“An entire family who has never displayed an ounce of courage—just shooting animals from afar—has particular contempt for those who do.” (Glenn Greenwald)
Against the citizens who take our liberties in jest;
They “pledge allegiance to the flag” but it is to some “colors,”
While actual allegiance give to Manaforts not Muellers.
They tell him to “Get off the field” but I say to “Keep on!”
Insulting his integrity should never have been done—
These “slaves to color,” cowards all, to denigrate are quick,
But have less courage all combined than Colin Kaepernick.
Oh, you think public protest is an itty-bitty thing?
Or civil rights, equality, and justice second-string?
Get off the field yourselves, poseurs, for this is hallowed ground
Wherever firmly planted deeds of righteousness are found.
I take a knee with Kaepernick, and if he stands, I stand,
In service of a dignity you fail to understand,
That government of, by and for the people should not perish,
And deeds like Colin Kaepernick’s remain the ones to cherish.