There are two reasons that Colin Kaepernick is out of a job in the National Football League. The first and most important reason is that he’s a lousy quarterback. This isn’t unique to Kaepernick, as there are plenty of mediocre players at all positions in the NFL. This brings us to the second reason that he’s an unemployed bum: He brings with him enough baggage to travel to Europe, baggage which other middling players have the good sense to leave in the closet, even if they agree with his sanctimonious posturing.
Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem to protest the killings of blacks by police officers. It is not entirely without merit as police abuses are a serious issue, but there’s a time and a place for everything. Wearing one’s heart on his sleeve at work, in a tax-payer funded stadium no less, is wholly inappropriate. The rest of us little people with real jobs that actually add real value to the economy would never be able to get away with hijacking our place of work for the purpose of pushing our political agenda. We all have a variety of tasks to accomplish before the end of our shift and splitting our focus from the labor at hand to preach is unproductive, and it reveals where Kaepernick’s head is at, that is, it’s not in the game where it should be.
He isn’t focused on his teammates, the opposing team, the game plan, etc. His mind is wandering. It’s not a good character trait for a professional football player, and it’s not a stretch to speculate that it’s one of the reasons why his execution on the gridiron is considerably less than stellar. His politics indicate why he’s a lousy quarterback, and the distraction his antics cause do a serious disservice to a sport that’s supposed to transcend our ideological differences. We watch football, in part, to escape from the realities that divide us. Any sporting event is an opportunity for us to celebrate the best qualities of the human condition. Everything about Kaepernick’s behavior violates this basic principle.
Let’s face some facts: Blacks commit more crimes than whites. They are more likely to commit murder. They do indeed commit more murders, and they commit more crimes in general. Blacks by far slaughter more of their own than whites do. Whites are killed by police more often than blacks as well. Kaepernick is either unaware of these facts, which makes him ignorant, or he knows full well and pouts for his pet cause anyway, making him fundamentally dishonest. I’ve never heard him say anything about stopping black-on-black crime, or stopping black-on-white crime, or stopping the police from shooting white people. Police shouldn’t be murdering unarmed black men, but they shouldn’t be murdering anyone, period. Kaepernick’s selective outrage makes manifest a sickening truth about the way he and his ilk think: Black lives matter more than white lives, and black lives can only matter if white lives do not. By kneeling in protest of unjustifiable black deaths, Kaepernick is simultaneously condoning white deaths.
And speaking of the white race, the only reason Kaepernick is in a position to protest on a national scale is because he was adopted by white parents after his black biological father left his birth mother before he was born. If it wasn’t for that, he might just be another statistic. He might be another black man who left his own child, another black man in prison for murdering a white person or one of his fellow blacks. Instead, he’s a multi-millionaire who gets to use the NFL as his soapbox so he can moan and groan about how oppressed he is. Must be nice to be that privileged.
Kneeling isn’t going to stop police shooting black people. Kneeling isn’t going to stop anyone from shooting black people. It’s an empty gesture, one as impotent as Kaepernick’s lukewarm play on the field. If he really wanted to make a difference, he’d become a cop and lead by example from within, but that would take fortitude. It would be too hard, far more difficult than signing a seven figure contract and keeping the bench warm while better players keep their politics to themselves and do all the work.
Perhaps President Trump was ineloquent and uncouth when he referred to any NFL player who kneels during the national anthem as a “son of a bitch,” but there are certain matters which require plain, boorish language. Eloquence is a waste of breath on someone like Kaepernick, a spoiled brat loser who has no idea how good he really has it. Ingratitude is common trait among clueless leftists, and this punk is no different. He’s an ignorant malcontent who sucked at his job, who puts himself on a pedestal by politicizing tragedies while ignoring much larger problems, and even glorifies a murderous communist dictator while doing so. Kaepernick might have an infatuation with Castro’s Cuba, but he wouldn’t last a day there. Try a political protest in Havana, and see what happens, you freakin’ idiot.
Colin Kaepernick isn’t just a son of a bitch, he might just be the biggest son of a bitch in the country!