Last week San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat out the playing of the National anthem. This week he continued his protest. There has been a mad rush by liberal media, educators, and sports pundits to validate his position. As a consequence, the Star Spangled Banner has come under heavy scrutiny. However, Mr Kaepernick’s actual words were, “I am not going to stand-up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Although Kaep protested the National anthem, his words criticized the nation and the American flag. There simply is no way around the fact that this is a direct challenge to Black patriotism! Mr Kaepernick says Blacks cannot be patriots of America, and the American flag…because this country oppresses Black people and people of color!
Liberal Blacks, from former NBA Detroit Piston star Isaiah Thomas, to Roland Martin, to D.L. Hugley, all got-in on affirming Mr Kaepernick. However, I found Mr D.L. Hugley’s words most intriguing, as he found it inconsistent for people to challenge Kaep’s patriotism, while mass murderer Timothy McVeigh’s patriotism went unchallenged! All I can say is…WOW!!
To Mr Hugley, I would simply say that if it is true that McVeigh’s patriotism was never challenged, it’s probably because only an ‘insane’ person would even think of the words ‘American patriot’ when considering the character of a man who murdered 168 people and wounded 600 others!! Liberal logic never ceases to amaze me! When liberals/progressives speak, you are hearing the manifestation of a wisdom that rejects God(Jms3:15)!
Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty! I am an unapologetic American patriot!! I do not love America because it is a perfect nation, I love America because God has a purpose for this nation. When one loves God, that one will learn to love His purposes. It is my love for God that drives my love for this nation. Yet, it is not America right or wrong! It is America if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be made right. And that my friend, has been America’s glorious history!!
Therefore, I simply will not stand silently by and allow liberal/progressive lies to destroy the nation! Because I’m not omnipresent, I could be wrong, but I have never heard a Black liberal say, “I love America!” I probably would faint if I ever heard a Black liberal say, “America is the greatest nation!” You must understand that liberalism believes racism is America’s greatest sin…concluding that America is, and will forever be a racist nation! Remember, ‘Pastor’ Jeremiah Wright, who while pastoring our president, i.e. watching for his soul*, bellowed:
1.“NO, NO, NO! Not God bless America, God damn America!”
While ‘Pastor’ Jeremiah Wright’s words reveal his Black Liberation Theology, they also reveal the spirit of Black liberalism! And for that matter…White liberalism too!!
Now…here is the kicker! I love Black history, because it is part of American history, which originates in ‘Providential’ history, i.e. the hand of God working in history! One of my favorite Black heroes in American antiquity is a man named John Roy Lynch(1847-1939). In ‘1884’, he became the first Black American to preside over a national convention. Shocking to today’s Blacks is the fact that he presided over the national ‘Republican’ Convention. Amazingly, he was elected to the House of Representatives…in none other than---Mississippi!!! And even became the Speaker of the House!! He was also elected to the U.S. House of Representatives! Remarkably, He was also an attorney, and a writer!! A Black man of stunning accomplishments in the middle of the fire of racism! As a side note, one of the ‘many’ unBiblical positions of liberalism is the stand that slavery still affects Blacks today, and is a reason for negative behavior. Dr Joy DeGruy Leary has even given it an official name: ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome’
Thank God…Mr Lynch didn’t get that memo!
Furthermore, notice when Mr Lynch died: 1939. This means he lived into the peak years of lynching! President Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921), introduced the infamous movie, ‘Birth of a Nation’ to the White house, which helped increase KKK membership to its greatest number of 2 million people!
But watch this…John Roy Lynch, a former slave, who lived in the apex of White oppression and institutional racism said,
“I love the land that gave me birth. I love the stars and stripes. This country is where I intend to live, where I expect to die; to
preserve the honor of the national flag and to maintain
perpetually the union of the states. Hundreds, and I may say,
thousands of poor, brave, and true hearted colored men
have fought, bled and died.”
In the light of the words and life of John Roy Lynch, for some reason, Mr Kaepernick’s words**: “I am not going to stand-up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour.” …slowly disintegrate into oblivion!!!
I feel a shout coming on!! “…shout unto God with the voice of triumph”!! AND the truth shall set you free!
*Incredibly, President Obama says he was not in church to hear this ‘preaching.’
**And the words of D.L. Hugley; and Michael Eric Dyson; and Jeremiah Wright; and Isaiah Thomas; and Jesse Williams; and Jesse Jackson ; and Louis Farrakhan; and Al Sharpton; and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Malik Zulu Shabazz! And…Black liberals!
Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn't going to get the job done. -Jim Rohn