A Real Bay Area Hero - Thomas Sowell Part 4

© 2016 Jim Spence - “One of the consequences of such notions as "entitlements" is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence.” ----Thomas Sowell
You have to wonder about how ignorant San Franciso 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick is. If he takes care of the money he has already been paid in the United States of America, he is set for life. He isn't yet thirty years old.
Colin Kapernick's refusals to stand for the national anthem during pre-season football games this month have been met with tacit approval by the 49ers management. Of course the position of the 49ers is understandable. Their franchise covers an area with some of the most intellectually dishonest people on earth. Kapernick explains his acts of protest this way:
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"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.”
A country that oppresses black people and people of color? Who does this guy hang out with? Does he have any idea what would happen to him if he showed so much disrespect for any other country in that country? The fact that in America he is FREE to make an ass of himself should be instructive to him. But it isn't.
Perhaps we should consult Thomas Sowell and see if we can find some explanations in his quotes that apply to the utter nonsense spouted by Colin Kapernick.
Sowell has this to say about people like Kapernick:
“Virtually no idea is too ridiculous to be accepted, even by very intelligent and highly educated people, if it provides a way for them to feel special and important. Some confuse that feeling with idealism.”
Maybe Kapernick should spell his name c-o-l-o-n since that is apparently where he prefers to park his own head? But at least he thinks of himself as special.
Or maybe this Sowell quote is more applicable:
“Since this is an era when many people are concerned about fairness and social justice, what is your fair share of what someone else has worked for?”
One has to wonder. What would it take to satisfy idiots like Kapernick? What would it take to make things square? The simple answer of course is nothing. Nothing will ever be enough. One has to wonder what utility the Kapernicks of the world find in declaring that anyone who is not a white male is disadvantaged. Again Thomas Sowell says it best:
“What sense would it make to classify a man as handicapped because he is in a wheelchair today, if he is expected to be walking again in a month, and competing in track meets before the year is out? Yet Americans are generally given "class" labels on the basis of their transient location in the income stream. If most Americans do not stay in the same broad income bracket for even a decade, their repeatedly changing "class" makes class itself a nebulous concept. Yet the intelligentsia are habituated, if not addicted, to seeing the world in class terms.”
Colin Kapernick and the millions of morons in the Bay Area don’t think, they feel. And if they must substitute feeling for thinking, then they need to feel stupid because that is what they are. Let’s be clear about Kapernick and his ilk. He won’t speak up about the horror of tens of thousands of black-on-black killings that take place in America every year. In this sense he joins other misguided athletes like Dwayne Wade who blame weapons instead of murderers for crimes. Wade's cousin was killed in yet another black-on-black crime in Chicago this week. His cousin joins 500+ other Chicago area victims, mostly black, who have been killed, mostly by other blacks since July 1st. In Colin Kapernick's mind calling out the killers as killers is not a cause worthy of his efforts. Instead, he, like Dwayne Wade, prefers to blame America the country not the killers for the horrible decisions made by these violent individuals.
Here is one final Sowell observation on the mindset of the Kapernicks and Wades of the world.
“We seem to be getting closer and closer to a situation where nobody is responsible for what they did but we are all responsible for what somebody else did.”
Colin Kapernick is now the front runner for idiot of the year honors.