I totally disagree with you. He does not have the right to insult the lives of those young kids and adults who lost their lives in a real war. It's disrespectful for him to use his profession to insult others Nationally through his employer. Muhammad Ali did it the right way, he gave up everything. Kaepernick didn't lose anything. I'm not the one whining. Nothing in life is fair. Look at those police officers in Dallas who lost their lives? Once again Kaepernick should take his talents to China or Japan if he does not like it here. He comes across as someone trying to garner attention, because he's not doing it on the football field. I don't like it at all.
He does have that right, and you have the right to disagree with me. But IMO, you should better inform yourself before forming said opinion.
Ali did not give up everything because of his personal beliefs about the V War. He lost them as a consequence of it, he wasn't willing to give them up. Which is to say he took an action without knowing the consequences of it.
Now back to K-nap. Did he start doing this because his girlfriend put him up to it? Probably. Is he doing it to draw attention to himself for personal gain? Again probably. Does he deserve your scorn, again probably.
Does he deserve mine? Yes, but I wouldn't have paid attention if he hadn't, and he didn't shoot policemen to raise the issue, he protested peacefully.
Consider this: I looked carefully at 9 of these incidents. In 3 of them, the policeman/woman was wrong and is being charged for manslaughter. 3 are questionable and still in review. I'm guessing complete overreaction by both sides because of national scrutiny on those. In 3 the suspect was clearly wrong and the shootings were justified.
But here is the case that tells me there is a problem and it's snowballing on itself and its not a shooting. 13yr AA woman rides her bike into an intersection, hits car, and knocks herself out. Upon coming to, she jumps up, screaming she wants her mother and attempts to run home. The police subdue her, despite her getting extremely hysterical and wanting her mom, put her in the back of the police car then pepper spray her. She was no danger to them, only herself.
I hope to high heaven I don't have to deal with those cops because if I was that girl, I'm sure I'd wanted my mother too and I doubt I'd be thinking clearly. I'd hope the police officer would've walked me home and not left until he was sure my mother was taking care of me.
I agree with most of what you've said, but I disagree with you in the fact that Ali knew what he was giving up and about to lose. He was advised of it and he was warned by his advisers, but he didn't care, he had enough of it.
He gave up his "prime" years of his career and when he came back, he pretty much came back a much slower and out of shape fighter and appeared mentally whipped.
There are so many wrongs within our history. From the great Cuban's in Miami that were robbed of their freedom and families murdered over politics, not even a "race" issue either, to the American Indians and Mexicans who had their land stolen.
Like I said, "Life" is not fair, good looking girls, get the best man and their money, is their prejudice there? Sure, its everywhere.
My big complaint is, this is a kids game and its the old timers that made this game great.
Today's players are way overpaid and they are spoiled.
I don't agree with what those police officers did, and I don't believe in mowing down defenseless police officers either.
This is about honoring those who have fallen at the "price" of "freedom".