FIFTH: if right-wingers cared as much about soldiers and veterans as they HATE Colin Kaepernick, we would not have HOMELESS veterans. We would not have soldiers with PTSD so bad; the entire culture is experiencing a severe rise in suicides. Nevertheless, the only good soldier is a DEAD soldier, am I right? I can use a dead soldier to discredit ANYONE who dares to speak against the system. DEAD SOLDIER cannot speak for himself. Let me speak for him. And dishonor him in the process.
SIXTH: Do NOT let the right-winger narrate you another man’s plight. This is not even about Colin Kaepernick necessarily. I don’t know Colin Kaepernick. He can be a piece of shit person for all we know. It does NOT matter. However, I UNDERSTAND and VALIDATE his plight. I am giving him room to breathe by NOT stepping on his neck and narrating a story I have no place in. Living, breathing soldiers and veterans are standing by Colin, even advising him on more appropriate, politically correct ways to send a message, but because they are not DEAD soldiers, it does not matter.
This can be about anyone experiencing and seeing the struggle & injustice within their own race, gender, sexual orientation, religion. As I said, if my people (Serbians) are experiencing high volume of violence in USA, you better fucking believe that I would do ANYTHING to disrupt the system. People have different struggles and some are more serious (excessive violence & death) than others. Do not let some small-minded right-winger discredit these people, their stories, and their experiences. Whatever Colin Kaepernick sacrificed (or did not) is not up for debate. Who made you King of the World or God to define what “sacrifice” means for BILLIONS of living people on this planet? I mean, the audacity.
It is not up to YOU to define Colin Kaepernick plight, his life, his narrative. Sacrifice means different things. I do not need to be a DEAD SOLDIER to be considered valid. I do not need to be a DEAD SOLDIER for my life to have a meaning. That is the most ludicrous thing I have seen right-wingers trying to sell to their sheep these days. I say DEAD SOLDIER because we do not give a single fuck about the living ones. Only when it serves our agenda and purposes.
Do not let right-winger narrow view of the world skew the reality into realms that do not exist. White Utopia void of violence against people of color, gays and women does NOT exist. That is not the reality for majority of the people in this world. You can chose to live in that kind of “reality” if you want, but stay in your lane.
Yes, life is beautiful and there are so many good things in this world and life. However, there are bad things. They need to be recognized, understood and solved, and if you are not helping, get off people’s necks. Or go burn your (already paid for) Nike shoes and socks because that is what a simple, unbothered trash of the world, would exactly do.