What Is Colin Kaepernick Offended By?
This athlete has been a controversial figure for the past few years. He has taken a knee at football games during the playing of our National Anthem. He became a spokesperson for Nike and making tons of cash. Now he is offended by a flag. What is going on here?
- July 4, 2019
The Offending Shoe Design
Betsy Ross and the First Flag
The designer of our first flag, Stars and Stripes with 13 stars arranged in a circle, illustrating the equality of the original 13 colonies, and 13 stripes In Red, White and Blue.
What Is His Beef?
At first, he was protesting the killing of blacks by police. The group BLM seems to have an impact on him. Now, it seems he is protesting our founding Fathers and our history. I am beginning to wonder, if he knows what our history was? And what exactly he is protesting about.
Nike should be ashamed of itself. They used this man for profit. Create a controversy, get some free publicity, start people talking and sales goes through the roof... This latest shoe design is a case in point.
A Better Way...
If Colin Kaepernick really wants to make a difference, he should take a lesson from Peter Westbrook. An Olympian Fencer, who used his fame and accomplishment to help thousands of inner city, underprivileged kids. He started a Foundation that is doing good in his community. What did Kaepernick do with his fame?
PWF - Peter Westbrook Foundation
Peter Westbrook wrote a book about his struggle growing up as a black kid in Newark, NJ. The title of the book isHarnessing Anger: The Inner Discipline of Athletic Excellence
In Harnessing Anger, Westbrook tells how he came to be the first African American to win a national gold title in sabre fencing. The son of an African-American father and a Japanese mother, Peter was aised by his mother alone in poverty in a Newark ghetto. Becoming a fencer at an early age gave him the confidence and the discipline to use an ancient martial art to his advantage both in fencing and when facing the challenges of daily life in the inner city.
His foundation was his way of giving back. While growing up poor, he showed talent in the sport of saber fencing. He was given a free membership at the Fencers Club and took lessons from maestros. Having achieved Olympic fame, he wanted to give the same opportunity to other inner city kids in NY to learn discipline and competitive fencing. Many have become Olympians in their own right.
Book by Peter Westbrook
If Black Lives Really Matters...
Why is this flag from our history a controversy?
I don’t get it. Apparently, it was not while Obama was inaugurated President in 2009.
Where was Colin then? Or Nike? Or BLM?
Check out these flags...
Colin Kaepernick, you are a fake, phony and a fraud. Shame on you.
If BLM really care about the killing of blacks, they will do more to avert the violence in Chicago. They will vote out the Democrats who control that crooked city forever. They would hire Rudolph Giuliani to revamp the police department.
How should our country deal with this situation? My advice is to use our pocketbooks. This is the free enterprise system. As consumers and citizens, our power resides with our dollars. If Nike, wants to go down this road, fine. I will shop elsewhere. There are plenty of over prices tennis shoes that are just as stylish and just as comfortable...
Latest Controversy - 7/20/2019
A don’t tread on me Flag T shirt worn by the actor Chris Pratt is now offensive and racist...
The quote on the back of the T is from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Some Related Info
- Forged® - The American Brand
American Lifestyle Clothing Brand founded by Navy SEALs with strong foundation in the Military, Law enforcement and Crossfit communities.
- Chicago: 75% of Murdered are Black, 71% of Murderers are Black | Intellectual Takeout
The numbers are horrifying.
- Nike Defends Pulling ‘Betsy Ross’ Shoe and Sparks a National Debate - WSJ
The sneaker giant defended its decision to pull a July Fourth shoe from shelves after NFL-star-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick objected to the design, a move that stoked controversy inside and outside the company.
- Betsy Ross - Wikipedia
A Founding Mother...
- The Peter Westbrook Foundation
An Olympic Fencer who has done good...
Another Flag Controversy...7/20/2019
Don’t Tread on Me - Flag worn by actor Chris Pratt.
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