I reviewed and wrote about the Colin Kaepernick Netflix Special fourteen months ago called Inasmuch. Kaepernick showed utter contempt for reality and facts. Kaepernick created a myth from the beginning, claiming that the NFL was like slavery.
Teams will poke, prod and examine you before you can go on the field. They are looking for any defects that could affect your performance. No boundary is to be crossed. There is no dignity that can be ignored.
He presented “proof” of his thesis half-naked black men marching off the stage into an 1830s slave marketplace. They are all in chains while white slavers bid on them. They are called “Boy!” by the slavers. A black man is being sold as an auctioned item. The scene then shifts to the present day, with a white NFL coach or a black player. A black man was once on the stump at the slave market. The white slaver screams, “Sold!” The slaver walks towards the camera, stopping to shake hands with an NFL coach.
If people believed his absurdity, this would be hilarious. Throughout his long missive, Kaepernick made numerous provably false statements. It wasn’t his repeated false claims and myths, but the way his “documyth” described his mom and father that I found most troubling. Kaepernick was an adopted child. Kaepernick was born to a black father. His birth mother was white. His loving and adoptive parents are white.
What did Kaepernick say about his parents? As bumbling fools, at best. Kaepernick was a fan of clownish, cartoon-like caricatures. I was struck by the way Kaepernick’s parents were able to raise their son and help him reach adulthood and success.
Kaepernick claims that he was an underprivileged black man who had to deal with “perpetuating racist” white people at the time he was 14. He wanted “cornrows” so he could be like Allen Iverson, a notoriously arrogant bad boy. Kaepernick did not want to be like Michael Jordan, but he wanted to be like a bad boy.
Kaepernick turned his mother into a foolish, clueless buffoon in his mythical documentary. He reenacts an almost-false scene in which his mother talks to two black men sitting on a bench. Kaepernick claimed that his mother was the only black woman to have a son. However, she didn’t know much about cornrows.
She said to the black man, “You like basketball?” Because you know that every white woman will assume that all black men “like” basketball. She could have just said, “You’re Black, so you must love basketball.” The couple looked at her as if she were Bedford Forrest wearing a blonde wig.
Kaepernick was taken by his loving mom to get cornrows. Kaepernick claims that that scene went like this:
At a black-owned shop called Urban Exchange in Modesto.
The stylist asks the stupid white mom:
“You want me to bless shorty like the boy AI?”
Seriously — that’s what Kaepernick claims were the question posed to his mom. She answers as all clueless stupid white people would:
“Oh no, he wants braids like Allen Iverson.”
Kaepernick depicts his father as a white-bread dummy. Fourteen months ago, I thought America had not heard from Kaepernick since 2017. This was because Colin’s mythmaking had crushed them.
Evidently, I was right on the money.
Kaepernick would like you to believe that his loving parents, who were white racists, are “problematic” and have perpetuated racism. Kaepernick cannot let go of the claim that his parents were less supportive than he hoped because he wanted Allen Iverson to be his.
Kaepernick stated that his mom told him not to style his hair in this manner and that he looked like a little thug.
These teenage interactions influenced the former football player into a social justice activist.
Kaepernick explained to CBS that those spaces are like “Okay, how do you navigate this situation now?”
That CBS interview tells me I was right 14 months ago. Twenty-one years after his mom allowed him to get cornrows and paid for them, Kaepernick calls her parenting “problematic” and racist.
Kaepernick has stooped even lower and to continues to throw his parents under the bus, when all they did was give their son everything he wanted. What you won’t see him say? “I love my mom and dad.” Mom and dad love him, but it’s not returned.
Kaepernick may be America’s biggest jerk.