Opinion: Yet again, Colin Kaepernick’s take was the dumbest

by Peter Heck · Jan 6th, 2020 12:24 pm

How does he do it? How does former NFL quarterback-turned-Nike spokesman and woke agitator Colin Kaepernick manage to produce the worst takes on the most issues? Take the recent military strike that the United States carried out last week that killed Iranian terrorist Qassem Suleimani. As with any action ordered by President Donald Trump, the amount of unhinged and utterly clownish responses was simply overwhelming.

There was Charmed actress and former Marilyn Manson paramour Rose McGowan's incredible apology to the terror state:

Anyone with even a modicum of common sense knows what Suleimani would have gladly done to Ms. McGowan and her fellow Hollywood actresses if given the opportunity. In fact, it wasn't that long ago that McGowan was forcefully speaking out against misogyny and sexism. Interestingly, that's precisely what these ladies were doing a few years ago before Suleimani and his ilk came to power in Iran and forced them all into hijabs:

But as bad as McGowan's tweet was, uber-leftist Michael Moore managed to get his hands on an old glamour shot of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei that he posted on Instagram along with this pathetic message:

It's remarkable how serious these people take themselves. And this is what I mean when I ask how Nike spokesman Colin Kaepernick could possibly out-do these kinds of self-absorbed forays into unbridled ignorance. They set the bar so high, and yet somehow, Kaep always finds a way:

He wasn't done.

Leave aside the deeper conversation about whether there has ever been a superpower in the history of the world that has exercised more restraint against the impulse towards "empire building" than the United States. I don't suspect Kaepernick, nor his sycophantic supporters, are well-versed enough in world history to be able to hold their own in any such intellectual exchange.

But even for those frighteningly dense on matters of global politics, how does it not even dawn on them to consider that they are actually applauding and defending a regime that has advanced its imperialism over the dead bodies of black and brown people for decades?

Elizabeth Tsurkov, a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, commented on that very point:

Ironically, Kaepernick's tweets actually betray his own myopic and Americentric view of the world. Glorying and profiting handsomely from his own perceived victimhood, the Nike spokesman has no concept or empathy for the hundreds of thousands of dark-skinned inhabitants of foreign lands who aren't privileged enough to live in mansions and jet around the world attending "un-thanksgiving parties."

Don't be fooled – the suffering plight of blacks and brown people under Soleimani's reign of terror is not his concern; not when there are millions of dollars to be made by political posturing. Pitiful.

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