(Tea Party PAC) – It seems that failed former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is once again starving for attention, the media having cooled on him a bit lately, thus he’s back on his social justice nonsense by demanding police and prisons be abolished.
Because there’s no such thing as bad guys, or evil, and thus, no one should be separated from society due to the level of danger they pose to folks in the community. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the kind of craziness that has become par for the course in the wacky world of professional athletes and rich celebrities.
Here’s more from Newsmax:
Writing in a series for the “The Demand for Abolition,” Kaepernick wrote “F*** reform,” arguing “only by dismantling unjust systems can we imagine a future that is safe, healthy, and truly free.”
“Reform, at its core, preserves, enhances, and further entrenches policing and prisons into the United States’ social order,” he wrote. “Abolition is the only way to secure a future beyond anti-Black institutions of social control, violence, and premature death.”
Kaepernick admitted his movement started with a call for police who treated minorities brutally should be imprisoned, which makes his call to abolish prisons a bit contradictory.
“My want for accountability focused on the cops receiving convictions and punishment, not acquittals and paid vacations,” he admitted. “But I had missed the larger picture. The focus on individual punishment will never alter the outcome of a system rooted in Black death.”
Now he wants to replace prisons and police with “transformative and restorative processes that are not rooted in punitive practices.”
“By abolishing policing and prisons, not only can we eliminate white supremacist establishments, but we can create space for budgets to be reinvested directly into communities to address mental health needs, homelessness and houselessness, access to education, and job creation as well as community-based methods of accountability,” he wrote.
Here’s a bit more about this ridiculous piece via The Hill:
“Ultimately, I realized that seeking reform would make me an active participant in reforming, reshaping, and rebranding institutional white supremacy, oppression, and death,” Kaepernick wrote.
Police reform and spending has become a central issue in a year filled with protests against police brutality amid a renewed Black Lives Matter movement. In Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed, the city council vowed to “dismantle” the police department and set up a “transformative new model of public safety” in its place.
Kaepernick first made national news when he kneeled during the national anthem in 2015 to protest police brutality against Black people in the U.S. At the time he was a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, though he has gone unsigned since 2015. His silent protest began a nationwide trend of players kneeling during the national anthem.
These acts of protest have been become highly divisive with many calling for players to be kept from playing if they protest. The NFL initially required players to stand or remain in the locker room, but Commissioner Roger Goodell has since said the league was wrong to oppose players’ peaceful protests.
Don’t you love how Kaepernick’s piece sounds like it was written by a first-year psychology student who is excited about the new vocabulary words he found in the back of his textbook and is looking for any excuse possible to use them in a sentence?
We need prisons. We need police.
Just look at Minneapolis. They defunded the police and crime spiked like crazy. You know why? Because there were less cops on the street to answer calls. Actions have consequences. Why can’t liberals understand that?
Kaepernick just needs to retire from public life altogether. He won’t. This new activism gig is how he pays the bills. But we can dream, right?