The REAL Patriots are the protestors.
Donald Trump says that he supports a peaceful protest because it’s an American right….but not the protest about black oppression and racism…..and this is the problem. Any protest that he, or any conservative, does not agree with, is, according to conservatives, a protest that should be stopped.
Martin Luther King should have marched across a different bridge. Young black Americans should have gone to a different college and found a different lunch counter, and college kids in the 60’s had no right to protest an immoral war.
People who served in the military during the Vietnam war ….some of them with injuries that our President would have claimed disqualified them from doing so. They served anyway, because they loved their country. Their friends were killed in combat….their brothers. Those people did not die so that you could decide who is a patriot and who loves America more.
The young black athletes are not disrespecting America nor the military by taking a kneel during the anthem. They are respecting the best thing about America. It’s a dog whistle to the uneducated, racist rednecks among us to say otherwise. They, and each one of us, should protest how Black Americans are treated in this country. And if you don’t think white privilege is a fact, you simply don’t understand America.
The comedian, Chris Rock, says it best. There’s not a white man in America who would trade places with him….and he’s rich. It has not gone unnoticed that trump has spoken out against the Mexicans who want to come to America for a better life, against the Muslims, and now, the great black athletes. However, he keeps his mouth shut for days, about the white men who marched under a Nazi flag in Charlottesville, except to remind us, there were “good people” there. And when he finally tried to say the right thing, NOT ONE of them was called an S.O.B., nor did he say they should be fired.
We have white men in America who wave the Nazi flag or the Confederate flag, and he’s concerned about taking a knee because it “disrespects” this flag. We use that flag to sell mattresses and beer. We wear it as swimsuits, and wrap our bald heads in flag bandanas, and stick it in our pants, because we disrespect that flag every single day.
Perhaps we all need to read the Constitution again. There has never been a better use of pen to paper. Our forefathers made freedom of speech the first amendment. They listed 10, and not one of them says, “You have to stand during the anthem,” and I’m pretty sure that those men respected the country that they fought for and founded, a great deal more than the self-proclaimed patriots who are simply ignorant hypocrites, because they want to deny the basic freedom of this great country, a country they supposedly value and cherish so much.
Here Are A Bunch Of Ways Americans Disrespect Our Flag Daily–And No One Complains About It