If you ever feel like you’re in some kind of bizarro world after taking a gander at the mainstream news, you’re not alone.
Ridiculous things get applauded as some kind of monumental accomplishment all the time, and that’s especially true when there’s a famous face involved.
Unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick is among those that have received that treatment of late. His inability to find a job is being spun as some kind of a vast conspiracy, and there’s nary a mention that his skills have been in decline for the past few years.
Perhaps it shouldn’t be so surprising that he’s become some sort of folk hero of the Left. But it is.
The Independent Journal Review passes along the latest unbelievable way in which Kaepernick is being celebrated.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Artifacts from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests will reportedly soon be on display at the Black Lives Matter collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.
“The National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection,” said Damion Thomas, the museum’s sports curator, to USA Today. “The Colin Kaepernick collection is in line with the museum’s larger collecting efforts to document the varied areas of society that have been impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement.”
No word on whether some of Kaepernick’s check stubs from his time in the NFL will be included among the artifacts, but we’ll assume not.
Being blessed with the chance to earn millions of dollars to play the game you love seems to run counter to the oppression that he’s always railing about.
Incredibly, the museum has still not honored a man that has been overwhelmingly more influential than Kaepernick will ever be.
The Smithsonian Institution previously said the absence of Justice Thomas, the second black man to sit upon the highest court in the land, could not be rectified because exhibition content is determined by “themes, not individuals.”
Clarence Thomas is only the second black Supreme Court Justice to ever serve on the highest court in the land, and according to some, is the most politically powerful African American in the country serving today.
It’s a free country. As such, the museum is entitled to honor whomever they see fit.
That being said, is it not incredibly bizarre that an unemployed quarterback would be honored ahead of a Supreme Court Justice?
The amount of attention that Kaepernick has and continues to receive is nothing short of mind-blowing. Can we go back to a world where only real accomplishments are honored? Please?
Source: Independent Journal Review