To be honest, I never thought that people would still be talking about Colin Kaepernick and his protest of the national anthem today. Not only is he still the center of attention in the football world, he’s inspired a number of other players to take up his pointless protest.
Everyone seems to have voiced an opinion on the matter. Barack Obama publicly expressed support for his protest, while Kaepernick’s own mother has denounced it. Recently, liberal Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg even weighed in on the protest of Kaepernick and fellow players, stating they she personally “thought it was kind of dumb.”
Now, even those performing the national anthem are mimicking Kaepernick’s protest. As the Federalist Papers reported:
As if we didn’t have enough stupid in the world, Leah Tysee proves that more is more when she decided to take a knee during the National Anthem. Oh, did I mention that she is a recording artist and was SINGING when she did it? Nice.
Watch the video below and try not to throw your computer out the window at the end:
— HeatherPeterson KFBK (@heatherp_kfbk) October 11, 2016
After the spectacle, she took to Facebook to explain herself, and only ended up digging a deeper hole.
“I cannot idly stand by as black people are unlawfully profiled, harassed and killed by our law enforcement over and over and without a drop of accountability,” she wrote.
She went on to offer the typical disclaimer we have seen from others, usually to hedge against claims that they’re anti police, that; “I believe that the majority of police are good and are against this too and as a nation we all need to speak up. We should all be outraged and demand justice and an end to the brutality.”
But later, she hammered home her true point. “Whether or not you can see if from your vantage point, there is a deep system of institutionalized racism in America, from everyday discrimination to disproportionate incarceration of people of color to people losing their lives at the hands of the police simply for being black.”
Yeah ok. So not all police are racist, but a strain of institutionalized racism runs through our nation’s entire police force. Yeah – sure.
So to summarize Leah Tysse’s statement and the basic premise of the Black Lives Matter “movement”, we have the police, comprised of men and women; black and white; asian, hispanic and middle-eastern; Christian, Muslim and Jew; people of all color and all proudly falling under one common color- blue, killing black people “simply for being black”.
It sounds ridiculous because it is.