Monday night, while Kaepernick took a knee to protest ‘social injustice,’ a group of protesters was in the parking lot handing out anti-American flyers supporting his stance.
The flyer, entitled “Top Ten Reasons to Sit Down for the ‘Nasty-full [sic] Anthem–#sitdownfortherag,” outlined reasons why the communists think America is a very bad place to live:
The ‘highlights’ of the flyer read:
- “America was founded on slavery”
- “Black people have no rights this white supremacist system is bound to respect”
- “There is an epidemic of unpunished murder by police”
- There continues to be “genocide” of Native Americans
- Americans stole the Southwestern U.S. from Mexico
- American “porn and patriarchy” are responsible for raping women every two minutes
- There are too many black and Latino people in prison
- America’s wealth “comes from enslaving” children in other countries
- America has done more to destroy the environment than any other nation
Kaepernick’s rationale for his protest against the U.S. bears some — less colorful — resemblance to the Revolutionary Communists’ talking points.
Here’s what he’s said in defense of his disrespect to the the anthem and the flag:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Kaepernick sat on the sidelines during military day at the San Diego Chargers and 49ers game, but insisted it wasn’t a ‘dis’ to the military.
He also wore socks depicting cops as “pigs” and explained his view on Instagram:
“I wore these socks, in the past, because the rogue cops that are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger, but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust.”
However, there are some differences between Kaepernick’s and the communists’ points, too. Kaepernick insisted he doesn’t hate America, but wants to “make America better”:
“Once again, I’m not anti-American. I love America. I love people. That’s why I’m doing this. I want to help make America better. I think having these conversations helps everybody have a better understanding of where everybody is coming from.”
The Rev Com slogan is, “America Was Never Great.”
— Revolution Club Los Angeles (@revclub_la) September 13, 2016