You hear a lot of confused talk from supporters of Black Lives Matter and the Colin Kaepernick protests – people who want to “be on the left” but don’t really understand what it’s really all about. Like the women who marched on Washington without fully understanding the leftist radicals who organized the event. People who think that Black Lives Matter and other likeminded organizations just want “equality.” That they are not, in fact, supremacist groups who think that ALL of America is a racist institution that must be destroyed. It is no mistake that Kap kneeled for the national anthem. It is only a mistake that his brothers in the NFL and outside of it keep making excuses for this kind of anti-American behavior.
For evidence of Kaepernick’s radicalism, look no further than a $25,000 donation his foundation made to a Chicago-based group called Assata’s Daughters. The group is named after convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur, now living in exile in Cuba. The group was developed in 2015 to “develop and train young people in the Black queer feminist tradition and in the spirit of Assata.”
Oh, that sounds wonderful, particularly that part at the end. The “spirit of Assata.” A woman who murdered – execution-style – a New Jersey state trooper in 1973. A woman who is only free today because she broke out of prison and fled to the Communist nation 90 miles to our south. A woman who is, incidentally, a heroic figure to many on the extreme left…including several of the Women’s March organizers.
“We believe it is our duty to fight for our freedom,” the Assata’s Daughters group explains on its website. “We believe it is our duty to fight for freedom. We come together in struggle as radical Black feminists and organizers, under the shared respect, love and study of Assata Shakur.”
Their goals? Well, one of their coordinators put it pretty plainly in an online video: “Basically, our organization is a part of a much larger movement that is fighting for the abolition of prisons, police, and anti-blackness itself.”
And this is what we’re talking about. How many of Kaepernick’s layman supporters know that they are a tacit part of a movement to abolish POLICE? To completely get rid of PRISONS? What, exactly, do they know about the true aims of the radicals they claim to side with? Do they really WANT to know?