When former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began his kneeling protests, many on the right pointed out that his views clearly were not just about police brutality, but a reflection of his far-left, anti-American views.
If you ever read his Twitter posts this would have been obvious. But media just skipped right around that.
On July 4, he proved it once again, denouncing America and the holiday.
Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/YCD2SYlgv4
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2020
“Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors,” Kaepernick tweeted.
“We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all,” ending it with a fist.
But, as Sen. Ted Cruz observed about the quoting the statements of Frederick Douglass, Douglass’ statements were against slavery, at that time, not now, and yet he still was not anti-American.
From Daily Wire:
“Douglass was not anti-American; he was, rightly and passionately, anti-slavery,” highlighted Sen. Cruz. “Indeed, he concluded the speech as follows: ‘Allow me to say, in conclusion, notwithstanding the dark picture I have this day presented, of the state of the nation, I do not despair of this country. There are forces in operation, which must inevitably, work the downfall of slavery. ‘The arm of the Lord is not shortened,’ and the doom of slavery is certain. I, therefore, leave off where I began, with hope. While drawing encouragement from ‘the Declaration of Independence,’ the great principles it contains, and the genius of American Institutions, my spirit is also cheered by the obvious tendencies of the age.’”
It’s also not 1865 and we fought a civil war with a few hundred thousand people, most of them white, dying to end the evil institution. And for someone who isn’t “liberated,” he’s doing pretty well with his multimillion-dollar deal with Nike. Wonder if they endorse his July 4th statement?
This is only the latest of Kaepernick’s controversial anti-American statements.
After Iran attacked our soldiers in Iraq and we responded by taking out the terrorist Qasem Soleimani, he again attacked America, not defending our soldiers but calling our response a “terrorist attack.”
From Daily Caller:
“There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism,” Kaepernick wrote on Twitter following news of Soleimani’s death.
“America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world,” he added.
Some pointed out in response to Kaepernick’s present July 4th post how his opinion seems to have changed from 2011 when he celebrated the holiday.
Happy 4th of july everyone I hope everyone has a blessed day
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2011
Before and after getting benched for Blaine Gabbart. pic.twitter.com/JX2No4sysk
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 5, 2020