Thursday, September 1, 2016
Colin Kaepernick is a $61 Million Idiot
Colin Kaepernick, the has-been QB star of the once great San Francisco 49ers, has every right to refuse to stand and salute the American Flag. Colin Kapernick has every constitutional right to burn the American Flag if he wishes. Colin Kaepernick has every right to wear socks with cartoonish police officers and the word “Pig” on them. Colin Kaepernick has every right to say: “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 has every right to comment on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: ”I mean, you have Hillary who has called black teens or black kids super predators. You have Donald Trump who’s openly racist. I mean, we have a Presidential candidate who’s deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me, because if that was any other person, you’d be in prison.” Colin Kaepernick has every right to be a buffoon and idiot. The American Flag and the Republic for which it stands, including the First Amendment, gives him that right. Colin Kaepernick was apparently harassed by police while in college, and hasn’t forgotten or forgiven. He has spoken out against the oppression of African Americans by whites and the police. Who has oppressed him? Is it the York family, the white owners of the 49ers, who gave him a 6 year, $126 million, with $61 million guaranteed. Even if, as is presently foreseeable, he rides the bench this year risking splinters in his gluteus maximus, he will earn a guaranteed $19 million. Was it John Harbaugh, the white 49er head coach, who turned him into an all-star QB for a few years? Was it the white couple who adopted him? Is it the white police officers and prosecutors who have been prosecuting white police officers who have wrongfully shot blacks? Is it the white police officers providing security to Colin Kaepernick? Is it the NFL which refused to let the Dallas Cowboys wear a helmet decal in memory of the 5 police officers killed and 7 wounded by a crazed black sniper? Is it the white fans who root for the black athletes, who are most of the NBA and NFL players? Is it the affluent taxpayers, and especially the affluent white parents who pay high tuition, to subsidize the minority students at our colleges and universities? Is it our deceased sailors and soldiers who fought under the American flag to preserve the right of idiots to act stupidly? Is it our disabled veterans who live with pain so that the Colin Kaepernicks of the country can trash the Flag and America? Hope Solo and Ryan Lochte also have to right to say stupid things and act like an idiot. Have they been oppressed by whites?