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Please, folks, go to church before the ball game, not during it.
People have a right to enjoy things without somebody presenting everything as some sort of morality tale or whatever.
If there is some sort of moral in this Colin Kaepernick deal, it does not pertain to Islam, politics, or any other religion.
If anything, it shows why assuming everybody’s going to go along with one’s self-serving drama always fails.
So why did Colin Kaepernick start espousing Islam and kneeling at the national anthem?
Well, the reason can actually be summed up in two words.
No, not “activist girlfriend”, “racial anything”, “free speech”, or everybody’s point of reference, “Donald Trump”.
His reason has nothing to do with religion, neither Islam nor politics. It all comes down to FREE AGENCY.
A free agent is a player who is off one team, for whatever reason, in search for another.
Free agency allows an athlete more negotiating freedom, and a possible promotion. But it’s risky business.
It hinges on another team actually wanting or needing said athlete, and their will to negotiate.
Colin Kaepernick led the San Francisco 49ers to Super Bowl XLI in 2012, where he cried during the national anthem.
By 2016, though, he was no longer the sure-fire starting quarterback.
With his San Francisco tenure collapsing, Colin decided to spice up his value as a future free agent.
He took a knee.
The plan for Colin was to present himself as so controversial and intriguing that no team could turn him down.
NFL team executives knew full well why he did what he did, and won’t hire him.
Michael Sam, Jason Collins, and (to a degree) Tim Tebow all did the same thing to their ruin.
Colin Kaepernick is another athlete attempting to politicize his way through sports.
When you become an athlete known more for your personal beliefs and behaviors, you’re pretty much done, anyhow.
Win games, win money. Lose games, lose money. Anything outside of that means NOTHING in sports.
Nor should it.
If I was to go by everything that has come out about this Orlando shooter, from the first reports to the Univision interview with his alleged lover named Miguel, he strikes me more like a Muslim on the down low than some ISIS operative.
Of course, that’s not sexy enough. I need to put some ISIS, some gun control, some… whatever somebody’s pet issue is, in it. It can’t be something as simple as wanting revenge over his fetish for Puerto Rican men gone awry after exposing him to HIV.
When you have guys shooting up college campuses over a failure to get laid, or a Muslim couple arguing with a Jew at a Christmas party (George Carlin, miss you much), or whole neighborhoods getting shot up over spilled drinks, yes I do.
I can certainly see a married man who’s doing what to his religion is the only wrong kind of cheating freaking out over bringing something home to Wifey, especially if his dad suspected how he might have got it.
Orlando was a personal vendetta, just like San Bernadino. Just like with Aaron Rodgers. Just like with Tay-Tay and Quadarrius in the hood. Hell, just like last year’s No-Wonder Twins. All were done without orders from somebody else on high.
I can see Omar Mateen pledging to ISIS to a TV station and a 911 operator to save face and set up martyrdom. I can’t see him, a married Muslim on the down-low, confessing to tasting dangerous d!ck from a place he feels the need to wipe off the planet.
Yes, whoever that guy was that exposed Omar to HIV should have disclosed his status. Personal pride is nowhere near as important another person’s health. I have no pity for somebody who deliberately endangers others like that, and truly respect the honest people.
But Omar Mateen wasn’t very honest, either. The odd part about his infidelity is that if he had come out as gay, he would have gotten a touching news segment and a smattering of cheers. Had he revealed some mistress, well, he’d have been crucified.
In either case, he would be, and in fact WAS, cheating on his spouse.
Had Omar not been creeping, he would never have had to risk his cover being blown- through bringing something home with him he got through his own antics.
Sadly, the threat of his own actions came back to haunt him. On June 12, 2016, he selfishly decided over a hundred people should suffer for his indiscretions.
With all that said, why is it that Omar Mateen didn’t pull a Jim McGreevey or Jason Collins? Married men coming out is a top trend nowadays, is it not?
Anybody reading this knows why he didn’t come out. He was part of a religion that is every bit against homosexuality, and perhaps more so, than Christianity could ever be. And yet “progressives” LOVE it, defending it to their literal deaths.
Omar Mateen, closet-case, murderous whore that he was, was first and foremost a MUSLIM. And that will be the subject matter for Chapter Ten.
Before I go any further, I’d like to give a shout-out to one Marc Winger. He was the guy who got me to enjoy doing this again at a point when I just didn’t want to do it anymore. Marc, thank you. The next one’s for you.