If there is anyone around who thinks that the “take a knee” protest is a reaction to President Donald Trump, think again. Although it seems that these NFL players (and others) are spinning a line that they disagree with “Trump's Racist America,” a look back at comments made even before his historic electoral win show that these people were hating the US already.
Colin Kaepernick's earlier statements come back to haunt us. After the first presidential debate, he said:
“It's a very ignorant statement that if you don't agree with what's going on here and that if you want justice and liberty and freedom for all you should leave the country,” said Kaepernick. “He always says, ‘Make America great again.' Well, America has never been great for people of color. That's something that needs to be addressed. Let's make America great for the first time.”
So he has disliked America since long before the president took office.
The MSM who try to spin this all as a protest against the president have got it wrong. They are protesting America. When Kaepernick says that “America has never been great for people of color,” is he being willfully blind? Or is he being ignorant?
Mr. Kaepernck, please tell me in which other country people of color (and of course everyone else) can achieve your level of success? Aren't you adopted by white parents who didn't discriminate against choosing you to be their son based on your skin color? Didn't you get an equal place in college regardless of your color? And have you not achieve your potential as a human being without hindrance?
How successful would you be today if you had been born in any one of over 50 African nations? America has been good to you. You and every other American is fortunate to have been born in a country where infant mortality is low, where every child gets the opportunity of education, where clean drinking water is available and where there is an entire judicial system dedicated to protecting your rights as an individual against discrimination and racism.
Show some gratitude and start thinking clearly!