Alternate View On Kneeling

Friday, October 6, 2017

usatoday: "Rory Fanning — a former Army Ranger said he'd be shocked if Pat Tillman wasn't out there taking a 'knee'. 
“Well, after two tours in Afghanistan, I became one of the first U.S. Army Rangers to become a war resistor. I realized that we were never going to win the war in Afghanistan and that we were making the world a far more dangerous place. In doing so, the entire battalion turned their back on me. And for six months, I had to wash dishes, absorb the ridicule of the chain of command.

“There were two people that stood by me that entire six months. It was Pat Tillman and his brother, Kevin. They respected people who stood up for what they believe in. I think they would have a lot more in common with people like Michael Bennett and Colin Kaepernick than they do the people who stand on the sidelines and jeer and try to repress their dissent. So, I’d be shocked if Pat Tillman wasn’t out there taking a knee with these players because Pat cared about people who were exploited, people who were oppressed. He didn’t care so much about symbols. And so I would definitely think Pat would err on the side of Colin Kaepernick.”

Brenda Washington 



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