For some strange reason, the supporters of Black Lives Matter and athletes kneeling during the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance seem to think that anything and everything that happens in life is done in relation to these movements. Take PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor, for example.
Wednesday night during the Republican National Convention, when candidate for Congress Madison Cawthorn, a gentleman paralyzed after a car accident, stood with the aid of a walker after his speech, Alcindor Tweeted:
‘Madison Cawthorn made it a point to stand, suggesting that all Americans to should stand during the pledge of allegiance & national anthem.
The tweet continued: ‘It was a direct rebuke of actions by ppl – including black athletes who are currently sitting out games – protesting police brutality.’
What is it with these people? Why is everything a protest and about race? Why can it not be about a man in love with his country and wanting to be on his feet after being essentially imprisoned in a chair due to an injury?
Why is it all about THEM?
As with other leftists who tweeted thoughts better left unpublished, Alcindor took it on the chin from many people appalled at her action.
‘It’s pathetic to watch you try to shame someone for their disability to fit your agenda,’ one Twitter user remarked.
‘Him standing was so much bigger and more than your political game. Shame on you.’
As it happens Cawthorne did talk about kneeling and standing up in his speech but did not “go there” with B(urning) L(ooting) M(ayhem).
He urged Americans not to ‘cower to a mob’ and to ‘kneel before God but stand for our flag.’
As he rose from his wheelchair, Cawthorn said: ‘Be a radical for liberty and be a radical for our republic for which I stand, one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.’