Friday, March 24, 2017

Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick & The American Dream

By Jeff Simpson

The Donald recently did what he seems to do best, bleed his supporters for money, to add to his personal bank account.   See the Donald keeps holding campaign rallies despite the fact that the campaign is over.   This is done for a couple reasons.  1 all money raised can then be sent to his campaign fund and 2. not being an official government function he can have more control over information given and with whom.  

However something of note happened at the Kentucky rally.  The Commander-in-Chief of the United States, the most powerful individual in the world, the leader of 325 million people, addressed a major issue that has been bothering him.    No it was not hunger, unemployment, poverty, ISIS, student loan debt, our crumbling infrastructure, racism, global climate change, the horrors of Syria, the possible infiltration of Russia in his administration and our election?   Ummmm NO.

Those issues were not on The Donalds radar...this was:

With all of the pressing issues facing our world today, The Donald decided what was most important thing to address was to gloat that a black quarterback in the NFL is currently unemployed.  Sure Mr. Kaepernick is well known for silently taking a knee during the national anthem as a protest for how African Americans are treated in the US.

That led this guy to call Kaepernick Unamerican:

The reason Kaepernick does not have a job yet, is because he is asking for starters money and will have to go somewhere to be a back up but facts have never been of much interest to the Donald.  

Instead, while Kaepernick job hunts he is doing something that the Donald has never been able to do in his 70 years on this planet - rise above the bullshit.  

While Trump continues to prove he is way over his head and childish, Colin Kaepernick keeps living the life that all Americans should aspire too.  

Is the American dream to be able to gloat when others face hard times and brag about your supposed advanatages or is it to go about your business, and help others when you have the ability to do so?  

I would say that I wish we could get them to change places but I doubt The Donald has enough talent to do much of anything, but make a living threatening to sue small businesses.

It is going to be a long four years!  

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