Christian College Stands Up to Nike’s Support of Colin Kaepernick!!!
Posted by Steve Turley ● Sep 30, 2018 11:00:28 PM
A Christian college in Missouri has dropped all business with the Nike corporation over its decision to make the anthem protestor Colin Kaepernick the face of their new ad campaign.
As I am sure many of you already know, the Nike corporation rolled out its “Just Do It” ad campaign featuring the former NFL player and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick. The tag line or meme that they featured with the campaign underneath Kaepernick’s picture was this: ‘Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.
Needless to say, much of the reaction to this decision to feature a prominent proponent of Black Lives Matter and one who consistently protested and disrespected the American flag and national anthem, much of the reaction ranged from disappointment to outright disgust. But one Christian college in particular, the College of the Ozarks in Missouri, has taken a stand against Nike. They have publicly announced that they are doing away with all athletic uniforms which display the Nike logo. I want to quote portions of the college president’s press release, the official statement explaining their actions, because I think it is just so good; it’s such a model of responsible nationalism, patriotism, and citizenship.
“The College of the Ozarks plans to remove all athletic uniforms purchased from Nike or that contain the Nike emblem. Student athletes will no longer wear the brand in response to the company’s new ad campaign.” And then they quote their college president, Jerry C. Davis. “In their new ad campaign, we believe Nike executives are promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America. If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them.” I’m going to say that again: “If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them. …. We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform.” That is called mic-drop. Just beautiful; this fits with the observation made by one of our members over at our Turley Talks Facebook Group that if Nike is interested in an athlete that sacrificed everything for what he believed, thy should be featuring a picture of Pat Tillman.
This college actually has a vice president for patriotic activities who safeguards the College’s patriotic goal, which is to encourage an understanding of American heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and a willingness to defend it. And this vice president said that of course, “Nike is free to campaign as it sees fit, [but it is also true that] the College is free, and honor-bound by its mission and goals, to ensure that it respects our country and those who truly served and sacrificed [on its behalf]. We choose country over company.”
Folks, when you think things are getting really bad out there, when you lose all hope, thinking that the world is getting worse and worse, here you go. Remember this college, and what a wonderful example of character and patriotism and commitment and honor and respect and integrity that they represent for our nation and indeed for nationalists all over the world. What an amazing place, the College of the Ozarks. I will make sure provide a link for you to their website; If they have encouraged you with those remarks like they encouraged me, lets reciprocate and send them some encouragement as well. I can only imagine what they are being called among the secular corporatist globalists and cultural Marxists and the hate mail that comes with it.
This response from this Christian college is just so good; and I would add, very, very important, very necessary. Globalism perpetuates itself by fostering a pseudo-morality that is geared around what is called emancipatory politics. If you are a regular to my analysis, then you will certainly be familiar with this term. Emancipatory politics is a globalist political philosophy that involves utilizing the power of the state to liberate people from traditional social structures and arrangements that are now deemed by a secular elite as ‘unjust’ and ‘unfair’ and ‘bigoted’ and ‘repressive.’ The supposed injustice here involves group identities that have been discriminated against in the past by a dominant culture, which of course is often labeled as ‘white’ and ‘male’ or ‘patriarchal’ and ‘Christian’. Emancipatory politics believes that white male Christian cultures have been guilty of egregious crimes against women and minority and indigenous cultures in the past, and they have instituted such criminality and bigotry in our national laws and institutions, and so a ‘just’ and ‘equitable’ citizenry, a socially conscious and informed citizenry should now seek to liberate these newly designated minority cultures and group identities by basically destroying and disparaging and denigrating and marginalizing the dominant culture. This is emancipatory politics; emancipatory politics seeks to liberate group identities that are considered by liberal globalist elites as repressed, and they are liberated precisely by disregarding and indeed destroying the dominant culture that has thus far been guilty of past repression. This is what Colin Kaepernick, and now the Nike Corporation, stand for, or in this case kneel for.
By contrast, what we are seeing here with the College of the Ozarks, by contrast, we are seeing a reminder that this pseudo-morality utterly pales in comparison to the honor and the integrity and bravery and the fidelity of the men and women who have given their lives for nation, custom, culture, and tradition. What the College of the Ozarks is doing here is they are exposing for all to see just how banal and sterile and morally shallow this virtue signaling from a bunch of self-anointed social justice warriors really is; I mean that quite literally; they have not died for anything; this is not a cause for which anyone has given his or her life. They have not sacrificed in the least. Did you hear about the high school senior who was accepted into Stanford University after he submitted for his college essay a paper where he wrote hashtag BlackLivesMatter exactly 100 times. His name was Ziad Ahmed and it was widely reported on NBC, CNN, and etc. What precisely is being sacrificed here, accept academic integrity??? How on earth is a proponent of emancipatory politics and social justice a martyr in a globalist world order that has been completely reconfigured around precisely such political emancipation? Can someone explain that one to me?
What the College of the Ozarks did is they exposed for all to see just how morally banal all of this is. Which is so important I believe to the further discrediting of secular corporatist globalism that has absolutely no loyalty to nation, custom, or tradition. You cannot say the same thing about the College of the Ozarks, and you certainly cannot say the same thing about the young men and women who have given their lives and paid the ultimate price to allow both Nike and Kaepernick to engage in their silly virtue signaling.
I am sure many of you have heard the news here that Nike’s stock prices have taken a nose dive since the announcement of Kaepernick’s endorsement. I do not know if you saw CNN’s headline: ‘Nike investors are not happy about the Colin Kaepernick ad.’ They are referring to their stock price falling after they made the announcement; it is being reported that Nike has lost an estimated $3.75 million dollars since they announced Kaepernick as their new spokesman. It is pretty clear that tens of millions of people don’t want anything to do with this nonsense anymore.
What can you do in the midst of all this? Well, first and foremost, click on the link below and send the College of the Ozarks (https://www.cofo.edu/) an encouraging email thanking them for their service to our nation. And if you want something else to do, you have power in your purse. Why don’t you click on our affiliate link https://amzn.to/2PDqNAC and get yourself a pair of sneakers from New Balance Shoes; the CEO of New Balance contributed money to the Trump campaign and they are currently on leftwing boycott lists, they are hated by the globalist left, so let’s go ahead and buy from those companies that support and defend our political values; and get ourselves a nice pair of new sneakers in the process.