There’s something that liberals simply don’t understand: words have consequences. So do actions. Everything that anyone says and does has a consequence, because we don’t all live in self-contained little bubbles. That’s a reality that liberals just can’t and won’t accept. They think they can say and do whatever they want, and it won’t ever have any negative repercussions, because they had good intentions.
Colin Kaepernick is the latest to fall for this. And while he refuses to stand for the national anthem in protest of police, the men and women who risk their lives every day to keep us safe are under attack. In New Mexico, another officer was murdered by a career criminal with a tattooed face, just for doing his job.
Clint Corvinus was chasing down Joseph Moreno, a repeat felon with three active warrants out for his arrest. Corvinus was killed by Moreno, who shot him in the face to avoid being captured. Moreno himself was later killed in a shootout with police.
Corvinus leaves behind an eight-year-old daughter.
What does this have to do with Colin Kaepernick? Well, Kaepernick is clearly not directly responsible for Corvinus’ death. He didn’t pull the trigger. Moreno is responsible for Corvinus’ death. But what Kaepernick did do is fan the flames of anti-police hatred. Instead of working with police to find a solution, to build better relationships between police officers and the minority communities they serve, Kaepernick has made a spectacle that does nothing but serve as an agitation and that increases division among us.
The even more frustrating thing is that Kaepernick does it while he whines about oppression, despite his status as a millionaire, as a football player who leads an incredibly blessed life. Yet he doesn’t see that. He doesn’t see that he is not oppressed in any way, shape, or form. If he wants to know oppression, he should go visit the people who live in true poverty, in third world countries all over the world, whose children starve or who fear for their lives because they live under the brutal reign of evil dictators. That’s real oppression. Kaepernick, with his pampered, spoiled life, could never understand what that’s like. Yet he tosses the word around, casually and carelessly, and doesn’t realize or care the negative effect he could have. All he sees is publicity and media attention. Will he care that officers are dying in the line of duty? He should. And he should feel guilty for contributing to anti-police bias.