US war veteran supports footballer Kaepernick’s protest


This video from the USA says about itself:

Veteran Says He Stands With Kaepernick’s Sit-Down Protest

30 August 2016

Thom speaks with caller Robert, a veteran, who supports Colin Kaepernick‘s protest.

More NFL Stars Join Kaepernick, Protest US National Anthem: here.

Making a Stand by Sitting Down: Black Athletes and the Flag: here.

‘WHAT WHITE FANS DON’T UNDERSTAND ABOUT BLACK ATHLETES’ “Just earlier this year, Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was looking to buy a gym and the employees called the police on him. This happened after he signed a contract extension worth $28 million last season.” [Rolling Stone]

Kaepernick’s Jersey Sales Skyrocket to Become Top-Selling: here.

12 thoughts on “US war veteran supports footballer Kaepernick’s protest

    • Veteran Robert extremely probably does not have any millions.

      As for Kaepernick , he might not make millions anywhere else in American football as American football is not so popular in other countries; but the might make them in another sport, like soccer or rugby.

      Donald Trump now wants to deport Kaepernick from the USA.

      Some background on why Colin Kaepernick protests:

      https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/american-football-quarterback-colin-kaepernick-protests-police-killings/

        • Hi,

          I sure think you will agree that the issues why Kaepernick protested are very serious. The hundreds of unarmed people shot by police year after year; the impunity for that, etc. Even some people who disagree with Kopernick’s way of protesting agree they are.

          Frederick Douglass was a slave in Maryland, but ran away from the plantation.

          On the fourth of July in 1852, this speech by him said:

          “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy-a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.”

          http://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/2945

          Probably, some people then thought Douglass should not have said this, being not a slave himself any more then.

          At the 1968 Mexico Olympics, the three 200 meter medal winners, African American Tommy Smith and John Carlos, and Australian Peter Norman, protested against racial discrimination in the USA, as the US national anthem played.

          https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2006/10/23/australia-olympics-medal-winner-supporter-of-civil-rights-peter-norman-dies/

          Officials thought they should be ashamed. They were punished, and the athletic careers of all three of them were broken.

          As for Kaepernick: this was not at a match of the US American football national team (I am not aware such a team even exists). It was a match between two clubs. In soccer, in volleyball, handball, etc. in all countries I know about national anthems are not played at matches between two clubs; only at matches between national teams. The article quoted in the blog post says playing the national anthem at matches in the USA was originally to commemorate sports people killed in World War I. But now, it contributes to an atmospherre of nationalism and militarism while there are permanent wars. Republican Senator McCain (not an antimilitarist) has pointed out that many US taxpayers’ dollars are spent each year by the Pentagon to promote militarism at sporting events.

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