Not everyone is on board with Colin Kaepernick’s boycott of the national anthem – in fact, most are opposed to it. Just hop on his Facebook page and you’ll be overwhelmed by posts rightly blasting the quarterback who claims he won’t stand for a nation “that oppresses black people.”
Kaepernick is personally so oppressed that he earns a salary of $19 million – and was adopted and raised by two white parents (those oppressors!). I’m sure it was no coincidence to Kaepernick that to him, America began to suck around the same time he did.
Many have tried to compare his protest to that of Jackie Robinson in the 1940s, who refused to sing the national anthem. But 1940 is not today. Robinson was playing baseball during the era of segregation. When he says he was refusing to do so because he lived in a nation that oppressed black people, he was actually justified. Jim Crow laws, by the way, were a creation of the Democrat Party, but I’m sure they’d rather you forget that and continue pretending that Republicans have a monopoly on racism.
Now, following the controversy, another quarterback is speaking out…. against Kaepernick.
Via IJ Review
At a news conference following practice Tuesday, Wilson was asked about the Colin Kaepernick ‘sit-in’ during the National Anthem in protest of the oppression of “black people and people of color.”
Here’s what Wilson said:
“First of all, there’s no perfect answer. I understand and respect the cause because there’s so much going on in America right now — so much hurt, so much pain. And ultimately I understand what he’s doing.”
But he went on to say that for him, standing with your hand over your heart is not a statement about what’s wrong with the country, but an affirmation of what’s right with it.
He said he has high regard for those who keep this country safe:
“For me, I love the flag. I love the National Anthem because it’s an emotional time for me because I’m so grateful I get to play on the football field. And every time I get to put my hand on my heart, it’s truly an honor — you know, the military, for me I think about my family members who have served, and friends — I train down in San Diego all the time, so I’m around the Navy and I see those guys around. And all they do for our country and the people in Afghanistan and all these people fighting. 9/11, for example, coming up — that’s going to be our first game and I think about all the pain from that. So that’s why I stand and put my hand on my heart.”
This is how a rational person addresses the matter.
Now that we’ve all been successfully sidetracked from the disaster that is Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for a few days, why don’t we get back to exposing her scandals and further guaranteeing a Trump presidency?