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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: badw0lf
Why, I ask again, Why, is protesting the national anthem, going to further the movement to end police brutality. It's not gonna make diddly squat happen, apart from everyone going "What's this tosser doing?" and them tuning out.
Are they protesting the National Anthem? Or are they protesting while the National Anthem is being played?
This stand wasn't because I feel like I'm being put down in any kind of way. This is because I'm seeing things happen to people that don't have a voice: people that don't have a platform to talk and have their voices heard and affect change. So I'm in the position where I can do that, and I'm going to do that for people that can't.
People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren't being held accountable for. And that's something that needs to change. That's something that this country stands for: freedom, liberty and justice for all.
I have NO idea how you came to the conclusion that I've said their right to protest was not protected by that, and I doubt anyone else can either.
"They're not protesting this, which they claim they are, they're protesting that, instead."
originally posted by: Gryphon66
originally posted by: badw0lf
a reply to: Gryphon66
Quit it. You're a buzzing mosquito.
The religious standards are already set in place. Unless you go to the Gryphon church of WhateverIwantIwillDoIt.
Don't expect much in the plate.
Nah. I think I'll stay right here, besides, you're apparently the insect lover.
Your claims are getting more and more pathetic. Show us those Christian churches which condemn kneeling to pray, Bug.
That was your claim. You can't back it up. Like the rest of your prattling screed.
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: badw0lf
I thought you were Australian?
I'm not sure you understand what is being protested? Not the anthem, but a statement is being made DURING the anthem.
Freedom of speech precludes any argument against their constitutional right to do this.
Hysteria over an anthem, hysteria over a personal protest, hysteria over Trumps stupid flapping is really
just media/discussion board fodder.
On a personal note, if anyone is remotely interested, I respect anyone who takes the full on 'outrage" of millions of people to make a statement, I'm not sure many of us here would be so brave? I could be taking about Trump or the NFL players. Though I dare say one is making a brand recruitment statement the other a personal stance statement. But the morality of these statements is up to everyone else to argue over I suppose.
I'm off for a swim.