Let’s take a deep breath, take a step back and think about this. Nobody dawning a football helmet with the Flying WV this year is asking you to support any type of violence. They aren’t asking you to support hatred of any kind. And, they certainly aren’t asking for you to make one race superior than another.
That decal to them is asking for respect. Nothing more. Nothing less. Perhaps the late, great Bill Stewart said it best, “It’s Mountaineer Pride.” “DON’T LEAVE YOUR WINGMAN… never, ever, ever bail out on your brother.”
And if you automatically associate the three letters, BLM, with hatred. How does that make you feel? Are you against hatred? If so, then how can you turn around and spew hatred? Two wrongs don’t make a right. It’s time for unity, not division. It’s time for healing, not attacking.
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”-Mark 12:31
— Bryce Ford-Wheaton (@Brycewheat3) September 3, 2020
Of course, everybody has their right to an opinion. But, this article isn’t to discuss the Black Lives Matter Organization. This is to discuss 18 – 22 year old young men.
These men chose to live in our state. They chose to join the Mountaineer family. Out of all of their options, they put their future, their hope and their dreams into Blue & Gold Nation. And now, they need our support.