Flat White

Will we all have to take the knee?

31 October 2021

2:00 PM

31 October 2021

2:00 PM

If test cricketers such as Quinton de Kok can be compelled to ‘take the knee’ by their employer in order to demonstrate their political solidarity with a Marxist remit masquerading as an anti-racist signal, then the precedent is set.

We might grumble, but we can do nothing about it. Woke corporations are already strong-arming employees to get vaccinated or else. We might grumble, but we can do nothing about it.


The increasingly woke defence forces have moved to embrace gender identity politics; Marxism has a toe hold. It is a short step to compelling our soldiers to ‘take the knee’ on the parade ground, at ceremonies, at muster? We might grumble, but we can do nothing about it.

Or can we? Would the image of Aussie soldiers forced to kneel in supplication to a Marxist ideology stir us enough to do something about it? Will there be protest marches across the country? Will there be social unrest, civil disobedience? Or not? It’s a big question; will we all kneel and just grumble about it? That’s how the Marxist knee will be applied to our necks.

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