There are certain things that happen to people in life that give them “a pass” to do or say or get out of whatever they want to. For instance; if you’re a pregnant woman, you can pretty much get out of anything you want with polite company just by citing the human that you’re attempting to grow.
If you’re a really old grouchy man you can get away with saying all sorts of rude things and people just blame it on your age. There are many other examples, but you get the idea.
Those who’ve bought into the Black Lives Matter platform have gotten it into their heads that their status as a black person in America today buys them a pass to do or say things that no American should do or say. They’ve used their heritage and the fact that their ancestors were treated badly to try and bully people into giving them preferential treatment.
Football player Colin Kaepernick has taken especial exception to anything that has to do with allegiance to America and what it stands for. His career has tanked since he decided to start kneeling during the National Anthem, and it’s no wonder with politically charged statements like this one.
Via Daily Caller:
Football player Colin Kaepernick compared the police to slave catchers after a jury cleared an officer for the fatal shooting of Philando Castile Friday.
Kaepernick posted a side by side photo of a modern police badge next to a badge of a slave patrol member. “You can’t ignore your history, always remember who they are,” the picture warns.
A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled! pic.twitter.com/BVVPVZIQyD
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 16, 2017
A jury of twelve cleared Officer Jeronimo Yanez of all charges connected to his July shooting of Castile, a black man. Yanez shot Castile seven times in the presence of his girlfriend and daughter after pulling him over because Castile reportedly fit the description of a robbery suspect.
During the stop, Castile told Yanez that he had a gun, but was not reaching for it. Prosecutors in the case argued Yanez acted too hastily during the exchange.
The defense pointed towards Castile’s drug use, saying it prevented him from listening to officer commands.
“None of this would have happened but for Philando Castile,” defense attorney Earl Gray said. “[Yanez] sees the gun and [Castile] doesn’t follow orders. That’s enough to pull your gun out and end the threat.”
Kaepernick, ever the glutton for punishment, seems to be digging his reputation’s grave with his support of anti-America, anti-law enforcement stances, but that would be a worthy thing if he’s standing up for a cause that’s worth something.
The problem with what Kaepernick and others like him are doing is that they’re trying to claim preferential status for something that happened to someone else. No black people in America today are in danger of being enslaved again. They are in danger of being held to the same standard as the rest of us though.
Saying that a cop who shoots someone who has said they’ve got a gun and doesn’t follow orders is the same as slave catchers who caught and chained up humans who ran for their freedom and to escape brutal beatings seems a little bit far-fetched.
Maybe Castile was confused and it was all a big mistake, but if the shooting was standard protocol, I don’t know how we can pin that on Yanez.
Also, you know one good way to not get confused and not follow law enforcement’s orders? Don’t get arrested while high, or, better yet, just don’t get high. Revolutionary, I know.
(Source: Daily Caller)