“Nike made the decision to halt distribution of the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July based on concerns that it could unintentionally offend and detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday,” the statement read. “Nike is a company proud of its American heritage.” Uh huh, let’s see.
From TheResurgent.com: “Nike has pulled a shoe from its shelves that was designed by someone who voiced support for the Hong Kong democracy protesters. The shoe had been designed by Undercover, which is the brand for designer Jun Takahashi of Japan. Takahashi had posted on Undercover’s Instagram account ‘no extradition to China,’ in reference to what is happening in Hong Kong. CNBC has the details. As a result, Nike halted the sale of a range of sports shoes in China.
“In the United States, Nike killed a shoe design for Independence Day that had the original Betsy Ross designed American flag on it. Why? Because Colin Kaepernick complained. 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, the people said. Some users on social media responded to posts about the shoe with similar concerns. Mr. Kaepernick declined to comment.” Of course.
“It is deeply interesting that Nike sided with communist Chinese thugs and a failed NFL player who embraced woke culture—both over democracy. The Ross flag rallied colonists to the cause of Independence and in Hong Kong activists are taking to the streets to support their democracy. Nike would rather profit from totalitarians.” It was carried by our troops who defeated the Barbary states and helped free their slaves.
What about that offensive symbol of a time of slavery? The Continental Congress left no record to show why it chose the colors. However, in 1782, the Congress of the Confederation chose these same colors for the Great Seal of the United States and listed their meaning as follows:
- Red: Valor and hardiness,
- White: Purity and innocence
- Blue: Vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
According to legend, George Washington interpreted the elements of the flag this way: the stars were taken from the sky, the red from the British colors, and the white stripes signified the secession from the home country. However, there is no official designation or meaning for the colors of the flag. The stars were in a circle so that no one colony would be viewed above another. It is reported that George Washington said, “Let the 13 stars in a circle stand as a new constellation in the heavens.”
Ann Coulter: “Modern pedagogy requires that no period of our past be taught without turning it into a lecture on racism, sexism or homophobia.” I love that sentence. She used it in an op-ed debunking the myth that Thomas Jefferson fathered a child with his slave, Sally Hemmings. You can read it here: https://www.takimag.com/article/was-thomas-jefferson-on-the-duke-lacrosse-team/
Today is July 4, 2019. I hope you can and will celebrate it. AOC is telling lies about Border Patrol agents and facilities, Nike is caving to Massa’ Colin and the Chinese commies, 20 mediocre “presidential candidates” (can we really say that with a straight face?) are trying to out promise each other, and Donald Trump is President of these United States and will be again. Tough shit lefties, and MAGA to you.