San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who gained prominence in the pre-season after refusing to stand for the national anthem as part of a protest against police abuse and conditions for African-Americans in the country, says he didn’t vote in the presidential election.
In one of his earliest public statements, Kaepernick talked about how the election plays into his view of the problems for marginalized people in America. He called Trump an “openly racist” candidate but was more specific in his criticism of Hillary Clinton.
“I mean, we have a presidential candidate who deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate,” Kaepernick noted. “That doesn’t make sense to me. Cuz if that was any other person you’d be in prison, so what is this country really standing for?”
… Kaepernick defended his decision to vote from a sports media that largely believed was a hypocritical decision that hurt his credibility. “You know, I think it would be hypocritical of me to vote,” Kaepernick said. “I said from the beginning I was against oppression, I was against the system of oppression. I’m not going to show support for that system. And to me, the oppressor isn’t going to allow you to vote your way out of your oppression.”
It doesn’t matter much to me which lying oppressive Manhattan island thief is President. I suppose you could argue that Trump is better because he is not a criminal but it’s still an absurd choice. I wish more people would boycott the election like Colin Kaepernick. If you voted, you have no right to complain that Trump will be the new President.
If you live in California and prefer Clinton to Trump, like the majority, you can blame Obama and the Democrats in the central government for failing to advance the secession of California from the union. There is no good reason why California should be ruled by Republicans 3000 miles away. The only effective way to vote is with your feet. Democrats should relocate to California while Republicans should live in Republican states.