Dear Colin Kaepernick, On Behalf Of Most, If Not The Vast Overwhelming Majority Of Black Americans, Thank You.

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Updated: September 1, 2016

 

Dear Colin Kaepernick . . . .

On behalf of most, if not the vast overwhelming majority of Black Americans, minus a midget’s handful of sellout Uncle Toms . . . I’d like to offer-up to you a heartfelt, grateful “thank you” for showing n’ telling White America what most of Black America deems self-evident and holds true -The US flag is a symbol of an Iron-fisted oppressive, repressive empire which has engaged in genocide, and hell your point is they still are, it’s merely masked under ”Urban Policing.”

Before you read-on, go put on James’ Brown’s “Say it loud, I’’ Black n’ Im proud,” because for a while that was considered Black America’s National Anthem, it’ll get your head in the right” place.

Let me say to you son, millions upon millions of Americans of color understand it takes a “man’s man” who’s not preoccupied with appeasing conservative-minded consumers to stand-up to a ruthless nation of Rednecks. It demands a man, like you, not willing to pacify, placate and make- comfortable White folks by remaining silent and docile, not speaking his mind, by not speaking the burning bush truth.  It takes courage to take the Tommie Smith/John Carlos stand you’ve just taken, stay strong young man for these SOB’s are mounting-up to come after you . . . they want to lynch you, metaphorically and physically, seriously.

Watch your back baby bruh’ . . . .

Young Mr. Kaepernick, I’m sure you realize your NFL career, not merely your position with the San Francisco Forty-Niners, is in jeopardy because you dared to “not” stand for the playing of the so-called, alleged “United States” of America’s National Anthem. In a nation as polarized as this one undeniably is, I think you know outside of a few franchises you are regarded as toxic in the eyes of the NFL’s base – White males. Ford, Chevy Coke . . . nobody is gonna ask you to sell anything. You’re not naive , I think you pondered all this, and more,  and still sat down. You’re made of the “right stuff “ son.

As far as “Real” Americans are concerned, you’re some contemporary version of Ali declaring “ain’t no Vietcong called me Nigger.” Ali wouldn’t honor that flag, and now neither will you. Colin they believe youre “uppity” – not grateful or thankful “enough” for the life White society permits you to live; the glitter and gleam they allow you to amass. In the small mind’s of 21st century Confederates you’re  lucky White men “let you,”  hear me son, “let you”  play” their” game, and specifically the Quarterback position, because White men have struggled, mightily, to keep their fake, artificial stranglehold on one of American culture’s alpha-male positions, and you. Along with Cam newton, Russell Wilson are the examples of how White guys are  failing in somewhat fair and open competition to dominate any of the games they once forbid non-Whites to play.

Go ahead with your badass-self Kap – you’ve got the touch, and clearly you’ve got the nerve. Perhaps you’ve ignited this new, long-awaited 21st Century Black Power Movement.

Power to the people!

That whole “initiate White superiority” company-line we’ve been fed is a fairly tale Walt Disney couldn’t write. They know it, we know it . . . everybody understands the WASP domination we see across US  landscape is based on virtually all facets of the “game of life” having been rigged since 1609 and White men having “cheated”, having employed the “if you ain’t cheatin’  . . . you ain’t trying”  mentality. They cheated in sports because they strategically forbid Blacks, their prime competition to compete, and then proclaimed themselves the world champions. . . then finally we stepped on the field of play. .

I’d like to give you something to hang-on to when the ride gets rough . . . . for your thoughts and actions are bold and truthful, however they’re not unprecedented and unique. The esteemed and highly regarded Frederick Douglass, Afro-American orator and spokesperson for Black Americans offered this to White folks a couple of hundred years ago, and please note son – today’s Republican TEA Party holds -up Douglass as a philosophical beacon, as the ideological lighthouse Blacks should follow home to their party, for Douglass was a Republican, before the party became the home for angry, racist, sexist and elitist White folks.

What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is a constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy—a thin veil to cover up crimes that would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation of the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.

This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today”

The US flag and Independence Day are interwoven together in American symbolism, they stand for the identical ideology and as Mr Douglass said “ To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony”  – that is the exact sentiment and act you are objecting to!

Colin, you’re a man who believes in his convictions, and I think you understand they’re going to convict you of your beliefs, if possible some would burn you at the stake. You’re not suppose to think and calculate, and surely you’re not suppose to have the “character” to empathise with your fellow Americans of color; you’re suppose to be oblivious to the special treatment and lifestyle your riches and wealth afford you. You ought be commended for not losing site of your “gladiator privilege.” Clearly you understand despite your gridiron accomplishments and the resulting bling n’ blang – you’re still just a Nigger in the eyes of most White doctors, teachers, loan officers . . . and cops, thus,  but a random  incident away from being just another “dead nigger.”

 

Kap, I hate to say it, but I’m glad you’ve the testicles to do this, because they’re  hatred towards you, the blind hatred you’ll be shown by most will illustrate, in vivid black and white that despite your gridiron abilities and skills . . . you’re still a Nigger to millions, and millions . . . and millions of White Americans.

FOX Sports/News is trying to create a lynch-mob, mount-up with the nation’s police unions and come after you and the NFL, boycott the league if they don’t kill your career. They want to make an “example” of you so others will reconsider backing you. They’re going to “black-ball” you, “Black- list”  you, alas treat you like Black man who doesn’t know n’ accept your assigned place, you’re subservient role. My hope is you don’t sit alone this weekend, that other players, Black and White show solidarity with you, mind you Kap, I’m not holding my breath.

Either we sit together or united we will fall.

What you have to never forget about your critics, who are vastly White folks – from the Confederates,  who’re asking you be shot at sunset . . . , to the Liberals who think you may have the ”right” to not stand but you went too far – is that on a whole, generally speaking they’re arrogantly delusional and detached from both reality and history. Most have concluded Black, Brown, Red and Yellow folks owe them a “thank you” note in their mailbox, they’re due some debt of gratitude because we’re here. “How,” “why,” and “what-for” I don’t know, but the “Conservatives” in this nation delusionally believes this nonsense and I don’t believe any form of education nor enlightenment could change their minds.

1960’s “Black Power” icons Jim Brown and Kareem Abdul Jabbar are backing you . . . I’m sure Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe would be in your corner if still alive. That type of support speaks Ol’ School World Book Encyclopedia volumes about the legitimacy of your actions.

Colin, stand your ground son, don’t let these SOBs turn-you a’round, keep on keepin’ on, a nation of Black folks are asking the Gods to keep you strong and safe.

Rumble young man, Rumble!

BlackCommentator.com/BlackAthlete.net Columnist and NegusWhoRead.com writer – Desi Cortez, was hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213, at age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat at the feet of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction… if not a sheep-skin. Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into a good, strong man, produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. Including “America’s Ten Months Pregnant . . . Ready to Blow, available on Amazon.com

 

 

 

One Comment

  1. Cal Swm

    September 2, 2016 at 3:09 am

    When my father died they gave me and everyone else who lost their father in those wars a flag. That flag is all we have left of our dads. You won’t stand up for our dead dads? Please say it isn’t true. That flag is ours, it’s not yours, it’s not there for blacks. It’s our flag and you and your followers seek an un-United State of America.

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