Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, is quickly becoming the talk of the nation. However, more people are concentrating on the man's seating preference over the truth he spoke defending that preference.
Yes, Kaepernick chose not to stand for the national anthem. So what?
Americans are more outraged over a single NFL player's personal decision than they are about the criminal government who rules over them.
During an interview on Sunday, Kaepernick made a powerful point which has conveniently been ignored by the media as they use this incident to tug at partisan heart strings. Hillary Clinton is a psychopath criminal, who knowingly broke the law -- and she is one of the choices for president of the United States.
When asked about whether or not the election year had anything to do with his choosing to remain seated for the national anthem, Kaepernick responded:
It wasn’t a timing thing, it wasn’t something that was planned. But I think the two presidential candidates that we currently have also represent the issues that we have in this country right now.
He then went on to shatter the paradigm of being forced into choosing the lesser of two evils by decrying both the political candidates, making the point that Hillary Clinton is a criminal.
You have Hillary who has called black teens or black kids super predators, you have Donald Trump who’s openly racist. We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because if that was any other person you’d be in prison. So, what is this country really standing for?
Kaepernick pointing out the fact that Clinton should be in prison was conveniently ignored by corporate media. This statement does not fit into the US vs, THEM, left vs. right paradigm, therefore it couldn't be used to push a political agenda. So, the media focused on Kaepernick's supposed 'unpatriotic behavior' instead.
However, as we previously noted, standing up for the national anthem does nothing to protect freedom -- standing up to the tyranny of the state does! So, if anyone is being 'unpatriotic,' it's those who would attempt to silence a man for speaking out against obvious oppression and corruption.
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Interestingly enough, as the Intercept pointed out Monday morning, the national anthem itself -- literally celebrates the murder of African-Americans.
As Jon Schwarz points out, few people know this because we only ever sing the first verse. But read the end of the third verse and you’ll see why “The Star-Spangled Banner” is not just a musical atrocity, it’s an intellectual and moral one, too:
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Ah, but history is not convenient to those sworn to blind nationalism -- no matter moral grounds.
As patriot wannabes burn jerseys and call for the boycott of the 49ers, the man they supposedly hate is the only one who actually cares enough about them to speak truth to power.
As everyone is up in arms about this professional athlete's choice to sit, world war three is looming on the horizon.
As the infighting continues, banks are "preparing for an economic nuclear winter."
While Americans argue over this non-issue, the country, as a whole, is being marched off a cliff by criminal sociopaths who care not about the large-scale murder of innocent children, so long as helps them maintain their control over you.
Bravo America. Bravo.
[author title="" image="https://tftpstagingstg.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/magorist-e1456948757204.jpg"]Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter and now on Steemit[/author]