WATERBURY VILLAGE, VT- Ice cream purveyors Ben & Jerry’s have introduced a new flavor of “frozen dessert” to their offerings, with this latest confection resulting from a partnership with Colin Kaepernick.
I’ve teamed up with @BenAndJerrys to serve up joy on the journey to justice!
Today, we're excited to introduce Change the Whirled, a new non-dairy flavor that hits shelves in early-2021!
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 10, 2020
The new flavor, dubbed as “Colin Kaepernick’s Change the Whirled”, also has a bit of a social justice angle to those who opt to purchase the non-dairy dessert, according to Ben & Jerry’s:
“Colin Kaepernick is serving up sweet justice with the non-dairiest compilation of cookies & caramel. This flavor honors Colin’s activism in pursuit of racial justice & his portion of the proceeds from Change the Whirled go to Know Your Rights Camp. Learn more at Know Your Rights Camp.”
Frankly, I’m surprised they didn’t call the flavor “Take a Kneeapolitan.”
There’s hardly a person in the U.S. that doesn’t know who Kaepernick is. His sort of activism-themed antics have invariably created a split on the overall perception of him.
Chocolate, surrounded by vanilla, with a showy center, topped with nike shaped sprinkles. Flavor tastes like bitter disappointment with a hint of overinflated ego.
— Dr. of BS, PRESIDENT-ELECT Jillian (@jillianUSA2020) December 13, 2020
But what exactly is the “Know Your Rights Camp” that Kaepernick has so graciously decided to have his cut of the profits diverted to when someone opts to purchase this frozen dessert?
In a nutshell, it’s a group that just so happens to have Kaepernick front and center, hosting sort of motivational talks and presentations in the vein of Tony Robbins with a heavy focus on identity-politics.
The group’s own mission statement doesn’t even hide the fact that it’s an effort solely focused on targeting the black community:
“Our mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.”
Now, on the surface level, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to target and provide a perceived beneficial service to a specific community.
And when one simply looks at the mission statement of the organization, there’s hardly anything controversial looking.
Now this group has been holding these sort of motivational/educational talks for a few years now. So when taking a look back at one of their promo videos from 2017, we’re able to get a better understanding of what topics are covered during these “boot camps” for young kids.
Some of the topics covered during these events are some great ones for children of all walks of life to learn, such as:
- Resources for attaining higher education
- An understanding of one’s legal rights
- Promoting healthy eating habits
- Financial literacy
But then, there’s also this one other bit that Kaepernick says is part of these “boot camps”, and that is “the history of policing.”
And from what can be gathered when reviewing the sort of speakers that attend these events, it looks like there’s no actual police officers or law enforcement professionals actually participating.
Which then might make one ponder what this “history of policing” that is taught during these events sounds like.
While minutely speculative, a Kaepernick-led endeavor to detail the “history of policing” to young kids is probably not an effort conveying police officers in a positive light.
Kaepernick has a years’ long history of alleging that there’s rampant violence, racism and unjust police-involved shootings that target the black community.
Here’s a look at a timeline of Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality, and what has happened since. https://t.co/NL0FYDdgSq
— Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) June 2, 2020
Not to mention, Kaepernick also started a “legal defense fund” for any rioters that wound up getting arrested during the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis.
Furthermore, when commenting on the death of Floyd, Kaepernick said that people have a “right to fight back”. And we all know who the perceived enemy was during said riots – it was of course, the police as a whole.
So, when someone so decides to purchase this “frozen dessert” when going through the ice cream aisle of their preferred grocer, they’ll effectively be funding young children to be taught that police officers are racist murderers.
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We at Law Enforcement Today recently reported on another Kaepernick debacle, where he is reportedly pushing for a convicted cop killer to be released from prison.
Here’s that report from November.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Controversial failed football personality Colin Kaepernick is calling for the release of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, saying Abu-Jamal was “framed.”
Yes, the same football failure who depicted cops as “pigs” on his football uniform socks.
Fox News released a report that Colin Kaepernick called on the Philadelphia district attorney’s office to release of Mumia Abu-Jamal, former Black Panthers member, after Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer 39 years ago.
Kaepernick was part of a virtual news conference held by supporters of Abu-Jamal.
Kaepernick, and Abu-Jamal’s supporters, claim that he was framed for the murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner.
Quoted from Kaepernick:
“Mumia has been in prison longer than I’ve been alive. Since 1981, Mumia has maintained his innocence. His story has not changed.”
Of course, the age of Kaepernick, the age of Abu-Jamal, and the time since the crime was committed have no relation to the matter at all. Also, a guilty man claiming innocence is not a new trend.
As many sports fans and general citizens of our country look upon Colin Kaepernick with skepticism, he goes from one controversial social justice effort to another, leapfrogging, and trying to use whatever influence he has to gain attention.
Or attention for a cause.
It should be noted, though, that he didn’t begin his most controversial effort – kneeling for the National Anthem – until after his mediocre play as a quarterback got him benched by the San Francisco 49ers.
He then played the victim card as no other team would pick him up – after he declined a $16 million one-year contract extension, saying it wasn’t enough money.
One must ask the proverbial and rhetorical question – what is a mediocre quarterback that is guaranteed to anger at least half of your team’s fan base worth in the market?
Back to Abu-Jamal. The record seems clear on his crime.
During a traffic stop, Officer Daniel Faulkner stopped a vehicle belonging to Abu-Jamal’s younger brother William Cook. The two got into a physical confrontation and Abu-Jamal, who was in the vicinity and observed the fight, ran over and shot Faulkner in the back and, later, in the face.
Taking Kaepernick’s statements apart shows the lack of information he may have to push this cause:
“Mumia was shot, brutalized, arrested and chained to a hospital bed.”
Yes, an officer returned fire on Mumia Abu-Jamal, as anyone would. And yes, after being apprehended while wounded, he was secured to a hospital bed, as anyone would be.
Kaepernick also alleges the police “tampered with” the investigation, although no one has produced evidence that the allegation had merit.
“We’re in the midst of a movement that says Black Lives Matter, and if that’s truly the case, then it means that Mumia’s life and legacy must matter. And the causes that he sacrificed his life and freedom for must matter as well.”
While causes and legacies may matter in the virtual world of expression and social justice, a cause and a legacy has no credibility when you’ve committed murder. The murder of a police officer.
The very liberal district attorney in Philadelphia, Larry Krasner, may hear Kaepernick’s words and take them to heart. He may reopen an investigation for a 39-year-old murder case that a man was convicted of by a jury of his peers.
This also may be just another attention grab by Kaepernick. He has continuously blamed the National Football League for being racists and discriminating against him, although like many other players who became a cancer to their team, he was cut and not rehired.
Looking at other football stars like Terrell Owens, Adam “Pac Man” Jones, and Ricky Williams – all players with gobs of talent – but their on and off field problems outweighed their marketable usefulness.
And the NFL is a business, and like any business, when you have an employee that hurts your bottom line, they have to go.
Colin Kaepernick reached an undisclosed multi-million-dollar settlement from the NFL. He’s continuing in the social justice work, responsible for action after action, incident after incident, that alienates him from NFL management.
And still plays the victim card every chance he gets – ironically despite being raised by white parents, having a full-ride scholarship to college, and making millions in the NFL.
No matter what, Colin Kaepernick can’t change the fact that Mumia Abu-Jamal killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood in 1981 and was convicted in court. Regardless of his “feelings” say.
Colin Kaepernick’s twitter post sums up his ideology.
ABOLITION FOR THE PEOPLE: The Movement For a Future Without Policing & Prisons
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 6, 2020
He wants to abolish all police and all prisons. Great idea, as long as crime didn’t exist, but it does. Stop crime. Now there’s a cause for you.
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