BOJAZI: Minnesota's Take-a-Knee 'Teacher of the Year' is an embarassment to Education
If you've ever wanted to see what a slob of society looks like, then look no further than Kelly Holstine. She's your typical white liberal who sits on a throne of self indulgence, doing things to make herself look righteous, winning awards and then embarrassing herself in front of an entire country because winning the award wasn't good enough, and being a white liberal social justice warrior who gets on Fox News was way more self-serving than anything.
When she's not busy notifying the public of her preferred pronouns on Twitter (Kelly D. Holstine (she/her)), she's busy taking a knee during the college football championship game which was aired on national television. What better of a time to be self-serving and get yourself in the news than to do some generic stunt during a big time football game - a stunt people really stopped doing ages ago and no one cared about it back then either.
Holistine's stunt was no more important or relevant than a drunk person running on the field without pants, but as long as she gets her five minutes of Internet glory, then I guess it was worth it.
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She wasn't the only teacher present. There were others, but they weren't kneeling in protest, but instead - standing and acting like respectful teachers. More or less, respectful human beings who aren't starved of attention so bad they need to act out on national television at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
It's not brave, it's selfish and moronic, and that's the Minnesota "Teacher of the Year" for you.
She was featured on Fox News, where I first saw her photo and laughed out loud.
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"I just decided that it felt like the right thing to do, to have a very respectful protest," Holstine told The Hill on Wednesday.
More like the most ignorant protest that is nothing but an attempt at gaining five minutes of fame.
Holstine said she was motivated to kneel during the anthem for communities that are supposedly oppressed under the Trump administration.
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Like who? Name one group of people Trump's administration specifically has oppressed. There is literally no one who is oppressed because of Trump.
She continued with her generic drivel:
"I think the current environment that is being created and has been created in his tenure definitely adds to my feelings of wanting to support individuals who are not being supported," she said, adding: "I really feel like our country is not serving the needs of all its inhabitants ... so many humans right now that are not being given the respect and the rights that they deserve."
In a tweet recounting the event, Holstine quoted Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., writing: "No one is free until we are all free."
Lets just remind people that 1) no one cares about her feelings, and 2) she is acting absolutely nuts and, in my opinion, just looking for ways to get herself on TV or the Internet. What other teacher shaves their head and takes a knee during the college football championship game for any other reason?
Does she know that she could take a knee every day of her life and it would not change a single thing on this planet?
It gets better. The pronoun picking teacher is also standing up for #BlackLivesMatter, acting like they need her help to stand up for their cause. Word of advice lady, Black Lives Matter doesn't need your white shaved-head self to speak for them.
She posted on Twitter, in what I can only read in a groveling voice:
Honored as State Teachers of the Year at NCAA Champ FB Game. Given platform to stand up for marginalized and oppressed people. Like many before, I respectfully kneeled during Nat’l Anthem because, “No one is free until we are all free” (MLK). #imwithkap #blacklivesmatter #LGBTQ
In the Fox News article, they said Holstine talked to other educators before she took the knee, and that they were supportive of her. I am pretty certain that teachers or anyone else she spoke to was probably rolling their eyes as she walked away from them. Again, self-serving.
"Not everybody is given the opportunity to have a voice, and I can take a small moment, a respectful moment of protest, and exercise my First Amendment rights, and stand up for my students and for vulnerable adults and for people who are not treated in the way that they should be," she said.