The hypocrisy and ignorance that permeates throughout this society is sickening. A young man refuses to pledge allegiance to words written by a damn socialist because he doesn’t agree with how they speak to today’s reality, and people ACTUALLY have hate in their hearts for HIM.
If folks paid half as much attention to what he was ACTUALLY protesting against vs. succumbing to self-imposed selective amnesia and surreal selfishness, maybe issues of racism and police brutality could be addressed appropriately. In order to be solved…they must first be addressed…undressed and revealed. Ask Tim Wise:
Unfortunately, we are dealing with arrogant maniacs more interested in repealing people’s access to affordable healthcare rather than revealing anything regarding justice. These are also folks that believe unarmed black lives are readily despensible while a convicted rapist(Brock Turner)should be spared because a stint behind bars might forfeit his future potential. Back away from me with this hypocritical nonsense. This privileged fuckers life is no more valuable than anyone else’s=His…Hers…Mine…Yours or “Tyrone’s from around they way.” In fact, it’s worth far less…Fuck this asshole and the two individuals that procreated this pond scums pathetic existence.
Sadly, and for far less, Colin Kaepernick may have sacrificed the rest of his career with his LEGAL non-violent protest. Since when do we openly cheer for someone to be unemployed for excercising freedom of speech AGAINST injustice while we keep giving second chances to rapists, wife beaters and addicts.
The Cleveland Browns gave Johnny Manziel multiple opportunities to fuck up before he ACTUALLY was let go=after literally doing NOTHING remotely close to Kaepernick’s worst day. Josh Gordon ACTUALLY produced on the field between losing bouts with blunts and alcohol-He was still given several chances because he wasn’t outspoken about anything controversial…He was/is “sick”…for the love of money=”We can rebuild him.” The NFL could care less about him as a person…like Kaepernick…even less as a black man.
Let me pause for a moment to voluntarily pull a card from the demonic deck of racism because that’s what this bullshit is ACTUALLY about…
“What you gonna do about the Old Jim Crow? Now if You’s white, You’s alright, If you’s brown, Stick around, But if you’s black, oh brother, Get back, get back, get back.”~’Get Back(Black, Brown and White)’ Big Bill Broonzy
Folks are ACTUALLY more upset with:
An athletes knee to the ground vs. a troubled cops ILLEGAL chokehold around the neck of unarmed Eric Garner that left him dead over selling loose cigarettes. The jury of insanity got to be the judge.
A picked-out afro vs. Sandra Bland being detained and subsequently executed over a fucking traffic stop. The jury of injustice got to judge again. If certain folks think this was suicide vs. homicide…I’ve got swampland in Antarctica for them to purchase with a discount.
An athlete backing up his mouth with action=monetary donations and volunteering vs. a rich, orange prick that has a history of trying to ruin the lives of innocent young black men(Central Park Five).
People that have ACTUALLY proclaimed to hate Kaepernick are full of B.S. It takes a special kind of stupid to genuinely hate a person that you don’t even know. These so-called patriots are only pissed because this young black man isn’t falling for their tired company line regarding “Murcia.” They falsely conflated peaceful protest with a perceived attack on our armed forces that ACTUALLY fight for our right to freely dissent from each other, and the government, without fear of being jailed or killed.
He can see the forest of fairness above the many rotten trees that threaten its very existence. The beautiful purple mountains that cross OUR land will continue to become colorless and far less majestic as long as we feel more divided and disrespected within our well-earned individual lines of sight…also known as opinions. Opinions ARE like assholes…We ALL have them…We ALL should feel free to express them in a truly free society.
Colin Kaepernick’s rightful protest IS what being American is supposed to be about. It goes beyond the colors in a motherfucking flag that wasn’t even designed to represent freedom for ALL in the first place.
It rises above hands held over hearts while worshipping words of wisdom written by someone that practiced an ideology we are supposedly adamantly against. His stance against racial injustice and police brutality should be considered as American as apple pie…BUT?
It doesn’t matter whether you consider him a hero or a zero…I believe Colin Kaepernick will continue to rightfully stand-up in the faces of those only concerned with “Just-Us” vs. justice…for himself, and the rest of U.S. until the day he dies.~Daryl
“Bye bye Miss American Pie…Drove my Chevy to the levy…But the levy was dry…And good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye…Singing….This will be the day that I die…This will be the day that I die.”~Lyrics from ‘American Pie’ Don McLean