When the Dallas Cowboys wanted to place a decal on their helmets to commemorate the police officers who had been murdered by a leftist fanatic the NFL declined the request. Wouldn't want to politicize football.
When ESPN announcer Paul Finebaum declared that blacks in America are not oppressed, he was forced to hang his head in shame and to apologize.
Yet, when washed-up football player Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem and was caught wearing socks depicting police officers as pigs, media figures rushed to defend his right to free speech.
This is, after all, the Age of Obama. And the oppression narrative that has driven the Obama presidency has now become dogma. Dispute it at your peril.
Kaepernick is probably going to be cut by the San Francisco 49ers, but the point does need to be made. When you are working for a company and wear a uniform identifying you with the company you do not have a right to say anything you please. The team and the league certainly have a right to make standing for the national anthem is obligatory, not optional. They ought both to do so.
Kaepernick’s job is to play football. Not to politicize the game and to distract the other players who want to play the game. As if the country was not sufficiently divided already.
The point also needs to be made that Kaepernick does not own the meaning of his gesture. Recently, he has declared that he did not mean to disrespect the flag and did not mean his protest as an anti-American gesture. But, you cannot have it both ways. Kaepernick was declaring that America is about oppressing blacks, and about nothing else. Thus, it was unworthy of his respect. He was, by his gesture, disrespecting the flag and demonstrating unpatriotic sentiments toward a country and toward people who had, after all, treated him better than well.
It doesn’t matter what he meant. If he had wanted to express his patriotism he knew how to do it. Since he did not, he was expressing something other than patriotism. Now he has said that he will contribute money to a cause that appeals to him. This does not change the meaning of his gesture.
And since the biracial Kaepernick was abandoned by his black biological father, to be adopted and brought up by a white family, his protest against white people suggests a singular lack of gratitude. He did not just disrespect America; he disrespected the people who had raised him.
While we are here, can you think of another biracial man whose black father abandoned him and his mother and who was brought up by white people? You guessed it: Barack Hussein Obama, himself. Maybe we should have national conversation about black fathers who abandon their children.
Kaepernick’s sentiments notwithstanding, demeaning and denouncing the country does not make anything better. It divides the nation and turns whites and blacks against each other. We have had nearly eight years of it under the aegis of Obama. It’s about time that we returned to an inclusive patriotism.
Be that as it may, all indications point to the fact that Kaepernick was not acting of his own volition. Rumor has it that he protested because his girlfriend told him to do it. Rather than being a strong social justice warrior, Colin Kaepernick was showing the world that he is… whipped!
It’s all about seduction. It’s about one person seducing the other person’s mind, making the other person the spokesperson for a trendy cause that the other person does not really understand.
Seducing minds is not limited to dumb jocks. The tech titans of Silicon Valley often seem to be mouthing progressive platitudes, platitudes that directly contradict their business practices. For example, they are all for diversity but have very un-diverse work forces. Even when they make an all-out and discriminatory effort to hire more minorities—as Facebook recently did—they still fall short. It’s not about oppression; it’s about the absence of qualified candidates.
In the meantime, the woman who controls Kaepernick’s mind is his girlfriend, named Nessa Diab, an MTV DJ. Diab is a Muslim social justice warrior who has expressed great admiration for Black Lives Matter and for Fidel Castro. I add a picture so you will have some sympathy with Kaepernick and understand that if he became her puppet, perhaps there were compensations.
Lately, Kaepernick has been filling his Instagram feed with radical messages and images:
But 31 of his last 42 posts have strong social justice connotations, often featuring quotes from radical Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X, Black Panthers founder Huey Newton and cop killer Assata Shakur. 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.
As for Diab, we read this:
Diab said in a March 2014 interview that she spent many of her formative years in Saudi Arabia, after her dad was transferred there from a job in California. She described being in the Kingdom during the Gulf War and how the threat of bombings later colored her impression of American tragedies.
“When 9/11 happened, it didn’t surprise me at all,” Diab said on the Guy Code Podcast. “’Wow. Mmkay. This is what we went through, probably, every couple months.’”
Posting about Alton Sterling’s controversial shooting by police officers, Diab remarked “they will also try to discredit the store owner’s account of what occurred because he’s Muslim and we know Islamaphobia is at an all-time high in this country.”
Diab said her parents, who were originally from Egypt, were highly educated, but denied some jobs in the U.S. “because they have an accent.”
Or else, consider this from Diab:
Scott McKay describes Diab’s influence on Kaepernick:
And after he started dating Diab, Kaepernick’s preparation and focus on football melted into nothing. Last year he lost his starting job amid an atrocious season, prompting San Francisco head coach Jim Tomsula to bench him in favor of Jacksonville Jaguar castoff quarterback Blaine Gabbert. And when Tomsula announced an open battle for the job in the offseason, Kaepernick largely withdrew from the team, skipping voluntary workouts and neglecting to match Gabbert’s effort.
Kaepernick’s career is over. Now, he will not be going out with a whimper. He will be going out and will be remembered for spitting on America.