I normally don't post about these kind of things. It's not because I don't care, but because I'm overwhelmingly a pragmatist and if it feels impractical or that it won't actually make a difference, I don't want to hear about it. Please don't make me listen to something without an action involved-I get so bored. I would literally rather dig a hole in my yard than talk about theories or ideals. Haha, you get the point and I'll get to that more.
All that to say-I couldn't stop thinking about everything going on right now. I've felt super emotional about everything. It's felt more weighty than normal and I've been in a swirl for a few days now trying to make sense of what in the world is going on? It's not just the kneeling which is the hot button right now-it's the condition of us as a society.
Everyone is talking about the "kneeling" and I don't want to just be another post because it's the thing to do right now.
Here are a few thoughts if you care to read a long post:) Bottom line-RACISM IS WRONG. If you're a racist-you're a moron and you should leave the US and move to a mountain far away because we don't want or need you in this country. Seriously, how could you live in 2017 and be a racist??? Go away.
Bottom line-Kneeling during the National Anthem is wrong. Why is that so hard to say? Why do two wrongs make a right?
There is SO much nuance though, that if you say that-then you're labeled as someone who doesn't understand.
If we only stand during something sacred like the national anthem and only honor when our country is how we want it to be, then we would literally never stand. If that's not sacred, what is? If we won't stand now, who decides when we will stand again? Who will decide for us that the country is in a good enough place and that we will stand again? It's a fight that will never end.
President Trump was WAY wrong for calling anyone an SOB. Zero class involved in that and very disrespectful.
On the other hand-had he not used that derogatory word, I actually want a leader who will be passionate in insisting that we respect OUR Anthem and the people who have protected our liberties. You simply cannot.....continued in comments...