Friday, October 13, 2017
These are fighting words, and they remind me of the controversy about kneeling when our anthem is played at NFL games. The kingdom of football is divided against itself because players have been forced to choose one or the other – stand or kneel. The question of loyalty to our nation has been pitted against support for social justice.
Players are compelled to choose: whoever is not with me (those standing) is against me (those kneeling), and vice versa. And the public watches and then judges.
Divide and conquer is the motto of those wishing to drive wedges and separate people into categories thereby “laying waste” to good people condemned by an angry and confused public. These dividers seek to scatter and control debate for their benefit.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion that’s likely influenced by life experiences. I’d rather listen to their reasons for standing or kneeling and not judge their decision. To do otherwise is to let the manipulators win.
Deacon David Pierce