King of the ingrates and anti-capitalist, Colin Kaepernick is making a big push to sell his Nikes. The former San Francisco 49er spent a great deal of his time protesting the system, denouncing privilege of which he was a part and whining about life in general.
Earlier this month, ingrate Colin Kaepernick retweeted this:
“With no education you’ll have neo-colonialism instead of colonialism…and before you know it, they’ll [Black folks] be capitalist, and before you know it we’ll have Negro-Imperialist.” –Chairman Fred Hampton pic.twitter.com/pe9Bh0YwQc
Shameless plug. And after making a big stink about the Betsy Ross flag on the back of the shoe, lo and behold, the shoe sports an embroidered portrait of Kaepernick himself. Yay. Just what every kid needs. A sneaker with his image.
There, apparently, is more “symbolism” to the shoe. “Special” individuals, like Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Diab, got their pair delivered in wooden boxes featuring the No. 7 and the words “Resilience,” “The Man,” “Love,” “Awakening,” “Liberation,” “Truth,” and “Courage.” Inside the box, the Air Force 1’s are encased in glass and wrapped in black and white kente cloth. The Nike Air Force Ones also feature an inscription, “08 14 16”. You may remember this as the date when Kaepernick sat out his first National Anthem.
Kaepernick is so oblvivious to this delicious schadenfreude as he promotes stores carrying his kicks who are contributing to “fight social oppression”-at $110 bucks a pop and $65 if you want to put them on your toddler.
The quote Kaepernick shared was from revolutionary socialist and chairman of the violence-embracing Black Panther Party Fred Hampton warning against the evils of capitalism. Yet the “evils of capitalism” are allowing him to still pay his bills as an unemployed, former NFL player-turned-activist. Funny how that works. Let’s see how Fidel would have taken Colin’s stance.
Yet, there are still woke masses dropping their hard-earned (psst…capitalist) money on this shoe. Because they are a limited edition release, the sneaker sold out quickly. Here’s to the free market and to those individuals jacking up the prices for those desperate to get their hands on a pair of Kaepernick Air Force Ones. No, no, Colin. (Grunt.) Capitalism=bad. (Grunts some more…)
The sad part of this is that someone, who probably should not be dropping a couple of hundred dollars on a pair of sneakers, will buy them off a second-hand seller who jacks up the price for crazy profit. Capitalism at work once again, folks. These Nikes were made in a factory overseas where oppression is the reality. Where $110 dollars could feed multiple families for multiple days on end. Yet Kaepernick, a spoiled little b#tch who was adopted by a white Wisconsin family and given every opportunity and privilege possible to achieve, is claiming he is taking a stand against oppression by selling a sneaker with his face on it? The pathetic part of this whole gimmick is that while ingrate, cop-hating Colin Kaepernick is selling his shoes like hotcakes (minus the pig bacon), there are still inner-city black children suffering from oppression. Despite his claims of police brutality in the African-American community, there are still black police officers being killed in the line of duty by other black men in their communities. There are still kids becoming statistics in a system. Parents aren’t present, but they’ll gladly slap a pair of $200 shoes on their kids and they’ll wear Kaepernick’s shoes while spitting in police officers’ faces. The sale of Kaepernick’s Air Force Ones will do NOTHING to remedy race-relations in our communities and in our country.
Ironic who Kaepernick refers to as “pigs”, don’t you think? The narcissism runs deep. Who signs off on a shoebox that describes himself as standing for “Resilience,” “The Man,” “Love,” “Awakening,” “Liberation,” “Truth,” and “Courage”. Can we be any more vain and self-absorbed, Mr. Kaepernick? It’s as if the shoes could magically transform an individual for standing for all of the above. The box should read, “Ingrate”, “Hypocrite”, “Coward”, “Privileged”, “Race-baiting”, “Millionaire” and yes, in big letters, “CAPITALIST PIG”.