Colin Kaepernick still hates America, and, apparently tells Nike what to do
According to the Wall Street Journal, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has persuaded Nike to scrap plans to sell a shoe featuring the 13-star version of the American flag, known as the Betsy Ross flag. Kaepernick informed Nike that the 13-star version of the flag constitutes an “offensive symbol” due to its connection to an age of slavery. Nike agreed, and the shoe has been pulled.
“Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag,” a Nike spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal. Nike has not specified a reason for the move.
The design of the flag represents the original 13 American colonies. More stars were added in 1795, after Vermont and Kentucky joined the nation. Some extremist groups have appropriated the the Betsy Ross flag as a symbol of opposition to diversity.
Well, we are still travelling the path to erasing our history. It is a fool’s errand, and allowing professional agitators like Kaepernick to hold sway is doubly dangerous. As to the “extremist” groups referenced in the story, I would like those groups named. Are they truly extreme? Or are we allowing far-left nuts to define what extreme is? This flags meaning is clear to any rational person. It signifies America’s revolution to win freedom from England, period! And, in truth, represents the very freedom we Americans have. It does not support racism, discrimination, slavery, or anything else.
Remember too that Kaepernick has praised Fidel Castro, a brutal Communist dictator and butcher. Apparently Nike is OK with that, but not with a flag that was created during the war for American independence. Here is a thought, maybe if the flag was made using child labor in sweatshops Nike would be cool with it?