Truth or Consequences, NM
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Feel the Burn Wrote:
I may be liberal but I can't stand what he is doing. When I was a young lad I was told to always respect the flag and those who lost their lives for her. I was told to remove my cap n stand at attention n not utter a word to honor those who gave everything for our nation.
All gave some, some gave all.
I believe he has done that taking the knee because of racial discrimination which is doing well in Amerika right now, it has recently reared it's ugly little head across the nation. We have white supremacists, white nationalists, the KKK and other hard right wing nutjobs trying to turn back the hands of time, Amerika is going in the wrong direction, again.
I can't say as I can blame him for his attitude and beliefs, racism didn't end when civil rights laws were enacted to rid Amerika of this racial scourge. In 200+ years, Amerika has not been the country where all men are created equal.
A little bit about my background, I am a veteran of the armed forces, and during that time, I attended quite a few funeral processions and was an honor guard member. I made many salutes to the deceased and their family members. During honor guard and color guard processions, members salute the United States flag whenever taps was blown. It was and is a way to show respect. While I'm sympathetic to Kapernick's cause, I feel he maybe should not bring his statement to public or sporting venues, however, he can use other venues such as protesting with anti white nationalist gatherings, OWS, and other places to draw attention to Amerika's problems with race.
Did you know? When the US flag is finally folded by the guard into the triangular shape, only white stars and blue background are visible?