Super Bowl LII and the End of Protest
I went back to planning preaching and pinning pregame recipes.
When most people remember the kneeling protests, they remember a connection to America's military and a disrespect for the flag. Even though the kneeling and protesting players stated explicitly that their protest had nothing to do with the military, their voices were drowned out. There's little room for nuance in our culture of outrage. Most people, overburdened, overanxious, and over politics - simply wanted the protest to go away. There was little room for respectful debate.