The Colin Kaepernick REFUSAL to Stand for the National Anthem and his disrespecting the flag has caused him a lot of consternation from football fans everywhere.
Fans everywhere are burning his jersey and he is being humiliated all over social media.
This latest Meme from Girls Just Wanna Have Guns says it all.
Colin Kaepernick is a moron! That multi-million dollar house he lives in is made possible by the freedom that that flag stands for!
His WHOLE life’s success in the NFL comes DIRECTLY from the FREEDOM that the American Flag stands for and the countless who GAVE THEIR LIVES to defend!
I will let this Army Ranger lay it on the line about Kaepernick’s comments. The Independent Journal Review asked Dorian Majied, an Army Ranger veteran who served in Iraq, for comment:
“I understand Kaepernick’s intention, however I disagree with his means. His NBA counterparts protested the same ideas in a way that neither hurt the country, nor ignored the ideals that people of color have fought and died which; ideals represented by the symbolism of the American Flag and words of the National Anthem.
As a member of a national organization, reaping the benefits of a country that apparently oppresses people who look like him, his argument is thin on a personal level.
Doing what Dwayne Wade and company did at a game opener to support BLM, or making a public verbal statement as Carmelo Anthony did, or even a written statement as Michael Jordan did are all more appropriate acts of protest.
He could write his congressman, he could petition, he could picket, he could join the service and actually fight for the rights he seems to think are not offered to him; his sitting through the National Anthem was a lazy lack of will and brain power.”
“To refuse to stand for the National Anthem is his right as an American, and I support that right, however I do not agree with that action.
There are a myriad of other ways to conduct social protest for people of color, that don’t, whether by intent or otherwise, ignore the American principles that have given rise to extreme integration within a single American generation.
My father was born without the right to vote and in one generation I’ve been blessed to lead amongst the world’s greatest fighting force.”
Then, he explained how Kaepernick is disrespecting the nation that gave him so much:
“To disrespect the country that has afforded him the opportunities and fortunes he acquired is only made more offensive by the fact that his life is the personification of the ideals I see in the American flag and National Anthem: a biracial child, raised by white parents, and who has accomplished much despite his “oppression.” In how many more nations around the world can a story like that come to fruition?
He made valid points, I’m not ignoring that there are still issues with race in America. However, he is ignoring the positive ideals of America that every colored person who has ever served, fought–while some died–for, by refusing to stand. Proper action is exactly that, action, not the inaction of not standing because he couldn’t think of a better way to protest.”
All I can say is BOOM!
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