What would have happened if Colin Kaepernick had protested for the right to keep and bear arms? Would ESPN , and other sports media types gushed over him? Would they have stood for his right to express himself? Apparently not
Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez told reporters Tuesday he “didn’t mean any harm” by his nearly six-year-old Instagram post that advocated for the Second Amendment via a quote that has been falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler
The inaccurate quote, often cited by those who oppose gun control, was posted to Martinez’s Instagram page in 2013 and read, “To conquer a Nation, First disarm it’s (sic) citizens.” It included an accompanying photo of the German dictator doing the Nazi salute.
A 25-year-old Martinez captioned the image, “This is why I always stay strapped! #thetruth.”
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, a day after the old post resurfaced, Martinez, now 31, said it was meant to illustrate his stance on the Second Amendment, which protects the right to bear arms. The post has since been deleted.
“At the time I posted that, the Second Amendment at the time was definitely a hot topic,” Martinez said. “The point of it wasn’t to offend anybody.”
Well, let us start with the mis-attributed quote. The fact is Hitler DID disarm people, as did the Soviets, and other dictators
So, now we will see if the ESPN commentators rise in full throated support of Martinez and his speech. Wanna bet they don’t?
Here are some of his remarks
Again, he said nothing really controversial, but the Brown Shirted Speech Police are still after him, because he expressed views that are not sanctioned by the left.