Just because it’s a civil right doesn’t make it morally right to do.
I would love to see the NFL/Artist put more energy in creating change rather than just a visual. I am just as guilty as the next person posting and reposting images of what I stand for yet how much do I physically do for my opinion.
The visual these NFL players create conversation. But what it also creates is more disrespect to the military members who have fought and died for their right to do this.
What would happen if all of these artists, musicians, sports players put their money where their mouth is? And not just a few of them giving to charity, but truly holding hands standing united as a collective group to pour resources into these causes. I cannot even fathom the amount of income this collective group has the ability to make. But I can imagine the impact it could have on the lives that they feel are being disrupted due to their opinion of the injustice.
I am proud of the lone football player who stood there. What a courageous moment to stand out from everybody else to say NO. I will not disrespect the lives that were lost for my freedom.
How can these public figures display their opinion without being disrespectful?
What would it have looked like if they had all agreed to commit resources to one of these injustices? Or to ask people to collectively use the political resources available to make change? Why be disrespectful to the American flag and heritage in the lives that were lost? I truly get more out of 18 standing up with their arms UNITED still respecting what America and the flag stand for. But to turn your head away or sit down feels more like a child’s temper tantrum and then a true act of change.
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