Black Lives Matter protesters in Georgia who are calling for “defunding the police” became furious when they ran into an African-American state trooper who refused their demands he kneels. “I only kneel for one person,” Georgia State Trooper O’Neal Saddler told them. When he told them who that one person was, they went nuts. You’ll love this.
A Georgia law enforcement officer refused to kneel for protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally in Hartwell, Georgia on Sunday.
Instead, Georgia State Trooper O’Neal Saddler was recorded telling a female protester that he only kneels “for one person, and that’s God.”
The video, which was first posted to Facebook by Ni’Rubyan Photography, was shared Saturday on Twitter by Students for Trump President Ryan Fournier.
“I was supposed to be out of town this weekend with my wife,” Saddler was seen telling a female BLM protester after she rudely told him to kneel. “I took off today, this weekend, but I’m out here just to make sure y’all are safe. Don’t go there with respect, okay? I have much respect, but I only kneel for one person, and that’s God.”
This is Georgia State Trooper O’Neal Saddler.
He was asked to kneel today, and this was his response.
God Bless him! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/DZOGg6qnFn
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) June 7, 2020
While police kneeling or marching with protesters as an act of solidarity has become commonplace as protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police Department custody continue to spread across the country, some protesters consider it a “PR stunt” that does not help their movement.
Martin Luther King, Jr. would not have supported Black Lives Matter.
In the wake of the riots and looting that broke out with protests over the killing of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis, Minnesota, police last month, supporters of the cause have cited Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote on riots.
For example, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison told Fox News Sunday last week: “Martin Luther King [Jr.] said many years ago that riot is the way that the unheard get heard.”
Ellison added, however — correctly — that Dr. King “didn’t condone it, but he said to the nation — as a person who always protested peacefully — that don’t just dismiss that and ignore it, and relegate it to just criminality and bad behavior.”
Dr. King’s principle of non-violence drew from Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of “satyagraha,” which relied on non-violence to appeal to the common humanity of the person against whom the protest was directed.
MLK’s niece, Alveda King has often said her uncle would have been ashamed of BLM’s tactics which mimic those of the Black Panther Party which King, Jr. vehemently opposed.
In fact, Alveda King relates how her uncle would not have supported the Democratic Party today and he was a “conservative” at heart as he opposed abortion and would have been against illegal immigration.
Ms. King said she was saddened that a quote from her uncle about violence is being taken out of context by some people.
“The prophet said that ‘violence is the language of the unheard.’ Some people are calling this an endorsement of violence, but nothing could be further from the truth. MLK spoke those words in defense of non-violence; he refused to promote violence as a solution to the ills of society,” King explained.
“Martin Luther King preached love, not hate; peace, not violence; and universal brotherhood, not racism. ‘Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend,’ he said in 1963.”
King said if her uncle were alive today, he would be fighting nonviolently for justice and against all forms of hatred and racism.
“As we are in the eye of the storm, the solution remains: peace, be still. No peace, no justice. I believe MLK would agree.” she continued.
But she also advised there’s an anchor who would see everyone through this time of upheaval.
“America is in flux, with George Floyd, Martin Luther King Jr., COVID-19, and unborn aborted babies all whirling around in a chaotic storm. Peace, be still. Anchor with the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” King said.
She says the answer is for the country to “pray and unite as a people of one blood, one America, one human race.”
The Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi were back to fanning the flames of violence by wearing African-American stoles as they knelt for eight minutes on Capitol Hill on Monday.
The display was rather cringe-worthy as these elderly white Congressmen and women, many who supported Bill Clinton’s 1994 Crime Bill, are now being kowtowed to “defund the police.”
The silent majority of Americans aren’t fooled one bit, and we won’t forget these shenanigans come November.