KOMMONSENTSJANE – TAKE A KNEE – AND THINK A LITTLE.
Posted on September 23, 2017 by kommonsentsjane
September 21, 2017 1:31 PM
TAKE A KNEE—AND THINK A LITTLE
I’m sure You know how repulsed I am by these ball players & others who are disrespecting our national emblems (flag, anthem, et al)
The following expresses my feelings perfectly!
TAKE A KNEE—AND THINK A LITTLE
Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. If you don’t know where that is, just Google it from the sidelines. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won’t be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your turn. Take your cleats and socks off to get a real experience.
Then take a knee.
Then, take one at the beach in Normandy where man after American man [including Blacks who served] stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces…the very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.
Take a knee
in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. From Khe San to Saigon… Anywhere will do. REAL Americans died in all those jungles. There was no playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they represented. When they came home,
they were protested as well..and spit on for reasons only cowards know.
Take another knee
in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree heat. Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress. Your number won’t be printed on it unless your number is up! You’ll need to stay hydrated but there won’t be anyone to squirt Gatorade
into your mouth. You’re on your own.
There’s a lot of places to take a knee. Real Americans have given their lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought as a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who bled for the very freedoms you have. That’s what the red stripes mean. It represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your liberty.
While you’re on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of ground taken…but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering forests and bitter cold mountains…every inch marked by an American life lost serving that flag you protest.
No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans…just American men and women…delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us…. blazing a path so you would have the right to
“take a knee.”
You haven’t an inkling what it took to get you where you are; but your “protest” is duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is issued to another….
If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on Sunday
and we’ll both kneel before Almighty God. We’ll thank Him for preserving this country for as long as He has. We’ll beg forgiveness for our ingratitude for all He has provided us. We’ll appeal to Him for understanding and wisdom. We’ll pray for liberty and justice for all…because He is the one who provides those things. And there will be no protest. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea for His continued grace and mercy on the land of the free and the home of the brave. It goes like this..
Remember the Soldier!
Still think every person should serve two years in the military to see what America is about.
Kaepernick has to understand when he takes a knee he is taking a knee against our soldiers all over the world who are giving him that right to take a knee against the flag which they are fighting, dying, and coming home disabled and is taking a knee for OBAMA’s ISIS. In my eyes, Kaepernick is a very selfish person.
Obama and the Dem’s were using the Police/BLM to divide the country and now since that didn’t work they are hop, hopping on the Kaepernick flag – anything to divide the country.
The anthem for Kaepernick now is “social justice.” Okay, we get it; but, now spell out just where is the social justice not equal. You are 13% of the population and you want 100% of the pie, right? Tell us what is missing and what you haven’t been given that you feel you deserve? You keep hollering social justice – explain in plain English exactly what you are kneeling for?
Are you using Jesse Jackson’s, “If you stop hollering you stop gettin’?”
Kaepernick doesn’t realize – if he is doing this for his muslim girl friend – he is playing into the hands of Obama’s ISIS, and the democrat socials/muslims efforts to make this a muslim country. If this were a muslim country – he would have no voice – ISIS would chop off his knees and then he wouldn’t be able to take a knee.
Kaepernick is stuck in the muck and when this started he says this wasn’t the case that he did this for his muslim girl friend. I beg to defer because I heard him say it, initially. Now, he is back tracking and has changed it to “social justice.” If that is the case – put your money where your mouth is. Any body can stand up in this country and mouth off about anything – but it doesn’t make it true.
Maybe Kaepernick needs to tell his black friends to get out of the wagon and help pull that wagon since everything they get is first in line and then everything is free. They just keep toeing that democrat line which has turned into democrats being communists/muslims under the leadership of Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders. Obama did not help the black people for eight years. Instead, he help bring illegals into the country which sucked up all of the money that normally was used in areas for citizens in this country.
49ers QB Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for national anthem in protest of minorities’ treatment
Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert
San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert talk on the sideline during an Aug. 26 preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
By Associated Press
August 27, 2016, 11:55 AM
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.
Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the 49ers played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Saturday that “players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem.”
The 49ers issued a statement after Pro Football Talk initially reported on Kaepernick’s stand, saying that Americans have the right to protest or support the anthem.
“The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pregame ceremony,” the team said. “It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose to participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”
Kaepernick, who is biracial, was adopted and raised by white parents. He has been outspoken on his Twitter account on civil rights issues and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Kaepernick is not the first U.S.-based athlete to use the anthem for protest. In 1996, NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf refused to stand for the anthem, saying the United States had a history of tyranny and doing so would conflict with his Islamist beliefs. The NBA initially suspended Abdul-Rauf for his stance before it was lifted when he said he would stand and pray silently during the song.
Kaepernick said he is not worried about any potential fallout from his protest.
“This is not something that I am going to run by anybody,” he told NFL Media. “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”
The NFL and Kaepernick’s agent did not immediately return a request for comment.
Kaepernick is in competition to win back the starting quarterback job in San Francisco that he lost to Blaine Gabbert last season. Kaepernick made his first appearance of the preseason on Friday night after missing two games because of a tired shoulder.
A tired shoulder – what about our tired soldiers? He gets paid millions of bucks for a tired shoulder and our soldiers get paid pennies on the dollar for their hard work to keep him safe – pathetic!