October 27, 2017

Kaepernick's Confusion: LGBT and Islamo-Leftist Values Aren't Exactly Harmonious




If it seems "unAmerican" to kneel for the singing of the US National Anthem, this just scratches the surface of many examples of Colin Kaepernick's deeper political message and actions that are in reality an attack on the very foundation of US freedoms and liberties. The fact that so many are caught up in defending the kneeling without even understanding the actual basis of facts shows how naive Kaepernick followers are. To believe that so many people support racist police brutality and that is the reason for the push-back against Kaepernick is just ridiculous.

A review of Colin Kaepernick's website helps to explain a lot of the confusion and misunderstanding surrounding the NFL anthem protests. In a previous post, I outlined five reasons why the NFL protests are illogical. And in this post, I'll highlight the ideological self-contradictions of Kaepernick's activism.

In the Gospel of Mark 3:25, Jesus states, "If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand." (NIV)

If the foundation is self-contradictory, any doctrine, movement or activism based on that foundation is bound to ultimately bring about chaos and discord. Islamo-leftism is self-contradictory. Communism and Islam promoted together is self-contradictory. And highlighting wanted criminals and murderers as role models is not a good place to begin for offering role models to troubled inner-city youths. Promoting a hodge-podge self-contradictory worldview is harmful to society and the country. Those that do not support Kaepernick's confusion are labeled as "racists" when in reality it is Kaepernick's approach to groom everyone to view all things in terms of race as the ultimate issue, which is most racist and destabilizing to any country.

In searching for some kind of promising foundation of thought or virtue at Kaepernick's website, there is nothing to find. The "About" drop-down tab of his website menu offers an image (webclip pictured) with one sentence of a description:

"THE MISSION OF THE COLIN KAEPERNICK FOUNDATION IS TO FIGHT OPPRESSION OF ALL KINDS GLOBALLY, THROUGH EDUCATION AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM."

Likewise, the "About" page at his 'Know Your Rights Camp" offers a one-sentence description:

"OUR GOAL: To help build a stronger generation of people that will create the change that is much needed in this world."

While these sound like positive missions and goals, there is no actual information on how to "properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios." And the outlining of basic constitutional rights, as suggested by the page on the youth camp is also nowhere to be found. It is only by digging deeper that one can try to determine what "self-empowerment" means politically for Colin:

"KNOW YOUR RIGHTS CAMP is a free campaign for youth fully funded by Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness on higher education, self empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios."

Rather than providing any practical information on specific legal rights, there is a list of 10 personal "rights" that are somewhat similar to a list of claims from the Black Panthers, and this similarity is intentional.

10 Points

1. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE FREE.
2. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HEALTHY.
3. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE BRILLIANT.
4. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE.
5. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE LOVED.
6. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE COURAGEOUS.
7. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE ALIVE.
8. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE TRUSTED.
9. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE EDUCATED.
10. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.

The Nation explains that Kaepernick's 'rights' are intentionally derived from the Black Panthers: "The free breakfasts and the 10 points both derive, intentionally, from the political legacy of the Black Panthers. I spoke with Ameer Loggins, a young writer and PhD candidate at Cal-Berkeley who helped develop the Know Your Rights curriculum as well as the ten-point plan. “This is an extension of the Freedom Schools of the civil-rights movement, the Panther schools, and all non-institutional educational programs that go out into the communities."

The original Black Panther Ten Points of "What We Want Now!" include both communist and racial affirmative action ideals:

1. We want freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black Community.
2. We want full employment for our people.
3. We want an end to the robbery by the Capitalists of our Black Community.
4. We want decent housing, fit for shelter of human beings.
5. We want education for our people that exposes the true nature of this decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history and our role in the present day society.
6. We want all Black men to be exempt from military service.
7. We want an immediate end to POLICE BRUTALITY and MURDER of Black people.
8. We want freedom for all Black men held in federal, state, county and city prisons and jails.
9. We want all Black people when brought to trial to be tried in court by a jury of their peer group or people from their Black Communities, as defined by the Constitution of the United States.
10. We want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice and peace.

The idea of Communism is clearly shown within the Black Panther points. A brief look at history will show that the most oppressive and deadly regimes in history were communist ones. So the roots of Colin's fight against oppression is not backed up well by history.

At the time this article was written, Kaepernick's website was presenting to youth ideals of the Black Panthers but virtually no principles of Jesus Christ and Christianity. Yet, oddly, he claims to be a Christian.

Though the Black Panther's goals were mainly communist and unrealistic, at least there were specific goals in mind. Colin's points are more misleading than anything. If a young person believes that every person he meets must love him because he has a perceived human right to be loved, then there will obviously be a lot of disappointment. The deeper problem is that Colin apparently does not have any cohesive foundation for his activism. He appears to be promoting basic moral relativism, which is a recipe for personal disappointment and for chaos in society. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a strong and cohesive foundation in the teachings of Christ. In order to be considered valid, activism should probably be based on objective principles and truth, not merely subjective desires and wants. both ML King and Christ emphasized the need for our actions to be based on a strong foundation:

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." (Matthew 7:24 NIV)

The main problem is that the ideological foundation Colin is presenting for his movement is at best non-existent and at worst harmful to children and to society in general. If we understand that we have God-given value, we will not be needy of affirmation from others and seek a Black Panther "right" to be affirmed and loved by others. In a sense, in the Christian worldview, a person's value is both intrinsic and extrinsic. The intrinsic value of a human is based on being created in the image of the ultimate standard of value, which is God. The extrinsic value is based on God's love for mankind. For the atheist, the value of man's design does not have any reference point of value, and so there is no objective basis to claim intrinsic human value.

The basis of activism in Christ is the benevolent agape love of God based on God's powerful good nature, as ML King apparently understood:

"Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. ... Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that."

The examples of activism in Scripture show an attempt to "respect the position while opposing the principle" however, the NFL anthem protests are a failure in this regard because respecting the flag and anthem signifies our common foundation as US Citizens and honors those that have sacrificed for us.

Colin Kapaernick has been photographed wearing socks that depict cops as pigs. This won't engender more understanding between police and minorities, this only stirs up hatred and division.


Let's consider the basic problem of Kap promoting Islamo-leftism. While at his linked websites there is no mention of the great strides won by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. based on the unconditional agape love outlined in scripture, of which there is plenty of material to draw from, there is a promotion of Malcolm X and his biography is given to all the students, as The Shadow League outlines:

"After the camp, Kaepernick gave out back packs that contained ancestry kits and a copy of the Autobiography of Malcolm X. It seems that the moment that Kaepernick realized that he hadn’t had knowledge of self was similar to the experiences Malcolm X had in prison when he converted to Islam, which is detailed in his autobiography. “For me the growth in my knowledge through some of the research my woman helped through,” Kaepernick told the campers. “I was able to identify myself with my community. With my lady, I was able to trace my ancestry and my lineage back to Ghana, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast. My existence wasn’t a slave. I was an African man. I was from a culture of kings, queens and pharoahs.”"

The promotion of Malcolm X as a role model is essentially a promotion of Islam, which Malcolm X held as the basis of his beliefs. While Colin is, on the one hand, promoting Islam through this role model, he is also promoting LGBT rights through another role model, Assata Shakur. This woman, who is presently a fugitive wanted by the FBI,  has had approximately 25 alias names and was involved in a number of serious crimes:

“Between 1973 and 1977, in New York and New Jersey, Shakur was indicted ten times, resulting in seven different criminal trials. Shakur was charged with two bank robberies, the kidnapping of a Brooklyn heroin dealer, the attempted murder of two Queens police officers stemming from a January 23, 1973 failed ambush, and eight other felonies related to the Turnpike shootout.”



Despite her criminal behavior, and the fact that she is a notorious cop killer, Assatta-Chesimard is basically treated as a hero by Colin Kaepernick and his money has been donated to a charity named after her. Colin Retweeeted a happy birthday message to Assata confirming his personal approval of her. What is perhaps the deeper irony, though, is that the non-profit organization that he donated to, Assata's Daughter's, is a strong promoter of LGBT rights, as noted at their "Our Politics" page of their website:

“We fight for gender self-determination and all other forms of self-determination.”




There is a strong sense of denial by leftists when it comes to the fact that Islam and LGBT rights are mutually opposed to each other. But denial will never change this fact. Colin has apparently just signed a book deal for $1-million with Random House. Before Kaepernick writes his million dollar book I pray that he will be able to answer life's million dollar question: "What is it really all about?" I pray that Colin does some research and soul searching and comes to realize that there can only be one true and logical foundation for a correct worldview. And if he is promoting two opposing ideologies then there is something seriously wrong with the foundation of his own worldview.

The focus on historical slavery today in the US is not just a focus on race, but also economic oppression, and the idea that everything is about class struggle is the foundation of Marxism. This is one reason why some believe that the exploitation of the history of slavery is being used intensely right now in the US in order to lay the groundwork for African Americans to be used as tools in a civil war in America to change it from a capitalist to a communist form of government. The phrase “Islamo-Leftism” was coined in France based on the exploitation of the left and Islam for the sake of a broader political revolution. For those familiar with the push for global governance, this exploitation makes sense.

Vibe states that, Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest Was Inspired By Black Lives Matter Movement. What many blacktivists don't understand is that underneath the racial issue is the desire for a complete reshaping of America into a Marxist-Socialist state. For example, a grantmaking network founded by George Soros provided funding to some groups that engaged in Ferguson-related protest activities. George Soros and Colin Kaepernick seem to have a lot of overlap in their desire to free the "oppressed peoples" with a Marxist society. Kaepernick and all that blindly follow him, are basically being used as Soros puppets for a revolution intended to destroy America and reshape it under Marxism.
    
If Kap is fighting oppression, it's difficult to imagine a religion more oppressive than Islam and a political ideology more oppressive than Marxist Communism. But these are the mixed ideologies behind the material that he is presenting as a supposed cure for ills in society. As far as U.S. veterans are concerned, a majority support free speech rights, but that is as far as it goes according to a poll: "Of those polled, 39 percent will stop watching NFL games because of the protests, 26 percent will continue watching and attending games and support NFL players' right to protest."

The true answer is not in more social programs or agitating people to protest, the answer is in knowing God personally and coming to know our God-given value in him that no one can take away or threaten. The answer is to become healed from racial bitterness and all of our pain by the presence of Christ and to let all of our burdens and wounds be placed on Christ and the cross as we are encouraged to do in scripture. And if there is a conviction to promote civil rights and laws that prevent racism, then get involved politically and offer real goals for the community, not just ideological confusion. Kaepernick's confusion in creating protests with no defined goal is not in keeping with MLK's activism.

UPDATE: As a sign of how poor journalism has become in the US, GQ assigned Kaepernick, a non-voting, Communism-promoting, cop-killer endorsing, country-dividing sportsman their "Citizen of the year" award. Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry rightly labeled this as a bad joke. Why did Kaepernick get the Citizen of the Year award? Because illogical political correctness apparently rules the day.

Tags: the basis of Kaepernick's activism, Kaepernick's view of life, mixed ideologies, Kaepernick's new book deal with Random House $1 Million, Kaepernick's donation to LGBT group, Kaepernick's promotion of Marxism, Communism and Islam at his foundation, veterans poll shows majority do not support anthem protests with their own NFL support, Soros Kaepernick connection, naive Kaepernick followers, Kaepernick supports cop-killer Chesimard

7 comments:

  1. If we understand that we have God-given value, we will not be needy of affirmation from others and seek a Black Panther "right" to be affirmed and loved by others
    Isnt it better to teach children that they have intrinsic value?

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    1. I think this is a good question. I agree with the explanation that human intrinsic value is based on God-given value.

      "According to the Bible intrinsic value is given to all humans because we are all made in the image of God. On the other hand, instrumental value is judged by what we can or cannot do."

      http://biblicalworldviewacademy.org/defending-the-life-of-the-unborn-part-13/

      A secular atheist may likely view all human value as based on utilitarian value, instrumental value, or hedonistic abilities (whether a person will feel enough happiness). But that is not a Christian or biblical approach to human value.

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    2. I think this is a good question. I agree with the explanation that human intrinsic value is based on God-given value.
      If it is based or dependant upon something, it isn't intrinsic.

      A secular atheist may likely view all human value as based on utilitarian value, instrumental value, or hedonistic abilities (whether a person will feel enough happiness).
      Or upon their intrinsic value as a person.

      But that is not a Christian or biblical approach to human value.
      I agree - the Christian approach (or at least the one you seem to be proposing above) redefines "intrinsic" to mean "extrinsic".

      If people have intrinsic value, then regardless of anything else (like being made in the image of God), that value is an essential part of being a person.

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    3. "If it is based or dependant upon something, it isn't intrinsic."

      - I don't agree. A person made in the image of God is created based on God's value. In this sense the person is based on God and the design was dependent upon God. On the other hand, a person's unique personality and design is something that cannot be arbitrarily taken away and is intrinsic.

      This website offers this point as a basis for bioethics:


      "...a person has value because that person is made in God’s image. This is the strongest case so long as a person believes in the Christian God and that He created humans in His image. If one has those two beliefs as a premise, then it logically follows that humans – no matter their stage of development or ability to actualize all capacities – have intrinsic value."

      https://virtusetvita.wordpress.com/tag/intrinsic-value/

      "A secular atheist may likely view all human value as based on utilitarian value, instrumental value, or hedonistic abilities (whether a person will feel enough happiness).
      Or upon their intrinsic value as a person."

      I'm not sure where a secular atheist would find objective human value outside of utilitarian value, instrumental value, or hedonistic abilities. Can you explain?

      Secular atheists decry "speciesism" when humans claim that they are more valuable than a slug or a whale. And I understand their point. And other environmentalists claim that inanimate mother earth has more value than humans. Do you agree?

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    4. In a sense, in the Christian worldview, a person's value is both intrinsic and extrinsic. The intrinsic value of a human is based on being created in the image of the one true valuable God. The extrinsic value is based on God's love for mankind. For the atheist, the value of man's design does not have any reference point of value, and so there is no objective basis to claim intrinsic human value. For the Christian, the reference point of value is God. This does not mean necessarily that all human value is extrinsic, but simply that a reference point or standard of some kind is logically necessary when discussing any value.

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    5. A person made in the image of God is created based on God's value. In this sense the person is based on God and the design was dependent upon God.
      Hence their value is extrinsic.

      On the other hand, a person's unique personality and design is something that cannot be arbitrarily taken away and is intrinsic.
      I agree, but their value is still extras you said above - thank you for making my point. Your quoted text does nothing to support your initial claim.

      I'm not sure where a secular atheist would find objective human value outside of utilitarian value, instrumental value, or hedonistic abilities. Can you explain?
      How about humans having intrinsic value (perhaps because we're agents/persons)? It's similar to the claim you intiially made.
      We could also look to pragmatism, or even emotional value.

      Secular atheists decry "speciesism" when humans claim that they are more valuable than a slug or a whale. And I understand their point.
      I don't. I do accept that there's likely to be at least some species bias simply because we're the only species that we really interact with. However, because of our abilities to interact, memory, personality, and so on, I feel there is more individual diversity in humans than slugs, and that that is worthwhile. I also think that our ability to interact, our status as agents/persons is worth something.

      And other environmentalists claim that inanimate mother earth has more value than humans.
      Who are these people?

      Do you agree?
      No. As above, I don't agree, though there's likely to be points of agreement to be found, just as both you and I feel that a human has more worth than a slug (I assume you agree).

      In a sense, in the Christian worldview, a person's value is both intrinsic and extrinsic.
      I agree that something can have both extrinsic and intrinsic value.

      The intrinsic value of a human is based on being created in the image of the one true valuable God.
      That is extrinsic value Rick. Intrinsic value would be something that doesn't depend on anything outside. Being created in the image of God is only of value because God is (presumably, in your view) of value.

      The extrinsic value is based on God's love for mankind.
      I agree - that would be extrinsic value.

      For the atheist, the value of man's design does not have any reference point of value, and so there is no objective basis to claim intrinsic human value.
      Please don't purport to tell atheists what they think - you're likely to be mistaken (as you are here).

      For the Christian, the reference point of value is God.
      And God has intrinsic value on your view. I woul agree with this.

      This does not mean necessarily that all human value is extrinsic,
      I agree. Even if God existed, we could have some intrinsic value as persons/agents without reference to God (and some/all of God's worth could be the same intrinsic value - personhood and/or agency).
      However, on the view you've put forward so far, this isn't the case. On the view you're currently proposing, humans have no intrinsic value (using the word "intrinsic" in it's common meaning).

      but simply that a reference point or standard of some kind is logically necessary when discussing any value.
      This is not true. We can assess things relative to one another without a standard. Prior to there being a standard measure of distance, for example, huamsn were still able to compare distances and say, objectively, that travelling from X to Y was longer than travelling from X to Z. Your claims of logical necessity are false.

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    6. - A person made in the image of God is created based on God's value. In this sense the person is based on God and the design was dependent upon God.

      >>Hence their value is extrinsic.

      - On the other hand, a person's unique personality and design is something that cannot be arbitrarily taken away and is intrinsic.

      >>I agree, but their value is still extras you said above - thank you for making my point. Your quoted text does nothing to support your initial claim.

      Well, it looks like further down in your comment grouping you changed your mind and you agreed with me that human value can be both intrinsic and extrinsic:

      In a sense, in the Christian worldview, a person's value is both intrinsic and extrinsic.
      >>I agree that something can have both extrinsic and intrinsic value.

      God is the external standard of human value, but God is not that value.


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