Like a lot of people these days, Colin Kaepernick does not discriminate. He does not discriminate between the actions of individuals versus the policies of a state, nor does he discriminate between what’s fact and what’s fiction. That’s nothing to be proud of. Far from being special, he is part of a growing and dangerous epidemic of easily brainwashed people who have traded their minds and their maturity for the short-term thrill of basking in faux heroism. This is the garbage that liberalism has wrought.
Thanks to liberals and their lock-grip over education and the media in this country, Colin Kaepernick, at 28 years old, is pathetically incapable of distinguishing between the actions of a few bad apple police officers and a nation that is a completely separate entity. Kaepernick could do a great deal, given his wealth and high profile, to help change the dialogue and encourage black men to achieve respect through accomplishment rather than violent protests, but he chooses instead to take the easy, selfish route in which he ignores the self-destructiveness of the black community while wrongly blaming every other American for their failures. That’s the liberal way but, hey, Kaepernick likes the attention.
Speaking of those who love attention, the other day I read a news story about Beyonce’s performance in some music awards show. Apparently she showed up with the mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and others, then did her act which included songs about black oppression. The only thing missing, I presume, was the banner reading, “Look How Saintly and Awesome I Am!” But it was the next story I read that day that really got to me. It was the story of a 17-year old (white) girl who, according to the FBI, was kidnapped by a black teenager and taken to a “stash house” where she was gang raped, murdered and tossed in an alligator pit. According to a witness, the kidnapper/rapist’s father was present at the house during the crime. It doesn’t get much more barbaric than that, does it? The people who would do such things are sub-human in my humble opinion. What’s worse is that such stories aren’t all that uncommon. For every black “victim” rightly or wrongly martyred by the Black Lives Matter people I can name a hundred or more real victims, black and white, of senseless black violence. Even so, as a mature, thoughtful and discriminating woman I don’t indict all black men for their crimes. That would be wrong; therefore my conscience would not allow it. The same holds true for this country as a nation. Even though blacks murder at a rate seven or eight times higher than whites we still have the conscience and the will, as a nation, to refrain from indicting an entire group for the crimes of a few. That, I guess, is the difference between us and self-styled ‘heroes” like Colin Kaepernick and Beyonce.