So taking a knee during the National Anthem started with Colin Kaepernick protesting police brutality.
That’s a noble cause, but I fail to see how kneeling during the anthem protested that. The anthem is about the resilience of American as the land of the free and the home of the brave. The optics of protesting the anthem and the flag seemed disrespectful to the principles on which this nation was founded and those who worked, fought, and died for them.
Some in the mainstream tried to make the backlash against Kaepernick entirely about racism. It wasn’t.
Then Trump got into the fray.
Now taking a knee is part of The Resistance.
Resistance to what?
Seriously, I’d like to know.
Are we resisting police brutality?
Are we resisting the ideas of liberty and civil rights enshrined in the Constitution that are the foundation of this nation, symbolized by our flag?
Are we resisting Trump?
What does that even mean?
If he tries to help grow the economy will The Resistance tank it and hurt the livelihoods of tens of millions of Americans just to spite Trump?
It’s like a never-ending two minute hate.
All I know is that I’m sure if Trump came out and made a speech against incest, Slate, Salon, Huffpo, and The Daily Beast would all run articles about how sister humping is the next trans rights and Progressives would all start fucking their siblings, for no other reason than Trump said not to.