What I'm very interested in is how easily they are able to manipulate many of you so-called progressive thinkers. What I mean is they have you attempting to speak to their talking points and you can't even figure out that once they even get you talking to their points, they have already won the argument because their points represent complete insanity. You don't need to defend U.S. service people because none of them are fighting for any freedom for anyone. They are fighting for multi-national corporate imperialism (domination). They are dying for this imperialism as well. Its especially painful to hear Africans repeat this same tired refrain about the military. Not only is it a fantasy, but its completely disrespectful to those in our movement who you do owe your freedom to. In other words, if Colin Kaepernick can play football and make millions today, please explain to me how the military, fighting in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, is responsible for Colin's "freedom?" If you are confused, I can easily demonstrate to you how those wars had/have absolutely nothing to do with any freedom you think you enjoy. I can also explain to you that the brave people who challenged U.S. segregation laws are actually the people Colin Kaepernick and everyone else should be thankful for. So, if you have enjoyed a college education, a decent income a mortgage loan, please explain to us what U.S. troops fighting a poor people in Vietnam or Iraq has to do with you having those opportunities? How did the Viet Mihn Front in Vietnam stop you from having any of those things? As I recall, U.S. laws and practices prohibited you from living wherever you wanted, working wherever you were qualified, attending school wherever you could get in. So, again, it was those brave soldiers of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Congress of Racial Equality, etc., who you owe your debt to, not the U.S. military. In fact, whatever personal advances you have made in the military, you owe that to those same people as well, although I will never understand why they fought for that in the first place. If we were thinking clearly, we would let them keep their imperialist military segregated.
On the socks, these people are butt hurt because police are being depicted in a less than complimentary fashion. Why the hell should any of us care about that? I'm thinking about how the police feel about as much as they are concerned about how I feel. Not because I'm an insensitive person, but because I have integrity. I have never done anything to the police in my entire life. I've been harassed, disrespected, and mistreated by police my entire life. And, I've gotten off easy to date. Meaning, I'm still living after my police encounters. And while this happens to me and millions of others like me, you weren't the least bit concerned so tell me again why I need to be concerned about an illustration, any illustration, of police? We aren't seeking any dialogue with the police just like they aren't seeking one with us. We are fighting for justice and hopefully they can figure out they are on the wrong side of history before its too late for those who wear that sorry uniform.
So, stop being so easily manipulated. Stop reacting to their talking points. They have you focused on a supposed disrespect for their flag while they keep you from talking about the disrespect against my people. I guess I'm not confused about any of this because I cannot even tell you the last time I stood for their flag or anything it represents. I can tell it that Gerald Ford was president that last time which would be in the mid 70s when I was too young to know the truth. And that truth is that flag wasn't invented with me in mind. The song to praise it wasn't invented with me in mind. This country wasn't "created" with me in mind so go on down the road with that nonsense about I'm disrespecting the country. That Colin is disrespecting the country. And stop trying to defeat their insane talking points. The real question is why any African athlete would stand for that song and flag in the first place? And the even bigger question is why we continue to dismiss and disrespect the real people who sacrificed so that we can have what we have while praising people who had absolutely nothing to do with our lives as if we don't possess a shred of sense. Some of you'll need to figure all of that out. Your children and the future generations are watching and even if you can't see it, Colin Kaepernick is simply an example of what you will have to look forward to. Hopefully, you will get straight on all of this before you become labeled as being on the wrong side of history for all our future generations to study as to what not to do.