Another wealthy celebrity has jumped on board with the Black Lives Matter movement. Colin Kaepernick, a half-black QB for the 49ers, expressed his support by refusing to stand during our national anthem at his most recent game.
When asked about his protest, Kaepernick told NFL Media:
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 and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.
This is not something that I am going to run by anybody. I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. … If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.
It’s beyond ironic that even though Colin recently signed a $114,000,000 contract to play a game, he believes that he still belongs to an oppressed class. He lives in one of only a few countries where he could grow up a minority, born to unfortunate circumstances, be adopted by a loving family, and become a multimillionaire. Yet, we’re supposed to believe he’s a victim of a racist American culture. You can’t make this crap up.
If Colin really looked into the facts, he would’ve noticed that although blacks are twice as likely to be killed by police, they are about three times as likely to be arrested for violent crimes. Also, when factoring in that blacks only make up about 12.5% of the population, a murder offender is over 4.5 times as likely to be black.
Contray to popular opinion of many leftists, these discrepancies aren’t due to racist cops. It’s due to blacks (statistically, compared to other races) committing violent crime at higher rates. How can we tell the above data (from FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting) is not due to racist police? Well, the Department of Justice records data on the race of violent offenders via a survey of the victims themselves. This DOJ survey just so happens to match up very similarly to the FBI UCR arrests stats.
Also, if Colin was searching for the truth, he’d notice that almost all of the high profile cases are completely misrepresented by BLM and the media. In reality, what BLM considers accounts of racist police are usually examples of violent criminals within the black community acting out against the police. I won’t bore you with minor details, but here’s a few quick summaries of prominate and recent cases that show this:
(1) According to forenscic evdience and eye-witness testimony, Michael Brown assaulted a police officer and was shot after having charged towards him in a threatening manner. “Hands up, don’t shott” never happened. (2) Alton Sterling was resisting arrest, while in illegal possession of a firearm. He was shot by cops because he wouldn’t allow them to control his right hand and appeared to reach towards his right pocket, after one of the officers saw the gun in that pocket. (3) Korryn Gaines had a stand off with the cops in which she pointed a loaded shotgun at them. She was killed after threatening to kill them and shooting at them. (4) Sylville Smith was shot because he was fleeing cops with a loaded firearm in his hand, an obvious threat to the life of the officers.
If Colin didn’t know about the lies being propagated by Black Lives Matter, he will now. Currently, hundreds of writers and bloggers are sorting through the laundry list of facts that disprove the narrative he’s put forth. He only needs to spend a total of 15-20 minutes doing research to find the truth and plenty reason to apoligize for his moronic actions. But he won’t. In fact, according to Colin himself, he’s already gone through a process to “be sure he understood the issues,” before he decided to disrespect the country of which has given him more success, fame, and freedom than any other country ever could.
You see, Colin doesn’t care about the truth. Neither do Jesse Williams, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, the BLM movement, nor some entire sports teams. You’re not going to convince these idiots of the truth, but you still can’t let them go on rants, unchecekd. They have massive audiences, and almost every big name in Hollywood is behind them. If they are not opposed, they will brainwash many lowly, everyday citizens like us.
We ignored the far-left third-wave feminists wackos, resulting in mainstream politicians fighting to mandate selective service for our daughters. We ignored the far-left radicals within the LGBTQ community, and now they have nearly normalized abusing children via hormone injections and blockers. Let’s not ignore this radical, Marxist BLM movement and the celebrities that promote it, as well.