Colin Kaepernick’s “movement” is sincere you guys. It has NOTHING to do with advancing his career… that’s why he crawled out of hiding Sunday night to receive the “Courageous Advocate” award.
Liberals can’t stop falling over themselves to praise Kaepernick. A petulant move of defiance by a millionaire is being treated like it was something profound. Millennials are obsessed with protests; Kaepernick is feeding off of the cultural energy surrounding police brutality and Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
“We must confront systemic oppression as a doctor would a disease. You identify it, you call it out, you treat it, and you defeat it,” Kaepernick said during his acceptance speech at the ACLU’s Bill of Rights dinner.
“We all have an obligation no matter the risk, and regardless of reward, to stand up for our fellow men and women who are being oppressed with the understanding that human rights cannot be compromised.”
Kaepernick may have been axed from his position as a football player, but he’s crafted a new career for himself as a public figure. He’s a hero now, a martyr to an imaginary liberal cause.
Society is still feeling the effects of Kaepernick’s revolt. NFL players stubbornly carried on his protest after he was kicked out of the league, and they still haven’t given up.
Kaepernick is willing to show up to collect awards, but he hasn’t done much to support his position. He rails against supposedly unfair policing practices, but never offers a solution. He lives for attention, not fame.