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Jul 02 2019

Nike Pulls Patriotic Sneakers on Orders From Colin Kaepernick

Nike has deep-sixed patriotic sneakers featuring the original Betsy Ross flag because vehemently anti-American washed-up former football player Colin Kaepernick expressed disapproval.

Kaepernick, best known for indulging in disrespectful antics when the national anthem was played during his bygone football career, proclaims that the original flag of the USA is offensive. So Nike, which has positioned itself as the official sneaker company of the radical Left by paying Kaepernick to represent it, pulled the shoe after it had already been sent to retailers.

The sneaker giant created the Air Max 1 USA in celebration of the July Fourth holiday, and it was slated to go on sale this week. The heel of the shoe featured a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle, a design created during the American Revolution and commonly referred to as the Betsy Ross flag. …

After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery…

Anything associated with the Enlightenment, which gave birth to America, must be erased because there was still slavery during this period, as there had always been.

To give a hostile cockroach like Colin Kaepernick veto power over our heritage is the most disgusting thing to come out of a moonbattery-addled corporation yet. The most sacred symbols of America now face consignment to the memory hole as thought crimes.

If it were up to Nike, the Fourth of July would be canceled, because apparently Kaepernick finds that offensive too.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Blackjack.

Sep 21 2018

Harvard Will Award Colin Kaepernick a Medal

If an athlete wants fame and accolades in a society dominated by progressives, the way to get them is not on the field but on the sidelines. Consider the example set by Colin Kaepernick. He was an obscure benchwarmer when he began indulging in theatrical displays of disrespect in response to the national anthem, undermining a precious ritual the helps hold the country together in divisive times. Consequently, Nike is plastering his homely face all over the place, together with propaganda spinning the lowlife as a hero. For openly despising his country and siding with criminals against the police, GQ named him Citizen of the Year. Harvard, the nation’s most prestigious university, has even awarded Kaepernick a medal, like the war heroes he spits on by refusing to respect the flag receive. Kaepernick…

…will receive the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at the Hutchins Center Honors in Cambridge on Oct. 11. It’s described as “Harvard’s highest honor in the field of African and African American studies.”

Whether Kaepernick can even read is probably irrelevant regarding his scholarly contribution to the vital field of African and African American studies.

Fittingly, W.E.B. Du Bois was a member of the Communist Party USA who called the USSR slave state “the most hopeful vehicle for the world.” To revere him is to despise freedom and everything else America stands for.

A press release from Harvard recognized Kaepernick’s $1 million donation to charities serving oppressed communities.

Among the charities upon which Kaepernick bestows his benevolence is Assata’s Daughters, to which his foundation has given at least $25,000. It is named in honor of Joanne Chesimard (a.k.a. Assata Shakur), a communist black supremacist who has been hiding out in Cuba after murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and then escaping from prison.

Assata’s Daughters states that its mission is “the abolition of prisons, police and anti-blackness itself.” “Anti-blackness” can be defined as any opposition to the radical black supremacist ideology Colin Kaepernick emerged from obscurity by embracing.

Like nonprofits, “charities” are not necessarily benevolent.

You won’t see Harvard grant posthumous awards to a football player who really is a hero, like Pat Tillman, who gave up a lucrative NFL contract to fight for his country in Afghanistan, where he was killed. When it comes to the military, Harvard named Bradley Manning a “visiting fellow” in honor of his having committed 750,000 acts of treason in the largest intelligence leak in US history (although outrage forced Harvard to back down in the face of calls to cut off federal funding).

The more contemptible and pernicious the scoundrel, the more likely he is to be honored in the upside-down, morally depraved realm of the liberal elite. A culture so twisted as to reject heroes elevates antiheroes instead.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Sep 11 2018

Mike Rowe Presents a Real Hero, and It Isn’t Colin Kaepernick

Countermoonbat television host Mike Rowe might agree that today is the perfect day to throw out anything you own that is marred by a Nike swoosh. Here’s what he has to say about Nike choosing Colin Kaepernick as the face of the company and excreting ads that grotesquely depict him as a courageous hero:

[If] I was going to put someone’s face on a billboard – someone who epitomized bravery and sacrifice – I might have gone another way, especially this time of year. I might have gone with this guy – Tom Burnett.

Tom’s last act on earth was one of the most courageous things imaginable. And his last words to his wife, Deena, are among the most inspiring I’ve ever heard. … They were spoken seventeen years ago, under conditions I hope to never experience. I’ll never forget Tom’s last words. I hope you won’t either.

Those last words that he spoke on the phone to his wife from Flight 93 were, “We’re going to do something.”

That they did; they took over the plane and crashed it into a Pennsylvania field so that Muslims couldn’t use it to destroy the Capitol or White House.

Displacing real heroes like Tom Burnett with garbage like Colin Kaepernick is doing to our culture what terrorism did to the World Trade Center.

On a tip from Lyle.

Sep 07 2018

Black Police Union Sides with Colin Kaepernick

Police associations understandably did not appreciate it when Nike tried to present itself as radical chic by making Colin Kaepernick the public face of their company. After all, Kaepernick’s main claim to fame is his public hatred of America in general but specifically of the police. This is a guy who, when he was a football player, wore to practice socks decorated with pigs in police hats. Hostility to law enforcement on the grounds that it must be racist since it arrests black criminals is at the root of his anti-civilization Black Lives Matter ideology.

The National Fraternal Order of Police has publicly acknowledged that Nike’s Kaepernick ads are an insult to police officers. The National Association of Police Organizations joined many other patriotic Americans in sensibly calling for a boycott of Nike products. But there is a police association that feels differently:

Sonia Y.W. Pruitt, the national chairperson of the National Black Police Association and a police lieutenant in Maryland, was watching the drama unfold this week and said she was upset by the reactions of the other police organizations. …

So on Wednesday she wrote a letter on behalf of her organization that served as a stirring defense of Kaepernick and sharp rebuke to the harsh words issued by the other police organizations.

“Stirring” in that it stirred the enthusiasm of the Cultural Marxists who run the “mainstream” media.

On behalf of the NBPA, Pruitt officially denounces the NAPO as racist for not agreeing that the militant black supremacist Colin Kaepernick is a suitable role model.

The NBPA is based in Dallas, where in 2016 the ideology personified by Kaepernick led to the assassination of five police officers. It is said to be the second largest black police organization.

We saw the corruption that poisoned the Fort Worth Police Department when high-ranking black officers placed black supremacist ideology before loyalty to law enforcement and to their fellow cops (see here and here). Now we know that this mentality is nationwide and goes to the top. This is an alarming development.

Consider the implications of police who explicitly regard themselves as proponents of a racist ideology rather than impartial enforcers of the law. No one with the possible exception of liberal journalists wants to live in a country like that.

On a tip from gofer1.

Sep 06 2018

Nike Stepped on Rake with Colin Kaepernick Campaign

The Washington Post crowed with delight when Nike chose as the face of the company Colin Kaepernick, who is known far more for his radical left politics and flamboyant hatred of the USA than for his former athletic skills. We were told this was a wise move due to America’s demographic transformation. According to a new report from Morning Consult, someone has miscalculated. Among the key findings:

Nike’s Favorability Drops by Double Digits: Before the announcement, Nike had a net +69 favorable impression among consumers, it has now declined 34 points to +35 favorable.

No Boost Among Key Demos: Among younger generations, Nike users, African Americans, and other key demographics, Nike’s favorability declined rather than improved.

Purchasing Consideration Also Down: Before the announcement, 49 percent of Americans said they were absolutely certain or very likely to buy Nike products. That figure is down to 39 percent now.

The report features graphs indicating that Nike has lost ground even among groups it is trying to pander to, such as Democrats, Millennials, and blacks.

With luck, Nike shooting itself in the foot will put an end to the fad of corporations going out of their way to align themselves with far-left viewpoints.

You can see why progressives would want Kaepernick accepted as some sort of hero. Our shared reverence for what the flag and the national anthem represent holds us together as a nation. Destroy that reverence and you have destroyed America. That is the ultimate objective of Cultural Marxism.

Fortunately, people are made of better stuff than the liberal establishment would like to think.

On a tip from John Yaeger.

Sep 06 2018

Colin Kaepernick and Demographic Transformation

Don’t take my word for the effect demographic transformation via mass Third World immigration and the welfare state are having on American culture. Take it from the Washington Post, a major mouthpiece of the liberal establishment that brought about the transformation.

Most any regular American would agree that Colin Kaepernick is a cockroach, and that Nike making this washed-up former athlete the face of their product explicitly because of his theatrical disrespect for America is beyond reprehensible; it is unforgivable. But WaPo crows that “Nike Knows the Future Looks Something Like Colin Kaepernick”:

If the campaign is important, it’s not as an act of corporate conscience, but rather as a reflection of coming American demographics, which Nike is always so good at identifying and signifying. …

Millennials, those Americans between the ages of 22 and 37, are projected to surpass baby boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation in 2019, and fully 44 percent of them are of some race other than white. For post-millennials, that number rises to 48 percent, and for post-post-millennials (American children under age 10), it grows to more than 50 percent.

We are told that it makes sense economically to risk the intense hatred of older consumers, because largely nonwhite Millennials have no respect for the national anthem, America, veterans, police, or anything else that Kaepernick openly despises. They see him as sticking it to the white man by urinating on everything the white man loves and respects. That’s what Nike stands for now, and WaPo says it is a good business move.

Andrew McCaskill, senior vice president of global communications at Nielsen, puts these demographics in stark business terms. “If you don’t have a multicultural strategy, you don’t have a growth strategy,” he says.

Exploitation of the Kaepernick spectacle reveals that both Nike and the liberal establishment have a multicultural strategy.

Western Civilization is far and away the greatest achievement of the human race. Evidently, it will be turned over to people who find Colin Kaepernick appealing, so that they can flush it down the toilet in the name of what WaPo calls “racial justice.”

Sorry WaPo; the future looks nothing like Colin Kaepernick. But unless we cure ourselves of liberalism quickly, it won’t look American either. It will look Chinese. Nature abhors a vacuum.

Sep 04 2018

Colin Kaepernick Becomes Face of Nike

Moonbat “virtue” signaling has been the big fad in corporate America lately, with each company trying to outflank the others on the Left with its public posturing. Now one has gone too far. Nike has declared war on its own country by making former football player and anti-American demagogue Colin Kaepernick the face of the company with a 10-year contract.

The contract is a “wide endorsement,” providing Kaepernick with “his own branded line including shoes, shirts, jerseys and more.”

A new ad features Kaepernick’s irritatingly self-important face in black and white and the words, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Like the ideology Kaepernick personifies, the ad is a lie. Kaepernick did not sacrifice anything. He was a washed-up, overpaid benchwarmer when he started up with his anti-American antics during the national anthem. His athletic career was ending when he opted out of his contract in 2017. Now he has switched to a lucrative new career as a professional racial arsonist and hater of America.

You can’t boycott every product of companies that strike left-wing poses. But after this, to wear anything featuring a Nike swoosh is to hawk up a clot of phlegm and spit it on Old Glory.

Imagine trying to look a legless vet in the eye after he sees Nikes on your feet.

#NikeBoycott is trending.

On tips from Varla and Chuck A.

Dec 13 2017

Colin Kaepernick Show Invited to Riker’s Island

A few people may be unaware that when Black Lives Matter types snarl that blacks are oppressed by racism, what they generally mean is that Criminals of Color are oppressed by the consequences of not following the law. Colin Kaepernick — the washed-up football player instrumental in wedding the NFL to this ideology — provided helpful enlightenment by actually taking his act to Rikers Island, a prison in New York City:

The former San Francisco 49ers star spoke to groups of inmates during two sessions Tuesday morning at the jail’s George Motchan Detention Center, where he pontificated on social justice issues and talked about his decision to kneel during the national anthem, which sparked nationwide outrage.

“That’s crazy to me to have a person like Colin Kaepernick in prison talking about police brutality,” said an officer who attended the event. “It was insulting for me to be there.”

Kaepernick used to wear socks that featured cartoon pigs in police hats on the field. He is as opposed to law & order as he is to America. Only in a city run by moonbats like Bill de Blasio would a rabble-rouser of this variety be invited into a prison to incite the inmates. According to their juvenile mentality, the police are the bad guys who make you eat meat and vegetables instead of ice cream for dinner.

The move drew the ire of corrections union officials, who said the cop-hating athlete’s visit will only serve to endanger their members by emboldening criminals who see themselves as victims of a corrupt criminal justice system.

A likely result is more violence against corrections officers, and more violence against the police when the vast majority of these criminals end up back out on the street.

On tips from seaoh and Varla.

Dec 04 2017

Sports Illustrated Grants Award to Colin Kaepernick for Disrespecting National Anthem

Sports Illustrated has followed GQ down the rabbit hole of radical leftism by granting an award to the bitterly anti-American former football player who set in motion the ongoing collapse of the NFL, Colin Kaepernick:

The [washed-up, unsigned] quarterback has received the 2017 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, an honor awarded annually to athletes who demonstrate “the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy” and who use “sports as a platform for changing the world.”

“There will never be another Ali, but few athletes have followed his example as fully as Colin Kaepernick,” said SI Executive Editor Stephen Cannella.

As disgusting as it is that a radical like Kaepernick is bestowed awards for injecting ultra-left politics into football, Cannella is correct. Kaepernick has followed Ali’s lead by delighting the leftist sports media with his race-based hatred of America.

Ali was a draft dodger during the Vietnam War. He explained why he refused to serve:

“My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father…”

No one raped and killed his mother and father. Both died of heart failure at age 77.

Ali is not revered despite having been a skunk; he is revered because he was a skunk — just like Colin Kaepernick.

In bestowing the honor, Sports Illustrated praised Kaepernick’s “steadfastness in the fight for social justice” and his “adherence to his beliefs no matter the cost.”

Please. The has-been Kaepernick has said he would stand for the national anthem that he hates so much if only someone would sign him.

The article noted that both Ali and Kaepernick “sacrificed for the greater good at a time when many Americans could not see it was a greater good.”

If only we were as wise as obnoxious cretins like Ali and Kaepernick, and the still more detestable moonbats running Sports Illustrated, we would understand that noisily despising America serves the “greater good.”

If you have a Sports Illustrated subscription, you might want to cancel it for the sake of your self-respect.

On a tip from Jester.

Nov 24 2017

Colin Kaepernick Celebrates Un-Thanksgiving

Having ruined the NFL for its fans by revealing many of the players as America-hating leftist thugs and the people running the league as either moonbats or pusillanimous weenies, Colin Kaepernick has moved on to other pursuits. While regular Americans devoted a day to gratitude yesterday, Kaepernick spent it wallowing in his characteristic theatrical bitterness:

Kaepernick received honorary eagle feathers as he attended the annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island on Thursday.

The event, also known as “Un-Thanksgiving Day,” celebrates the lengthy occupation of the infamous prison island by Native Americans between 1969 and 1971.

That occupation was a farce, infiltrated by drug-addled hippies, splintered by power struggles, and ending when the federal government finally stopped wringing its hands and forcibly evacuated the last 15 occupiers — four of them children — from the island.

Kaepernick reminds us that it isn’t only black lives that matter. Indian lives matter too. The only lives that don’t matter are white lives, and even whites can make their lives matter by converting to Islam or indulging in sexual perversion. The ideology devised in academia and regurgitated by tools like Kaepernick is not about police brutality or dispossessed Indians. Cultural Marxism has one purpose: to destroy America by exploiting outlier groups to demonize the core population and delegitimize the culture.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Nov 18 2017

Colin Kaepernick’s Worst Nightmare

A couple of years ago, 500 high school choir students sang the Star-Spangled Banner in the 18-story atrium of a Hyatt hotel in Louisville as part of the Kentucky Music Educators Convention. Any moonbats in the building probably ran out screaming into the night:

Good thing Louisville doesn’t have an NFL team. If there had been a visiting team in the building, some of the players would have had to put their helmets on to keep their skulls from exploding.

On a tip from Chuck A.

Nov 13 2017

GQ Names Anti-American Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year”

If a single moonbat is synonymous with anti-Americanism in the year 2017, it is Colin Kaepernick, the washed-up football player who managed to cripple the NFL by encouraging players to make belligerent pageants of their unpatriotic attitudes. Kaepernick has denounced the Land of Free for imposing “systematic oppression” and skulked off to Africa to demonstrate his contempt for the Fourth of July. The Colin Kaepernick Foundation is so extreme in its anti-Americanism that it donated $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, a “resistance organization” honoring Assata Shakur, a communist cop-killer harbored by the hostile government of Cuba. So naturally he is granted awards by fellow leftists ever digging for a new low:

GQ magazine has named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year” amid ongoing controversy surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem. …

The magazine compared Kaepernick’s protest to Muhammad Ali’s stand against the Vietnam War.

Muhammad Ali was drafted during the war and refused to serve on the grounds that he preferred communist Vietnam to America:

“My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father…”

Ali also preferred making a fortune in sports to risking his life for his country. Absurdly yet predictably, liberals praised his courage — just as they would do if Kaepernick were drafted, since he would be certain to noisily side with the enemy and refuse to serve, just like “The Greatest” did.

Giving a citizenship award to Colin Kaepernick is the equivalent of giving a Bronze Star to Muhammad Ali, or a journalism award to GQ, home of Keith Olbermann.

Hat tip: Liberty Daily.

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