Is protest patriotic? | The Tylt
President Trump canceled a White House event celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win, accusing athletes of being unpatriotic and disrespectful. None of the Philadelphia players ever knelt in protest during the national anthem, yet many on the right say athletes who kneel to protest police violence during the national anthem or refuse to visit the White House are "ungrateful." Others argue that patriotism comes in many forms, and protest is one of them. What do you think? 🇺🇸
Is protest patriotic?
As a veteran I don't feel disrespected by those who kneel to protest injustice. I do feel disrespected by Trump pissing on the Constitution.— She persisted (@CaseyHinds) June 5, 2018
Peaceful protest is not disrespectful as a veteran I would have died for someone's right to protest. Forced patriotism is facism, Trump!— Brian Smith (@Supermansmith66) June 5, 2018
Actually it is , it’s protesting the Flag and our country. The Kneeling for our National Anthem is disrespectful. Protest off the field. These guys get to play the game thanks to the brave men and women who protect our freedoms. Show respect.— Kalina (@KalinaMcDaniel) June 5, 2018
For whatever the reason is to protest, it is disrespectful and UN-AMERICAN to do it during our National Anthem.— Kathy (@Kathy81571) June 5, 2018
So players can't kneel because that's disrespectful (despite a veteran advising @Kaepernick7 that it was respectful), and now he thinks they can't stay where no one sees them as per NFL rules because... it's disrespectful? Almost like black men can't protest 'correctly'. pic.twitter.com/wCtmZPiqkx— capriciously nerdy (@whatanerd) June 5, 2018