Sometimes you just have to laugh in order to keep from going into a rage at the blatant stupidity and hypocrisy in our world. It amazes me how many people think that their behavior is justified, but unacceptable for others.
Those who choose to kneel for the national anthem say that they are exercising their right to protest and shouldn’t be punished or chastised for doing do. They are flabbergasted at those who would say they shouldn’t be protesting at work. The SAME guys are then outraged when those who disagree with their actions protest back.
Last week, a cop was punished for posting her opposition to the kneelers on her personal Facebook page. She wasn’t even at work, and yet the kneeler’s supporters were just outraged that she expressed her opinion. It is simply amazing that so called “open-minded” liberals are anything but open-minded when it comes to any view other than their own!
While the kneeling controversy has mainly focused on the NFL, one sole kneeler in the MLB was shocked to be on the receiving end of a restaurant worker’s protest.
H/T Daily Wire
Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell says a waiter in an Alabama restaurant refused to serve him because he knelt during the national anthem.
Maxwell was the first — and only — Major League Baseball player to join in the National Football League’s #TakeAKnee protest, going down on one knee during the national anthem during a game back in August. The MLB quickly noted that players are required to stand during pre-game ceremonies, and Maxwell’s demonstration was brought to a swift end.
While the protest may have registered as barely a blip in the national #TakeAKnee news cycle, it seems people in Maxwell’s hometown of Harvest, Alabama noticed — and when Maxwell returned home for the summer, he says people acted differently towards him. In one case, a waiter in a local restaurant actually refused to serve him.
“I got racially profiled in my hometown the day I got home. I wasn’t even home four hours and I got denied service at lunch with our city councilman who is also an African American guy I went to high school with because the dude recognized me as the guy who took a knee and he voted for Trump and was at that Trump rally in Huntsville, Alabama.
And so he denied us service at lunch and they had to go get us another waiter to wait on our table in that same restaurant.
He was like, “Oh, yeah, you’re that guy, huh?” And I was like, “scuse me?” He was like “Yea, you’re the guy that took the knee?” He goes, “I voted for Trump and I stand for everything he stands for.”
Maxwell went on to say that the incident proved his point: that racial bias still exists in America, and that professional athletes are bringing attention to a very important issue.
The strange thing is, of course, that Maxwell thought his own protest was legitimate, and that refusing to stand for the national anthem — which is actually part of his job, per the MLB — was the correct way to make what seems to be a complex issue personal to millions of Americans. But when a waiter also protested on the job, bringing the issue of disrespect towards the flag home to Maxwell, Maxwell was outraged.
Maxwell did say, however, that there are a few positives that have come from his protest. He’s friends with Colin Kaepernick now, for starters, and Kaepernick has offered to mentor the MLB catcher. Hopefully, Kaepernick isn’t giving him any contract advice.
At the very least we all need to play by the same rules. You are either ok with protesting at work or you aren’t. You just can’t have it both ways!
Personally, I think that business owners have the right to set expectations for their employees. The boss ultimately decides what is appropriate for an employee to do. So if the MLB says you stand, you stand, or you quit. If the restaurant owner says you can’t refuse service, then you do your job, or you quit! Why is this such a difficult concept? Ultimately, the business decision made by the owner will either help or hurt the bottom line and they deal with the consequences.
This player being shocked and appalled and accusing the server of racist behavior is so maddening that I can only laugh and shake my head. “Free speech for me, but not for thee” should be tattooed on all these so-called “open-minded” liberals.