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Activist athletes ready to test Olympic rule book

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By Rob Woollard

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Take a knee during the anthem.

Cheer proudly when national welfare benefits arrive in the mail.

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Had the Games occurred last year, ALL activist protests would be valid. The United States was at its lowest point in history, dying under the totalitarian tyranny of an egomaniacal Caligula. It's a bit different now.

The best activism this year is to not attend these superspreader Olympic Games!

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Take a knee during the anthem.

Cheer proudly when national welfare benefits arrive in the mail.

Alternatively, raise your fist during the medal ceremony. Get suspended by the IOC. Receive death threats. Go on to gain a masters degree. Work as a college teacher until you reach your sixties. Act as a pallbearer at the funeral of the Australian athlete who stood in support of you on that podium.

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Gesture politics, virtue signaling. If you oppose racism, do something practical.

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Turning away from the flag of the country that you represent does not advance any civil rights, other than the right to show you hate your own country.

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In the 1960s in America, millions protested against the Vietnam War, including flag burning. At one event, troops opened fire on four Kent University students, killing them. Those protestors didn't hate their country.

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zichiToday  10:58 pm JST

In the 1960s in America, millions protested against the Vietnam War, including flag burning. At one event, troops opened fire on four Kent University students, killing them. Those protestors didn't hate their country.

What makes you think they didn't?

And what is the relevance? The Kent State protesters, for those not American, is located in the United States, as opposed to the Olympics taking place in a foreign country.

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zichiJuly 17  10:58 pm JST

In the 1960s in America, millions protested against the Vietnam War, including flag burning. At one event, troops opened fire on four Kent University students, killing them. Those protestors didn't hate their country.

And if you notice at last year's protests, protestors were carrying American flags - not burning them. That's because they love their country which was arbitrarily ruled by a traitor racist Caligula dictator thug who hates America and its people.

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