Kaepernick’s Deceit Pays Off Big Time

2020 July 9
by bc3b

Colin Kaepernick was a scrambling quarterback. His passing was always erratic. Scrambling quarterbacks typically have short careers in the NFL as they sustain injuries and lose speed. Kaepernick was already on the down side of his career when he decided to take a knee and start looking like an escapee from 1970.

Has anyone considered the possibility that he carefully planned his protest so that instead of being just another washed-up scrambling former NFL quarterback he’d be rich(er), better-known and wield immense power?

The last thing Kaepernick wants at this point is to play in the NFL – risking injury and possibly bombing big time if he sees game action. From everything reported, his audition last fall was unimpressive.

Back in our cheery, prelapsarian days—2016, to be exact—a young and photogenic NFL quarterback named Colin Kaepernick chose to express his patriotism by kneeling whenever the National Anthem was played before football games. He kneeled, you see, merely to protest police mistreatment of African Americans. And we knew that Kaepernick actually loved America because he told us so. “I’m not anti-America,” he said. “I love America…. I think having these conversations helps everybody have a better understanding of where everybody is coming from.”

And everyone bought it. Oh, how they loved to love Kaepernick’s love. “Colin Kaepernick Reminds Us that Dissent Is a Form of Patriotism Too,” read the Washington Post headline affixed to Sally Jenkins’s column on the matter. Also in the Washington Post, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weighed in to say that Kaepernick was conducting himself “in a highly patriotic manner that should make all Americans proud.” At ESPN, Ian O’Connor’s contribution “You Can Knock Colin Kaepernick—Don’t Call Him Un-American,” offered this: “They say football builds character. In America, we should celebrate the fact that Colin Kaepernick just revealed his.”

If you didn’t understand how taking a knee for the National Anthem showed supreme love of country, maybe you needed to acquaint yourself better with the nuances of the truly patriotic mind. So Psychology Today got in on the act. Headline: “Colin Kaepernick’s Protest is as Patriotic as Apple Pie.” Another Psychology Today column, titled “Why Colin Kaepernick Is a Patriot,” explained that “the act of defiance that Kaepernick engaged in actually embodies a specific type of patriotism: that of constructive allegiance to one’s nation.”

Allegiance to one’s nation! This July 4, Kaepernick tweeted out his thoughts on such allegiance: “Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of ‘independence’, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all.”

No one buys Kaepernick’s love of country any more. But that works out fine because he’s no longer selling it. In 2016, you still had to dilute your anti-Americanism with a drop of patriotism to get the really good press. That’s over with.

Today, the American media market rewards the pure stuff, the straight-up hatred of the United States. Which is why on July 6, Kaepernick announced his new partnership with The Walt Disney Co. to produce scripted and unscripted content about, presumably, the country that has been so terrible to Kaepernick (and Disney).

Of course, all those 2016 Kaepernick defenders really believed and approved of his claims to patriotism. Just as today, they believe and undoubtedly approve of his undiluted anti-Americanism. You’d think that they feel duped, but you’d be wrong; they’re appreciative. No one on the left is dropping Kaepernick. In coming out as a full-throated anti-American, he helped his woke supporters shed their habit of white supremacy. He once had to play the game of good citizenship, but his liberation from those restraints is their liberation, too. Where he leads, they’ll follow. What he rejects, they’ll reject. And whatever cognitive dissonance arises will be chalked up to past ignorance. This holds true not just for Kaepernick but for all social-justice celebrities. Indeed, it applies to social justice generally. Whatever is done or said in the name of the cause is good and just. Fool them once, fool them forever.

Hat tip: Commentary

42 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 July 9 7:48 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Screw num nuts with a hairdo from the last century — https://www.toddstarnes.com/faith/chicago-threatens-to-bulldoze-churches-lawyer-says/ — This is more important.

  2. 2020 July 9 7:52 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Then this BS — https://www.foxnews.com/politics/judge-sullivan-refuses-dismiss-flynn-cases . — Which I believe that KH pointed to in the last thread. So the jerk judge wants the full panel to review the order. Well just peachy. Course what the judge should consider was that the writ of mandamus issued against him is quite a rare event judicially and that it would be doubtful that having been rebuked by the panel that the total court would so over turn.

  3. 2020 July 9 8:40 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Dr. Mark Young
    Nothing unconstitutional here now is there @GovWhitmer ? Who needs a constitution anyways when we have dictators like you around?

    Governor Gretchen Whitmer @GovWhitmer
    Today, I signed an Executive Directive that requires @michiganLARA to develop rules that will require implicit bias training as part of the knowledge and skills necessary for licensure, registration and renewal of licenses and registrations of health professionals in Michigan.

  4. 2020 July 9 9:02 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    And … I already posted this back a thread or two but I love it so much, I’m gonna post it again!
    “Next thing you know, there’ll be a Colin Kaepernick ride at Disney. They ride will consist of sitting on a bench for 60 minutes.”

  5. 2020 July 9 9:19 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I’ve never spent much time at ace, but other people do.
    This was interesting. A few snips below.

    US Army Sends Out Email Alerting Thousands of Servicemen That “MAGA” Is “White Supremacy”

    This has a whiff of “we are deeply apologetic that we got caught and did not mean for those offended to become aware of it.”

    A friend points out that the Obamaized US Army has been doing this for years — with an Army instructor labeling Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons and Jews “religious extremists” in order to “balance out” the actual extremists of Islam

    gonna need some new generals…
    then again, the GOP and conservatives have gone along with this for at least 3 decades, so here we are.

    Well you can’t have a civil war that’s any fun if only one side has the Army.
    The bad guys need their troops and generals too, otherwise it’s not fun to read about 50 years from now.

    Who still thinks the military will be on our side if fighting breaks out?

    there was a time I was positive that the military and the cops would be on the side of the citizens. clearly I’m an idiot.

    Yep, that “Commie Cadet” from West Point, Spenser Rapone, was an outlier.
    That’s it. An outlier.

    (it goes on. and on.)

  6. 2020 July 10 3:59 am
    drdog09 permalink


    You can’t win wars when you need to if first you cannot identify the enemy.

  7. 2020 July 10 4:02 am
    drdog09 permalink

  8. 2020 July 10 4:30 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Genuine disorder occurs when nobody can be bothered with doing it correctly any more. Disorder will occur when the people who know how to make planes actually fly are too lazy, too corrupt, and too invested in self-dealing to care when those suckers can even land again safely. The people nice enough to carry on honorably are morons. In some institutions the leaders are both too amoral and too stupid to be trusted. The reaction to this level of perceived chicanery is not mere apathy. It is studied and deliberate withdrawal of any necessary support. Everyone with the skill and the will to make Amerika America again will have checked out. Then, the collapse is unavoidable.”

    We’re there folks.

    Which leads to another seeker headed for shelter — https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2020/07/09/farewell-for-now/#more-65681 — The Tumult of insanity is washing over many. The decision to do so is not right or wrong so long as one is prepared for the consequence.

  9. 2020 July 10 5:58 am

    Whom the gods destroy, they first drive insane.

  10. 2020 July 10 6:05 am

    “I pledge allegiance to the anarchist flag of the United States of banana oligarchy and to the mobocracy for which it stands,one balkanized nation under satan, divisible, with tyranny and fascism for all.

  11. 2020 July 10 6:08 am

    Wondering why some billionaire still wants to pay 1.7B or 2B for the Mets…

    ~120m a year tax shelter.

  12. 2020 July 10 6:10 am

    “Brit Hume: If Biden Wins in November, Republicans Will Be Out of Power for a Long Time”

    err they’ve been out of power even when they’ve been supposedly in power, so what does it matter Brit?

  13. 2020 July 10 6:13 am
    justrand permalink

    “Disorder will occur when the people who know how to make planes actually fly are too lazy, too corrupt, and too invested in self-dealing to care when those suckers can even land again safely.”

    Exhibit A: Boeing

  14. 2020 July 10 6:19 am
    Eph permalink


    Permanent minority status.

    No doubt

  15. 2020 July 10 6:24 am

    Permanent minority status~~Well deserved, as those who can’t shit or get off the pot deserve to wear it as a helmet.

  16. 2020 July 10 6:45 am
    JimNorCal permalink

  17. 2020 July 10 6:54 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #3 –

    Whitmer, Nessel – MI Attorney General and the Secretary of State are examples of what happens when good people sit out off-year elections. Three nasty leftist women.

  18. 2020 July 10 6:56 am
    drdog09 permalink

    More Hume, not good for Eyeore — https://www.foxnews.com/media/brit-hume-biden-democratic-platform-far-left — “This agenda that you laid out here is not the agenda of a man who is trying to reach out beyond his own party for support,”

  19. 2020 July 10 6:57 am
    bc3b permalink

    Interesting thing about Kaepernick, who is bi-racial. His biological black father took off, his white mother put him up for adoption and a white couple adopted and raised him. Yet, he has this hatred for white people.

  20. 2020 July 10 7:05 am
    Eph permalink

    18 LMAO

    The red courtesy phone aint ringing bro.

  21. 2020 July 10 7:10 am
    drdog09 permalink



  22. 2020 July 10 8:15 am

    ““This agenda that you laid out here is not the agenda of a man who is trying to reach out beyond his own party for support,””

    Doesn’t think he has too, so why would he.

  23. 2020 July 10 8:17 am


    How about.. if you don’t like it, quit, there are 4-5 people standing in line at the moment wanting the job for each jackass that quits over it. Not to mention if they stopped making said cars many of these idiots would be laid off, and that’s not even factoring in the robotic factors.

  24. 2020 July 10 8:35 am
    Eph permalink

    24. Ill take that job!

    $60/hour to paint a friggin car door

    F$ck yes

  25. 2020 July 10 8:36 am
    Eph permalink


    Ford stock is currently $5.95 per share

  26. 2020 July 10 8:45 am
    bc3b permalink

    Things that make Eph and his buddy, King Eyeore, happiest:

    * His favorite college football team gets blown out 62-0
    * Daughters come home with bad report cards
    * Tornado comes through neighborhood and only touches down on his house
    * His rice-burner breaks down in the middle of freeway

  27. 2020 July 10 8:52 am

    27* If it rained nudes, he would get a lesbian.

  28. 2020 July 10 9:03 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Remember this inconvenient fact when Universities sue Trump for bouncing foreign students that are only taking online classes.
    From InstaPundit.com

    ONCE AGAIN, THE MEDIA IS LYING: I’ve seen countless stories about ICE’s “new” student visa requirement barring student visas for students who would be taking only online classes. The idea that this is “new” is false. Foreign students are required to take a “full course of study” to fulfill visa requirements. The longstanding rule is that a study may take only one online class per semester as part of the full course of study. ICE *may* allow a student to take more than one online course, but any additional course must be taken in the physical presence of a university instructor. Here is the DHS webpage from 2012, in the Obama years:

    An F-1 student may only count one online or distance education course without the physical oversight of a school employee (or the equivalent of three credits) toward a full-course of study per academic term. F-1 students may be eligible to take more than one online class to maintain their status as long as the class is physically proctored or monitored by a school employee.

    ICE waived the rule for the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters due the Covid emergency. Given that Congress has now had four months to address the issue but has not, it’s not clear what the “emergency” would be that would allow ICE to ignore a binding regulation.

    In any event, given that the regulation is clear that foreign students may not stay in the U.S. on student visas if they are taking online only classes, and given that universities knew they may have to go all online this Fall, why are so many university “leaders” acting like the government actually enforcing the rule once the immediate emergency has passed is a complete surprise?

  29. 2020 July 10 9:23 am
    Eph permalink

    28 IP


    You aint lying

  30. 2020 July 10 9:24 am
    Eph permalink


    I own 3 rice cookers

    Not once have any “broken down”

    The Nips make great cars

  31. 2020 July 10 10:07 am


    But voter fraud doesn’t exist.

    “Third-party groups all over the country are targeting Georgia to help register qualified individuals. This group makes you wonder what these out-of-town activists are really doing. ”

    I can attest to that in just the number of attempted vote related contact in the last 3mo mail and phone, all dem focused.

  32. 2020 July 10 2:43 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    My last two vehicles have been a Malibu and an Equinox, not a single problem. My daughter has a Jeep Cherokee. The only issue she had was that it started stalling out (as a safety mechanism) because she ignored oil changes and the oil level was too low. I took it to the dealer, got the oil changed – problem solved.

  33. 2020 July 10 3:15 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I’m another person who has had excellent luck with American cars (GM) since, oh about the 80s.
    And I had a real lemon of a Honda (but it was way back) at a time when everyone was praising them to the skies.

  34. 2020 July 10 4:35 pm
    Eph permalink

    Trump to sign DACA

    …if that post doesnt cue a new thread put a APB out on BC

  35. 2020 July 10 4:50 pm
    bc3b permalink

    150 MSP Officers file for disability pensions:


    There are approximately 800 officers on the Minneapolis force so this is nearly 20%.

  36. 2020 July 10 4:54 pm

    36~~~ what is he going to sign, support for it, or to rescind it??? First he says it’s unconstitutional, then he supports it?? Trump doesn’t like moles in his admin, and then he becomes one, driving off his core voters. F him if he caves on it.

  37. 2020 July 10 4:58 pm

    37 they should all quit en masse.

  38. 2020 July 10 5:13 pm

    Well that tears it, f- him. Once we start down this “road to citizenship” bull shit, it’s game over.

  39. 2020 July 10 5:20 pm
    bc3b permalink

    new thread is up.

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