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Old 07-16-2019, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Leaper View Post
He was advised to do what he did (the specific action, anyway) by a combat veteran.

It may be an excuse, but that kind of tells me he didnít expect it to blow up in the exact way it did.
IIRC, he wasn't advised to protest by the veteran; he was advised to take a knee rather than sit on his helmet, because he thought that it would be less controversial than just sitting down. Turns out, it didn't really do much to defuse the controversy. At a time when the values of moderation and pragmatism are on the decline, tribalism becomes the norm. And you can't kinda be a member of a tribe: you either are a member, or you're not. Kaepernick and his Black colleagues have found out the hard way.