As tired of the name Kaepernick as everyone is, none of us can look past some of the horrendously anti-American things he pushes. His latest stunt may end him up in more trouble with his supposed fans than even before. Donating money to a so-called “foundation” made to honor the “spirit” of a past cop-killer isn’t the way to go about justifying your claims of protesting against oppression.
Colin Kaepernick is nothing more than a radical convert who hates cops. He has been spewing his Black Panther, Black Lives Matter rhetoric for long enough now that there is no mistaking his real intentions. But to go so far as to donate a large amount of funds to what should essentially be labeled as a terrorist group that brainwashes children is just beyond foul.
According to Independent Journal Review :
Last season, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines as he famously kneeled for the national anthem before his NFL games, wore socks depicting cops as pigs, and even wore a Fidel Castro shirt. Now, Kaepernick is out of a job and remains a free agent as the 2017 NFL season is underway.
But he keeps finding ways to return to the limelight.
As a part of his pledge to donate $1 million to “organizations working in oppressed communities,” the Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated a whopping $25,000 to an organization called Assata’s Daughters. The group describes themselves as a Chicago direct action resistance organization honoring Assata Shakur.
But here’s where it goes south. Shakur was found guilty of murdering a police officer, Werner Foerster, and was placed in prison.
The Guardian writes:
In the early hours of 2 May 1973, Assata Shakur was stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike by a state trooper named James Harper, allegedly for driving with a faulty rearlight. In the car with Shakur were fellow Black Liberation Army (BLA) members Zayd Malik Shakur and Sundiata Acoli. In a second patrol car was Trooper Werner Foerster.
Minutes after they pulled over, both Zayd Malik Shakur and Trooper Foerster were dead, and Assata and Trooper Harper were shot and wounded. In 1977, Shakur was convicted on one murder charge and six assault charges and sentenced to life in prison. She escaped in 1979 with the assistance of BLA members posing as visitors, and has been a fugitive ever since.
According to the group’s website, it was founded in 2015 to “develop and train young people, ages 4-19, in the Black queer feminist tradition and in the spirit of Assata.” The group strives to “prioritize this work to help the current momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement to carry on into the future.”
Apparently, that was reason enough for Kaepernick to throw $25,000 in its direction.
The Daily Mail reports:
Kaepernick’s foundation specified that $2,500 of the donation would go to Cop Watch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police officers.
Another $15,000 is earmarked for “teen workshops.”
Shakur, whose legal name is JoAnne Deborah Chesimard, has become a revered figure in some activist circles, despite currently lodging on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.
Kaepernick may just be making it even harder on himself to find an NFL team to play for after this stunt.
Direct Action Resistance, huh? Sounds a whole lot like “ready to murder those we blame for false reasoning” to me. What is amazing is that Kaepernick fans keep pushing protests to demand that a team sign him, and yet he literally does something daily to basically force the NFL to not be willing to sign him.
Seriously, as messed up as the NFL is right now does anyone really think it would be wise to sign on a man who may be constantly connecting himself to groups who are known to be violent and murderous in nature? The NFL franchise is already tipping towards becoming a buried relic due to their ignorant allowance of disrespect under the guise of “First Amendment rights” but they are not likely to be stupid enough o align literally with terrorists. Right?
Then again, we can’t really put too much hope into that speculation. The world is literally upside down when terrorist groups are seen as legit social organizations, and yet police officers are treated as criminals for doing their jobs. Topsy-turvy never seems so twisted as it does today.
H/T [ Independent Journal Review ]