You've probably heard by now about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem because he believes this nation still oppresses blacks and there are way too many injustices toward minorities. I would bet my last dollar Kapernick is a big supporter of Barack Obama. He fits the bill perfectly: Entitled, spoiled, ignorant.
As you might expect, Kaepernick sounds quite inarticulate and -- let's be blunt -- stupid when he's asked to explain his position. For starters, he doesn't have the common sense to realize how absurd he looks. Born to a teenaged white mother who gave him up for adoption and a black father who didn't stick around, Kaepernick was adopted by a white couple.
He was scouted by whites, coached by whites and is paid by a white owner. His seven-year, $126 million contract (grossly generous when one considers his poor performance on the field in recent years) demonstrates that this nation cannot be all that bad for black people.
Like so many Democrats and progressives, Kaepernick fails to appreciate the sacrifices and suffering of millions of men and women who served in our military to protect our liberties -- including his right to spout off with his silly grievances. Kaepernick subscribes to the inaccurate left/liberal narrative that white cops are out to brutalize and kill black men. That whenever a cop shoots or kills a black and was wrong to do so, he gets away with it.
As I have discussed many times, in most cases when a black man has an altercation with an officer or is shot by the officer, the black man did something to provoke it, e.g. Michael Brown trying to grab an officer's gun in Ferguson, Mo., or Eric Garner resisting arrest in New York City and being wrestled down by a group of officers due to his large size. Most of these black men have lengthy criminal records. They are not the innocent, upstanding citizens the media portrays them to be.
And in cases where police were believed to be at fault, they are invariably charged. The Baltimore officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray, who died while being transported in a police wagon, were tried and acquitted. Michael Slager, a police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder after he shot Walter Scott in the back as Scott, unarmed, was running away. So the bad apples are held accountable, and in cases like Baltimore, even those who ought not to be charged sometimes are (someone should file a formal complaint against Baltimore's militant D.A., Marilyn Mosby, but that's a topic for another day). But don't try telling this to Kapernick. His mind is made up. Or maybe he has been brainwashed by the poisonous administration in the White House.
Kaepernick doesn't know what oppression and hellish living conditions are, because he's too ignorant to read up on the atrocities going on in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere. Someone who pulled a stunt like he did in a totalitarian nation would be hauled off to the gulag for torture and misery, and never heard from again. Hey, Colin, millions of people are dying to get into this nation because it's the greatest in the world. You ought to be ashamed of yourself for your immaturity and stupidity.
At any rate, Kaepernick is an embarrassment to the San Francisco 49ers and the National Football League. But no doubt the idiots at ESPN, which has become increasingly left-wing in recent years, will defend him endlessly. Sad to say, this nation has millions of dunderheads like Kaepernick, and that's why a mendacious criminal harridan like Hillary Clinton has a good chance to be elected president.