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Title: Kaep Humiliated As Public Learns Betsy Ross Was Part of Massive Anti-Slavery Group
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URL Source: https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/k ... rt-massive-anti-slavery-group/
Published: Jul 5, 2019
Author: Ryan Ledendecker
Post Date: 2019-07-06 12:39:31 by BTP Holdings
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Views: 373
Comments: 5

Kaep Humiliated As Public Learns Betsy Ross Was Part of Massive Anti-Slavery Group

By Ryan Ledendecker

Published July 5, 2019 at 2:59pm

Former quarterback-turned-social-justice-warrior Colin Kaepernick caused a stir right before the July Fourth holiday after somehow convincing Nike’s top brass that a patriotic shoe it was set to release represented slavery.

In a last-minute move as the Air Max 1 Quick Strike “Betsy Ross flag” shoes were hitting store shelves, Nike pulled its release and made immediately made national headlines.

And Ross’ name was subsequently dragged through the mud.

But before Kaepernick — a man who once donned socks that depicted police officers a “pigs” — continues to push the narrative that Ross’ 13-star flag somehow connects connects her to slavery, he might consider a quick lesson in U.S. history.

According to Biography, Ross was born as Elizabeth Griscom in Philadelphia, PA, in January 1752, and grew up as a Quaker — a religious group also known as the Society of Friends.

What social justice warriors like Kaepernick are unaware of is that the Quakers were one of the first religious groups in America to condemn slavery both in the U.S. and abroad.

According to a history of Quakers and Slavery by Bryn Mawr College, “The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was the first corporate body in Britain and North America to fully condemn slavery as both ethically and religiously wrong in all circumstances.”

The Quakers also spent considerable time attempting to sway public opinion on the evils of slavery. They even provided education and resources for formerly slaves.

It’s unfortunate that no one at Nike did their homework before the company kowtowed to Kaepernick’s demands. It could have saved everyone else a lot of time.

Nike issued a ridiculous statement concerning the decision to cancel the shoe’s release, according to ESPN.

“We regularly make business decisions to withdraw initiatives, products and services. NIKE made the decision to halt distribution of the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July based on concerns that it could unintentionally offend and detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday.”

Ironically, the company went against its own intentions of not detracting from July Fourth by making such a poor decision that caused a national stir.

Nike sure doesn’t seem proud of its American heritage, given the fact the company pulled a shoe that had no connection to slavery whatsoever.

If Kaepernick hadn’t told his followers to be offended by the shoe, they wouldn’t have been. It was just another attempt to create division in America — something Kaepernick’s proven to be a master at.

The 13-star flag represents the Revolutionary War and the courage it took for people in that era to give us the freedoms we currently enjoy.

Ross was an anti-slavery Quaker who should be respected by all Americans, politics aside. I won’t hold my breath waiting for an apology from the washed-up former football player, but he certainly owes one to Ross and every other American.


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Nike needs to get a life.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Thanks for this, to me, new information.

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2019-07-06   17:47:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Lod (#1)

Thanks for this, to me, new information.

Cool. Glad you found it to be good. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2019-07-06   18:10:57 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

The 13-star flag represents the Revolutionary War and the courage it took for people in that era to give us the freedoms we currently enjoy.

These GD people need to run the mouth just to get in the news. The MSM, including Fox, eats it up. May people died for Freedom of Speech and these people abuse it.

Darkwing  posted on  2019-07-07   11:48:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Feelings don't care about your facts.

A rainbow coalition against Jews doesn't require Whites or Pro-Whites. It can be just as brown or anti-white as you like.

Prefrontal Vortex  posted on  2019-07-07   12:43:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Prefrontal Vortex (#4)

Feelings don't care about your facts.

Facts are the only thing that uphold the truth. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2019-07-07   13:44:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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