San Francisco 49er’s former star quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, is making his opinions very well-known these days by refusing to stand for the national anthem of the United States of America.
The Associated Press reports that he “plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America – specifically when it comes to race relations.”
His exact words? “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppressed black people and people of color.”
Because, didn’t you know, America is severely racist. A few black thugs with well-established rap sheets being shot and killed by police officers of mixed races over the last four years is proof of that. Or so we’re told.
Now, admittedly, there were a few innocent men in the list of high-profile police shootings the media has fixated on. But guess what? There have been a few innocent white people who have been shot by police officers over the last four years too. And there have been a whole lot of innocent black people killed by black thugs.
They just don’t make national headlines.
What does warrant such attention is Colin Kaepernick self-righteously maligning the U.S., a country that’s allowed him the opportunity to make $740,844 in 2014 alone (a figure this little white girl would love to make). And we’re supposed to applaud him while he does. At least so says the AP, which continues on with:
“He knows he could be cut by San Francisco for this stand. Criticized, ostracized, and he’ll go it all alone if need be. The quarterback realizes he might be treated poorly in some road cities, and he’s ready for that, too, saying he’s not overly concerned about his safety, but ‘if something happens that’s only proving my point.’”
So wait a minute.
He’s not concerned about his safety? Even though the U.S. is basically just one giant KKK party?
And if him being attacked for being sanctimonious and willfully misinformed would prove his point that America is racist, does that mean that him not being attacked will disprove it?
Looks like he is too.