Patriotism is a funny thing. You are either patriotic or you’re not. There’s no real middle ground, no half-assing it. If you have the patriot mentality, you stand at attention for the national anthem. If you don’t, especially for some dubious reason, you’re unpatriotic.
Colin Kaepernick, as we’ve all found out recently, is unpatriotic. He made headlines this weekend when he did not stand for the national anthem. What made matters worse is that he did it in protest of the state of affairs in this country, or his perception of them, for black Americans. He did it as a way to stand united (pun extremely intended) with the black community to help bring about change for blacks in America. He did nothing of the sort and instead brought unnecessary and unworthy scrutiny upon himself. Kaepernick is not a repressed black American and he has no idea what some people (black or white) go through on a day to day basis. What’s worse again, is that he’s choosing a stage that makes literally no sense on which to do it.
After the ridiculous protest, America fought back, but it’s Trump that’s now making the headlines in a good way, saying “Maybe he should find a country that works better for him,” referring to Kaepernick, of course.
Watch the video and try not to nod your head the entire time.
Trump is right here, of course. Kaepernick is misinterpreting something so simple as national pride and thinks that it has anything to do with black oppression. Perhaps he should visit Africa and talk about the actual oppression that happens in those countries, rather than the first world problems over here.
News flash Colin, what you’re doing not only makes zero sense, but it’s also making matters worse. You’re fueling the hatred instead of trying to make a real difference. Want to help? Go talk to inner city Chicago youths about violence and try to get them to stop shooting each other. Try to see why the fatherlessness rate is so extraordinarily high in black communities, and try to fix it.
Don’t disrespect every single current and former service man and woman and all other American’s that love, live, and die by the flag. Maybe we should boycott the 49ers. That’ll send a very powerful and on point message, something Kaepernick knows nothing about.