(Tea Party PAC) – Ugh.
Failed football player and die-hard SJW Colin Kaepernick decided to try yet again to regain some of the outraged attention he got used to in 2016 in a scathing “Unthanksgiving Day” post where he ripped the “US government” for having “stolen” over a “billion acres” from indigenous people (many of whom had no concept of land ownership but who cares about facts when you can have modern-day privileged outraged!)
It is dually hilarious that not only is Kaepernick one of the most privileged members of society in the nation he scorns, but that ranting about those poor indigenous people on Thanksgiving Day, which has nothing to do with the incidents described as “theft” or “genocide” by today’s liberals, is far, far from original.
“The US government has stolen over 1.5 billion acres of land from Indigenous people. Thank you to my Indigenous family, I’m with you today and always,” Kaepernick wrote on Twitter on Thursday afternoon:
Spent the morning at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on the 50 year anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz. The US government has stolen over 1.5 billion acres of land from Indigenous people. Thank you to my Indigenous family, I’m with you today and always.✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/6cTuktUlQN
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 28, 2019
“It’s been 50 years since the occupation,” he said during remarks given at an event in San Francisco. “And that struggle has continued for that 50 years.”
Before that 50 years, it will continue from this point. It’s our responsibility to honor our ancestors and honor our elders by carrying on that struggle. Don’t let their sacrifices be in vain. That’s why it’s important for all of us to be here today, to show that we’re together, that we’re unified, that we have that solidarity. And I hope to spend many more of these with you.
The event was hosted by the International Indian Treaty Council and marked the anniversary of when Native American activists occupied Alcatraz Island for 19 months beginning in 1969, insisting that the island should belong to them rather than the US government.
“After the famed prison shuttered its doors in 1963, Bay Area Native Americans began lobbying to have the island redeveloped as an Indian cultural center and school,” History.com explains.
The article continues:
Indians of All Tribes made a final attempt to seize Alcatraz in the early morning hours of November 20, 1969—this time with an occupation force of 89 men, women and children. After sailing through San Francisco Bay under cover of darkness, the Indians landed at Alcatraz and claimed the island for all the tribes of North America.
Ignoring warnings that their occupation was illegal, they moved into the old warden’s house and guards’ quarters and began personalizing the island with graffiti. A message appeared on the water tower reading: “Peace and Freedom. Welcome. Home of the Free Indian Land.” Other buildings were tagged with slogans like “Red Power” and “Custer Had It Coming.”