In another protest against the oppressive white supremacist patriarchy that will come as a shock to absolutely no one, Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback who screwed himself out of a job and now complains that the NFL is conspiring to oppress him, participated Thursday in the annual "Unthanksgiving Day" on Alcatraz Island.
Fox News reports that Kaepernick, who is almost singlehandedly responsible for the football league's plunging popularity, made a surprise appearance at the event called the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, which commemorates the nineteen-month occupation of the prison by 89 Native American activists from 1969-1971. The activists demanded that the prison be turned into an American Indian cultural center and school. The event includes traditional dancers and a crowd gathering to watch the sunrise on San Francisco Bay.
“It’s about reflecting, remembering and celebrating that we are still here and our culture still survives,” said Michael Horse, a Native American actor.
In a message posted on Twitter, Kaepernick tweeted, "Today, I was on Alcatraz Island at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, in solidarity with those celebrating their culture and paying respects to those that participated in the 19 month occupation of Alcatraz in an effort to force to honor the Treaty of Fort Laramie."
The 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie allocated surplus government land to Native Americans, and activists felt that the island of Alcatraz qualified for a reclamation since it was declared surplus federal property in 1964.
“Our fight is the same fight,” Kaepernick told the crowd. “We’re all fighting for our justice, for our freedom. And realizing that we are all in this fight together makes us all the more powerful.”
This country has afforded the ingrate Kaepernick fame and wealth precisely because he is free and this is not a white supremacist nation. Try counting your blessings for once.