by Atom Monk
Kaepernick explained his actions with, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color, to me, this is bigger than football.”
First of all, it’s hard to understand how Mr. Kaepernick can relate to “oppression” since he is perhaps the most grossly overpaid professional athlete in history.
Kaepernick already has an estimated net worth of over $25 mil, is making $19 mil a year with a guarantee of $61 mil and a $21.1 mil signing bonus. This is not oppression as I understand it; especially for a football player who is not that good. Colin recently emerged from his long stint on the bench to “lead” his 49ers to a 45 to 16 thrashing at the hands of the Buffalo Bills.
Kaepernick doesn’t appear to be involved in a profession that displays any racial discrimination. In fact, Blacks are significantly overrepresented. African-American players currently comprise 67.3% of the league’s players. It is the highest percentage of African-American players since the 2003 season. The remaining racial breakdown of NFL players is: 31% Caucasian, .7% Asian/Pacific Islander, .6% Latinos and 2% International and Other. So, if racial discrimination exists in the NFL it is working in Colin’s favor.
Where’s the affirmative action program in the NFL for skinny white guys? Well there isn’t one because the NFL rewards talent, dedication and performance…just like the rest of the country should.
Kapernick may be suffering from the psychological indignity of having been raised by white parents. Or as Fox Sports’ Clay Travis so delicately put it: “Kaepernick was raised by two white parents after his own birth parents weren’t willing or able to raise him themselves.”
Is Kaepernick suffering from white privilege guilt by association?
Colin has, in fact, dealt some pretty nasty racial epithets himself that sound way more like a pissed off redneck than hip hoppy bro to bro urban jive.
After a 28-20 loss against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 14 of 2015, Kapernick was fined $11,000 by the NFL for using a racial slur, “f***ing n***er” to be specific. Kaepernick was flagged on the play for using the language by ref Laird Hayes, knocking the 49ers back 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct.
So far this is all more ironic than damning, but let’s take a good hard look at his cause célèbre…Black Lives Matter.
BLM is based on the false, but inflammatory, premise that blacks are persecuted by white police officers across the country.
John Adams once said: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
So, are the cops targeting blacks, or are they targeting crime where it is most prevalent and are dealing with a very real threat of violent resistance?
The sad truth is that violent crime is another area, like the NFL, where blacks are overrepresented. Disproportionate black prison populations are not the result of unequal justice or oppression, they are the direct result of these individuals being apprehended for and convicted of serious crimes.
Despite making up just 13% of the population, blacks commit around half of homicides in the United States. DOJ statistics show that between 1980 and 2008, blacks committed 52% of homicides, compared to 45% of homicides committed by whites.
When you account for the fact that black males aged 15-34, who are only around 3% of the population, are responsible for the vast majority of these crimes, the figures are even more alarming.
It would seem logical, therefore, that they would be subjected to a higher percentage of fatal confrontations with police based solely on their disproportionate participation in violent criminal activity.
Ironically, although Caucasians account for a lower percentage of overall violent crimes, whites get shot and killed by the police by a ratio of two to one.
In 2015, The Washington Post launched a real-time database to track fatal police shootings, and the project continues this year. As of Sunday, 1,502 people have been shot and killed by on-duty police officers since Jan. 1, 2015. Of them, 732 were white, and 381 were black.
Police officers are also keenly aware that statistics show that 40 percent of cop killers are black. And, according to the FBI, a police officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black perpetrator than a cop killing an unarmed black person.
Another interesting fact is that black cops were 3.3 times more likely to fire a gun than other cops at a crime scene.
You add all that up and Black Lives Matter cannot offer any factual statistics that support any of their assertions. So, they are essentially full of shit.
But, it gets worse…
Recent document leaks reveal that billionaire George Soros is attempting to organize a “national movement” to create a federalized police force. (ie. Gestapo)
In order to make such a radical police state possible you need to package it as “police reform” precipitated by “systemic injustice” and “institutionalized racism” requiring federal intervention. You also need to incite dumb, misled rioters into wreaking havoc for the news cameras in order to help make the prospect of martial law and radical gun control palatable to law abiding people.
Soros is not alone in this dark vision for America. For all its talk of being a spontaneous street uprising, Black Lives Matter is increasingly awash in cash, raking in pledges of more than $100 million from liberal foundations and others eager to contribute to what has become the grant-making cause du jour. The Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy recently announced the formation of the Black-Led Movement Fund [BLMF], a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the Movement for Black Lives coalition. That funding comes in addition to more than $33 million in grants to the Black Lives Matter movement from top Democratic Party donor George Soros through his Open Society Foundations.
The American public, including African Americans, are being played for fools.
So, in summation…if you are an overpaid, mediocre professional football player who disrespects the national anthem of the United States in order to advertise your solidarity with the paid subversive thugs of Black Lives Matters…you are, without any doubt, a giant douche.