I’m noticing a rather disturbing phenomenon of more conservative members of my circle of acquaintance. Now one is saying track athlete Gwen Barry’s not rising for the Bellamy Pledge and taking a knee caused her to lose.
Per another, “this family raised their daughter right, she’s standing up for her principles.” (loan teen athlete standing for the pledge among those taking a knee). This guy is musical director at a church, which makes this a little disturbing.
Is national patriotism a new religion? Aren’t we all from the same creator no matter how we think?
Has the American flag gone from a symbol of freedom to a deity who affects wins and losses? That is a disturbing thought.
How do those who see American athletes not respecting it as causing their losses explain the fact that many winners of the Boston Marathon are from African nations?
IMO It’s our Creator who endows or doesn’t endow from birth the natural talent to reach elite standing in sports as well as the opportunities to develop that talent. Many world class athletes have fled their nations of origin. Patriotism or lack thereof has nothing to do with it.