With all the talk of “national security” and “national interests,” here is something to think about in light of Colin Kaepernick’s righteous stand against the NFL’s attempts to shut him down—whatever Jay-Z’s machinations are, proceeding from his own perspective and objectives. At this time, these may include Jay-Z trying to salvage his reputation for “striking a deal” with the NFL, i.e., as the “street” would put it, “selling Colin Kaepernick out,” despite the overwhelming support among progressive and Black people for Kaepernick.


Top 10 Reasons to Sit Down for the Nasty-full Anthem—#sitdownfortherag

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Because the United States was founded on slavery, Black people still have no rights this white supremacist system is bound to respect, and there is an epidemic of unpunished murder by police.


Because the U.S.A. was built on and continues to carry out genocide of the native peoples.


Because America was created by stealing half of Mexico’s land in a war of conquest, rape and plunder in 1846-48.


Because in America a woman is raped every 2 minutes and a woman is battered every 9 seconds—violence fueled by a culture of porn and patriarchy.


Because the U.S. massacred over 200,000 innocent civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, with nuclear bombs and is the only country that’s ever used them.


Because the U.S. murdered 3 million people during the Vietnam War and has killed over 1.3 million in the Middle East since 9/11.


Because America imprisons 2 million people, mostly Black and Latino—more than any country on earth.


Because the U.S. terrorizes and demonizes immigrants, deporting 1.7 million in the last five years alone.


Because America’s wealth comes from exploiting and enslaving millions of people here and around the world, including children, from Mexico to China to Congo to Bangladesh.


Because America has done more to destroy the planet’s environment than any other country on earth—the U.S. military is the single greatest institutional polluter in the world.




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