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Old 07-15-2019, 05:50 PM
Procrustus is offline
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Originally Posted by Helmut Doork View Post
Im not sure you can have an insightful debate centering around the personal thoughts of another person, but think he was misguided at best if he chose to ignore the flag to protest police brutality. The flag represents the country, and the country is not sanctioning or encouraging police brutality- the US in no way benefits from police killing innocent minorities, quite the opposite, it makes the country worse off. Some police-centric protest would have gotten his message out better- protest or rally outside a station or something.
I think his point was the country was (or is) sanctioning police brutality by not stopping it. It's not unreasonable for him to conclude it would take a national conversation to get things to start going in the right direction. It takes more than a rally outside the local police station to make that happen.

And, of course, he didn't "ignore" the flag. He simply didn't stand during the National Anthem. That's a pretty mild statement, no matter how much you love the flag.