Another American athlete decided to follow idiot Colin Kaepernick’s lead by kneeling during the national anthem. In a ridiculous effort to “keep the discussion” going about about police brutality against African Americans. This time it is LGBT soccer star Megan Rapinoe who actually represented the United States in Rio for the Summer Olympics.
However, what she forgot is that the gay and lesbian community in America has a huge network and support group. They have a President prosecuting bakeries who want bake cakes for gay couples. Their are over eighty LGBT organizations supporting them. The Supreme Court even ruled they’re allowed to get married. So how again are black people and LGBT people being oppressed?
They both live in a country that provides them the freedom to disrespect their flag without fear of retribution. After her game against the Chicago Red Stars she told media reporters about the oppression she faces and blasted America.
“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties. It was something small that I could do and something that I plan to keep doing in the future and hopefully spark some meaningful conversation around it.”
Whenever I hear people talking about oppression I roll my eyes. Is America perfect… NO. Does it still have things to work on… YES. In the LGBT and race relations department…. SURE. But take a good long hard look in the mirror and ask your self if you’re really being oppressed. Better yet, take a look at the world around you and ask yourself… am I being a petulant little baby?
In Pakistan they throw acid on the faces of women who cheat on their husbands. In Saudi Arabia women can’t drive. In Yemen and Oman a woman needs a male family escort out in public and isn’t allowed to go out without a burka. In parts of Africa women have parts of their vaginal genitals taken out. Are you really that oppressed?