To read my column on Kaepernick’s non-voting, click here.
I was taught at earliest age -If you don’t vote you can’t complain. So shut the hell up you big stupid idiot,your setting civil rights back with that play world act and retro Afro. You’ve never been denied anything in your life because of color and I’m sure Lowell is right..when you start dating a blond who comes from money,then your speak is going to be upper Eaton.
He said he gave one million dollars to some social group? Great- I commend that, but he just taught kids the worst lesson in life- don’t vote. That’s like taking away 100 quintillion trillion dollars. Or,whatever is the value of the Earth.
That’s how important is the vote.
So Kaeps biological mom is 100% white (as far as I can tell)…making Kaep 50% white, even if his skin tone suggests other wise. He was raised in an all white family in a prodominately white neighborhood. Why is it that he, and others of this scenario (biologically 50% or more white) side with one ethnic group over the other (and the group they have the least in common with)? Its confusing. Its the same as President Obama…his mom was 100% white, his dad African, yet he is a black president but not a white one, yet he is very much white.
All that aside, Kaep is a simple minded, easily controlled man child. He gets molded and transformed by who is most present in his life, from his parents when he first came to SF and was very friendly and open, to Harb and Kaeps transition to mr attitude, to his new gf who has made him become this social justice warrior. Guys weak minded. Its kind of pathetic.
Historically people were branded as black and discriminated against if they had virtually any black ancestors at all. The tradition apparently continues (at least the identification and branding).
I think it is great that he didn’t. I only wish a lot more people would follow his example. If you don’t have a clue as to what you are doing it is better you don’t vote. He is knocking down 14 mil a year and crying about an oppressive system. Hard to take him seriously.
Now, if he was crying about the system being oppressive because of all the taxes he has to pay I would begin to think there was intelligent life on his planet. But apparently that’s not the case.
Great article Lowell. The great civil rights leader John Lewis recently said: “I’ve marched, protested, been beaten and arrested–all for the right to vote. Friends of mine gave their lives. Honor their sacrifice”.
I sympathize with Kap’s protest, but I wish he and other young people understood how important voting is, and that it’s the only way real change happens.
Doesn’t belong in a Sports Section. Take your politics to Ann Landers!
Lowell- this reader’s admonition is worth paying attention to and connecting to the post above about the ratings. I do think it’s possible that one of the reasons the NFL is seeing a dip because the NFL is no longer the enjoyable escape from politics and other stresses it once was due to the players’ political stances. It’s also possible you take a similar risk with your column by delving into this topic.
I don’t think the problem is politics. I think the problem is commercials. It take over 3 hours to watch a 60 minute game. I have Direct TV’s NFL package. I watch a bunch of games at the same time, flipping between channels. It is amazing how often all you can see are commercials no matter what channel you flip to. I have watched football all my life, I have a fantasy football team that I like to keep tract of each week and even I am starting to get bored watching these games.
I never watched Thursday nights game. Meant nothing and I totally forgot about it. Didnt miss a thing. One sided anyways. I think I watched about moving to Hawaii…
Kap will be know as “the straw that broke the camel’s back” of the NFL’s TV ratings. They are tanking.
Pardon the interruption but Leonard Cohen died this week.
A talented poet, musician, composer and beat philosopher.
He travelled the world and became a Buddhist monk all the while holding to the sabbath.
We used to do more of this kind of thing in the Cohn Zohn but it still struck me as an appropriate place to post.
If you disagree please feel free to delete.
A lot of me gets the vibe that Kap was too lazy to vote as its an uncool,boring thing to do that takes being with common people with some thinking and reading involved… And you all know what Crabtree said about Kap’s reading and study habits.
Where’s the reporter who polled the breakdowns and percentage of pro athletes who voted? I bet some of the bent knee African Americans didn’t vote. I bet you all Aaron Rogers and Peyton Manning darlings of the commercial endorsement,never voted.
Same for MBL,NHL.
I bet less then 10% bothered to vote. Some shockingly low number.
Ah!-funny. Kap has never voted,never even registered to vote. He’s like a reverse Hawk who wants wars and to always send more troops,but took deferrals so as to never serve himself.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.