Sab’s post this morning is another demonstration of the folly of the concept of a proposition nation. If a country is defined purely in credal terms, its flag also represents a creed. But it also means that those who disagree with the creed, or, like Colin Kaepernick, think that the creed is either a false promise or isn’t being implemented quickly enough or equitably enough, aren’t going to pledge allegiance to that flag, being mindful of the fact that our Pledge of Allegiance is also a credal invocation and imperative. Now, if I had my way, the American flag would have blood-and-soil implications, and it would still leave people like him out. But that’s not the point: The point is that we’re told that credal and proposition nations are inclusive, blood-and-soil nations are not.
This post from August 27 was published as the story of Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem was breaking.
Many white people found it odd that a football celebrity whose contract calls for him to be paid $120 million would consider that blacks are oppressed.
My first thoughts were that Kaepernick is an a**hole who should go back to Africa. Those thoughts are in the title of the post.
Since the story broke, its true significance has been revealed on black Twitter (and I assume on black Facebook).
THE SIGNIFICANCE IS THIS: MILLIONS OF BLACKS AGREE WITH KAEPERNICK.
Here’s a small sample of them:
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