Is it a protest if it's institutionalized? We might see some bizarre new ritual evolve where we "honor" America and condemn it simultaneously. From The Daily Caller:
MSNBC Guest’s BOLD Prediction About The National Anthem Protests
During a Monday morning interview on MSNBC, Toure Neblett predicted that more and more athletes will begin protesting the national anthem before games.
“We are going further and further,” Neblett explained when asked if the protests will continue to escalate.
“We’re seeing lots of people, say ‘standing in our power and raising our voice is something that we feel we have to do.’ It would be unconscionable to know there’s a problem and say nothing.”
Top NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Lebron James call for an end to "gun violence" at ESPY Awards show. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Neblett expects the support for the protests to explode “when the NBA season comes back."
Me too. The NBA is a whole different ballgame.