San Fran’s QB Kapernick’s Stunning Ignorance, And The Left’s Hypocrisy *Open Thread*

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Whether you follow Sports or not, by now you have likely heard the brouhaha about the San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kapernick’s proclamation that he will not stand for the National Anthem or the Flag because of the oppression of Blacks in this county.

In case you know nothing about Kapernick, he is biracial and was adopted by two white people who brought him into their home and their hearts after losing two of their children to heart defects, as Steve Deace noted on Monday, 8/29/16. (And I highly recommend Deace’s tongue-in-cheek “defense” of Kaperneck. It starts at 1:45._

Oh, and he is dating a Black Lives Matter leader whose influence is pretty clear in Kapernick’s anti-White Twitter ravings.

Honestly, it is a little hard to take someone seriously who is ranting about oppression when he makes literally MILLIONS of dollars a year. And then he says he wants to research things first about Civil Rights and the Police, and then still spews  propaganda from BLM about the Police. Wow. What a piece of work. You can bet the San Francisco Police were none too happy with Kapernick’s comments.

But Kapernick wasn’t done yet with revealing just how, um, let’s say critically thinking impaired. Why do I say that? Well, he held a press conference to further explain his illogical stance in declaring how oppressive OUR country is by wearing a – wait for it- FIDEL CASTRO T-SHIRT. I kid you not:

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Wow. Just wow. This multigazliionaire is glorifying COMMUNISM.

Now Kapernick has demonstrated that not only i he a BLM propaganda-spewing parrot but how unbelievably IGNORANT he is about Cuba and its deplorable treatment of Blacks. From  the Weekly Standard:

[…]

The biggest problem here is that Kaepernick is seemingly unaware of Castro’s legacy. Aside from Castro dragooning and executing Christians and gays, Castro’s record on racial justice is decidedly not “woke”, as the Internet likes to say. While Cuba’s legacy of racism predates Castro, it’s safe to say overt racism against individuals of African ancestry there remains far more pronounced than it is in the United States. In fact, racism is kind of an unstated official policy: “State-posts, government jobs, or positions in the tourism industry are often allocated on the basis of skin color. Take a look at the top office holders in Cuba. See any black faces there? No,” Mediaite’s AJ Delgado wrote.

Earlier this year, as the White House was normalizing relations with Cuba, the New York Timesdeclared “Cuba Says It Has Solved Racism. Obama Isn’t So Sure.” Obama even addressed the topic of Cuban racism explicitly during his historic visit. But there’s no evidence Obama used his leverage to extract any meaningful reforms to address the issue.

The fact remains that the Cuban government doesn’t deal with racism, because to talk openly about it would be to admit that Cuba’s not the socialist paradise it’s cracked up to be. But don’t take my word for it—Cuban editor Roberto Zurbano wrote an illuminating article about Cuban racism that was translated and published in the New York Times three years ago:

Racism in Cuba has been concealed and reinforced in part because it isn’t talked about. The government hasn’t allowed racial prejudice to be debated or confronted politically or culturally, often pretending instead as though it didn’t exist. Before 1990, black Cubans suffered a paralysis of economic mobility while, paradoxically, the government decreed the end of racism in speeches and publications. To question the extent of racial progress was tantamount to a counterrevolutionary act. This made it almost impossible to point out the obvious: racism is alive and well.

As a result of a critical article about Cuban racism being published in an American newspaper, Zurbano lost his job at the state-sponsored Casa de las Americas cultural center. Colin Kaepernick, on the other hand, appears to be in no danger of losing his decadent, capitalist, multimillion-dollar paycheck for speaking out against his government. (Click here to read the rest.)

Uh yeah. See, in this country, people have the right to say what they want even if it is stupid as hell.

Well, if they are Liberals, that is. As David Harsanyi of The Federalist pointed out, this whole Freedom of Expression thing is something Liberals are allowed to do that Conservatives are not:

[…]

Then again, sometimes I wonder if most people understand that private organizations often have a right to fire people who embarrass them or hurt their franchises. While Kaepernick has a right to tell us what’s on his mind, he has no inherent right to be backup QB making over $100 million in the NFL.  This was not readily apparent to anyone paying attention to the media over the weekend. As I scanned ESPN and cable news, I heard a lot about how Kaepernick was merely “starting a conversation” — because, God knows, no one ever discusses race issues in this country anymore – or how he should be commended  for “standing up” up for his principles.

You know, I don’t remember comparable apprehension from these modern-day Voltaires when the NBA moved its All–Star Game because North Carolinians stood on their principles and decided they wanted to continue to have sex-specific bathrooms in their schools. If you like what Kaepernick has to say, embrace it. Stop pretending you care about open discourse.

I certainly don’t remember too many of these sports journalists defending the integrity of free expression and principle when Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN for sharing some dumb post on Facebook. Liberals didn’t seem troubled about Brendan Eich being forced to step down as CEO of Mozilla — not even for being an open apostate on gay rights, but for donating money to a state initiative years before. And I don’t recall that too many people were worried about free expression when the owners of an Indiana pizza shop were hounded from their business by angry progressives for having offered a blasphemous answer to a hypothetical question about same-sex marriage. […](Click here to read the rest.)

Yep, it is more of the, “This right is for me, not for thee” mindset of the Left. Because Kapernick is spouting the latest bile from Black Lives Matters and railing against White Supremacy, he is getting tacit approval from the NFL because it is his First Amendment right.

That it is, but it should apply equally to people like Shilling (and believe you me, as a diehard Yankees fan, it is a little hard to rally for Schilling after his pitching led to the defeat of the Yankees in the ALCS a while back) for a Facebook post, and others who have stated positions not accepted by the PC Crowd.

So yeah, a little less hypocrisy would be nice, wouldn’t it? Uh, yeah…

And on that note, I will leave you to this Open Thread!

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41 Responses to “San Fran’s QB Kapernick’s Stunning Ignorance, And The Left’s Hypocrisy *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    You nailed it and him Rev! If you are going to make a “statement” by sitting on your a$$ during the playing of the National Anthem of your country it might be best if you at least knew what the hell you’re talking about.

    Kaepernick is evidently taking pillow talk from his BLM girlfriend as fact. Talk about kitty whipped!

    Cartoonists as having a field day over this. And he’s getting hit hard form both the left and the right. As he should be.

    His ignorance isn’t gonna be very blissful IMO.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks so much, Marge. Yes, Colin seems to think his girlfriend is the All-Knowing Sage on Oppression in America. It amazes me that he cannot even look at his OWN LIFE to see that what she is saying are lies.

      Steve Deace REALLY nailed it when he went through Colin’s life and ALL the times those evil White Oppressors oppressed him – like his parents adopting him after losing two infants; his high school coach making a highlight reel he sent to 100 colleges, the free ride he got to Nevada, and on and on. Not denying he may have encountered racism along the way, but he also encountered a lot of love, support, and going to bat for him, too. Jackass.

      You ain’t only kidding abt the cartoonists having a field day. Colin made it VERY easy for them with his assholic stance…

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    When America oppresses racial minorities they become presidents and NFL quarterbacks. We’re really bad at this oppression thing apparently. ~ Matt Walsh

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    And of course Branco never lets us down…

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      He was really spot on with that one.

      Have you seen this one?

      No, because THAT would require him to put his money where his big mouth is…

  4. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Or how abt this one:

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I saw this one and was having a hard time deciding between it and the Gary Varvel one of the vet in the wheel chair. Then I got sidetracked by the Branco one with Kaepernick and his binkie. All are excellent IMO.

      And yes, Deace did a real number of this ignorant little twit. The sentiment seems to be mostly against Kaepernick except for the bleedingist heart “feelings” ignoramuses.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I totally understand that! Kapernick is indeed providing a great deal of fodder for cartoonists, so it is hard to decide. Oh, and he deserves every bit of ridicule he is getting, IMO.

        Again, he has the right to say what he wants, but to be so blind to the blatant hypocrisy of his words is stunning. Oh, and thankfully, we have the right to say what WE want. Jackalope…

  5. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    And then there is this one:

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Another great cartoon! They say it so well. And note how many are using his disdain for the people that fought, were wounded and/or maimed or died to protect his right to be an asshat. He is disgusting IMO.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Could not agree more. He is indeed..

        Should be interesting to see how he is received in SAN DIEGO tonight…

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      NO KIDDING. Can you believe that??? You can have NFL players come out with their hands up, and other “protests,” but support the Police? Hell no!!!

      Grrrrr.

  7. piper Says:

    Excellent Thread, Amy

    I know it’s a bit outrageous but sometimes I’d like to send these people spouting nonsense to these ‘wonderful’ countries like Cuba and live among the citizens there for at least 3 months then ask them how much they’d like the real living there.

    Personally I think Colin wanted some attention given his own narcissistic traits.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks, piper!

      Oh, I am right there with you. If ol’ Kapernick thinks Cuba is such a freakin’ awesome place and not one of massive oppression ONGOING, I would love for him to spend some quality time there. Not in the touristy area, mind you – but like you said, living as a citizen.

      Ugh.

  8. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/292493-homeland-security-eyes-special-declaration-to-take-charge-of-elections/

    DHS considered taking over elections declaring them infrastructors before they were hacked.
    Do we really know who hacked them? foreign agents or backtrack bunch?
    maybe I am paranoid but I think this is a very serious matter

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    Rubio Trounces Primary Challenger Beruff, Who Chides Senator for Making ‘a Life Mistake’

    Despite his last-minute entrance into the race, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) defeated in a landslide a millionaire primary challenger who backed Donald Trump and had the backing of Ann Coulter.

    With 91 percent of precincts reporting, Rubio had 71.8 percent of the vote in Florida’s GOP Senate primary to 18.6 percent for Carlos Beruff.

    On the Dems’ side, bombastic Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) got just 17.6 percent to 58.9 percent for Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) in the bid to challenge Rubio.

    https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/08/30/rubio-trounces-primary-challenger-beruff-who-chides-senator-for-making-a-life-mistake/

    I think Patrick Murphy is a jerk but thank goodness the citizens of Florida finally had enough sense to send Grayson down in defeat! The man is deranged IMO.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      AHAHAHAHA – love that Rubio trounced his Trump/Coulter endorsed challenger. I think that is hilarious!

      And yes, Grayson IS unhinged. He is an absolute LUNATIC. I cannot believe the people replaced Lt. Col. Allen West with that nutjob. At least they came to their senses a little bit!

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

  11. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    I saw on HLN and Facebook today that some Veterans groups are coming out to support Kapernick, though while some might agree with what he actually said, the BULK of them are saying what we know: he has the RIGHT to say whatever he wants. They fought for that right, after all.

    But that isn’t exactly how the media is spinning it. oh, sure – they include some of the Tweets of Veterans saying they fought for his right to say whatever, but the emphasis by them, at least it seems to me, is on some vets highlighting police brutality.

    You know, like when they shoot someone who has a gun and won’t drop it. Ahem. Sorry – editorial comment, that!

    I completely support Kapernick’s right to say whatever idiotic things he has to say, but it does not mean I cannot say what I think, too. What gets me, even more than his completely uneducated, propagandized message is the the COMPLETE hypocrisy by the Left when Conservatives speak out, as I noted above. THAT bugs me.

    As others have noted, including Steve Deace, Kapernick is likely building up an excuse to be cut from the team since his play has been subpar for a while now. That way, he has a ready made excuse. Would not surprise me one bit.

  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    This response to Kapernic’s idiotic comments – not his right to say them but what he said – is unbelievably powerful, especially since they came from an Airman who lost three limbs while serving our Nation: http://www.dailywire.com/news/8794/most-severely-wounded-airman-survive-issues-fiery-hank-berrien

  13. helenk3 Says:

    biden to the Iraqi Kurds

  14. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    A friend had this article up at Facebook. Talk abt the “Chickens coming home to roost,” this is the result of the Entitlement, you must think like me or else, everyone is JUST the same, and we’re all SPECIAL” mentality has wrought. Just wait until the Common Core “Your answers don’t have to be right just try” generation goes into the workforce. All I can say is I am glad we are getting our house built BEFORE then: http://www.wsj.com/articles/employers-find-soft-skills-like-critical-thinking-in-short-supply-1472549400?mod=e2fb

  15. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Seems the anger at misguided young Kapernick extends into the NFL front office: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2651681-mike-freemans-10-point-stance-kaepernick-anger-intense-in-nfl-front-offices

  16. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2148430-chargers-will-salute-military-while-colin-kaepernick-is-slated-to-play/?utm_expvariant=D001_01&utm_expid=21082672-11.b4WAd2xRR0ybC6ydhoAj9w.1&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=daily_posting_buffer&utm_medium=1615635982023706&utm_term=2148430&utm_content=57c731d6469b06522f03289a&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com

    now this should be a game to watch.
    49ers vs charges in San Diego
    this game is a Salute to the Military

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      But, but, but – Colin said it wasn’t abt the military!! Uh huh, whatever, Colin. It’s all abt how awful this country is that those same military members have fought to defend and for which they DIED. Again I say, Jackalope!

  17. mcnorman Says:

    His biological mom thinks he’s disrespectful as well.
    https://twitter.com/Heidirn1

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Interesting! Thanks for this, Helen!

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      She should. They took him in and gave him a good life and he thinks he’s somehow oppressed? That’s also a slap in the face to the good people who cared enough to take him into their hearts and home. He’s an ungrateful and disrespectful little wretch!

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Exactly, Marge. It is a slap in the face to the family that cared enough to raise him as their own. Reminds me of Obama glorifying his alcoholic, abusive, philandering father over the family that actually educated, fed, clothed, and housed him.

        Yep – ingrates, the both of them!

  18. kenoshamarge Says:

  19. kenoshamarge Says:

    Cartoonists are loving the Kaepernick idiot story. He’s easy to make fun of and he’s easy to dislike. Thus they can get all their, well most of, mean streak out on someone worthy of it.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, yes – he is providing much fodder and these cartoonists are not disappointing, are they? Thanks for another great one!

  20. Justine Says:

    To add to the story, Kapernick became muslim this summer.

    http://www.redflagnews.com/headlines-2016/colin-kaepernick-converted-to-islam-before-his-anti-american-stance-coincidence
    .

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      And there you have it. He did not stand last night and took a knee, along with another guy. Meanwhile, a Sailor – black – sang the National Anthem, and BEAUTIFULLY, I might add.

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