finally adding page while reading this:
Colin from videos:
this country stands for freedom liberty justice for all.. and it’s not happening for all right now
for everyone.. people are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up.. as far as giving liberty/justice to all
If standing up for flags is more important than standing up for people under that flag, we have a problem. http://fb.me/2lp3JzNfB
Don’t use my service–or that of any veteran–to justify the silencing of black Americans. Not on my watch.#VeteransForKaepernick
#VeteransForKaepernick Although my grandfather served two tours in Vietnam, he couldn’t even rent a home near his base b/c he was black.
I serve to protect your freedoms, not a song or piece of fabric.#VeteransForKaepernick
I serve to protect your freedoms, not a song #VeteransForKaepernick
I wish somebody would do a thorough content analysis of Nazi German propaganda, searching for instances of “fighting for our freedoms.”
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KevinCarson1/status/772027048760008705
a nother way.. for all of us..
Harry Belafonte on Colin
takes a lot of courage to not bend to the wind
Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) tweeted at 6:12 AM – 5 Sep 2016 :
Obama on @Kaepernick7: “I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about.” https://t.co/htPDCsqg6c (http://twitter.com/MichaelSkolnik/status/772769282522542080?s=17)
by .. with who…?
and for how long…?
putting people on hold..
ie: 70 000 on border of jordan; people living.. not just protesting… in streets… until they’re then living in a cell and/or underground
sept 2016 – High school players taking knee for national anthem across country
people are ready..
a nother way.. for all of us..
“I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed,” Kaepernick said when the news first broke. “If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”
Colin Kaepernick is handing out suits outside New York parole offices.
via fb share:
Colin Kaepernick says, ” I have made my decision I will not be participating in this organization called the NFL anymore they don’t value what I stand for so I must leave because my activism and the love I have for my people and most importantly building these kids minds with confidence and love for self, Means more to me than any Superbowl Ring. I want black kids to see me and think, ‘Okay, he’s carrying himself as a black man, and that’s how a black man should carry himself. I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed.”
aj pape post on fb
Reposting. Hadn’t heard this before.
“For all those who care enough to understand: I have a friend who just posted this backstory. Did you know this?
Aug 14, 2016- Colin Kaepernick sits for the national anthem…..and no one noticed.
Aug 20th, 2016- Colin again sits, and again, no one noticed.
Aug 26th, 2016- Colin sits and this time he is met with a level of vitriol unseen against an athlete. Even the future President of the United States took shots at him while on the campaign trail. Colin went on to explain his protest had NOTHING to with the military, but he felt it hard to stand for a flag that didn’t treat people of color fairly.
Then on on Aug 30th, 2016 Nate Boyer, a former Army Green Beret turned NFL long snapper, penned an open letter to Colin in the Army Times. In it he expressed how Colin’s sitting affected him.
Then a strange thing happened. Colin was able to do what most Americans to date have not…
In his letter Mr. Boyer writes:
“I’m not judging you for standing up for what you believe in. It’s your inalienable right. What you are doing takes a lot of courage, and I’d be lying if I said I knew what it was like to walk around in your shoes. I’ve never had to deal with prejudice because of the color of my skin, and for me to say I can relate to what you’ve gone through is as ignorant as someone who’s never been in a combat zone telling me they understand what it’s like to go to war.
Even though my initial reaction to your protest was one of anger, I’m trying to listen to what you’re saying and why you’re doing it.”
Mr. Boyer goes on to write “There are already plenty people fighting fire with fire, and it’s just not helping anyone or anything. So I’m just going to keep listening, with an open mind.
I look forward to the day you’re inspired to once again stand during our national anthem. I’ll be standing right there next to you.”
Empathy and understanding was shown by Mr. Boyer………and Mr. Kaepernick reciprocated. Colin invited Nate to San Diego where the two had a 90 minute discussion and Nate proposed Colin kneel instead of sit.
But why kneel? In a military funeral, after the flag is taken off the casket of the fallen military member, it is smartly folded 13 times and then presented to the parents, spouse or child of the fallen member by a fellow service member while KNEELING. The two decided that kneeling for the flag would symbolize his reverence for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while still allowing Colin to peacefully protest the injustices he saw.
Empathy, not zealotry under the guise of patriotism, is the only way meaningful discussion can be had. Mr. Kaepernick listened to all of you that say he disrespects the military and extended an olive branch to find a peace.
When will America listen to him?”