By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
No. The United States (US) governments (USG) is the one that has, to put it very lightly, disrespected humanity during all of its 244 year history.
Colin Kaepernick is 100% correct to expect a nation that purports to be a democracy, a human rights defender, and a believer of the rule of law to be outraged of its own historical lawlessness. To put it bluntly, the USG is guilty, without a reasonable doubt, of committing crimes against humanity according to international law! Click on the following link to watch an interesting video to learn more about this controversy: https://youtu.be/eS59GTnItIk
The USG called people like Kaepernick, “sons of bitches”. Many US citizens are boycotting Nike for siding with Kaepernick, instead of admitting the obvious that their own government is an outlaw.
We must believe and stand for something greater than ourselves, even if we lose everything. Nike’s courageous decision to support Kaepernick has been rewarded by a 31% increase in its stock market shares.
Therefore, we, the respectful US citizens, must organize ourselves to make sure that criminals do not have political power in the US. When that is accomplished, I am sure that Kaepernick would once again stand proudly for the playing of our Star Spangled Banner.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.