Led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), a group of Democrat elected officials occupying space on Capitol Hill decided to portray a kneel-in for eight minutes and 49 seconds, as a commemorative tribute to the tragic in-custody death of George Floyd.
Speaker Pelosi did the speaking, calling for the gaggle of Democrats behind her to kneel in silence. Evident were swaying bodies, including that of Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY). Despite Nadler being the only one to remain standing at the kneel-in, even he had sway in his posture. Sadly, Ms. Pelosi couldn’t get up and required an aide to help her get upright.
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Talk about hijacking a symbol in front of a phalanx of cameras (note the “tribute” being paid to the photogs clicking away, Democrats peering up and side to side in showy self-centered fashion). Bear that in mind. Looking at the overall picture, one may snicker over the scene while also remembering how these same Democrat folks castigated Republican President Donald Trump last week when he walked across Lafayette Square to St. John’s Episcopal Church where he held up the holy Bible. It didn’t take long for Democrats and a choir of biased media voices to debase the president’s church visit as a “photo op.”
And here are Democrats not only performing form a distinct photo op but also donning a kaleidoscope of color worn around their necks, otherwise symbolizing solidarity with black culture. Yet the Kente is held sacred by a people who took offense at the disrespectful display.
An African woman who also declares she is not American had issue with these Democrats wearing the scarf-like adornment, taking offense to not only the display but the pretense of caring. As she puts it, some discernment and expense of time to know what the cultural symbol means was warranted—it was ill-conceived.
In the following brief video, the African woman explains ancestral meanings in the colorful garb and how traditional cultural values are rather debased by anyone wearing the symbolic tribal attire —a “Kente” cloth— bearing particular distinction and dignity.
This young lady explains it: “They are putting the Kente material, or this colorful fabric they had around their necks as some kind of placating sign or symbol to show that they are not racist and they are together with black people. Excuse me, dear Democrats, in your tokenism you didn’t wait to find out that this thing that you’re hanging around your neck is not just some African uniform. It’s actually the Kente material. The Kente belongs to the Ghanaian people […] Excuse me, Democrats, don’t treat Africans like we are children.” She expounds upon the Kente and its ancestral meanings and importance not meant for showiness or aesthetic display to further alternate messaging or “virtue signaling.” Watch how she rebukes the Democrats for their ill-considered and offensive stunt: