When you think of someone being designated “Person of the Year” or “Citizen of the Year,” who do you think of? A scientific researcher helping cure disease? Maybe someone helping the American homeless? Or do you think of an unemployed, activist quarterback?
If you picked the third option, you’re absolutely correct!
GQ, the now-neutered publication formerly known as Gentleman’s Quarterly, proclaimed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.”
Kaepernick graces the cover of GQ’s December “Men of the Year” issue, The other “Men of the Year’ include “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” host Stephen Colbert, NBA champion Kevin Durant and “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot as GQ’s “Woman of the Year.”
Colbert won the “Bad Hombre of the Year” award for essentially talking trash about President Trump on a nightly basis. If it wasn’t for Trump, who knows where Colbert would be? Colbert should probably thank Trump for any award he ever receives, because if Trump wasn’t president, Colbert wouldn’t have any material.
Kevin Durant won GQ’s Champion of the Year for joining a team, the Golden State Warriors, that was already the favorite to win the championship, because he couldn’t lead his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, past the Warriors. What a champion!
Gal Gadot? You’re cool.
Going back to Kaepernick, GQ allowed him to bring together activist friends of his in order to fluff Kaepernick’s ego by talking about what a wonderful person he is and how “brave” he is. Some of the names included to inflate Kaepernick's ego were activist blowhard Harry Belafonte and his racist girlfriend, Nessa Diab.
One of the “friends” Kaeprenick and GQ brought in to speak kindly about Kaepernick is our favorite Sharia Law-loving, Women’s March-organizing activist Linda Sarsour.
Here’s what Sarsour had to say about Kaepernick:
I always tell Colin: "You are an American hero. You may not feel like a hero right now, but one day, people will realize the sacrifices that you made for so many others." There might even be a day when we'll be walking down Colin Kaepernick Boulevard and people will remember what Colin Kaepernick did, just like we remember Muhammad Ali. And I truly believe that in my heart.
Whatever drugs Sarsour is on must be good, because we’re not exactly sure what “sacrifices” Kaepernick has made in his “brave” endeavor of kneeling, sitting and being unemployed. There’s a difference between sacrifices and choices. Kaepernick CHOSE to opt out of his contract with the 49ers. He CHOSE to date a racist girlfriend that cost him a job with the Baltimore Ravens. He CHOSE to put Socialist and Communist leaders, like Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, on a pedestal and in the spotlight. And Kaepernick CHOSE to wear socks at a practice that depicted police officers as pigs.
Those are choices, Linda, not sacrifices.
And Muhammad Ali? I was surprised Sarsour didn’t say Martin Luther King Jr. Although, to be fair, King Jr. probably wasn’t radical or violent enough for Sarsour.
I don’t believe in these “Men or Person of the Year” issues of magazine, because real heroes wouldn’t necessarily want the attention. True heroes do what they do to help people, not to be immortalized in a tabloid rag.