It pays to claim you’re ‘oppressed’ in America

From: americanthinker.com,  by Rick Moran,  on Oct 25, 2017

Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback and the man at the center of the national anthem controversy claims to have started his protest because there is “oppression” of black people in America.

I suppose it depends on your definition of “oppression” because Kaepernick just cashed in. He signed a million dollar book deal where, presumably, he will detail how he has been “oppressed” first, as an athlete earning millions of dollars, then as a celebrated personality, fulsomely praised by the media and activists alike.

To paraphrase Shakespeare, if this be oppression, “give me excess of it.”

Page Six:

Colin Kaepernick has inked a book deal worth just over $1 million with Random House imprint One World, Page Six has exclusively learned.

One World’s headed by book world superstar Chris Jackson, who also publishes Jay-Z and Ta-Nehisi Coates. He launched One World last year.

Ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Kaepernick launched the current movement of NFL players protesting during the national anthem, and he’s recently filed a controversial collusion grievance against league owners. He’s still looking for a job in the NFL after opting out of his 49ers contract earlier this year.

His campaign began last year, but the issue of NFL player protests has reached a new fever pitch after President Trump weighed in.

Page Six previously reported that Kaepernick had been seen “taking meetings with publishers in the New York offices of WME” to shop the planned book. He’s repped as an athlete by agent Carlos Fleming, and the book deal, we hear, went through Andy McNicol on the Hollywood agency lit department.

No doubt the film rights will bring additional wealth to the “oppressed” young man.

Meanings and definitions are important. Without them, words become just a jumble of letters. “Oppression” is one of those loaded words that are casually thrown about by racialists for no other reason than to gin up outrage over an exaggerated problem.

In America, if you stand up and say you’re oppressed, you are feted in the media from one end of the country to the other, invited on TV, and, like Kaepernick, eventually get a book deal or movie made about your life. DeRay McKisson, one of the leaders of Black Lives Matter, is another individual who has personally and financially benefitted by telling the rest of us how oppressed he is. He visited the Obama White House, lectured at Yale, and ran for mayor of Baltimore. Now really, how “oppressed” can you be to live that kind of life?

Conversely, if you stand up and say you’re oppressed in North Korea, you are likely to be taken out, lined up against a wall, and shot.

That is true oppression. And by massively exaggerating the concept of “oppression,” Colin Kaepernick and his racialist allies spit in the face of some of the bravest people on the planet. Thousands of individuals around the world – victims of true oppression – put their lives on the line to fight for freedom.  Claiming “oppression” in one of the freest nations on earth is nonsense.

It is despicable that McKisson, Kaepernick, and other racialists have – to use one of their favorite terms – “appropriated” the word oppression for political purposes while activists in countries where they are dead serious about oppressing you risk everything for change.

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The definition of oppressed: to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; subject to burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power.

Maybe I’m just dense, but I don’t see the oppression that these NFL black players are complaining about. How are they restrained? Where is the harsh authority imposed on them? Of course, they’ll immediately select number 4 from the list of Excuses for Black Activists which is “police are killing innocent blacks indiscriminately” and spout that as harsh authority. But the statistics don’t support it; it’s a lie. They haven’t got any real, verifiable examples of burdens that the country places on them because they’re black; they’re just not there.

If confronted with a dictionary definition of the word, I predict that a Kneel-oid will claim that the definition itself is oppressive since it was undoubtedly created by a white person. White people can’t be expected to understand the interpretation of those who, because they are of the dark variety, define it differently.

Ever notice that? How the agitators believe that whites can’t comprehend how a black should interpret something because a white can’t think like a black. But blacks presuppose to apply their own interpretation of what they think that whites are thinking. If, as a group, they were measurably smarter than whites, I might buy that, but just the reverse is true. Whites are more likely to be able to understand why a black person does something than the reverse.

Now, I will admit that this isn’t across the board. Among blacks and whites of similar education, social class, and life experience, I’d expect to see equality there, but we’re talking about black activists who play football for a living, not middle class, educated, working citizens. 

I’d be happy to compare the IQ of any of our Pesky Truth crew with any of the NFL players (almost all of whom supposedly graduated from college) and I doubt that there will be many equals there, we’d win in a rout.

Practically everything that they base their complaints and demands on are lies – and easily proven to be verifiably false.

Garnet92.

 

 



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6 replies

  1. Dang, I was enjoying the idea that Colin Kapearnick could only make a living by (A) playing football, or (B) flipping hamburgers. I forgot about the sleazebag book deal option. 😦

    What kind of pathetic navel-gazer reads a book about oppression by a privileged snowflake who’s too stupid to know that he’s a privileged snowflake? Hint: not me.

    Maybe next year Kapearnick can write another book. The title will be “How I Destroyed a Lucrative Football Career So I Could Pretend to be a Big Hero Except I’m an Idiot so I Didn’t Change Anything.” I bet it would it be a #1 seller.

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  2. Oppression in America can lead to larger than life success. But those who accept what they think is oppression are still slaves. Of course the football players are simply insane. They have no idea what the word means.

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  3. Obviously it will be a work of fiction, because if he looked at the stats, he’d realize there’s nothing factual about black oppression in the US.

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  4. Ive been oppressed all my life one way or another, Beaten by parents, called names, chased by the Vietcong, low paying jobs gee I wonder how I’ll do
    Oh but I’m white I forgot I’m privileged

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