Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Jayson Veley
Decades ago, if someone showed as much disrespect towards the American flag and our troops as Colin Kaepernick, they would be publicly shamed and ridiculed. Now, in 2017, that person becomes GQ Magazine’s “man of the year” and is praised by liberals across the country for his so-called “courage” and “bravery.”
It’s sad, but it’s true – the America-hating NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named “man of the year” by GQ. On the surface, this is a bit shocking, considering the fact that sitting during the National Anthem and showing such blatant disrespect to those who put their lives on the line for this country doesn’t even come close to making someone a “man.” At the same time, though, Kaepernick being honored by GQ really isn’t surprising at all – liberals tend to be attracted to people who hate this country.
For those who have forgotten just how much of a scumbag Colin Kaepernick is, remind yourself of what he said last year during an interview with ESPN after being asked about his decision to sit during the National Anthem. “I’ll continue to sit. I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed,” he said. “To me, this is something that has to change.”
Kaepernick even attempted to argue that he has respect for men and women who have served our country, but then immediately turned the corner and said that those freedoms they are fighting for do not apply to every single American citizen. “They fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. That’s not happening,” the quarterback said. “People are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up, as far as giving freedom and justice, liberty to everybody.”
You’ll notice that these are the same exact talking points that liberals within the mainstream media and Washington D.C. use all the time. Bernie Sanders, to give just one example out of hundreds, routinely talks about the “rigged system” that keeps minority groups chained down, and the institutionalized oppression that exists throughout this country. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and dozens of others have all made similar arguments in the past, making it safe to say that the perpetuation of victimization has become a central theme of the Democrat Party’s platform. (Related: Here are 5 lies that self-made victims tell themselves.)
But is there really systemic oppression in this country? Are minorities really having their freedoms stripped away from them while other Americans enjoy theirs? Not quite. For instance, our capitalist economic system, which is routinely criticized as an oppressive system that favors the rich, is the fairest economic model that man has ever created because of the fact that anyone can become successful with hard work and persistence. Similarly, America’s justice system (another institution that is constantly criticized by the left for being oppressive) is fair and balanced, especially compared to other systems that exist in authoritarian nations.
Victims do exist in America, but only because the liberals and people like Colin Kaepernick constantly tell them that they’re victims.
But aside from Colin Kaepernick’s misguided views on liberty in America and who it applies to, the most troubling thing about him is his blatant and constant disrespect for the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. (Related: A former marine has asked Colin Kaepernick why he doesn’t use his salary to help disadvantaged kids.)
Kaepernick’s defenders say that his decision to remain seated during the National Anthem had nothing to do with the troops or law enforcement, but when you refuse to stand for the red, white and blue, you refuse to stand for everything that it stands for as well.