The Patriot Post® · ACLU Joins in Celebrating Kaepernick's Grandstanding

By Jordan Candler ·

The political theater that quarterback-turned-professional malcontent Colin Kaepernick made fashionable in the NFL when he pompously began kneeling for the national anthem continues to draw the adoration of social justice charlatans. On Sunday, Kaepernick attended the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner, where the organization lavished him with the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award.

Notwithstanding the fact that using the words “courageous,” “advocate” and “Colin Kaepernick” in the same sentence is downright reprehensible, the disgraced ex-quarterback told his fans, “We all have an obligation, no matter the risk, and regardless of reward, to stand up for our fellow men and women who are being oppressed with the understanding that human rights cannot be comprised.” Those are nice sentiments, but the reality is that Kaepernick is milking this stunt for all its worth — and nothing more. It’s easy for him to say “regardless of reward” when that’s all his self-indulgence has resulted in.

Who knew that kneeling for the national anthem would amount to a $1 million book deal? Furthermore, GQ magazine has already chosen Kaepernick as its “citizen of the year.” Now he can add another “achievement” to his list thanks to the ACLU, which is under the delusion that a millionaire quarterback is suffering from “white supremacism.”

At least he’s in good company. The ACLU also commemorated Jane Fonda, whom the ACLU gave the Ramona Ripston Liberty, Justice & Equality Award. Both are communist sympathizers — Kaepernick has sported a Fidel Castro T-shirt, among other things, and Fonda once engaged in an infamous and traitorous photo-op with the North Vietnamese. By highlighting the absurd grandstanding of our celebrities, America’s social justice organizations like the ACLU are proving that they are the primary problem.