A week after America celebrated its independence — and in the midst of a romanticization of socialist principles from American politicians, celebrities and athletes — the people of Cuba took to the streets on Sunday to wave American flags high in the air in opposition to their oppressive communist government.
In a heartbreaking scene for Americans who have witnessed their own media tear away at American symbolism and vow to burn flags on a global platform, the people of Cuba — who experience the torment of living under a communist dictatorship first-hand — continue to believe that the American flag symbolizes the promise of opportunity, equality and freedom.
Fueled in recent years by Colin Kaepernick, growing support for communist ideals and redefining American symbols as representations of “white supremacy” spreads among media figures looking to benefit from the dangerous rhetoric. Meanwhile, citizens under the dictatorship rule are tortured, killed and starved by their government.
According to the Fox News report, the Cuban protesters walked the streets hoisting American flags high and chanted, “We are not afraid.”
Watch as OutKick’s Clay Travis goes in on Kaepernick, whose net worth of over $20 million demonstrates the oxymoron of the communist politics the washed up QB promotes.
“After Colin Kaepernick decided to not stand for the nation anthem, he met the media immediately thereafter and he was wearing a Fidel Castro t-shirt. If you were in any kind of way intellectually sophisticated about the arguments that you were making, I don’t know if the best representative sample of freedom of speech that you can choose is a communist dictator from a country where they still have to drive cars from the 1950s and the 1960s.
“Not only that, Kaepernick then played against the Miami Dolphins and defended, because he was asked about it by a lot of Latin American former refugees from Cuba, all over Venezuela, who have seen the hard hand of socialism face to face, he was asked about it … and he praised Cuba! As if Cuba were in some way something that the United States should be emulating.”
The video from Cuba echoes the pro-America stance that Clay has supported since long before Kaepernick donned the doctrinal dunce cap, and as the video shows, the fight to preserve our nation’s ideals affects not only Americans, but also those fighting and dying around the globe to keep the message of freedom alive.
“So I think what Kaepernick represents, in many ways, is an unsophisticated understanding of the basic tenets of capitalism, of democracy, of history. This is a guy who has decided that hating America makes him a lot of money … which is an ultimate irony, right?”
Right on, Clay.