Defining & Diagnosing a Disease

Updated: Aug 12

Many Americans are histrionic about the virulent spread of not COVID, but rather kneeling as protest. It started in 2016 with Patient zero, Colin Kaepernick. Today, this affliction has spread to the Yankees, the NFL and even hit that liberal bastion that is NASCAR in the deep South.

However, the physical act of kneeling is morally neutral. Only with a historical and cultural context can we understand the significance of a knee to the ground.

History, Religion & the Crown

It is an act of submission, to an authority or elder, as a sign of respect or reverence. Catholics kneel -- quite often -- at church services. Muslims kneel daily on prayer mats and in mosques. Though rare, Jews kneel in synagogues.