Remember that NFLer who refused to stand for the anthem? Well, just LOOK how America has responded.
You remember the NFL? It’s the sports outfit that took a stand against the show of support for the cops killed in Dallas? Well, Kaepernic took ‘a stand’ of his own. He didn’t want to stand for the anthem ‘because racism’.
“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.”
Independent Journal Review
Thanks for smoothing over those race relations for us, Mr President. You’ve been a great help.
Anyway, it didn’t take very long for people to tell Kaepernick exactly what they thought of his little stunt.
Turn up your speakers for this PERFECT video response.
But wait — there’s more!
Independent Journal Review decided to see what veterans think about Kaepernick’s comments. We talked to Dorian Majied, an Army Ranger veteran who served in Iraq.
“I understand Kaepernick’s intention, however I disagree with his means. His NBA counterparts protested the same ideas in a way that neither hurt the country, nor ignored the ideals that people of color have fought and died which; ideals represented by the symbolism of the American Flag and words of the National Anthem.
As a member of a national organization, reaping the benefits of a country that apparently oppresses people who look like him, his argument is thin on a personal level.
…He could write his congressman, he could petition, he could picket, he could join the service and actually fight for the rights he seems to think are not offered to him; his sitting through the National Anthem was a lazy lack of will and brain power.”
…My father was born without the right to vote and in one generation I’ve been blessed to lead amongst the world’s greatest fighting force.”
Majied finished by saying, “Kaepernick was wrong in his delivery and protested the wrong symbols of America. The American flag and National Anthem represent the highest of American ideals, not the lowest ideals.”
Read the full comments at IJR.
Of course, this doesn’t even address the REAL reason he’s got a beef with America. That’s covered here.