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.