Teacher Takes Knee To Protest Trump - People Laugh When They See What He's Wearing

Taking a knee has become a thing for the cool kids out there. The apparent reason for this phenomenon is that things you’re unhappy about will magically change if you drop to a knee at inopportune times. We have yet to see evidence that the theory works, but that’s certainly not for a lack of trying by the kneelers of the world. The roots of the kneeling phenomenon can be traced back to unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick. While the exact reason for his kneeling seemed to change with the seasons, he certainly managed to capture a ton of attention for himself.

Many players have followed Kaepernick’s lead, and even more joined in after President Donald Trump expressed his displeasure with the practice. Nothing has changed yet, but the kneeling has sparked a lot of yelling and pontificating. It’s unclear if that’s progress, but we’ll put that in the victory column for the kneelers just in case. Similar to the Kaepernick example, we’ve heard all sorts of explanations for why players are kneeling. Some have claimed it’s for unity, others claim it’s to combat racism, while some have explained it’s because they’re anti-Trump.

For those keeping score at home, it’s beginning to become a one-size-fits-all form of protest that anyone can do. If you find something you’re ticked off about, just take a knee. While it’s not going to change what got you ticked off, it’s going to let everyone else know that you’re hopping mad about it. As the Independent Journal Review shares, students and faculty at Georgetown University just demonstrated another amazing use for it.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared on campus to deliver a speech on the importance of free speech. Protesters showed up to claim that their free speech was somehow being hindered. The sense of irony in the air was as thick as pea soup, but that wasn’t going to stop these determined protesters from getting their message across. While common sense suggests it may have made sense to hear what Sessions had to say first, they weren’t taking any chances. These protesters meant business, including one member of the school’s faculty that came dressed for the occasion.

The gentleman was prepared for a good old session of kneeling, and he wore a kneepad to make sure he was able to complete his civic duty without issue. No word on whether he committed a protesting faux pas or started a fashion trend, but images of him on social media captured a ton of attention.

“We are one news cycle away from people simply wearing a coloured patch on one knee but not actually kneeling,” shared one user.

“As a GU student, a guest speaker in class equated Bush to Hitler. Professor didn't correct him. I didn't throw a fit. Better things to do,” wrote another commenter.

“So many #TakeAKnee protests against everything & everyone every hour, there's going to be a glucosamine shortage!” chimed in another user.

You can bet Sessions got the message from all of these menacing kneelers, some of whom even came armed with signs and props. We wish them well as they continue to fight the good fight - but we’re hoping they at least figure out what they’re fighting for first.

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photo: Twitter

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