The drone strike that ended the earthly tenure of Iranian general and über-terrorist Qassem Soleimani did not sit well with former NFL quarterback and current anti-American spokesperson Colin R. Kaepernick. The washed-up baller decried President Trump’s decision to target the man responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in the Middle East and around the globe. Kaepernick recently said that the U.S. targets minorities “at home and abroad,” tweeting: “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.”
As is the case with virtually all leftist dogma, this is exactly wrong. Whether it be the first World Trade Center bombing, 9/11, the Orlando nightclub shooting, or numerous other terrorist attacks on the United States and her citizens of all colors, the U.S., the most diverse nation in history, has been the target of terrorists from North Africa and the Middle East. This despite the fact that the nation has often tried to help prevent ethnic genocide and gives billions of dollars in humanitarian aid to African nations alone. But let’s not muddy things up with facts.
The United States lost over 600,000 people in a war to end slavery and preserve the idea that all men are created equal and granted inalienable rights by their Creator. Prior to that, to establish and keep its independence, it fought arguably the whitest nation in existence (not that it should matter), England…twice. America has also fought wars with North Korea and North Vietnam, but Asians are not black (not that it should matter), and certainly are not a minority in this world.
Moreover, the world can never forget that the United States made it possible for the allies to defeat Germany…twice. One can be sure that Mr. Kaepernick was taught about the Third Reich and the Aryan Nation. The Nazis were actual racists and white supremacists. At wars end, the U.S., far from acting out of imperialist greed, gave back the land it had conquered, unlike the U.S.S.R., and spent the equivalent of over 115 billion in today’s dollars to rebuild European economies. But, instead of celebrating the nation which has sacrificed so much in the name of racial equality…and rewarded him with millions of dollars and an endless forum to opine, Kaepernick chooses to denigrate and savage it.
As he opts to dishonor and disrespect the country, its flag, and those who have long defended the values it represents, he really only dishonors himself. More’s the pity.