Last year bench-warmer Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem because he doesn’t like America. Last week, Donald Trump said people should respect the flag and stand during the anthem so leftists lists their mind and the “taking a knee” protest has spread to hundreds of NFL players. Liberals and the players insist that they are not disrespecting the flag or the country and are simply protesting racism and/or police brutality. As it turns out, Kaepernick himself said that the point of him kneeling was because he has no respect for this country.
According to GQ magazine: No One Is “Protesting the Flag”
To be clear: These demonstrations are not about “protesting the flag,” a phrase so obviously nonsensical that it should make all but the most prolific of Trump meme-sharing Twitter bots suspicious. When Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee last year, he explained that he was doing so to raise awareness of police brutality in America against people of color.
So says Salon: It’s about racism, not the flag
Trump thinks he’s being clever by pretending the issue is about patriotism and the flag rather than race.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Caroll said this of the knee-taking idiocy:
“I don’t think it’s been so directed at just the flag, or just law enforcement, or other thoughts. That’s not at all what the players are expressing. They’re expressing the freedom of speech and expression, and they have a lot to say, and they’re skilled at what they want to say and what they stand for,” said Caroll.
According to NBA star LeBron James, “It’s powerful what all these athletes are doing. It’s not about the disrespect of our flag and the military that’s made this world free.”
Okay, you get the point. Lefties are insisting that taking a knee during the National Anthem is not about disrespecting the flag. I know this may come as a shock, but once again liberals are full of shit.
Colin Kaepernick, the person who started this garbage last year, gave this quote to NFL.com after his disgraceful protest gained the national spotlight:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” said Kaepernick.
Did you catch that? Kaepernick has no pride for the flag or America. He took a knee to show how much he disrespects the country. That his reason for hating America is based on his perception of racism is immaterial because his intent with taking a knee was to show how little respect he has for America and her symbols.
So yeah, it is about the flag, not racism. The guy who started this bullshit says so and everything.