“Pathetic,” tweeted Laura Ingraham. “No more Nike sneakers for our family.”
With that, Ingraham undoubtedly spoke for millions of Americans who do not think there’s anything wrong with celebrating the founding of the United States on the 4th of July. That puts them at odds with the sneaker giant, who backed down from releasing the Air Max 1 USA shoe this week because their top advertising pitchman thought it was a bad idea. And why did Colin Kaepernick urge Nike to drop this show? Did it have anything to do with inane claims of racism?
Of COURSE it did.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Air Max 1 USA would have been bedecked in the colors and stripes of the Betsy Ross flag – you know, the 13 stripes and 13 stars that represented this country at the time of its declaration of independence. Well, that’s apparently too much for today’s racial instigators to take. Because that flag was designed in the “era of slavery,” we cannot celebrate what it means in the year 2019. Because if not every single thing about a country is perfect, then we can’t celebrate anything about it.
“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 WSJ.
Cool story. You guys didn’t know that when you designed the shoe?
Ah, but apparently Nike is more concerned with how the Kaepernicks of the world view their brand than with the rest of America. That puts them more or less in line with the NFL, ESPN, and the legion of “woke” sportswriters who have been telling us for years what a brave sacrifice these players are making when they disrespect the national anthem. Because of course, it isn’t just the “old version” of the American flag that offends these social justice warriors, it’s ANY version of the flag. Slavery then, incarceration now, they see no difference at all.
Why would you keep pandering to people who so obviously hate everything about this country? At what point do we tell these idiots to get a life?
“Pathetic.” Yep. That just about says it all.