Colin Kaepernick and America’s Got Some Problems
By Tim Black
I’m trying to slim down. Yeah. Your brother Tim Black could stand to lose a few pounds. To remedy the situation I’ve began these hour-long walks. The requirements are minimal. Decent shoes, my smartphone, the road: me. Me is the hard part!
An hour-long walk gives me time to put news and pop culture into perspective. Take the whole Colin Kaepernick thing. Those of you who don’t know who Colin is, he’s a backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. This week, Colin caused the world to nearly spin off its axis because he refused to stand for the National Anthem. You should see how upset these so-called Patriots are:
“That football player doesn’t respect our Vets! Get em!!”
Nevermind holding politicians accountable for getting us into despicable interventionist wars for profit, instead let’s focus on this young football player and say he hates Veterans because he chose to sit during the anthem. If you listen to the likes of these goofballs you’d think Kaepernick committed a crime, which he did not.
It’s not like Colin exposed himself to a stranger on Twitter using his smartphone while his son was sitting nearby a la Anthony Weiner.
It’s not like Colin lied to Brazilian police, falsified reports and disgraced the entire county – Ryan Lochte.
It’s not like Colin was fired for trying to rig an election, undermine someone’s presidential bid meanwhile supporting fracking, the TPP, cutting Social Security, is against regulating interest rates Predatory Lenders use to gut poor people or sold his soul to the Sugar Industry which is destroying the environment of his or her district all the while running for election propped up by the endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and just about every Establishment Insider in the US – a la Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Don’t get me wrong.
I don’t believe Weiner’s activities warranted the symphony of attention it gained, though I find taking lewd pictures in front of a child creepy as hell, yet like it or not women on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter do far worse daily! Daily!
I also don’t believe Ryan Lochte’s lies to the police and the world are worth a week’s worth of coverage. The only person I can image who’d think Lochte’s lies were big enough to carry several news cycles are crafty politicians begging for a distraction from their much worse activities.
Brother Colin did one thing: He refused to stand during the National Anthem because he wants to bring attention to the killing of American Citizens, particularly African Americans at the hands of law enforcement.
Whether you agree with Colin or not, which I do, he’s merely expressing his freedom of speech. In fact, Kaepernick is executing the most peaceful brand of protest actions on the planet yet still he’s being attacked by kooky right wingers as an American hating commie who should go back to Africa.
I’m no rocket scientist, but if anyone’s patriotism should be questioned it should be Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Not only is Debbie NOT being blasted in Mainstream Media for her corrupt practices, her hypocritical stances and being ForGainst every major issue raised by her challenger Tim Canova, she’s running neck and neck for re-election for a leadership position in Congress with the full compliments of the Democratic Party Presidential Nominee.
America’s got some problems and losing a few pounds is just the beginning, baby.
This week’s guest on the Tim Black At Night Show are:
8/30/2016 Tuesday: Ajamu Baraka – Green Party Vice President Candidate
8/31/2016 Wednesday: Wendy Reed – US House CA 23
9/1/2016 Thursday: Thomas Frank – Author
Hope to see you there!