and, predictably, the media ran with it and sees nothing wrong in all this.


and guess what? no one's talking about those dead americans. at best we're talking about whether football players have the right to protest.

our national political discourse is completely fubar.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 01:47 AM

2. K & R

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 08:26 AM

3. How Thoughtful

However, I'm still wondering how the military came to own the American flag and actions concerning the flag came to be about the military. Back when I used to put a flag out, I looked at it as a symbol of the Constitution. Now a flag is a sign of a gun totin', right-wing military lover. I wish they would stick with their "Don't Tread on Me," blood of tyrants stuff and leave the flag to all of us.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 08:47 AM

4. Yes, I just learned this particular aspect of this in a report last night.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 06:09 PM

5. Kick

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