Skip to comments.Teachers and Coaches Should Quit NEA in Wake of Kaepernick Award
Posted on 07/22/2018 12:24:51 PM PDT by Kaslin
The National Education Association thinks Colin Kaepernick is an ideal role model. Many members, however, may take their loyalty elsewhere. And frankly, they should.
On July 1, the NEA honored Kaepernick, along with several other persons and organizations, with a Human and Civil Rights award in recognition of the former pro-football stars campaign to fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism. The born-again political revolutionary, who these last couple years has been peddling the idea that police are conducting a nationwide pogrom against innocent blacks, accepted the honor with predictable melodrama. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way, he said. There are bodies in the streets.
If not necessarily as a pro-football player, then as an activist, Colin Kaepernick has come of age. By initiating the now-common pregame kneel-down, fist-in-the-air ritual during the playing of the national anthem during the 2016 NFL season, the ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback has retooled himself as a national conscience of sorts, reaping wholly undeserved public support.
His allegations of systematic police brutality against blacks is a mélange of distortions. The denunciations of police killings about which he and fellow zealots doth protest represent a triumph of rhetoric over reality. Fatal incidents in Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Tulsa and other cities routinely cited by such activists, when scrutinized, have involved a suspect behaving erratically and even violently. Cops lives were in real jeopardy. Indeed, if the term police killings means anything, it refers to ambush-style multiple murders of police in Baton Rouge, Dallas, New York City and elsewhere.
NFL officials from Commissioner Roger Goodell on down, fearful of bad publicity and possibly a strike, have preferred to accede to player-activists. Last November, the commissioners office and the team owners reached a settlement with protesting players in which the NFL would donate $89 million over seven years to various radical organizations. By any measure, this was a shakedown. The fact that it is not the job of the NFL or any other sports organization to bankroll political campaigns was irrelevant to the shakedown artists.
Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernicks star rose. In 2016, Kaepernick rationalized his refusal to stand at attention during the national anthem, I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. For such declarations of ostensible bravery, Sports Illustrated last fall presented him with its Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. Time magazine named him fifth runner-up for its 2017 Person of the Year. And this April, Amnesty International gave him its Ambassador of Conscience Award for his social activism and refusal to ignore of accept racial discrimination. For a while, Kaepernicks 49ers 7 was the most popular NFL jersey, outselling even Tom Bradys Patriots 12. Though now an unemployable free agent, the radioactive quarterback is on top of his game even if the game is no longer football.
In this ideological hothouse, it isnt surprising that the National Education Association bestowed its Human and Civil Rights Award upon Colin Kaepernick on Sunday evening, July 1, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. He was among a dozen luminaries so honored, a roster that included former First Lady Michelle Obama, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Muslim Girls Making Change, and LGBT activist Chris Sgro. Kaepernick recently started up his own organization, the Know Your Rights Camp, to raise awareness on higher education, self-empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios. NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia was effusive in her praise:
The human and civil rights champions we honor tonight are the epitome of the fierce urgency of now that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about in his I Have a Dream speech. Through their deeds and actions, they have demonstrated remarkable courage and conviction to stand up for racial and social justice. They have shown an unrelenting resolve and ferocity to make a real difference for public education, students and our nations future. They are shining examples of social justice activism, fighting against injustices every day, and making sure that our great nation lives up to its promise.
Such sanctimony underscores how far to the Left the NEA really is.
But what if a sizable portion of the roughly three million teachers and other school employees represented by the union object to their dues payments being used this way? Until a few weeks ago, dissatisfied NEA members, along with fee-paying nonmembers, would have problems challenging union paycheck deductions.
That changed on June 27, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 that the practice of forcing nonmember state and local public employees to pay partial dues (agency fees) to a union violates worker free speech. The decision overturned over 40 years of monopoly representation practiced in nearly two dozen states and curbed the future political clout of the National Education Association and other public-sector unions. According to internal estimates, the NEA alone may lose 200,000 members this year and another 100,000 next year.
It should be mentioned here that the ranks of the National Education Association include dues-paying high school football coaches. This subset of membership, most of all, should consider exiting the union in absence of accountability from its leaders. Part of these coaches jobs involves instilling a sense of teamwork and respect for authority among their players, some of whom themselves may play in the NFL one day. Indeed, there is no justification for these coaches to continue furnishing funds to a union that honors Colin Kaepernick, someone whose public behavior runs counter to the lessons they impart to others.
Let’s take a knee and place it on the face of the idiot who came up with this useless “award.”
Left wingers giving awards to other left wingers... Yawn...
“our great nation lives up to its promise”
Ok, I don’t recall any “promises” made by Jefferson, Washington, Madison or any other Founders...must be the “New History” they are teaching nowadays! /s;)
Proof that nea hates this country.
Any teacher who quits and states this as the reason, will be fired. The school boards and administrations are in lockstep with the nea on this. Public sector unions should never have been allowed. These scumbag teachers wait every year until the school session starts, then go on strike. They think because they work a whole 9 months out of the year they should be making six figure salaries and that should continue through retirement with full benefits. It’s all for the children after all.
“...bigger than football...”
Right now, for you, everything is bigger than football.
The NFL is beyond dead.
nea is only awarding this empty honor to bozo to flip off President Trump.
“Left wingers giving awards to other left wingers... Yawn... “
Just like the Academy Awards. Where “Gentile actors” blow kisses to the “assembled Harvey Weinstein’s of the Industry.” They would probably do more, but there are cameras there.
Anybody who dons a Che T-shirt or poster, or is pro Marxist...
God forgive me for murderous thoughts.
National Evil Association—sociopaths giving awards to other sociopaths for being outstanding sociopaths.
What is Social Justice?
Social Justice, also known as economic justice, is a term describing the redistribution of wealth for the common good of all. However, this comes at the expense of wage earners and liberty by demanding a society to conform. Those who work and have must give to those who don’t work and don’t have.
This is the fundamental basis of Marxism and championed by liberal progressives. Everyone shall have equal advantages and everyone will have equal disadvantages. In reality it creates two classes, those with power and everyone else.
“Right now, for you, everything is bigger than football.”
“Professional Foot Ball is a $hit game played by $hit players. It isn’t worthy of any support by anyone who is a patriotic American.
'History!' Kaepernick wrote on Instagram Oct. 15 , when he marked 50 years since the Black Panther Party was founded.
Kaepernick has posted 170 photos or videos on his Instagram account in the four years since he created it. Most of his first 128 posts were pics of him in football gear, publicity photos or shots taken with friends.
But 31 of his last 42 posts have strong social justice connotations, often featuring quotes from radical Nation of Islam leader [communist] Malcolm X, Black Panthers founder Huey Newton and cop killer Assata Shakur [aka, communist-revolutionary JoAnne Chesimard]
During a Sunday news conference about the flag flap, Kaepernick dressed in a black hat with a large, white X and a T-shirt that featured photos of Cuban despot Fidel Castro and Malcolm X.
Here's a close up of the jerk's shirt. It reads "Like Minds Think Alike" (Fidel Castro and black radical/communist Malcolm X)
With the 49ers visiting the Dolphins this week, San Franciscos Colin Kaepernick engaged in a conference call with members of the South Florida media. However, one reporter wanted to discuss something that happened in August, when Kaepernick wore a shirt that appeared to show support for Fidel Castro, which led to a tense exchange.
The shirt depicted scenes from a 1960 meeting between Castro and Malcolm X, and it bore the phrase, Like minds think alike. Kaepernick wore it to a news conference after the 49ers third preseason game, which was when his refusal to stand during the national anthem became a major national story.
From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROES
"On May 1st, May Day , the day of the gigantic Free Huey [Newton] rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo [the police].
Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.
The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."
To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."
Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969)
'History!' Kaepernick wrote on Instagram Oct. 15 , when he marked 50 years since the Black Panther Party was founded.
"Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 August 22, 1989) was an African-American political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. He continued to pursue an education, eventually earning a Ph.D. in social philosophy. In 1989 he was shot and killed in Oakland, California. ..."
"As a student at Merritt College in Oakland, Newton became involved in politics in the Bay Area. He joined the Afro-American Association (AAA), became a prominent member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Beta Tau chapter; and played a role in getting the first African-American history course adopted as part of the college's curriculum.
He read the works of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Mao Zedong, Émile Durkheim, and Che Guevara.
During his time at Merritt College, he met Bobby Seale, and the two organized the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in October 1966."
Teachers can now opt out of unions. Heee
The NEA is displaying their questionable roots by choosing to honor an un-American thug.
The NEA has too much in common with communism. Their organization contributes zero to the GDP, and just drains resources of others only to look out for themselves.
The NEA has nothing to do with quality education; in fact just the opposite; they degrade education.
Let’s call it the TALE Award for Teachers Against Law Enforcement.
Idiots...NOT useful. And these fools teach our young? Disgraceful.
‘They think because they work a whole 9 months out of the year they should be making six figure salaries and that should continue through retirement with full benefits.’
in before some teacher’s relative makes the attempt to tell us the nine month work year is a myth...
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