Laura Ingraham’s pointless response to National Anthem protest
By D’ANNE WITKOWSKI
By now, you have heard about Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers player who refused to stand during the National Anthem before a game.
His reasoning is pretty compelling. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Some people are really upset with Kaepernick, one of whom is Laura Ingraham, who tweeted on Aug. 30, “Good Q: What would have happened if Kapernick [sic] disrespected the rainbow flag bef the game?”
Which is actually not a good question at all because not only did she spell his name wrong, the comparison is illogical, as many people on Twitter have already pointed out.
Writer John Howell Harris responded, “b/c gay people have a nearly 300 year history of subjugation & institutionalized oppression of black people? Is that the Q?”
Now that is a good question.
Ingraham, who has called for people to start wearing adult diapers in order to protect themselves from the possibility of sharing a public restroom with a trans person and has said that being against marriage equality “doesn’t say that you’re antigay people or you don’t like gay people,” is obviously not expecting an answer to her rhetorical query. She’s posing the question in order to accuse liberals of choosing gays over America, because you can’t be pro-LGBT and love your country. Nor can you raise issues that make white people uncomfortable, which means anything related to racism, which is over because Obama, obviously.
The truth is, America is a country with great ideals. It’s a shame that we still have yet to live up to them.