Prompted by some dialogue recently, regarding the kneeling during the National Anthem, I took some time out to read the Constitution. I recommend everyone takes some time out to do the same. I think Thomas Jefferson had a great idea when he wrote it. A system, constructed of the people, by the people, for the people. Looking over men and women, all equal. Reading the constitution shows me what the United States of America is SUPPOSED to be.
The system, however, has become disconnected, as it has been repeatedly led by persons, of the people, by the people but not for the people. The “for the people” seems to have been distributed to the people, living within the Liberty of the Constitution, in such a way to cause deliberate division, nothing like what Thomas Jefferson had in mind.
As I read Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, I see scary resemblances of times past, where the system has separated itself from the people, yet still controlling the people, leaving the path clear for revolution. Jefferson’s idea of Love and Unity has descended to a Tweeting laughing stock. There seems to be very little done for the people but much done for the betterment of society’s controlling systems, towards an agenda the people don’t know.
An aide to Thomas Jefferson is quoted to have said, “Whether it is the courts of King Louis XVI or Robespierre’s Revolutionary Committee, no government that asserts its power in the form of public exhibition can gain control of its audience’s reaction.”
When Colin Kaepernick took a knee, during the National Anthem, he was exercising his right to the First Amendment.
The First Amendment isn’t the right to protest a group of people, remembering that Thomas Jefferson’s idea was for all men to live in tranquility. Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have an issue with white people. Neither does he disrespect the flag, country or military, as he has said many times. The First amendment is the right to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” He is pointing out that those who police the parameters of Liberty and those that execute the various articles of the Constitution are doing so unfairly and that, as a result, people, Americans, are suffering.
In Jefferson’s mind, this situation is supposed to see a man, making such a bold statement, heard, as the preamble to the Constitution indicates, “We, the people” will look out for the general welfare of the people.
In Jefferson’s world, the people would have come together to alert the system to the fact that it isn’t doing what it is supposed to do. It isn’t holding up ITS end of the bargain but this hasn’t happened.
Divide and conquer will always remain the art of war.
In the conversations I’ve had about Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling, I’ve come to see that there are people who genuinely cannot see why he’s kneeling and this is where we have the problem.
You see, the system has made a great job in dividing the people. The system has divided the people and then made one portion of the people feel that they are living according to what the system should represent. Now, not only have you broken society into smaller pieces, making them easier to control, but you can set the status quo and have a portion of them support you, for reward.
Leadership then went on to fashion further supporting systems, such as the education system, legal system, strengthening itself with the media, all towards its own agenda. We need to come together, in love for one another, to question what this agenda actually is.
The simple fact is, our current leadership relies on the separation of the people, in order to advance towards its own goal. If unity were important, Colin Kaepernick would have been heard. Has anyone asked themselves why we have stopped hearing his name?
The system created its own All Lives Matter approach again, this time by creating MANY Colin Kaepernicks, doing the same thing but for a different reason. Colin gave voice to those wanting equality. To those wanting “We, the people”. The many that we see kneeling now do so to spite the President, on behalf of the NFL, just another system of the system. How gullible we all are to simple diversion.
Colin’s voice has been drowned out with many voices and clamour, created by diversion and we’ve all fallen for it.
As I write, I can see where there are so many subjects that need to be addressed but those can be addressed another time. One of the big elephants in the room, I feel, is the requirement of black people to be grateful and, yet another, is gullibility where the media is concerned.
The way that I see it, there is a call, from someone feeling there is inadequate love being apportioned. If we can answer this call from other countries and even animals, we can answer this call from a man who, believe it or not, like it or not, IS one of us…
You can read The Constitution HERE