In a year of endless marches from our friends on the left, there is yet another march, wait…sorry, I’m being told this one is a rally, planned. However, instead of hitting the pavement for science, women’s rights, one-legged puppies, or illiterate mice, the left will be getting together to show support for another cause near and dear to their wittle hearts: Colin Kaepernick.
Yes, the party that claims to be for the working man, the middle class, and the underprivileged will rally, showing support ….wait for it……yes, for a multi-millionaire.
But hold onto your brains, friends, the stupidity is strong with this one as it gets even more ironic. The flyer promoting the soiree, which is being called “United We Stand Rally for Colin Kaepernick,” displays a picture of the controversial quarterback….kneeling.
The idea behind the waste-of-time rally is that the currently unemployed Mr. Kaepernick is being blackballed by the National Football League. As you’ll recall Kaepernick infamously began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest the treatment of African Americans at the hands of police officers.
Now, freedom of speech is a right afforded to every American. The idea that we can express an idea, no matter how controversial, in any nonviolent manner, is one of the basic fundamental tenets of our country.
And if multi-millionaire Kaepernick wants to kneel, making a political statement in the process, so be it. Go for it, buddy. However, one thing people often forget about freedom of speech is that just because we have the right to express what we want, we aren’t free from the ramifications of that speech. If individual teams decide they’d rather not sign the social justice warrior poster boy because they’d rather not deal with the controversy, well, tough luck. Get this: the owners actually own the team and can decide who they want to employ, imagine that. I want to be in the NBA, I demand the Pacers sign me, everybody let’s rally!!
And for those who say Kaepernick is being blackballed, where is the proof? If you’re going to make such an allegation, provide us with something concrete.
Now, free speech aside, the National Football League is a cutthroat, what-have-you-done-for-me-lately business. If you don’t perform, chances are you aren’t gonna be around long. And Kapernick hasn’t performed.
In 2016, leading the 49ers to a 2-14 record, Kaepernick threw for a little more than 2,200 yards, 16 touchdowns, four interceptions, lost seven fumbles and completed just 59 percent of his passes. In 2015, his numbers were even worse as the team finished with a 5-11 record.
Not real gaudy numbers, huh? But, yes, Kaepernick deserves even more money to be mediocre to bad.
But the whole thing gets even better. The rally, being organized by filmmaker Spike Lee, is marching/rally to NFL headquarters in NYC. That’s all fine and great, but the NFL doesn’t employ any of the players, the individual teams do. So, it would make much more sense to march/rally at the New York Giants or the New York Jets HQ, but hey, enjoy yourselves.
Also, now the whole thing is just way too much for one writer/director to handle.
Director and writer Adam McKay, the man behind several Will Ferrell flicks, will not tune into another NFL game until Kaepernick is signed.
If Kaepernick is black balled I have to boycott NFL. Love football but banning a guy for using Constitutional right to protest=anti-American
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 6, 2017
Virtue signaling at its worse.
Oh, the horror! What will the NFL do without Mr. McKay’s eyeballs watching their extremely profitable product?!
I’m sure other self-righteous celebs will soon take similar stands. So you’ll want to keep an eye out for that.
Kaepernick or no Kaepernick, the NFL season is on the horizon. I, for one, will be watching, as difficult as this year may be for a Colts fan.