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I Stand You Kneel

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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 12:53 PM
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I came across this on my Facebook feed and wanted to share. It's clear that Patriotism and what America means is different for different people. So the question really is why do our different opinions offend each other so deeply?





posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 01:08 PM
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lovely sentiment in the poem.

for me, the offense stems from people with opposing opinions assuming that theirs is the only correct, sensible response, and that anyone else hates america, hates the troops, and wants to destroy everything they hold dear. it's hard to have a reasonable discussion with that kind of position, and the presumption that my position is one of malice is offensive to me.


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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

Virtue signalling mumbo jumbo. People bent a knee to spite Donald Trump. Most couldn't tell me what Kaep was on about. I asked. And people stood because they don't want that junk in sports.


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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

I search for any excuse possible to make for your piss poor behavior.
You continue to test my ability to find those excuses.


ETA: This isn't directed at you, Kali. It's directed at the author of the poem you posted.

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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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originally posted by: Templeton
a reply to: Kali74

Virtue signalling mumbo jumbo. People bent a knee to spite Donald Trump. Most couldn't tell me what Kaep was on about. I asked. And people stood because they don't want that junk in sports.


you personally asked all the athletes why they were bending the knee? you must have great connections!



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: Kali74
The only promise I can think of that the flag represents is that of the union which is still very much unbroken.

Is this purely about projected ideas or is there some promise the flag actually has been designated to represent that I don't know about?



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: Templeton
a reply to: Kali74

Virtue signalling mumbo jumbo. People bent a knee to spite Donald Trump. Most couldn't tell me what Kaep was on about. I asked. And people stood because they don't want that junk in sports.


you personally asked all the athletes why they were bending the knee? you must have great connections!


Nah I asked zero. But I have no reason to think I asked any fewer than Andrew Freeborg asked.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

I wore a Marine Corps uniform so these guys could kneel. Frankly I respect the ones that are kneeling, I don't respect the ones that don't come out of the locker room. Kneeling takes some big guts, but it's not disrespectful, at least not to me.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

People have the freedom to kneel during the Anthem, however, I don't have to reward their negative behavior. I don't see a problem here as everyone is getting their free speech.

Freedom to kneel...freedom to boycott...freedom working as intended.


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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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Whoops.






posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

It's obviously not about the players. Everyone basically agrees on all points by both sides as I think OP is pointing out. It's about the left ruining everything. Media is dead, Hollywood is dead, music is dead, now football.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

If I break the rules my employer sets down for his
workplace and I refuse to follow them?

I'm FIRED! From a job I most likely don't love and may
not provide enough.

Football players playing for the NFL should follow the rules.
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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: Templeton
a reply to: underwerks

It's obviously not about the players. Everyone basically agrees on all points by both sides as I think OP is pointing out. It's about the left ruining everything. Media is dead, Hollywood is dead, music is dead, now football.


They also are forcing their agenda on video games.

The Left likes to ruin everything with politics.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
Whoops.





what a dumb argument. she refused to do her actual job. the nfl players are playing the game.

reach further, maybe you'll fall on your face.

edit to add, i am a dumbass and didn't understand what i was reading. whoops indeed.
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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: Templeton
Nah I asked zero. But I have no reason to think I asked any fewer than Andrew Freeborg asked.


he didn't have to ask, because the players themselves have made multiple statements as to why they're protesting.

just because you can't be bothered to read something, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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To me it is much ado about nothing. Just another reason my arms are tired from being up in an uproar.

Where was this uproar just a few years ago? Pffft. I remember being glued to the TV for NFL games (and Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom lol) and not even a whisper.

It really is a data point on how the media, and loud voices within the media can generate outrage.

AFTERTHOUGHT: Sorry... this post is more like a rant. The US has gone mad IMHO.
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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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To be fired, doesn't the employer have to feel the need to fire the person. If the employer doesn't care, no firing.

I think many CEOs and head of banks should be fired - I doubt it will happen.
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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: Templeton
a reply to: underwerks

It's about the left ruining everything. Media is dead, Hollywood is dead, music is dead, now football.


Must be terrible believing that narrative is reality.




posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:17 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: underwerks
Whoops.




reach further, maybe you'll fall on your face.


Keep wishing.




posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
Keep wishing.



more of a prediction than a wish. maybe i should put it in a different forum


edit to add, coffee first, posting spree second. i will try to remember that moving forward >_>
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