Colin Kaepernick Refuses to Stand For Blood Spangled Banner

Go Colin Kaepernick! I love football. The NFL YouTube channel is one of my favorites. I watch the highlights of every game. Their athleticism is absolutely insane.

But the NFL has serious Statist problems. Buddied up with the military, sometimes there are F16 flyovers at stadiums, there are often commercials, at least I remember them from years ago, of the NFL encouraging enlistment into the ranks of government trained killers, etc.

Kaepernick is the starting quarterback for the 49ers. I’m a Miami Dolphins fan, but as long as Kaepernick is playing for the 49ers, I am a 49ers fan first now, and Dolphins second.

I realize that it is not perfectly principled to be a consumer of NFL content when I also say the league is tainted with Super Statism. What can you do.

I also realize that not all the reasons Kaepernick refuses to stand during the Blood Spangled Banner are great. Something about Black Lives Matter and other stuff that doesn’t really get to the point. But he did criticize both Hitlery Clinton and Donald Duck, and in correct ways, so he does get something:

CK: You have Hillary who has called black teens or black kids super predators, you have Donald Trump who’s openly racist. We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because if that was any other person you’d be in prison. So, what is this country really standing for?

Regardless of his reasons, it takes real guts to sit during the Blood Spangled Banner, especially in an Uber Statist league like the NFL. He’s risking his very career. It is very possible the 49ers will sideline him so as not to upset their fans, and no other team would pick him up for the risk of being tainted.

We should show him our support and root for the 49ers!

Fox News ran this stupid segment on some paraplegic government trained killer who is upset with Kaepernick for not standing during the song as Kaepernick has legs. Johnny Jones, this guy who got his legs blown off after trying to kill people in some far off land, is upset.

I have a message for Johnny Jones. The fact that you don’t have legs is your own fault. If you want to keep whatever limbs you have left, stop trying to kill people.

Cowards like Jones invade other countries who have not attacked first. Jones will collect his welfare check until the government runs out of Kaepernick’s money to give him for having his legs blown off.

Brave men like Kaepernick risk their livelihoods and reputations to sit down for what they believe in.

 

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4 thoughts on “Colin Kaepernick Refuses to Stand For Blood Spangled Banner

  1. I get the criticisms of Clinton, but Trump is not “openly racist”. That’s actually just Clinton’s claim. I hear people saying it a lot, but no one manages to produce a single example.

    • I have no problem with racism as you know, as long as it is not backed up with violence. But Trump’s racism is clearly backed up with the threat of violence. He is racist against Chinese and wants to slap a tariff on them. He wants to build a wall to keep Mexicans out. He wants to deport “illegal” immigrants who commit no crimes. All of this is violent racism.

      You’ll say it’s not motivated by race. Whatever. It makes no difference. Trump is evil, and so is Hillary. I don’t know who is worse, so I’m not voting.

      • He’s not racist against China. He’s opposed to the actions of the Chinese government. It’s their restriction of trade that’s the problem. Yes, he proposes to combat that with restriction of trade in turn, but there’s really no other weapon against them. Unless you can think of one.

        If you object to immigration law, you need to work to have those laws changed. Not merely refuse to enforce the law. Opting to enforce the law is not racist.

        And it does make a difference. Truth always makes a difference.

      • I don’t want to think of a weapon against anybody. The Chinese state restricts trade, but so does the US state. Stop with the weapons. He wants to label them “currency manipulators”. Well, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. In this case it’s more like a black hole calling a kettle black. If opting to enforce the law is not racist, then opting to enforce the Fugitive Slave Law was not racist, neither opting to enforce Jim Crow Laws, by your logic. One cannot make the excuse that opting to enforce the Fugitive Slave Law is not racist simply because it is the law. Going even further, you cannot say that opting to enforce the Jews To Auschwitz Law is not racist because it is the Law. That argument is bad.

        Truth does make a difference, yes. I don’t care if Trump is “racist” by your narrow definition. He’s evil. Call it racism, call it authoritarianism, that does NOT make any difference.

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