Kaepernick’s stance

flag-coffinsYa, this probably takes a little guts to post, but I sometimes find guts in me I wasn’t sure were there, and it often has to do with the subject of race because I am passionate about it.

I look at ALL SOLDIERS, BLACK AND WHITE, AS AMERICANS WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY, OUR FLAG, AND OUR SAFETY.  I think most of you feel this way, too.

I also think of ALL COPS, BLACK AND WHITE, AS AMERICANS WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY, OUR FLAG, AND OUR SAFETY.  Why should we ever remove a flag from a coffin?  And why shouldn’t that flag be honored when it represents the love of soldiers who died for it?

What bugged me so much about Kaepernick’s whine about why he won’t stand was when I recognized incessant stupidity of someone who’d support the ridiculous claim of “Hands up, don’t shoot!” when that never even happened.

Kaepernick has a point in the fact that some cops have acted too spontaneously, too dangerously, and innocent people have died, but he hasn’t a clue about the important details;  that many whites die in altercations with cops, too….that there’s very little racism in law enforcement….that nearly every court case for a cop (in Baltimore, for just one example) has proven him innocent…..that if black kids weren’t breaking the law so much maybe cops of both colors wouldn’t be quite so ‘on guard,’ ….etc.

Insulting a country shouldn’t ever be welcomed or even put up with and, while I know other young jerks like him are following suit, I’m heartened by the fact that more disagreed with him than I’d have thought or even hoped.  And what about the fans most of whom reacted very badly to his not standing!?  THEY ROCK!….PARTICULARLY THIS GUY! HURRAY FOR HIM!  HE has more sheer guts than Kaepernick does.

As usual, some really odd thing happens just about when I’ve written a blog; a friend sent me THIS PIECE BY ALLEN WEST on Kaepernick’s dishonor to his country.  Worth the read.

Thoughts?
Z

 

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41 Responses to Kaepernick’s stance

  1. bocopro says:

    Well . . . one might say that blacks are roughly 13 percent of the US population, yet they commit almost a third of all rapes, a third of all assaults, around half of all robberies and nearly half of all murders. Nine of ten black people murdered in this country are murdered by other blacks.

    AND . . . “Hands Up —- Don’t Shoot” is a myth, sold by racebaiters such as Sharpton. Very few uniformed policemen get up every day with the overpowering need to go assassinate young black men, but many young black men get up every day with the intent to go kill a white cop.

    Kaepernick is a tool and a fool. He has no monopoly on being misled or brainwashed, but as a privileged, insulated, half-white millionaire who is doing “his people” no good at all in the PR department, my advice to him would parallel Col. West’s: Siddown & shaddap ’til you know what you’re talking about, but do so in Nigeria, or Kenya, or Chad, or Somalia, or Libya.

    My opinion is that it never would have come up if Soetoro and Holder hadn’t taken such interest in setting back race relations in the US by at least 50 years. Their behavior in the Professor Gates, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and other cases threw fuel on the “Fry ‘Em Like Bacon” and “Whadda we want? Dead Cops!” outbursts and gave moral support to the Black Panthers and BLM movements.

    Does he have the right to his protest? Sure. But it appears he’s focused his energies on the wrong target: it ain’t the cops, it’s the Soetoros, the Mooches, the Sharptons, the Mosbys, the Holders, the Farrakhans, the Nagins, the Rangels, the Jacksons and half a century of “Great Society” fraud designed to keep blacks on the plantation through entitlements that force them to vote Democrat and perpetuate the oppression.

    He should take a listen to some other blacks such as Charles Barkley: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/08/charles_barkley_voting_for_dem.html

  2. I think Kaepernick is a tool for supporting a racist movement, but his actions don’t dishonor me as a veteran. That sentiment would grant a status to Kaepernick that he hasn’t earned.

  3. Joe says:

    Kap’s jersey is nowv tne best selling in tne NFL. I fear for our nation.

  4. Silverfiddle says:

    I echo what CI said.

    Race relations are much worse than when Obama took office. We are at the point because of deliberate plans laid out and funded by globalists and carried out by societal vandals.

    Of course we have racism in this country, of course bad things happen and sometime cops take a life that should not have been taken, but let’s put it in context. Have thing gotten better or worse since the pre-Civil Rights era?

    Where else on earth can a black person be successful, safe, prosperous and a full member of a well-functioning society and advance economy?

    There will always be at least one egregious instance of racism, inequality, bigotry and unfairness for the activists to point at to keep the flames climbing. Our nation is in the grip of insanity, on many levels.

  5. Colin Kaepernick has dishonored himself, the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL. The fact that his team and the National Football League have not strongly pushed back against and objected to this stupid, spoiled, entitled ingrate is outrageous and has sullied the entire sport. It may be Kaepernick’s right to be an unpatriotic asshat, but the 49ers and the NFL don’t have to respect, support or encourage his disrespectful conduct.

  6. There will always be at least one egregious instance of racism, inequality, bigotry and unfairness for the activists to point at to keep the flames climbing.

    Even if it’s invented, as some instance have been proven. Race and racism is an industry with vested financial interests. Nobody involved will desire to be the one who kills the revenue stream.

  7. geeez2014 says:

    CI and SF…if you’re inferring Kaepernick was consciously used by some racist movement, I doubt that strongly. and I do believe there is that aspect of this situation , as the image shows, where Black soldiers can be thought to have been dishonored by a Black ballplayer who won’t stand for the flag.

    There is absolutely NO DOUBT that race relations are worse since Obama….He has literally NEVER talked about coming together; he’s never talked about Chicago’s murder rate or how many Black kids are killing each other. Oh, sure, someone will find a link that says “See? Obama DID say that was wrong?” But almost NEVER, and certainly not a meaningful HARANGUE on Black youth, particularly, on getting schooling, good jobs, avoiding unwed pregnancies, etc etcetc…
    A leftwinger like Obama simply can’t allow himself to expect the best out of Black America, expecting them to do WELL……..he’s so into that “Soft bigotry of low expectations,” but we all know he could have used his position as a great goal “Look what I DID as a Black person…YOU CAN DO” NEVER EVER HAPPENED…Black kids only see an angry Black president ever since the Harvard break-in of that professor …

    CI, Not sure where a revenue stream is created or enjoyed… except by Jesse Jackson, who even a BLACK leftwinger on CNN the other day, said “made his money shaking down companies”….I was told that years ago by an attorney who’d dealt with that personally so I was shocked to finally see a young Black political pundit aware of it………Tell us what you mean…

    FairestWitness; I’d have said “You have every right to do that, but not in OUR uniform you’re not”

    I LOVE the story behind the link at the end of my post..that guy is SOLID!

    Joe! I hadn’t heard that…how sad. It’s very encouraging that so many in the stands are booing him and how many players ARE still standing.

  8. geeez2014 says:

    OFF TOPIC, I have to laugh as CNN gets it so wrong again; Trump said our generals are reduced to rubble and the left is saying he’s demeaned the military…when he very clearly commented that this administration hasn’t listened to its generals…..same as when he said our military was in bad shape a month or so ago and blamed it on Obama, but the press interpreted for American voters that he was insulting our soldiers.

    The meme this morning is this:
    “I’m asking to be judged on the totality of my record,” said Clinton, who grew visibly irritated at times with the repeated focus on her past actions.

    Carl Bernstein was just on CNN saying “One of our candidates must be rated on her whole life of serving children, the poor, etc etc…………So look for that the next couple of days..”HOW MUCH CLINTON HAS DONE”

    Watching a clip on the Townhall last night, I saw Hillary walk up to the rather steep step up to the ‘stage’ ..Matt Lauer came to the edge, shook her hand, and very clearly helped PULL HER UP through that handshake to the dais….I found that fascinating….particularly that it hasn’t been commented on. It was a very clear PULL UP. ..instead of waiting for her to step up and then shake her hand.

  9. geeez2014 says:

    It hurt to hear Clinton say WE DID NOT LOSE A SINGLE AMERICAN IN THAT ACTION (Benghazi)..

  10. ….if you’re inferring Kaepernick was consciously used by some racist movement,

    I meant that in supporting “BLM”, Kaepernick is explicitly supporting a racist organization.

    Jesse Jackson is one of the Godfathers of the race industry, but there are literally hundreds of groups, nationally and locally who exist on racism [perceived or real] and are paid to do what they do, usually through donation [or shakedowns].

  11. geeez2014 says:

    CI..yes, of course, it’s explicit….sounded like you thought he was literally being paid.

    What really should cause people to question him is how many MILLIONS OF DOLLARS he’s getting, as a Black man, for throwing a football well..SOMEHOW, he sure ‘made it,’ and doesn’t seem ‘oppressed,’ does he.

    Ya, Jackson’s the Godfather…I suppose others do shakedowns of unions (which Jackson majored in), to get their folks quiet. If ONLY that truth were known!

  12. geeez2014 says:

    Too bad Gary Johnson didn’t know what ALEPPO was in an interview last night……….sad to watch. Too bad he doesn’t know enough about Syria to know ALEPPO, and too bad it’s so clear we spend so little time on the horrible situation in Syria that a guy who’s supposedly on top of the subjects doesn’t even know the important city where so much misery is happening..

  13. I have to laugh as CNN gets it so wrong again…

    Trump has demeaned and insulted the military, in my opinion.

    I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.”

    “They [the military] won’t refuse. They’re not gonna refuse me. Believe me.”

    “I’m a leader, I’ve always been a leader. I’ve never had any problem leading people. If I say do it, they’re going to do it.”

    These are not the words of a leader.

  14. Imp says:

    “Jesse Jackson is one of the Godfathers of the race industry,..”

    Then Sharpton is the Don of the race pimping Mafia.

  15. Imp says:

    “Too bad Gary Johnson didn’t know what…”

    Poster boy for this is what happens to your brain on drugs.

  16. geeez2014 says:

    CI..I disagree. I can’t stand the man, I think he has a horrible yearning to be the guy who makes it all right….but he has been terribly mischaracterized as a military-hater.

    Imp….that’s exactly what I thought about Johnson when I heard the tape…he , again, sounds like he’s loaded. Talk about unpresidential.

  17. Z – I agree with you, but I think there’s a difference between hating and insulting.

  18. Silverlady says:

    My understanding is that the 49ers have the right, as his employer, to insist that he stand for the National Anthem.. Code of conduct you might say., & if he doesn’t, let him ride the bench for the season. I wonder how many other teams would be lining up to pay him such an obscene salary. As for his whining about ‘racism’, & his support of BLM protesters, that dangerous movement is being funded, at least in part, by the very evil George Soros. His intended, if she really is, is a BLM-er..

    As for Gary Johnson, he looked as bumfuzzled as the ones we see & laugh at on Water’s World, & other Man on the Street interviews. Came across as dumb as a stump. I’ll be he would take the 1 lb. Hershey bar over the equal weight silver ingot. There is a clip showing people choosing the Hershey bar. Gary, get lost, since you already are in a fog.

    What has Carl Bernstein been smoking??? Hillary Clinton, as well as her repulsive husband, has never, ever served anybody selflessly, but only with her own aims of greed & corruption in sight.

    One more thing. I am sick & tired of hearing, as on Fox this morning, that there were no WMDs in Iraq. Tell that to the Kurds & the Marsh Arabs gassed & killed by Saddam. Also to the Jews in the camps during WWII who were gassed with Zyklon B. If chemical gas isn’t a WMD, what is?

  19. Johnson should have done his homework. Reminds me of Trump’s Quds Force question. I’m sure Hillary has one or two memorable blanks as well.

  20. edbonderenka says:

    Although, unlike CI, I will vote for Trump, I agree with everything he has said here so far.

  21. Mal says:

    C.I., I understood what Trump meant by the statements he uttered. He could’ve phrased them differently and I only wish he had so as to dispel the kind of meaning you and others derived from them. Last night, he did attempt to explain the comment about knowing more than the Generals, which was a poor way to state his intended meaning. He was referring to those that caved in to Obama’s orders despite knowing they are wrong for our country. Trump did support those officers that have resigned over this and I believe if elected he would seek their input. Despite everything, I still have faith Trump will surpass all expectations ………..IF he gets elected!

  22. I heard his tap dance last night, and didn’t buy it.

  23. bocopro says:

    I wuz gonna ask you to take the block off my comment about 3 a.m. your time, but everything I said in it has been since posted here, so . . . never mind.

  24. Mal – I had to post my last in a hurry, if you’ll allow me to expand upon it. I don’t buy it, because the initial statement and last nights ‘amendment’ aren’t logically related, at least in accordance with his own words. “Knowing more” about the enemy than the field of career military officers is not in any way the same thing as disagreeing with military officers who have followed the CiNCs direction [to the extent that POTUS directs military strategy]. Now granted, Trump has been a walking contradiction, whether verbally or Twitter trolling….so which Trump is the real McCoy?

    Further to this general point, the right wing would rightly excoriate [and has done so to a certain degree with Obama, though his action are less provable] if Hillary indicated that she would chair field grade officers en mass, for disagreeing with his military policy. Trump is many things….and many things can be overlooked. But when we’re dealing with a narcissist and an authoritarian….this should cause grave concern for every Citizen.

  25. “chair” should be “cashier”.

  26. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro…I NEVER block your comments, I hope you know that. Yes, it was in SPAM and I released it… If you don’t load them like ‘blog posts’ (that’s MY job :-)), they won’t be held up….I completely agree with your comment…perhaps, next time, you can describe the image instead of linking it and we won’t have this happen anymore. Thanks!

    CI…but Trump has been portrayed as HATING and it’s not true. I don’t even think he’s been insulting….except that ridiculous line about generals knowing less about ISIS than HE does…although, from how we’ve (not) been really fighting ISIS hard enough, perhaps Trump’s right?

    Silverlady…it’s the NFL policy to allow them to protest…team by team, I believe they can make their own rules……..
    As I’ve said many times here, I’d have told Kaepernick “Look, it’s your right…just not in OUR UNIFORM YOU DON”T INSULT THE FLAG OR THE SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT FOR IT!”

  27. bocopro says:

    Yeah, roger spam.

    Since I so frequently purloin material from other sources, I kinda got in the habit of posting links or pics to save myself the trouble of paraphrasing and attributing.

    I’m simply a compulsive talker, a doubly retired guy with some kinda need for self-expression, even if the data or thesis is plagiarized.

    Just love to put words through their paces — marches, waltzes, cha-chas, stomps, tippy-toes, jitterbugs, and the occasional macarena or Marx Brothers episode.

    LOVE to parody songs and classic poetry, but a buncha people told me several years ago that that sorta thing gets old after a while, so I post it sparingly these days.

    My typical daily rant just automatically runs to around 1200 words, so unless Denny or someone posts them on a blog, they generally go to about 30 people only.

    Also like to write novellas in which I allow the characters to grow organically. HATE storyboarding and refuse to do prelim outlines. MUCH more fun to see how things turn out on their own — precisely the opposite from what I told my students in creative writing classes.

    Of the more than a dozen lengthy novellas I’ve pumped out (a couple were over 70,000 words), I’ve burned 8 of them in a barrel in my back yard, page by page, in a sort of ritual catharsis. Why? ‘Cause they told me things about myself I’m not entirely sure I want other people to know.

    Good that I know those things about me, but prob’ly dangerous for certain others to become aware of about my inner self.

    Never have destroyed any of my poetry, tho. Just don’t bother people with it. Milady seems to appreciate the stuff I work up for her . . . or at least she SAYS she does.

  28. Ed – Cute cartoon, but one that is predicated on the presumption that Trump gives a tinkers damn about those same Amendments. We’re headed for [more of] a police state either way. To quote Trump: “what do you have to lose?”

  29. geeez2014 says:

    CI, Trump was absolutely right when you put it in context…Black Americans, particularly, have VERY little to lose by voting for Trump. As you know, I’m NO fan of his, but on this question, he can’t be worse than the Dems who’ve used and abused them for 50 years.

  30. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, that’s very sad, and well put….I believe that, at least, Trump wouldn’t pick QUITE so left leaning judicial dopes as Hillary would….and will, as it is starting to appear.

  31. Z – Where it regards Blacks, I agree. Might as well vote for the other side of the coin.

  32. Imp says:

    “Too bad Gary Johnson didn’t know what ALEPPO..”

    Stoned as he usually is…..could he have had the munchies and was thinking…ALPO?

  33. Imp says:

    If were I an FBI agent, I would despise James Comey. He has humiliated the FBI and all its employees. The institution will never be the same, at least not for decades to come. The FBI is no longer an instrument of justice. It is the reverse. It is an obfuscater of justice and an enabler of the rich and powerful. How depressing and disgusting. God help our republic.

  34. What was Trump munching on when he didn’t know what Quds Force was?

  35. Imp says:

    Feta cheese?

  36. geeez2014 says:

    CI, I don’t know what QUDS force is, either…I think Aleppo is a bigger faux pas. Trump doesn’t know a LOT of things…how can ANY politician know everything, particularly when someone’s as new to this as he is? Johnson’s been governor… He seemed SO loaded it was scary.

  37. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, I think that’s a reason why a LOT of people will vote Trump; so many pundits say “We know what we’ll get with Hillary….at least we have a chance with Trump”. I suppose that’s true.

    Imp? Aleppo/Alpo/Munchies…:-)

  38. Z – Trump has a standard line in his Iraq narrative, about Iranian influence, and Iran “taking over Iraq”. The IRGC, or Quds Force is the primary military formation in Iraq right now. This he should know.

    But at the time, I cut him slack and didn’t make a big deal of it, contrary to how people are lambasting Johnson over Aleppo. Everybody has a mind blank from time to time….even when Trump wasn’t aware that Russia had invaded Crimea [I could keep going , but I won’t].

    Conversely, had Mike Barnacle simply said Syria, since the nation [not a particular city within it] is an aspect of US foreign policy, he would have answered appropriately.

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