Colin Kaepernick, Hypocrite

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem. He claims to be doing this as a means of protesting racial oppression in America. But once again this points out the hypocrisy of celebrities, athletes, and politicians. While he is making a reported salary of about $18 million dollars, he does a lot of talking and no action. Has he gone into the underprivileged areas, spoken to low-income youth, attempted to make these areas safer?

Kaepernick explained why he is making this stand, refusing to rise for the “Star Spangled Banner”: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder. This is not something that I am going to run by anybody. I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed... If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”

He speaks of the oppression of black people but has chosen to ignore the fine given to him in 2014 for racial slurs. Kaepernick was fined $11,000 by the NFL for allegedly using a racial slur in a 28-20 loss against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 14. He used the “N” word against Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston. Although he denied it, the tapes show otherwise. The arbitrator, Ted Cottrell, who heard Kaepernick’s appeal, reduced the fine, stating there was a "clear violation of the rule" but no evidence that "clearly shows" a racial slur. Interesting, that Houston confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that the SF QB did indeed use the racial slur.

He seems to be in the denial mode a lot. Also in 2014 he was accused in Miami that he was one of three professional football players accused by a woman of leaving her naked in a bed. She eventually ended up in a hospital.

These are just two incidents of what an upstanding citizen he has become. His latest cause is not using racial slurs or abuse of women, but speaking out for the oppressed. Up to date, his big charity event is a golf tournament for children suffering from heart disease. (In no way should anyone construe that this article is knocking this cause.)

But, since he likes golf so much, maybe he can get together with President Obama. As they are teeing up, he can tell him of his newfound cause of supporting the oppressed. He can then ask the president how it is that during his presidency black on black violence has gone up, that the black youth unemployment rates is 393% higher than the national unemployment rate for those 16-19 years of age, and that Americans only spend .15 hours on volunteering.

He should also speak to Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who repeatedly has said, “The failed liberal government policies have led to high unemployment, chronic poverty, failing schools… Milwaukee has inescapable poverty. We’re like the sixth poorest city in America. You have massive black unemployment… You have dysfunctional families, you have father-absent homes, you have questionable lifestyle choices.”

Or maybe he should look at the facts that the top ten poorest cities in America are run by Democrats and have been for a number of years. Just to name a few: Detroit hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961; Milwaukee since 1908; and Philadelphia since 1952. As Dinesh D’ Souza told American Thinker about his latest project, Hillary’s America: the Secret Life of the Democratic Party: “When the people are poor, Democrats win. The plantations have been replaced by ghettos, slums, and barrios whose leaders are the Democratic city bosses. The Democratic Party supports the exploitation of these areas.”

Maybe Americans should not be upset with Kaepernick because he is using this protest as an excuse. Since he is now a second string quarterback, he will be mostly sitting on the bench, so he has just decided to do it a little earlier in the game. Otherwise, he needs to explain what he is doing to help this cause for which he is supposedly fighting, besides having a one-man sit-in that disrespects this country and those who have fought to keep him and other Americans safe.

The author writes for American Thinker. She has done book reviews, author interviews, and has written a number of national security, political, and foreign policy articles.

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem. He claims to be doing this as a means of protesting racial oppression in America. But once again this points out the hypocrisy of celebrities, athletes, and politicians. While he is making a reported salary of about $18 million dollars, he does a lot of talking and no action. Has he gone into the underprivileged areas, spoken to low-income youth, attempted to make these areas safer?

Kaepernick explained why he is making this stand, refusing to rise for the “Star Spangled Banner”: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder. This is not something that I am going to run by anybody. I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed... If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”

He speaks of the oppression of black people but has chosen to ignore the fine given to him in 2014 for racial slurs. Kaepernick was fined $11,000 by the NFL for allegedly using a racial slur in a 28-20 loss against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 14. He used the “N” word against Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston. Although he denied it, the tapes show otherwise. The arbitrator, Ted Cottrell, who heard Kaepernick’s appeal, reduced the fine, stating there was a "clear violation of the rule" but no evidence that "clearly shows" a racial slur. Interesting, that Houston confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that the SF QB did indeed use the racial slur.

He seems to be in the denial mode a lot. Also in 2014 he was accused in Miami that he was one of three professional football players accused by a woman of leaving her naked in a bed. She eventually ended up in a hospital.

These are just two incidents of what an upstanding citizen he has become. His latest cause is not using racial slurs or abuse of women, but speaking out for the oppressed. Up to date, his big charity event is a golf tournament for children suffering from heart disease. (In no way should anyone construe that this article is knocking this cause.)

But, since he likes golf so much, maybe he can get together with President Obama. As they are teeing up, he can tell him of his newfound cause of supporting the oppressed. He can then ask the president how it is that during his presidency black on black violence has gone up, that the black youth unemployment rates is 393% higher than the national unemployment rate for those 16-19 years of age, and that Americans only spend .15 hours on volunteering.

He should also speak to Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who repeatedly has said, “The failed liberal government policies have led to high unemployment, chronic poverty, failing schools… Milwaukee has inescapable poverty. We’re like the sixth poorest city in America. You have massive black unemployment… You have dysfunctional families, you have father-absent homes, you have questionable lifestyle choices.”

Or maybe he should look at the facts that the top ten poorest cities in America are run by Democrats and have been for a number of years. Just to name a few: Detroit hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961; Milwaukee since 1908; and Philadelphia since 1952. As Dinesh D’ Souza told American Thinker about his latest project, Hillary’s America: the Secret Life of the Democratic Party: “When the people are poor, Democrats win. The plantations have been replaced by ghettos, slums, and barrios whose leaders are the Democratic city bosses. The Democratic Party supports the exploitation of these areas.”

Maybe Americans should not be upset with Kaepernick because he is using this protest as an excuse. Since he is now a second string quarterback, he will be mostly sitting on the bench, so he has just decided to do it a little earlier in the game. Otherwise, he needs to explain what he is doing to help this cause for which he is supposedly fighting, besides having a one-man sit-in that disrespects this country and those who have fought to keep him and other Americans safe.

The author writes for American Thinker. She has done book reviews, author interviews, and has written a number of national security, political, and foreign policy articles.