If you listen to ESPN, you might get the distinct impression that former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is no more than an activist who is being punished by the NFL owners for raising the issues of race, and police brutality in America. In fact, it seems that most ESPN commentators are convinced that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the entire NFL. Some continue to paint Kaepernick’s continued unemployment, it was Kaepernick, by the way, who opted out of his contract in San Francisco. He is unemployed because he chose to be. He chose to test the free agent market rather than stay with the 49ers. Some players are even saying that owners who do not sign Kaepernick are cowards.
While there is no doubt that some owners are fearful of the media saturation, and negative feedback from fans if they sign Kaepernick, it is unfair to label them cowards. In fact, some owners who are not, and will not sign the QB might have a more simple reason. It just might be that Kaepernick is hated for his actions. Yes actions. No, despite the narrative, Kaepernick did not simply choose not to stand for the national anthem. That was simply the first act in his transition into social justice warrior. In fact, this is how Kaepernick described his decision to snub the flag.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “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.” All because he kneeled during the national anthem last year.
It is one thing to kneel during the anthem to raise awareness or begin a conversation, as Kaepernick’s defenders claim he was doing. It is quite another to smear law enforcement in such an irresponsible and egregious fashion. But, it seems Kaepernick is all about the narrative.
The problem with this narrative, of course is that it is not true. America is the most tolerant and racially diverse nation on earth. Obviously Kaepernick has been over indulging in the social justice Kool-Aid. His statement goes along with the Black Lives Matter mantra that police are “hunting down” young Black men. Again, such a claim is completely false and reckless. But BLM is a group deeply rooted in Marxist philosophy. You should really go read their mission statements. If you are anti-family, anti police, anti-individualism, you will love these nuggets of delusion.
Kaepernick it should be noted began to embrace the social justice warrior act after he began dating Nessa Diab, a devoted Leftist who is a full-blown SJW
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s conversion to social activism coincided with his romancing of a hip hop DJ of Egyptian descent who has frequently spoken about perceived racial injustices and “Islamaphobia” in the U.S.
Kaepernick reportedly began dating Hot 97 DJ and MTV host Nessa Diab in July 2015. A few months later, his social media posts began to reflect the Black Lives Matter and Muslim activism of Diab.
“History!” Kaepernick wrote on Instagram Oct. 15, when he marked 50 years since the Black Panther Party was founded.
But 31 of his last 42 posts have strong social justice connotations, often featuring quotes from radical Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X, Black Panthers founder Huey Newton and cop killer Assata Shakur. During a Sunday news conference about the flag flap, Kaepernick dressed in a black hat with a large, white “X” and a T-shirt that featured photos of Cuban despot Fidel Castro and Malcolm X.
You can peruse Kaepernick’s Instagram here . You can see the transition for yourself. Of course, what ESPN will not tell you are the other things Kaepernick has done to alienate himself, well except for Will Cain, who actually looks at all the offensive stands Kaepernick has taken
Cain is correct here. Kaepernick did not kneel and then explain his positions in a calm rational way. He instead stayed in the hole he was digging and went right back to shovelling and in the process exposed himself as just another ignorant sjw trying to play a victim by bashing the country that gives him liberty. Liberty he clearly does not grasp, or appreciate. Instead he donned a Castro T-shirt and started to rant about government oppression? Talk about the irony of ironic ironies
The August evening the nation first noticed Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem at an NFL game, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback held a postgame news conference, as is typical league policy. At that news conference Kaepernick wore a T-shirt emblazoned with photos from a 1960 meeting between Malcolm X and Fidel Castro.
So after his first notable protest against what last week he called the “systematic oppression” of minorities in the United States, and saying he wants “freedom for all people,” Colin Kaepernick put on a T-shirt that featured a supportive image of one of the 20th century’s most enduring oppressors.
This absurd contradiction between what Kaepernick said and does was only a distant annoyance to me because, although I was born into Cuba’s imprisonment, I don’t often write about Kaepernick or his team. This wasn’t my fight.
Yes,, the writer actually KNOWS about the brutality and evil of Communism. He, unlike Kaepernick KNOWS about oppression
Cuba for more than five decades under the Castros has stifled practically any and all dissent. According to Human Rights Watch, “Cuban citizens have been systematically deprived of their fundamental rights to free expression, privacy, association, assembly, movement, and due process of law. Tactics for enforcing political conformity have included police warnings, surveillance, short-term detentions, house arrests, travel restrictions, criminal prosecutions, and politically motivated dismissals from employment.”
Now go to Google images of the Ladies In White protesting on Cuba’s streets. Kaepernick, the poster child for protest among NFL players, should do this. He would see images of women — white, black, mothers, daughters, sisters — systematically violated in one form or another by Castro’s thugs.
They are harassed, spat upon, pushed and even bloodied simply because they are fighting to do in Cuba what Kaepernick does on an NFL sideline without fear or physical repercussion — just before he wears that Castro shirt to his postgame presser.
And yet, Kaepernick wore a shirt honoring Castro? What type of social justice is that? What is Kaepernick advocating exactly? Does he even know? Or is playing the victim to addictive for him to embrace facts? Armando Salguero pressed Kaepernick in a teleconference
So I ask Kaepernick how he can protest oppression then ignorantly don a T-shirt featuring an oppressor?
After first denying he wore a Castro T-shirt at all, Kaepernick finally told us all why he loves him some Castro
And that’s exactly the moment Kaepernick shows how lost he truly is. Because in the next breath, Kaepernick, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, explains to me, the guy born in Havana, how great Castro really is.
“One thing Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here even though we’re fully capable of doing that,” Kaepernick said.
Is this real life?
First, Cuba does not have the highest literacy rate. Second, don’t be surprised if the same people who report Cuba’s admittedly high literacy rate are related to those who report its election results — the ones in which the Castros get 100 percent of the votes.
Third, could it be Cuba doesn’t have to invest a lot in its prison system because, you know, dungeons and firing squads (ElParedon) are not too expensive to maintain?
You can go read the whole piece here Kaepernick exposed himself as another dimwitted useful idiot who swallows the brainwashing the Left excels in. America bad! Castro good! America bad! America racist! And so on. Gee why would an NFL owner not want this sparkling gem of ignorance on their team? Hmmm
Then there are the other vile things poor victimized Colin has done. Things like wearing sock depicting police as pigs. Kaepernick, who is woke, explained himself, and spat on law enforcement once again
Kaepernick released a statement Thursday on his Instagram account explaining why he wore the socks:
“I wore these socks, in the past, because the rogue cops that are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger, but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust. I have two uncles and friends who are police officers and work to protect and serve ALL people. So before these socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately.”
Sounds like one of those “some of my best friends are…” defenses to me. Again, kaepernick threw all police under his Social Justice Warrior Victim Bus. But, he did not stop there did he? Nope!
And NFL owners might not want this loudmouth on their team? How racist of them! How dare they not want this agitator in their locker room? I would bet most coaches, and players also would rather punch Kaepernick in the mouth than have him on their team. Of course if they were to do such a thing, or even express such sentiment, the media would go after them. Yes, the same media that has basically white washed Kaepernick’s verbal idiocies.
Sorry, but Kaepernick has made his own bed, and continues to wallow in it frankly. He has the talent to play, no doubt. He was a fun player to watch. I used to enjoy his on the field deeds, and, if I owned an NFL team, I would have signed him had he stopped his ignorant diatribes after the anthem protest. But now? Hell would freeze over numerous times before I would sign a player that spews such ignorant and despicable things. Kaepernick is not the victim of hate, he is a purveyor of hate! Maybe the Castros will take him in. Maybe they can put him in charge of their “social justice” for dissidents program. Heck, maybe Kaepernick can even explain to the Cubans in prison for daring to question their government what a real victim he is?