Anytime there is a protest that includes even the slightest hint of violence (or more than a hint of it in some cases), a cry goes up wondering why “these people” can’t just protest peacefully… why, we’d all listen to them then!
Really? Because we’re all doing such a fucking amazing job listening to the current peaceful protests happening at NFL games (and elsewhere).
I do not understand how a quiet action such as this is “disrespectful”, when in fact what they are doing by kneeling is exercising their rights as Americans to protest… to voice their opinion.
If you believe there is a problem in this country… if you believe that kneeling during the national anthem is better than rioting in the streets… it’s time to take a knee.
I know I will be.