Colin Kaepernick Responds To Criticism From Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg With Most Offensi…
Colin Kaepernick Responds To Criticism From Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg With Most Offensive Statement Yet, “The Flag Is Just A Piece Of Cloth”
There was a verbal feud played out through the media between San Fransisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg over the “protests” in which Kaepernick has been involved.
Since the 2016 NFL pre-season began, Kaepernick has offered his own version of a “protest” during the National Anthem at 49ers games by refusing to stand, a show of deep disrespect which has since been mimicked by athletes and entertainers alike.
In an August interview with NFL Media, Kaepernick explained, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” He went on to add, “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” In an obvious reference to police, a baseless statement that has been the rally cry of the Black Lives Matter “movement”.
Recently, Kaepernick had come under criticism from Justice Ginsburg, herself a pillar of liberal ideology. “I think it’s really dumb of them”, Ginsburg told Katie Couric in an October 10th interview with Yahoo News when asked about the protests by pro athletes.
Ginsburg continued, “I think it’s dumb and disrespectful. I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.”
Kaepernick of course took issue with the assault on his crusade, which appeared especially harsh coming from one of the country’s most prominent liberal minds, and one of the most powerful people in the United States. He told reporters on Wednesday that he was disappointed in her comments and went on to offer his insight on and lack of appreciation of the American Flag.
“At the end of the day, the flag is just a piece of cloth and I am not going to value a piece of cloth over people’s lives”, a sure and telling sign that Kaepernick must have been asleep during history classes at the University of Nevada.
On Friday, after what must have been an onslaught of backlash from her liberal counterparts, Ginsburg issued a statement in which she said that she should have “declined to respond” when asked about the protest, claiming that she is “barely aware of the incident or its purpose”. Hardly an apology and not even an admission of being wrong, just that she should have kept quiet.
Some of the most honest comments are left unsaid.