Kaepernick comparisons explode after Pence refuses to stand for North Korean athletes

Vice President Mike Pence stirred controversy at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea by refusing to stand.

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No, it wasn’t during the U.S. national anthem or anything as significant, but it appeared to be a silent protest of North Korea’s oppressive regime, which had sent athletes to Pyeongchang to participate in the games.

While seated between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pence sat stone-faced as the North Korean athletes were introduced.

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Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, stood behind Pence, looking every bit the sinister sister that she is.

Pence and his wife Karen appeared to be the only two officials in the press box not to stand for the North Korean athletes. They also reportedly declined to go to an Olympic Dinner attended by North Korean officials.

The inevitable idiocy of the Internet being as it is, the comparisons to Colin Kaepernick’s anti-national anthem protests, based on a false narrative of police racial violence, spread like wildfire. Fortunately, conservative millennial Allie Beth Stuckey was there with apt rejoinders.

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Stuckey wasn’t going to let the narrative fly.

https://twitter.com/conservmillen/status/962145434079846400

She wasn’t done yet, lest it get all twisted.

When confronted with this reality, the leftist retort was to latch onto a false narrative.

This is how it’s done: Don’t concede the strawman argument.

And… here comes the name-calling.

Cool, calm reason is the way to respond.

Disagree without being disagreeable. That not only wins arguments, it wins allies and respect.

As a third party observer aptly put it:

Poor guy had nothing but a bitter comment to leave before bailing.

Is there any valid comparison between Mike Pence protesting the inhumane treatment of North Korea to Colin Kaepernick protesting police violence in the United States?

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No, but that won’t stop the left from trying.

 

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