Little question you’ve got heard by now that Nike has reignited the Culture Wars, started largely my Donald Trump’s divisive model of politics, with their new “Just Do It” marketing campaign which prominently options Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick says “Just Do It”
Contrary to the nay Sayers, this has not resulted in them dropping business however as an alternative gaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in free publicity. Nike has been reported to have truly seen a huge improve in gross sales because of this campaign which has come principally from the millennials who characterize the bulk of their shoppers.
So opposite to all these conservatives who decided that the freedom of speech guaranteed beneath the US Structure is subservient to their own political expediency, the American way of life, and the freedoms it has all the time stood for, is resting on the will of the youth to enforce them. Which is appropriately if things are to continue in a very good method for the long haul. It is as if we are witnessing the beginnings of a new golden age of activism reminiscent that expressed in the anti-Vietnam and Civil Rights eras of the 50’s and 60’s in America.
With Colin now suing the NFL for collusion in protecting him out of the league, things are in full swing now for a reignition of the Culture War. The sentiment is that Colin will win his lawsuit and it will end in a judgement of many tens of millions of dollars he’ll undoubtedly dedicate to the reason for shedding mild on the injustices being served upon the least fortunate of People beneath the the current reign of tyranny being wrought by the Trump administration.
It is much more official now, with the latest utterances from Trump’s mouth, that the forces promoting a Culture War are in reality profitable. Trump confirmed a shocking sense of mistiming by coming out again and denouncing Colin Kaepernick in his tweet on Saturday. Writing that “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect….”
and following that up by saying ”
..our Great American Flag (or Nation) and will stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find one thing else to do!
Despite the lengthy tradition of free speech and peaceful protest that’s assured by our Structure the President is demanding that Mr. Kaepernick be silent. We are saying it’s poor timing because it is this week that we also discovered that Aaron Hernandez brain showed that he was affected by a few of the worse case of C.T.E the docs have ever seen in such a young former NFL player. He was solely 27 when he committed suicide in April whereas in jail for the murder of one among his own associates.
The New York occasions summed the current state of affairs up fairly nicely.
That being stated, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn’t one to speak on the dubious factors of present day soccer. He retains his nostril out of most points encompassing the soccer world and the more in depth, and ever more risky, American political scene usually.
That is the cause it was somewhat of an sudden event that Newton really backed up those outraged by Colin Kaepernick’s present status as an unemployed NFL quarterback.
In conversing with the media a couple of days ago, Newton appeared to bolster Kaepernick. As soon as more, it was an astonishing comment from a usually laid back quarterback, we applaud you Cam.
There’s a report now being circulated that Colin was about to be signed but issues went south when his girlfriend tweeted something that was very inflammatory to the state of affairs.
Even Raiders quarterback Derek Carr came in on the aspect of Colin Kaepernick’s opposing his continued unemployment, telling reporters final week that he’s dismayed that the former 49ers quarterback continues to be and not using a job.
The Jaguars Owner is on document saying he is open to signing Colin Kaepernick to the workforce but there are obstacles.
Even Spike Lee has weighted in on his tweeter web page. He arranged a rally in help of Colin final month.
Cam’s actions are all the more refreshing considering the these of Michael Vick.
Michael Vick believes Colin Kaepernick can reverse his job fortunes by chopping his hair.
Colin Gets Concerned
In case you might have been dwelling beneath a rock for the final decade or two, Michael Vick is the former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback that was convicted among different things of operating a canine preventing kennel. He stated that Kaepernick should incorporate a “clean-cut” demeanor and be extra “presentable” if he thinks he’s going to play in the NFL next yr, and will eliminate his Afro and the cornrows. Those can be Boxer Braids in case you are more snug with the culturally appropriated time period that the U.S. media has begun utilizing.
Colin’s Cornrows Hairstyle is a Assertion of Cultural Freedom
“The reason he’s not playing has nothing to do with the national anthem, it’s more solely on his play,” Vick stated on Fox Sports activities 1’s Converse for Yourself. “But yeah, everything takes precedent, in terms of image, perception.”
Kaepernick, who, additionally in case you have got been dwelling underneath a rock, led San Francisco to Tremendous Bowl XLVII before the league peek the entire card to his running-and-passing stunts, optioned out of his contract with the 49ers in March of this yr, but has remained unsigned by some other NFL group, having acquired little interest from groups around the league.
Maintain the presses. In the final couple of days, the Ravens expressed some curiosity in bringing Colin on board, but their followers have appeared to poo-poo that concept earlier than it even obtained off the ground. Never thoughts Ravens management says they could still think about presenting Colin with a suggestion afterward regardless of the fans objections. For his half Colin has stated he is very fascinating in enjoying for the Ravens and thinks they might be an amazing fit for his enjoying fashion.
One NFL player, specifically Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, believes he is being discriminated towards by NFL teams for his political protest in the 2016 season, and this might be true provided that the at present leader of the free world, Donald Trump, stated as a lot in certainly one of his more infamous tweets, all however daring any NFL staff to sign him. What he might do if any workforce truly did signal Colin, apart from the feared nasty tweet, is left for the world to guess. If it’s something like several of his previous treats one would assume there isn’t much to worry about, so let’s hope that a nasty Donald tweet isn’t what’s holding the Ravens management again from extending Colin a suggestion. In any case tweeting doesn’t a coverage or plan make as evidenced by the U.S. Army’s response to the newest off the cuff tweet from the Donald meant to ban Transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. Army. We shouldn’t hold our breath waiting for any coherent plan or coverage to emanate from the walls of the Chaos Presidency’s White House.
Vick, the Four-time Professional Bowl quarterback whose career was so infamously interrupted by that conviction for his master minding an illegal interstate dog-fighting ring, expressed he was talking from his own personal expertise. After almost 2 years situated in Leavenworth federal penitentiary in Kansas, he performed 5 years for the Eagles and had backup runs with the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring in February. Colin apparently thinks this has something to do with the formulation of his opinion on this matter, however from an incarcerated individual’s viewpoint in the larger context of the Afro American experience as victims. More about that later.
Kaepernick in better days
“First thing we’ve got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,” Vick stated on Monday. “Listen, I’m not up here to try to be politically correct. Even if he puts cornrows in there. I don’t think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut. You know, why not? You’re already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. The most important thing that he needs to do is just try to be presentable.”
Kaepernick took objection to Vick’s remarks without mentioning him by identify, tweeting the definition to the Stockholm Syndrome defined here by Wikipedia as:
“Stockholm syndrome (sometimes erroneously referred to as Helsinki syndrome) is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity. These feelings, resulting from a bond formed between captor and captives during intimate time spent together, are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims. Generally speaking, Stockholm syndrome consists of “strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other.” The FBI’s Hostage Barricade Database System exhibits that roughly eight % of victims show evidence of Stockholm syndrome.”
The 29-year-old Colin completed 59.2% of his passes, averaged 6.8 yards per passing attempt and threw sixteen touchdowns with solely four interceptions in 12 games for the Niners in the 2016 season. Nevertheless, his refusal to stand for the national anthem, in protest of police brutality and racial injustice and in help of the “Black Lives Matter” motion, turned a much bigger story than his on-field efficiency.
Colin Kaepernick has since stated he’ll stand for the anthem next yr as a result of his aim for the protest was to start out a nationwide debate, and that has largely been achieved.
Vick is rightly being criticized for his stance, which is but the newest example of an African-American athlete being informed to evolve the Conservative’s norms of look in the ongoing Culture War that’s at present partially being fueled in the United States, and the world for that matter, by the Chaos Presidency of Donald Trump.
To his credit, Michael Vick later issued an apology, which Colin has but to acknowledge he accepts.
Gallery of Update-Colin Kaepernick Victim of a Culture War?