So. Let's talk about it, shall we?
Let's talk about patriotism for a minute, and the fact that it's been totally hijacked by people--our President ESPECIALLY-- who have never read the constitution and have no idea what's in it.
Let's talk about the fact that participating in democracy by using your voice to draw attention to its systemic inequities instead of goose-stepping to a song is an act of patriotism.
Let's talk about the fact that standing for the national anthem and putting an eagle in your social media profile doesn't make you an American hero or even, necessarily, a patriot.
Let's talk about the fact that the violent, misogynist NFL pretended to care about breast cancer so it could dress up its DV perp image in a pink bow, and how we shouldn't be surprised that it's blacklisting a Black man at least in part for sitting down during a song.
Let's talk about the fact that the Black NYPD held a rally to support Colin Kaepernick and why? Because they understand better than anyone what he stands (and sits) for.
And finally, let's talk about expending energy. Maybe all the white dudes who care so much about standing for a song can expend a little more energy using their power and privilege to address the reasons Colin Kapernick is sitting down for it in the first place.
For Fuck's Sake. Seriously.