Thank you for writing this. It took courage for Kaepernick to silently sit there in front of the whole country.
It also took courage to write this article to point that out, judging from the hateful responses it has produced.
The amount of hate and fear in this country right now is truly astonishing. Personally, I don’t think there is much the more tolerant among us can do except ride this crazy train to it’s final destination. Except for doing what you’ve done: point out the hypocrisy and hyperbole playing out in the name of patriotism. That and supporting people that have the courage of their convictions like Colin Kaepernick.