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Est. April 5, 2002
September 21, 2017 - Issue 712

More Brainwashing
Going on Regarding Kaepernick
Than Calling One Fumble a “Tuck”

"The fact that you can find some black NFL players
or ex-players to publicly disagree with former
Superbowl quarterback Colin Kaepernick is nothing
more than predictable. When LeSean Shady McCoy,
Dancin’ Ray Ray Lewis, or Michael 'Stockholm Syndrome' Vick
tell Kaep to 'get a haircut' or call him a 'distraction,' then
the three of them just became the guy on
110th street trying to sell me some watches."

More than once he overstepped the line of prosperity

and had minor brushes with the law

John M. Carroll’s “Fritz Pollard: Pioneer in Racial Advancement.”

There was a time when a black quarterback didn’t have to take the knee during the Star Spangled Banner in order to be blackballed by NFL team owners, back then all you needed to be was black. Just Google the late-great Fritz Pollard who chose college and then pro football as a contingency to his true goal; Major League Baseball due to it’s sudden ban against black players. Look up Joe Gilliam who was booed by white Pittsburgh Steeler fans in spite of quarterbacking them to an impressive winning record during the first half of the ‘73/’74 season. Gilliam’s life would be threatened by overzealous NFL fans when he tried out for other teams. Given the vast amount of college talent that wasn’t drafted or signed between the early-to-late 1900’s you would have to reason some teams cost themselves some playoff appearances, league championships and Superbowls due to this shortsighted white-man’s-fantasy-thinking. Quiet as it’s kept it also betrayed some insecurity within rich white owners, this was the first concussion-protocol, only self-inflicted. The pretense that blacks were incapable of being prime decision-makers… in an otherwise kids game.

The fact that you can find some black NFL players or ex-players to publicly disagree with former Superbowl quarterback Colin Kaepernick is nothing more than predictable. When LeSean Shady McCoy, Dancin’ Ray Ray Lewis, or Michael “Stockholm Syndrome” Vick tell Kaep to “get a haircut” or call him a “distraction,” then the three of them just became the guy on 110th street trying to sell me some watches. OJ Simpson is due to be released in October and I would dare say were he of age you would see at least a couple of NFL owners sign him before they sign Kaep. This is strange considering Kaep seems to lead a pretty boring life away from the stadium. No gratuitous Ford Bronco chase, no video clips of him beating his girlfriend in an elevator or other public spaces, no dogfighting kennel under his name, he doesn’t start barfights or shoot common citizens after driving them to remote areas. White America’s “I don’t want to hear it” segment actually know this better than most of us, they don’t care. They been trying to brainwash the American public for months now.

Kaepernick is simply one of pro football’s winningest QBs who can’t find a job. Unlikely behavior for a righthander who throws for 16 touchdowns against only 4 interceptions for 2241 yards while playing for a losing team. This was just last season, not during his playoff years. Jay Cutler, Dan Orlovsky, Brian Hoyer, Matt McGloin, and over 20 more interception-throwing-machines wish they had those numbers. But this has nothing to do with performance does it? It really doesn’t have anything to do with supporting American troops. It has everything to do with Black. Blacks and police. Kaep’s protest was a public proclamation that not only is he black, but he likes it and supports other blacks, i.e. common blacks. Especially in their well-known confrontations with erring police officers within the nation’s precincts. It is those cops he is protesting against, the ones mostly caught on videos shooting unarmed blacks in hook-em-and-book-em encounters at the most, and getting off with not guilty verdicts. Unforgivable to Mr. ‘I Don’t Want to Hear It,’ he or she believes every public statement the police tells him… even when they promise and “internal investigation.”

It bears mention that this protest came against the backdrop of the presidential campaign that saw three major candidates voice or demonstrate disdain of blacks or black causes, Hillary calls us “Superpredators,” Bernie Sanders was initially taken aback by representatives of the nation’s most hated activist group Black Lives Matter, and Donald Trump was… well Donald Trump. Many of us felt we were being virtually dog-whistled out of existence.

Currently a lot of people are applauding or fuming over the recent statement by Green Bay Packers Qb Aaron Rodgers in support of Kaep. News sources report him stating "I think he should be on a roster right now, I think because of his protests, he's not… I'm gonna stand because that's the way I feel about the flag – but I'm also 100 percent supportive of my teammates or any fellow players who are choosing not to," he said. "They have a battle for racial equality. That's what they're trying to get a conversation started around." I personally don’t require all athletes to sit out the National Anthem, the need for more outspoken statements like Kaepernick’s and Rodgers has always been my concern.

Recent events show members of the police department asking the black community for a freebie; profiling without complaint. The fact that they can’t even refrain from this practice knowing the toxic national climate they created, along with them being video recorded says a lot. The treatment of NFL player Michael Bennett after the Mayweather/McGregor fight in Las Vegas is prime example, the response by LVMPD and their union is more shocking. When it comes to police we have to stop viewing ourselves as just victims, and view ourselves as Taxpayers.'

Race hate here is solely a White American concept. Many White Americans have had it too soft. If the “white man” had enough energy to drag a segment of humanity from one continent to another just to do free labor for him, then he had enough energy to build his own country. If some among you don’t want to see these sit-ins in sports, then you are implying common whites like many of you reading this have the sole responsibility to stop Trump-inspired terrorist and incompetent police to the point where we not only refrain from demonstrating, but we feel comfortable doing it. Columnist, Chris Stevenson, is author of “The MAO Syndrome: A Timeline of Newspaper columns Tracking Hate, Fear, Loathing, Obstinacy, and Stubbornness of many on the right & some on the left who are simply Mad At Obama.” He is also a contributor to the Hampton Institute, his own blog, and a syndicated columnist. Follow him on Twitter, and Facebook. Watch his video commentary Policy & Prejudice for clbTV & Follow his Blogtalk radio interviews on 36OOseconds. Contact Mr. Stevenson and BC.




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