Kap is back on the scene to peddle more white progressive claptrap for the masses. Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday announced that his publishing company is putting out a brand new book on race and policing in America.
The book will be a collection of essays and other writings calling for, among other things, the abolition of police and prisons. On Twitter and Instagram, he wrote: “Today, I’m excited to share that we a @KaepernickPublishing will be releasing our first title, ABOLITION FOR THE PEOPLE: THE MOVEMENT FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT POLICING & PRISONS, on 10/12/21.”
He also declared that “this anthology builds on decades of organizing and writing against policing & prisons…& features the work of over 30 contributors plus a reader’s guide infographics, & cover art by Emory Douglas.”
Today, I’m excited to share that we at @KaepernickPub will be releasing our first title, ABOLITION FOR THE PEOPLE: THE MOVEMENT FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT POLICING & PRISONS, on 10/12/21. This anthology builds on decades of organizing and writing against policing & prisons… pic.twitter.com/84nUD3v4r2
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 11, 2021
The former athlete, who became a controversial figure after he began kneeling during the national anthem before football games, added: “I’m proud to have edited this collection & hope it adds to the chorus of voices calling for a world without & beyond policing & prisons. #AbolitionForThePeople.”
Kaepernick has re-entered the national conversation on race and policing at a time when the hard left is calling for defunding and even abolishing the police. Along with other far-left activists, he is building on an idea that was first introduced by Pennsylvania State Rep. James H. Maurer in the 1920s when he submitted legislation to abolish the state’s police force. Maurer, a devout white socialist, pushed the measure after seeing a police officer beat a 70-year-old citizen.
However, if Kaepernick believes it will be easy to persuade enough Americans to embrace this foolhardy proposition, he might be in for a rude awakening. The vast majority of black Americans (81%) wish to maintain the same level of policing in their communities or to increase the number of officers. The truth is simply that black people want to reform the police, not get rid of them.
As I wrote previously, defunding the police in a way that would result in fewer police officers against the wishes of the black community is a white supremacist initiative that would further widen economic disparities between black and white Americans. It would also result in the deaths of more African Americans. (See: Defunding the Police Is a White Supremacist Initiative)
Ironically, the people pushing for the abolition of police would never have to experience the consequences of such a measure. While these white progressives and the black folks who enable them are sitting comfy in their homes tweeting about how virtuous they are, African Americans living in high-crime areas will bear the brunt of the spike in violence that would inevitably follow. There is only one term to describe this scenario: White supremacy.