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Monday, September 25, 2017

A Beautiful Thing to See!


There is this idea: Consent of the Governed"In political philosophy, the phrase consent of the governed refers to the idea that a government's legitimacy and moral right to use state power is only justified and legal when consented to by the people or society over which that political power is exercised."

Right.

And maybe the people don't have to put up with No-class, Malevolent, Idiocy. Seems that the Orange-Headed Idiot said some really stupid things about the NFL and it's players last week, which led to more protests than ever yesterday at games across the country.

It was beautiful thing to see. I recently wrote about young Colin Kaepernick and his "elegant protest" here. Colin is out of the league at the moment, but many, many players took a knee in protest yesterday. And many players stood, but bowed their heads or linked arms in solidarity. Some teams didn't even take the field for the anthem.

Like I said. A beautiful thing to see. The flag is just a flag. The anthem just a song. It's what they represent that is important. Freedom. Freedom to protest. Freedom to speak. Freedom to kneel when everyone else stands. Or to stand when everyone else kneels. Freedom to not listen to the Fat, Raging Idiot in the White House.

Is it all just sideshow? Maybe. Maybe not. Sometimes it's cultural events like these that open people's eyes and have major impact. The political bleeds into other aspects of our lives. Unfortunately, or not, politics permeates every aspect of our lives. Everyone has to make a choice. Not making a choice is a choice.

It is the time to #Resist! Peacefully, gracefully, with heart and soul.



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