Colin Kaepernick has become an incessant thorn in America’s side.
The former NFL quarterback is forever lavished with praise and given awards for doing absolutely nothing other than kneeling and disrespecting his country.
Now Kaepernick’s dangerous and divisive tactics has bled over into high schools.
The massive amount of exaltation being given to the embattled quarterback is hyperbolic and unfounded.
Just this week, the ACLU of Southern California honored him during their Bill of Rights Dinner in Beverly Hills.
And Sports Illustrated magazine recently announced their decision to honor him with this year’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
Kaepernick was named as one of the 10 finalists for Time magazine’s Person of the Year tribute as well.
He also has his very own exhibit in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
So it’s no wonder we hear about cheerleaders at one California high school now kneeling for the anthem during their school’s games.
The delusion of his “activism” is spreading over to our youth because they see the glamour and fame Kaepernick has received. Why wouldn’t they want some that too?
“A pair of high school cheerleaders from California earned high praise from National Public Radio for kneeling during the national anthem at their high school games.
One was even highlighted for writing her own, Black Lives Matter-styled version of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
Cheerleaders Sasha Armbrester and Teana Boston of James Logan High School in Union City have been protesting against the U.S. for most of this year.
The teens claim that former NFL player Colin Kaepernick “inspired” them to launch their protests, but, they also say their high school class work made them want to stand against the country, too.
In a December 1 piece published in the name of cheerleader Sasha Armbrester, the cheer team member insisted that the “ethnic studies” class she took in high school taught her that the U.S.A. is not a good place and made her reconsider standing in honor of the country during the national anthem.
Miss. Armbrester went on to say that her school classes taught her to look at American history “through a black lens.”
“We learned about suffering and that sometimes history isn’t even history. I was 10 when Trayvon Martin was shot, and the man who killed him didn’t even go to jail,” she wrote.
Armbrester went on to insist that she became a cheerleader to “become a role model” for others and, in her opinion, standing against the country was a good way of being a leader. It was one “small thing” she could do to “call attention to racism,” she wrote.
The teenager also posted some of the new lyrics that her cheer team member and friend wrote to replace the patriotism of the “Star Spangled Banner” with a more race-oriented theme.
Part of the new lyrics seems to allude to the false “hands up, don’t shoot” slogan from Black Lives Matter. With a line reading: “But there is something about this sight. He crawled in the street, hands spread out like his feet but he was still shot in his heart. And I don’t get that part.”
“I did my research on what I was really singing about,” Teana Boston told Armbrester about her new lyrics, “and I have to realize that it’s not the land of the free. So we have to not just say, yeah, freedom, yeah.”
Armbrester did admit that many people think she is wrong with her protest. “We felt the heat, even from the coaches,” she wrote.
But, ultimately the protests will continue. As Armbrester’s friend, Jada McMurry added, “I’m still doing it. I don’t care.”
Hopefully this will remain just an isolated incident that won’t spread nationwide. But you can’t underestimate just how impressionable our youth can be.
Especially when it’s like, the cool thing to do.