Did I miss something

I keep hearing people say people shouldn’t protest this way or that. Or people at Harvard held a silent protest and then people say this is how you should protest, taking a knee is too offensive if done at the wrong time, but sit silently. What the hell has happened to this country, when did we take out our spines and leave them on the side of the road. This is the country of the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, now we are the country of sit down and be quiet. Sad.