It’s Impossible to Disrespect a Flag
I’m confused. What do Colin Kaepernick or Nike have to do with disrespecting the flag or the military?
I also don’t understand why Chris Kyle’s widow is comparing Pat Tillman to Kaepernick. Their two stories don’t seem to have anything to do with each other.
Am I incorrect that the kneeling being done during the national anthem is a protest against police brutality and/or the way blacks are treated by police officers? Nothing to do with the flag or the military as far as I know.
However, I also don’t understand why the national anthem is played before sports games. It’s not played before movies, music concerts, or puppet shows. Is football somehow being equated with the United States? With the military?
It was a Green Beret who convinced Kaepernick to kneel as a peaceful protest.
As exciting as this controversy is, it hasn’t altered my boredom with sports.
It’s impossible to disrespect a flag. Flags are a lot like Vulcans in that way. Therefore, the disrespect would have to be toward a person or people. But which people? Flag-weavers? Francis Scott Key, that racist oinker? It can’t be the police. They’re the ones being protested against. You can’t claim you’re being disrespected by the people who are protesting against you. It just doesn’t work that way.
And it can’t be Americans. Because I’m an American, that is to say a citizen of the United States of America, and I haven’t been disrespected by Colin Kaepernick either.
Have you been disrespected by Colin Kaepernick or Nike? If so, let me know how in the comments.