The 4th of July holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans. Celebrating our independence from Great Britain has been a time-honored tradition starting all the way back in 1777, the VERY next year after the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Up till 2020, it seemed ALL of America enjoyed celebrating the national holiday – but this year, things have changed.
This year, America has been divided not only along political lines but (against what Dr. King wanted) it seems like things are being divided along racial lines as well.
And it’s being done by some within the black community itself.
We have talk about a “black” national anthem…
We have talk about “black only” buildings…
And now, there’s talk of a “black only” ethnostate.
No, that’s not a joke. Watch this clip and see for yourself: https://twitter.com/veritasnewsfeed/status/1279801766981312516
It seems a LOT of people have forgotten what Dr. King was fighting for all those years ago—so maybe they should go back and listen to his “I Have A Dream” speech.
The name at the top of that list of people forgetting what Dr. King called for is none other than failed football player Colin Kaepernick.
Failed In The NFL – And Failing At Life
Kaepernick, who has become the face of the BLM movement, just spoke out about his feelings regarding Independence Day, tweeting the following: “Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of ‘independence’, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all.”
Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/YCD2SYlgv4
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2020
Now, there is so much wrong with this that it’s hard to figure out a place to start.
What he said about “America” isn’t accurate…not even close.
He’s taking the actions of a few and applying it to the whole country – and that country belongs to black Americans as much as it does ANY other race!
He says “our ancestors” and “your celebration” – but somebody needs to remind this fool that America ISN’T white…
In fact, by 2030, white Americans will no longer be the majority.
And never mind the fact that Kaepernick himself is HALF white!
This is HIS country, this nation belongs to ALL citizens – and he should remember that after listening to Dr. King’s speech again.
But this isn’t the first year Kaepernick has done this…
In 2019, he tweeted a quote by famed abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, saying “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine…There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.”
This is a VERY powerful quote from this great Republican and, taken out of context, it seems relevant to today—but it’s not…
When Douglass said this, slavery was still in full swing in the South and would be for another five years. The slaves were FREED and this became THEIR country too.
America Belongs To EVERY Citizen – Of Every Race And Color
But this is nothing new for Kaepernick.
It’s been this way since he got caught pouting on the sidelines after he got benched by the San Francisco 49ers…
But it wasn’t that way BEFORE he got caught.
It wasn’t how he was feeling back when Barack Obama was president when he simply said, “Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope everyone has a blessed day.”
People change. They learn things that change their perspective on the world – but the speed with which Kaepernick’s political views have traveled seem almost like he was indoctrinated into his new way of thinking.
He’s just being a shill for the Left.
It’s hard to figure out which.
The fact is…
People need to stop blaming the past for the woes of the present –and start making the changes in the present that will prevent problems in the future.
This started as a protest against police brutality…
And that should be the focus—but it’s not. Somehow, it’s become about how racist America is. But this country isn’t racist. It’s less racist now than at any other time in history.
As a nation, we’ve made GREAT strides – and we will continue to do so…
But only if we do so together.
How Dr. King intended it to be.
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.