Take a knee for the revolution!

Take a knee for the revolution!
Tim Tebow kneeling

I admit, it’s not as much fun as when women went braless (yes, I’m aware that’s sexist). But fun it is.

David Rothkopf, Washington Post columnist and Carnegie Endowment scholar, is down with knee-taking, which has spread beyond football and sports altogether.

So on board is Rothkopf with this form of protest that he is thinking outside the box. Here is what he tweeted a short while ago:

I suspect that Donald Trump would be pleased to have Americans drop to their knee wherever he went. Obama would have loved it: Having his subjects bow in his presence.

Surprisingly, the idea wasn’t all that well received by Rothkopf’s liberal followers on Twitter. One of them grumbled:

Others saw the downsides from a medical standpoint:

Several commenters picked up the notion delineated earlier (that this could be misconstrued as a sign of respect):

Finally, there was the inevitable reality sandwich tossed in among the other comments:

Then of course there’s always the unhappy reminder for liberals pictorialized above. That’s of course another player taking a knee for a wholly (holy?) different reason.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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