I have been thinking about posting on this subject for some time but it’s such a controversial subject that I have steered clear as it’s so easy to write something in this day and age and offend half the world and it’s mother.
It is obvious that Black Lives Matter and I can see many of the injustices that this campaign complains about and agree with them, where I have trouble is why on earth do we in Great Britain follow this awful American habit of kneeling down to show support.
I would have thought the old fashioned British way of showing respect for a cause by standing proudly to attention for two minutes silence is a far more dignified way of doing things and one I would personally feel much more at home with should I be asked to join in.
Recently I saw the news which had the start of a football match where all the players stood to attention and did not take the knee, where it was suggested this might be a trend for all the matches but as I don’t watch football I have no idea if this was the case.
Sadly my favourite sport of motor racing is still a mishmash of those kneeling and those standing and looks very untidy, which leaves me with my final thought on the matter.
It seems strange to me that the BLM movement is one that complains that black people are being subjugated and treated poorly and yet the action they choose to complain with is an action of subjugation, so I say standing up proudly for your rights is a much better way of going about things when in Great Britain.