Sailor Films Herself DEFIANTLY NOT Standing For American Flag… Discipline is BRUTAL and SWIFT
A female sailor has posted a video of herself pulling a "Kaepernick" on social media and the fallout has been swift and brutal.
This Navy sailor refused to stand for the national anthem at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida as a protest claiming that the anthem is racist.
Navy rules state that sailors must stand and face the flag when the anthem is played. If a sailor is in uniform they are required to salute the flag and if in casual gear, which this sailor was, they are required to stand at attention with their right hand over their heart. This sailor did neither of these required actions.
Disciplinary actions for this disrespectful sailor are in process, the U.S. Navy has told Military Times. “We are always doing training to make sure that sailors know the pros and cons of using social media, and they must always observe appropriate conduct, and they’re always subject to the UCMJ at all times.”
While discipline is definitely in order here the issue is not that it was captured on social media. The issue is that this sailor has insulted the Navy and disrespected her country.
This anti-American soldier then went off on a spiel about praising Kaepernick and how she cannot stand for “a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
“(The stanza) basically says land of the free, home of the brave, except for hirelings and slaves and I just can’t support anything like that,” she ranted, in reference to the national anthem. “I think Colin had a really good point when he said we had bodies in the streets.”
The training center where the issue occurred confirmed that the sailor is being disciplined but would not go into further detail of exactly what the punishment is. The sailor will be allowed to continue training.
This sailor has blatantly defied the rules of the Navy and disrespected her nation. It's one thing to be an arrogant football player and throw a fit but it's completely unacceptable when you are a soldier and cannot show allegiance to the nation you serve.
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