Oh, don’t be fooled; just because he’s half black doesn’t mean he can’t be a racist. His deeds and words back me up: “… I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed.” Just who the hell is oppressed around here? Who is being denied their right to speech? Their right to freely associate? Their right to petition the government for redress?
I’ll admit that there are certain pockets of America where due process is under some stress and strain. I would argue that the social contract is under more stress and strain in those same areas. Apparently Mr. Kaepernick would rather I didn’t make note of the co-location of the sparks of Blue on Black homicide with the raging inferno of Black on Black genocide.
Thing is being a racist moron doesn’t make you anti-American.
Colin thinks there’s problems with America. He feels that he needs to bring attention to the problem. Not a dishonorable motive. He has chosen a very high profile medium and method for his protest. Nothing illegal, or immoral, but verrrrrry sure to get folks attention.
My problem is that he insists on viewing the situation through racially ‘tinged’ glasses. The result is that he is failing to fight to save the dozens of lives of young black men because he can’t accept that those same young black men seem to be the problem.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color…”
“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” –Colin Kaepernick
So, I’ve been thinking and listening and watching. There’s a lot of hullabaloo about some clown on the San Francisco Football team. It seems that folks are debating whether we should debate whether this football guy is right or wrong for not standing up for the national anthem. That’s a stupid argument. It’s a free country, he can be a racist feminine hygiene product all day long if he wants. However, doing so in a flamboyant manner won’t change the fact that he’s a flaming racist. — Gus
Some of remarks are getting a ton of attention, but this part rarely gets reported:
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