Kaepernick has chosen to protest what he perceives as social injustice by refusing to stand for the national anthem before the start of games.
This, of course, has led to howls of outrage from offended patriots.
My concern is not over the validity of his protests, or the method of his protests, but over the cognitive dissonance that his protests have created.
There have been thousands of people inviting Kaepernick to love America or leave it.
How dare he disrespect the symbols that represent our great land?
How dare he imply that this is not the greatest nation on earth and has been since it’s inception?
Yes, we have problems, but this is still America, damn it!
The same people inviting Kaepernick to leave America at the end of a pitchfork wearing newly heated tar and freshly plucked feathers are the same people who tell us every day, multiple times a day, that the country has gone straight to hell.
The President is an enemy, the elections are rigged, and we need to arm ourselves against the evil government because they’re out to get us.
Things are worse than they’ve ever been, the end is near, everything sucks, and maybe we should break up the Union and start our own countries.
America as we knew it is over and nothing but devastation awaits.
We’re so far gone that God is fixing to fry us.
These same folks think Colin Kaepernick needs to leave because he’s negative about America.
Pardon me if I’m confused here…
At this point my only question is this… if Southern Oregon secedes from the Union will we still be able to get NFL Sunday Ticket?
They only show the Niners games here…