It's been a while since we've discussed a controversial issue in here, SOOOOOOOO, what do you all think about the Kaepernick issue that's going on right now?
For those who aren't aware of the situation, the unbiased TL;DR:
- Colin Kaepernick (Quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers) refused to stand for the national anthem recently, and has continued to refuse to do so.
- When interviewed, Kaep said that he was going to stand with those who are oppressed, and that he will begin standing again once he feels like this country as a whole is fairly treating black people (or, ya know, he probably said it better but I'm paraphrasing.)
- Many people are upset about this, because they view it as disrespect towards our nation.
- A lot of the people that were upset about this were using the argument that it is disrespectful towards our veterans that have fought so hard to protect this country. In response to this, the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick took off on various forms of social media. It seems that veterans are nearly unanimous in the idea that Kaepernick's actions were justified.
- Fox News opinion columnist Tomi Lahren went on a very passionate rant, which went viral. I'd post a link, but the only YouTube videos I could find had extremely biased titles. Most people who saw this and already had an opinion on the matter seemed to simply gravitate further to the extremity of their opinion.
So anyways, what do y'all think on the matter?