The former Mayor of Chicago and Barack Obama Accolyte, Rahm Emanuel, has likened National Anthem kneelers to religious worshippers.
From Breitbart News:
Monday on ABC’s “The View,” former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) compared athletes kneeling during the national anthem in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement to congregants kneeling at religious services.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “We were talking earlier in the show about athletes taking a knee, and someone told me you had a change of heart on this. What did they mean?”
Emanuel said, “Well, you know, when it first happened three years ago when Colin took a knee, I was, like, you know, you have to respect America, and I didn’t think that was appropriate. You know, at the religious services of the High Holy Days Jewish services, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we in the middle of services, do take a knee and bow to God in our humbleness and understand that we have work to do to live up to God’s image and doing God’s work. As I started to expand my reading in the Islamic faith, the Catholic faith, in key moments, one takes a knee in awe of both respect to God, but also humbly knowing that seeing God’s work here on earth is not done.”
Rahm's premise sounds nice, but there is one glaring flaw in his logic.
Not one person who has come out and refused to stand for the Anthem has said that his knee is out of respect for the our country.
People like Colin Kaepernick have gone to their knees because they fundamentally oppose the structures of our country that they claim are designed to oppress minorities.
And this is just one step closer in propagandizing this movement towards the real intended affect.
That is, to hate everything America has ever been and recreate the country at the altar of their SJW authoritarianism.
They want us to worship their movement like a god.