Exactly how does kneeling help fight racism?
Shouldn't we be fighting for legislation that ensures that police brutality against ALL races is eradicated?
Shouldn't we ensure that there are no cases of discriminatory hiring? Or eliminate prejudice in the legal system?
Instead of proposing actual legislation, it appears that Black Lives Matter has no identifiable solution other than vague statements against "systemic racism."
This is why there are literally dozens of viral videos where white people are forced to kneel or bow in front of BLM.
See a few of these disturbing examples below:
It's important to note that even in the height of slavery, black people were not forced to kneel before their white slave owners.
Kneeling is often a sign of submission.
Why should law abiding Americans, especially those who are not racist, submit to people who are rioting and looting?
While there are many good protesters, the movement has been hijacked to attack American values and ideals.
Kneeling will not end racism or injustice.
In fact, it could even make the problem worse!
At least one actor has publicly stated that he will not kneel before BLM!
According to Laurence Fox, he saves that act of deference only for God or the queen.
The 42-year-old White Lines actor is ‘uncomfortable’ with the action and would only kneel for proposals, the queen or for God.
Discussing the 76th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the actor explained: ‘These men died on the beaches on Normandy so people are free to do what they want and if you want to take a knee, you can take a knee, you just won’t find me doing it.
‘I’m not a particularly religious man but the times I would kneel are to propose, before god or before the queen."
He went on to tell talkRADIO that it’s just his ‘view’ and that everyone else is free to do as they please. The Lewis star – who called ethnicity lecturer Rachel Boyle racist after she called him a ‘white privileged male’ – also said that he believes the terms ‘racist’ and ‘fascist’ have lost their original meaning.
He continued: ‘It’s worth remembering today that hundreds of thousands of soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy 76 years ago to fight fascism which was a real word back then and has now turned into a casual insult. ‘And what we want to do is try and keep words like “racist” and “fascist” and all of those and apply them to what they genuinely mean and not use them as casual insults.’
However, the star acknowledges that there is ‘racism in the world’ that needs to be fought.
He is exactly right!
We should be focused on real solutions, not PR stunts meant to gain sympathy or go viral among the public.