Despite the constant cries from leftists about how gash darn awful everything is in our country, the fact remains that America is the land of opportunity.
Those that put their nose to the grindstone can work their way up the ladder, and opportunities abound in a number of different sectors. It’s not easy by any means, but all that hard work and dedication can prove to be quite fruitful.
That’s especially true for athletes. Those that rise to the top of the ranks stand to make a killing while doing something that they love. What a country!
Nonetheless, there’s a number of colicky athletes out there that find that rising to the top isn’t enough to quell their internal angst. Currently unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the poster boy for that line of thinking.
Last year, Kaepernick made plenty of headlines with his decision to not stand up and pay his respects when the national anthem played before games. He would also take the time to make a slew of outrageous statements, all of which implied that he was somehow being ‘repressed.’
Kaepernick did this with a straight face, and the irony of the fact that he was earning millions of dollars to play a game seemed to be completely lost on him. He’s now jobless, but he’s sure to point out that this is because of his ‘political views’ every chance he gets.
While this won’t make his phone ring anytime soon, Kaepernick can take solace in the fact that Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks has his back. Bennett took a seat for the anthem prior to last night’s preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, and Breitbart points out that he “…spent time with Colin Kaepernick during the offseason and wore a T-shirt supporting Kaepernick’s ‘Know Your Rights’ camp during a spring news conference.”
Bennett also reportedly said “It’s just hard to fathom that he’s not having a job this year.”
It’s really not when you consider the fact that Kaepernick’s skills are in decline and he’s made himself into a pariah, but we’ll avoid the urge to pick nits.
In any event, Bennett has also hit the same notes of oppression that worked out so swimmingly for Kaepernick, noting that “race is not something that the NFL wants to be a part of or get behind,” Breitbart shares.
Following Kaepernick’s lead, Bennett does this with a straight face while cashing astronomical checks for playing a game. Someday, those checks will dry up as Bennett’s skills will be in decline. Can we expect him to also follow Kaepernick’s lead at that point and claim he’s being discriminated against?