Skip to comments.KAEPERNICK IS THE FACE OF PROGRESSIVE AMERICA
Posted on 08/29/2016 10:08:43 AM PDT by shortstop
All Colin Kaepernick did was connect the progressive dots.
He got an A on the test.
His conclusion -- that the United States is an evil nation built and maintained for the oppression of black people -- is exactly the point made repeatedly by President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic platform and any number of progressive candidates and activists.
He did nothing that their words have not implicitly demanded time and time again.
At the end of last week, in a meaningless preseason NFL game, meaningless back-up 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down through the national anthem as a sign of protest. He said he did it because he could not "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people."
Kaepernick is just about as black as Barack Obama. Both were born to white women of black fathers who disappeared, and both were raised in white homes in white communities.
And both are pretty sure that America is, from beginning to end, a cross between the Nazi Third Reich and the South African apartheid state. They are both pretty sure that this nation was born, raised and lives in racial sin. Specifically, that the operating purpose of the American goverment and nation is the oppression of blacks for the benefit of whites.
Meaning all the "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and "more perfect union" stuff is a bunch of eyewash.
The problem for Kaepernick is that he's taking guff for it while Obama gets rousing ovations for it.
The fact is, however, that Kaepernick merely chose a slightly different form of disrespect for the national anthem and the country than other similarly inclined athletes. For years we've been treated to the bored gum chomping of put-upon athletes who clearly resent having to stand in line and be subjected to what they seem to think is some moral equivalent of the Horst Wessel song.
Even during the recent Olympics it was pretty easy to sort out opinions atop the medals podium as the American national anthem played. When four American athletes are looking around and being annoyed during the anthem, or when four others stand there and one has her hand on her heart and the three others pointedly don't, it's clear to see that somebody's sending some sort of message.
And that message is the gospel of the progressive left.
Liberal Democrats at their recent convention and current campaign -- and for the last decade at least -- have defined America and its institutions as the problem, not the solution. America is the bad guy in Democrat mythology, and in too many American classrooms and lecture halls.
When Democrat politicians up and down the food chain denounce the United States for its "institutional" and "systemic" racism, they are burning the flag in their own way. If America is the South Africa of today, then its Founders and founding documents are sources not of strength, but of shame. The American heart is not generous, brave and kind, it is dark and evil, and patriots are the brown shirts of today.
In fact, the inescapable conclusion of progressive dogma is that patriotism is racism.
If you believe in and support a racist entity -- the United States of America -- you are a racist.
Maybe that's why the Democratic National Convention didn't display an American flag until shamed into doing so on social media.
And maybe Colin Kaepernick has established a new standard for progressive orthodoxy.
If he, on the basis of believing America oppresses blacks, refuses to stand for the anthem, how can any person of similar belief stand for the anthem and not be a hypocrite and a betrayer of the cause?
If rejection of America and its symbols is the logical expression of one's belief that this is a systematically racist society, how can any honest progressive do anything but reject America?
And how can any honest progressive see patriotism as anything but a support for systemic racism?
And how can any honest progressive see the American flag or other symbols of American institutions as anything other than racially offensive tokens of bigotry?
How long before the American flag joins the Confederate flag on the list of forbidden symbols?
That's how Democrats know Republicans are racists -- because they are patriots who love their country, its flag and its founding documents.
As the progressive movement of the Democratic Party insists on an embrace of globalism, it simultaneously demands a disavowal of American patriotism and identity.
Colin Kaepernick understands that.
And he sat down for it.
All he did was connect the progressive dots.
And before long you may be forced by the oppression of political correctness to do the same.
I wonder if Trump or Hillary mention anything about this. If no, you can guarantee the issue will be brought up as a debate question.
That's the line that should have been the money shot in this article
He has the face of someone who should be on a no-fly list.
The 4tH8rs may want to release him now. Their stands are already half full.
You know, all of these ingrates who think America is an evil place are free to leave and go to the Islamic hell-hole of their choice.
And black people could prosper well in a white country by understanding how whites (Christianized people) think and cooperating with that. They are demanding a world that can’t exist. What happens when that gets its head, is seen in places like Detroit.
When a modern immigrant comes here from Africa, he or she is not wailing about historical oppression or about how whitey hates him or her. He or she generally hustles, and prospers big time.
“Historical oppression” can become an excuse for actionless paralysis.
I hope he get bulldozed on his first play from scrimmage by the entire opposing defensive line
don’t forget that the opposing DL are all minorities as well, and probably agree with him...meanwhile, it’s much more important that Tom Brady get punished for his stance on ball inflation....
I’d look to the objective situation about which he is claiming to protest. Are we looking at mostly smoke, or mostly fire?
If something actually does need reformed, why doesn’t he speak of lifting a finger to try to reform it?
He’s gotten mired in the forever grudging mindset of Islam, is why. Complaints are many; efforts to reform are few.
I thought this read like a Bob Lonsberry article and was glad to see his name on it. Spot on.
My take: We should all feel so baaaaad for Mr. Kaepernick. This country has been so terrible for him. He never got to attend college. He was precluded from earning wealth and fame. He is just continually oppressed for reasons outside of his control (like on-field performance, actions, and comments). No doubt the poor young man is fighting off klansman each and every day...
Real Football players don't use their ‘meal ticket’ for a forum to express how dissatisfied they are, they don't get another chance...the 49ers might not be able to get rid of him this year, but next year they can, and if I were the head coach of this team, he wouldn't be dressed in a 49ers uniform the rest of the year, he would park his ‘rotten butt’ on a fold up chair by the water boy and that is where he would stay for the whole year...
can anyone verify: a co-worker said that Colin Kaperenick (sp?) has been doing this “no standing during the National Anthem” stunt for a long time....is that true?
Give him one last flight... back to Africa. Let’s see if he can get a $10 million contract to kick a soccer ball. He’d be laughed off the field wanting a time out every 45 seconds.
Speaking of faces, he has always reminded me of Anthony Wiener schnitzel.
Is there anything in his contract which states he can't be made to wear a dunce hat while he's sitting on that folding chair by the water boy?
That would even be better, then the whole world would know how stupid some people here are...
This is totally disgusting, you don’t bite the hand that feeds you, and not only does he have ‘certain people’ upset with him, with his latest remarks, he has the whole nation upset with him, and of course this goes to the rest of the team...wonder how many times the 49ers are going to get booed because of this brainless idiot!!!
He needs to move to a country that meets his requirements.
The problem isn’t that Kaepernick is “progressive” ... the problem is that he converted to Islam this summer and is marrying a Muslim Black Lives Matter Activist. Something else Kaepernick & Obama have in common besides white mothers/black fathers ... they’re Muslim and their “religion” is antithetical to the principles on which this country was founded. Mr. Kaepernick has been “radicalized” by his Muslim BLM fiance. Obama was radicalized by the scumbags who raised him and the company they/he kept.
Controversy Erupts After NFL Quarterback Converts To Islam and Refuses To Stand for National Anthem
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