Monday, August 29, 2016

I Am Already Tired of Colin Kaepernik

So an over-privileged individual who plays a kids' game for a living won't stand for the National Anthem.  He thinks black people are oppressed in America.  Certainly black people still have some legitimate complaints about their status in society, mainly due to 90% of them voting Democrat every time there is an election.

Kaepernik is the biological son of a black father who abandoned Kaepernik's white mother as soon as he found out she was pregnant.  The child was then adopted by a white couple and raised in middle-class conditions.  Being a gifted high school athlete, Kaepernik went to college, where he was successful enough that he was drafted into the NFL.  He has, through talent and hard work, done quite well, having signed an extremely lucrative contract with the 49ers.

Everything Kaepernik knows about the black experience in America he learned from watching the remake of "Roots".

But the man is an American citizen, and, paradoxically, as such, he has every right to sit on his ass when "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played.

What matters about his life is what he does on the football field.  That's all that matters.  His opinions and protests are worthless, pointless, and hypocritical.  It is a waste of my time to suggest that demeaning him is a waste of time.  He is of so little actual value that we might as well criticize a pig for failing to stand for the Anthem.

This is our problem in America today.  We allow ourselves to be led and influenced, bullied and herded by those who do not matter.  Celebrities, athletes, politicians, and various media-labeled "experts" give their opinions, and we are expected to cower and try to appease our "betters".

Sorry, I can't work up the emotion to get angry at ungrateful, ungracious louts like Kaepernik.  He can keep his job.  I am not going to watch him play, buy his jerseys, shoes, or whatever else.  He just doesn't matter at all.


  1. If he said he felt so strongly about racial injustice that he refused to play anymore until something changed, THEN I would be impressed!

  2. Very true. And now it turns out this may all be a Michaels Sams-type show to avoid being cut, or to have an excuse when he is cut.