Colin Kaepernick decided he wasn’t going to stand during the National Anthem last night before his team played a football game.
I don’t like Kaepernick because he plays for the wrong team and it looks like an amateur took a Sharpie to his body.
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.
And I’m not going to argue with him. I am personally opposed to the Anthem and to the Pledge. They are very nationalist and socialist ideas. I was opposed to my daughters taking part in the Pledge of Allegiance because somebody decided to not only treat country as if it was infallible, but throw in language about their god as if it really existed.
The 50s ruined everything.
But I’m not really supposed to comment on this issue.
My dog is half black. When he has to go in his kennel, I tell him it’s his black half that gets him in there. I think I’m hilarious.
So Robbie says that he’s a barking Michael Jackson song.
He’s black. He’s white.
Robbie says he should be treated like any other dog on this earth. Regardless of the fact he is part Jack Russell and people seem to have prejudice against his heritage.
Robbie says that this shouldn’t be a nation that relies on nationalism. It should be a nation which relies on doing what’s right. He told me that if people did what’s right instead of deflecting by pointing at the flag, then things would simply be right.
Robbie says Kaepernick has a right to take a stand. The First Amendment guarantees it.
Robbie says that the Seahawks will crush the 49ers and Kaepernick this year.
My dog got off topic.
But Kaepernick does have the right. And part of the problem we have in this nation is that people only grant those rights when they are convenient.
So Trump saying that Muslims should be banned from the country is okay.
Clinton taking money from major corporations as a way of dictating her policy is a right of free speech and is fine. The Supreme Court said so in Citizen’s United.
An athlete protesting blind nationalism is okay as well.
My dog said so.