Social Nike plan to puts "Betsy Ross" flag on its shoes Canceled *UPDATE* Az Governor Flips on Nike Factory

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  1. Cuauhtemoc

    Cuauhtemoc Pragmatic Technocratic Authoritarian

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    https://news.gallup.com/poll/259841/american-pride-hits-new-low-few-proud-political-system.aspx
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    I believe it's against liberalism to be proud in something that you didn't do, like being born in a certain country. That's tribalism.
    Also the US was created by white men, for white men, on the back of black bodies and native corpses.
    The US keeps itself alive by murdering brown people in the middle east nowadays. Nothing to be proud of.
     
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    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Love it or leave it pal.
     
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    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    I thought it was a Trump word but then I looked it up and found out it was real.
     
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    It's weird how you can't see both sides as being laughably pathetic. The people who follow him on twitter to troll him are pathetic, but he's the president's son, sounding like nothing but a hyena on the savannah.
     
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    K-Bag Big Beautiful Wall is on it's way!

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    Shelosi aka David LoPan is hilarious.
     
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    Are you talking about me in particular or the "royal" we, because personally I think he's a fuckin dork. And I don't like the motherfucker anyway because of his trophy hunting.
     
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    Colin doesnt like Betty !!
     
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    I'm not a commie but I'd wear those, they are pretty slick.

    Anyway I think there is a big opportunity for some rival brand to stick the flag on their shoes, they'd win the loyalty of the whole conservative demograph who admittedly aren't as big buyers of sneakers but a decent sized demograph all the same. Maybe not worth the likes of an Adidas doing it an alienating half the population who hate America but if I was a small to medium sized company I'd jump on that opportunity.
     
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    Nike are really annoying
     
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    People shittin' all over Red and Yellow. Anti-American cunts.
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    It's circular logic, which unfortunately is a large part of the new left. They use circular logic to reach a position and then they shut down all dissent by saying that questioning it is bigoted in whatever way, be it racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. It's rather Orwellian.
     
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    Not remotely related to police brutality. It's connection to slavery is so obvious I feel like you are putting me on, but here goes.

    At it's most basic level that flag is associated with a moment in America where white men were congratulating each other on creating a free country WHILE ENSLAVING PEOPLE. In fact, that flag never flew over a free America. Where you see a symbol of freedom others see a symbol that slave owners used to mask the lack of freedom.

    In fact, that connection to white nationalism is so important and inherent in that image that The Klan adopted The Betsy Ross Flag:
    "the flag has, at least in recent years, cropped up in association with racist ideologies. When the Ku Klux Klan tried to recruit new followers in upstate New York last year, its fliers featured a Klansman flanked by the Confederate flag and the Betsy Ross flag. Similar imagery was reportedly included in a letter sent by the Klan to a college newspaper in Washington in 2017." - Source

    Now to be clear, I don't necessarily agree with Kaepernick. I don't personally make that association when I see the flag; just as a Buddhist may not see the connection that some people make between the manji / wan and the swastika. That doesn't mean it doesn't exist. That doesn't mean no one gets to be offended by it. So when Kaepernick says it's offensive he's 100% correct about that fact. It offends people. Period. You are entitled to your opinion as to whether that's justified, but don't pretend there's no connection.
     
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    It’s the only defense for those whose argument lacks logic, and instead resorts to personal attacks. A common theme among Left leaning posters here who make no attempt to hide their perceived superiority over those who have different opinions in politics.
     
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    Yes, but there are plenty of similar arguments from partisan right wingers here, and elsewhere, as well. There's an increasing amount of postmodernism in our society.
     
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    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Blacks are a small minority in America. Should that limited perspective define and taint a symbol that represents unity (and great prosperity) for the other demographics?
     
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    Wrong. Gay/trans/whatever pride.
    Name a county whose origins weren’t based in conquest.
    Slavery was wrong but no one blames the Africans who sold them to begin with.
    Our presence in the Middle East presently could hardly be considered the US “keeping itself alive.”

    It’s like your thoughts come straight from a buzzfeed article.
     

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