Skip to comments.10-year-old boy takes knee during Pledge of Allegiance, mayor endorses "expressions of conscience"
Posted on 02/07/2019 11:30:19 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Durham, N.C. -- Is it taking a stand or disrespecting the flag? That's the question some are asking after a Durham 10 year old took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at Monday night's City Council meeting, reports CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN-TV.
Video of the meeting shows Liam Holmes drop down. The council invited Cub Scout Pack 451 to lead the pledge. Liam said he is a Cub Scout.
"What I did was took a knee against racial discrimination, which is basically when people are mean to other people of different colors," said Liam.
His dad, Scott Holmes, said he talked to Liam about it beforehand, but he wasn't sure if he'd follow through.
"When he did it I was really surprised and also really proud of him," Scott Holmes said.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
Cub Scout Liam Holmes, 10, taking knee during Pledge of Allegiance at Durham, N.C. City Council meeting on February 4, 2019
Kid needs a paddle
"Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 August 22, 1989) was an African-American political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. He continued to pursue an education, eventually earning a Ph.D. in social philosophy. In 1989 he was shot and killed in Oakland, California. ..."
"As a student at Merritt College in Oakland, Newton became involved in politics in the Bay Area. He joined the Afro-American Association (AAA), became a prominent member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Beta Tau chapter; and played a role in getting the first African-American history course adopted as part of the college's curriculum.
He read the works of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Mao Zedong, Émile Durkheim, and Che Guevara.
During his time at Merritt College, he met Bobby Seale, and the two organized the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in October 1966."
Below are the names and photos of 35 Police Officers who were murdered by the Black Panthers and the subsequent Black Liberation Army in the 60s, 70s and 80s [click link for list and details].
The Black Liberation Army was an organization that grew out of the Black Panther Party, composed of former Black Panther Party members, operating from about 1971-1980. Another two police officers on the list were murdered by the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist group with ties to the Black Liberation Army.
Despite this readily available information, today the internet was full of articles criticizing those who were upset by Beyonces Super Bowl Halftime performance, and questioning how anyone could be upset over a woman affirming her blackness. Their analysis couldnt have been more off.
We have no issues with someone affirming their blackness or any other identity they want to affirm. We do take issue when people pay homage to a group that used terrorism and violence to promote racism and revolutionary socialism a group that murdered dozens of police officers in cold blood.
As you scroll through the list of officers below, look at their photos and read their stories. Among these officers are black men and white men. Rookies and veterans from across the country. Most were killed in unprovoked attacks and ambushes. They all left behind families .
Perhaps Beyonce, someone from the NFL, and someone representing CBS, could read through this list and tell us if they still stand by their decision to honor the Black Panthers during the Super Bowl. Then perhaps they could explain their answers to the surviving wives and children of these fallen officers. ...
a 10 year old is lecturing us about racial discrimination?
Did his liberal dad, who didn’t know he would follow through, plant this idea in his head?
The kid needs to be put in a class of his own. He is not fit to mingle with real students
Fat chance of that, it sounds like his kooky dad set him up to do it.
We are told that all white people are racists and I don’t allow racists to lecture me about race.
The kid is just doing what his parents have put him up to doing. Certainly, at some point a person reaches the age of personal accountability, but I don't know that 10 is that age.
At 10 YO it’s attention craving.
The kid’s gender dysphoria will be the next event.
Yeah, we’re supposed to believe he came up with that on his own. Dad put that $hit in his head!
You misspelled parent.
I am getting to the point where perhaps a short, sharp demonstration of genuine oppression might be in order for all these idiots whining about something that exists only in their minds and the past.
If little Liam was my kid I’d still be wearing his “expression of conscience” out.
In October, 2017 a cub scout was kicked out of his den for asking a State Senator tough questions. Perhaps little Liam needs to find a new den that will accept him.
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