Many NBA stars (including Lone Ranger owner Kuban) kneel down when they participate in peaceful street protests. When the national sports leagues have resumed, kneeling is almost a regular program.
As a result, the Premier League, which almost ignored the capenik incident, appeared to kneel down in protest; the NBA, which has been actively responding to the BLM movement for many years, of course, has also taken action. Players have changed the names of their jerseys, added various slogans to the stadium, and kneeling protest during the national anthem before the game is even more indispensable.
Like LeBron James, who didnt show up for the protest, but responded positively to capenick on the sidelines of the stadium, saying, I hope we can make capenick proud.
President Xiao Hua also timely expressed his support for the players to kneel down. I respect the peaceful protest of all teams for the sake of social justice. Under the special circumstances now, I will not ask you to implement the long-standing rule of standing when playing the national anthem.
This is quite different from his attitude four years ago, when he expressed his euphemistic opposition to capenicks kneeling protest: I can only say that so far what you have seen is still our players standing while playing the national anthem, and I hope they will continue to do so. This is the right way.
Xiao Huas attitude has changed, but some people have not. In the first game of the Spurs second round against the king, Greg Popovich, who had a long-standing reputation as a progressive and agreed with Xiao Hua on most issues, stood up to salute when the national anthem was played. With the exception of him and assistant coach Becky Harmon, all members of the coaching staff and players of both teams knelt down in order.
Bosais move caused an uproar. Asked why he didnt kneel, he said: Id rather not give a reason. Everyone has to make their own decisions.
Who is Popovich? A former Air Force Academy graduate who studied Soviet issues and received intelligence training almost became CIA agents.
He was praised as the most disillusioned commander-in-chief by the progressive media of the United States, because he was not afraid to publicly express his progressive political opinions, especially after trump was elected president, he made countless statements to humiliate the presidents incompetence.
Although he lives in the red state led by the Republican Party, bosai does not flinch. He often criticizes local politicians, such as the current governor of Texas, Greg Albert, for his improper handling of the new epidemic, saying that his actions are to satisfy trump without any principles, and that his team is a group of cowards.
Harmon, who refuses to kneel
He said racism is a national crime in the United States to show how deep the root cause of this historical problem is. He also offered to mention the lynching of black people in Indiana in 1930.
I read this history, and I know that from the beginning of the civil war to the 1950s, 6500 lynching cases were recorded. Think about your family, think about what your ancestors went through. Twice a week for 90 years. Now there are people who want to ask us what is the point of all this? What a shame.
Therefore, considering Popovichs status and contribution in American sports, it is easy for public opinion to reach a consensus that his patriotism is unquestionable, and his attitude of criticizing conservatives has always been firm. Even if he didnt kneel down to support the BLM movement, he did enough.
I have no doubt of their sincerity and support Bosai has made a voice, and Becky has been on the front line and fought for equal rights. I have been her fan since she played in the WNBA
Everyone has the right to make a statement, but you cant treat some people as villains just because they dont like everyone else.
Although it is said that everyone has the right of expression, not everyone can be treated leniently like bosai.
On the contrary, bosai has been questioned and needs to be clarified by people around him and the media, while those who are not so well-known in the eyes of progressives face much more severe scrutiny.
For example, the first player to refuse to kneel down to protest, magic forward Jonathan Isaac.
Later, Isaac said that his reason for not kneeling was Jesus, but his religious belief failed to convince the public. During this period, Isaac was questioned and satirized. Even after his knee was seriously injured, some netizens even satirized him for not kneeling.
ESPN host Dan lebatad told a inhuman joke: this guy refused to kneel, and immediately his knee burst, isnt it funny? (he later issued a public apology.)
Compared with Popovich, the attack on Isaac is very unfair.
Later, Myers Leonard (whose brother is a Marine Corps member) and Sam conrod (MLB San Francisco Giants player, also for religious beliefs) who later refused to kneel were criticized to varying degrees. Religious reasons, in particular, are not convincing to the so-called progressives on the Internet.
He said that he would not kneel down to people other than God, and could not agree with some things of the BLM movement. He felt that those people had a Marxist tendency, which triggered greater criticism from progressives, and immediately made him an example for conservatives and those who hated the BLM movement. Many trump supporters called him the only brave man.
Progressives at the other end of the political spectrum naturally attacked and ridiculed him. Some people said, isnt Conrad married. How did this religion get him to make the proposal?
NBC sports also criticized that Conrad did have the right not to kneel, but the reason he gave was too poor..
When support for BLM becomes absolutely politically correct, it is bound to lead to a deviation in the direction of affirmative action - because no position can be said to be inherently absolutely right on complex issues.
To a certain extent, bosais precedent of not kneeling also makes those players who do not want to kneel down better, which provides a space for them to express themselves. Otherwise, the NBA will only allow more and more freedom of expression, and this trend itself is definitely against the original intention of bosais American spirit.
In fact, the embarrassment of narrowing the discussion space on the issue of equal rights has not rarely occurred in the history of the United States. For example, Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, or Bill Russell, who are now regarded as role models, have been denounced as villains by ultra conservatives, more than kapennik.
This is also why many people actively advocate kneeling to protest, which will be criticized as hypocrisy and show off, with a strong purpose. More than once, the American progressives show of political correctness has become a laughing stock of public opinion.
But the BLM movement in the political arena has too many posturing (both opponents and supporters), and the dialogue on this topic tends to be extreme (just like the discussion on almost any social network nowadays), which leads to greater fragmentation and makes the free expression advocated by them more and more difficult. This contradiction is also one of the most criticized places of the major social network platforms.
Of course, some people are willing to speak in the middle. For example, CI Shiping, who also participated in street protests, said for Isaac, everyone has the right to express his opinions. For me, I will not kneel. I dont kneel for anyone. Im not saying that kneeling is wrong, but I would never kneel myself. Im not saying that I support (ISAAC) behavior, but I feel that everyone has the right to express themselves.
Barkley also said: even if people dont kneel, it doesnt mean theyre bad guys. They shouldnt have been vilified like that. Of course, Buckleys attitude is probably the same as TNTs platform based arrangement (the purpose is to achieve political correctness without any leakage). Their habit of making program debates is that every guest should present different points of view. For example, Barkleys partner ONeill fully supports and encourages kneeling position, saying that everyone should persist in fighting.. Generally speaking, there are still a few gentlemen who are frank and rational like bosai, and they may be less and less. Today, when athletes kneel down to protest and finally become a big symbol of BLM, copernick has not been able to play in the NFL since January 1, 2017, which makes progress seem extremely ironic. Source: Netease sports Author: Kewell editor: Yang Jiankun_ NS4215
Barkley also said: even if people dont kneel, it doesnt mean theyre bad guys. They shouldnt have been vilified like that.
Of course, Buckleys attitude is probably the same as TNTs platform based arrangement (the purpose is to achieve political correctness without any leakage). Their habit of making program debates is that every guest should present different points of view. For example, Barkleys partner ONeill fully supports and encourages kneeling position, saying that everyone should persist in fighting..
Generally speaking, there are still a few gentlemen who are frank and rational like bosai, and they may be less and less. Today, when athletes kneel down to protest and finally become a big symbol of BLM, copernick has not been able to play in the NFL since January 1, 2017, which makes progress seem extremely ironic.