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Few things were more offensive than that commercial painting Colin Kaepernick as some sort of “victim” while portraying white fans as a mob throwing rocks at his bus. And here he is siding with actual societal elements whose MO is more than just throwing rocks and molotov cocktails, but to riot in the streets, burn down businesses, assassinate police, etc.
It would be too much to hope this scumbag joins his brethren in the hood and on the streets, rather than hiding in his posh million $ lifestyle courtesy of being a bad quarterback, behind expensive security and police details. No need to wonder what they (not to mention the Honor Guard and military detail) thinks of this piece of work.
I see the same thing you see. What a joke. A rebel without a clue. There have been over 2000 shootings in Chicago alone this year. If you want to be taken seriously, while making 13 mil a year, protest that.
I didn’t think the 49ers would cut him. Now I do. If he wants to sit for the National Anthem he can sit in the stands.
Harry Edwards has no comment. I think that means he’s not against it,but probably doesn’t see it like Kap does. If he did? He would say that.
To me its just Kap being angry again. First the media,then the 49ers for not naming him the starter,and now its the world.
But mostly its just him.
But I’d rather be discussing great literature than Kap.
Lowell wrote “sitting down is an easy, low-rent gesture.”
Colin in his statement to the NFL Network said he as to “I have to stand up for people that are oppressed.”
The first statement is true, the second is not.
If Colin wanted to make a real stand, why instead of sitting now and protesting against laundry didn’t he stand up and speak out when his teammates like Ray McDonald and Bruce Miller oppressed women? Oppressed as in beating, intimidating and sexually assaulting them. McDonald was allowed to keep his paycheck and play while being investigated but our local social activist wouldn’t even sit for the women victimized by his teammates and fellow NFLers.
But Colin wasn’t willing to stand up to those large intimidating men in his own locker room, he’s only willing to sit down and make petty sweeping statements and attack an inanimate object.
I don’t resent or deny his right to speak out. But he can’t deny our rights to call him out for his own hypocrisy. And he’s a huge hypocrite in my eyes.
Jason Whitlock invented a term for people like Kaepernick who are informed over Twitter with just enough to make total idiots of themselves. He calls it “Twoke” and it means “When 140 characters of information makes someone believe they’re Malcolm X.”
Whitlock also notes that he’s gone down the “BLM rabbit hole” and that’s why you’re seeing a lot of anger and lashing out with lazy factoids and zero concrete suggestions for real solutions or policy.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.