The fallout over Nike’s contrived and “controversial” Colin Kaepernick campaign is reaching new heights early this week thanks to the mayor of a deep south town.
Last week, when it was revealed that Nike would once again fabricate controversy for the sole purpose of selling sneakers, the reactions from Americans was swift. Not only was the ad campaign itself brutally roasted on social media through a number of fan-made efforts, but the nation’s businesses and municipalities took notice as well thanks to the purposefully divisive nature of the Nike ad.
You see, as we’ve explained before, Nike doesn’t care if you like or dislike Colin Kaepernick, and they certainly aren’t the sort of company who has any moral high ground to stand on given their abhorrent wages and historical use of sweat shops. Instead, they are simply using this choice to polarize the nation into “Nike buyers” and “not Nike buyers”. Then they can truly focus their efforts on the galvanized, bleeding heart fan base that they’ve identified.
It’s the same things the democrats did when they pushed the trans agenda before Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election. Which is, oddly enough, the same thing that Coca Cola did in the mid-80’s by removing “regular” Coca Cola from the shelves in favor of Coke II, forcing a violent revolt among the general consumership of the nation.
Folks, this isn’t politics – it’s marketing for a popularity contest being held by your feet.
Now, the mayor of a Louisiana town has had enough of this enormous corporation exploiting the nation’s fragile political state.
In response to Nike endorsing the man who triggered the anthem protest by declaring in 2016 that he was “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Republican Mayor Ben Zahn of Kenner, Louisiana issued a new rule for the city’s recreational facilities: No more Nike.
“Effective immediately all purchases made by any booster club operating at any Kenner Recreation Facility for wearing apparel, shoes, athletic equipment and/or any athletic product must be approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, or his designee,” Kenner wrote in an official memo, the Times-Picayune reported Sunday. “Under no circumstances will any Nike product or any product with the Nike logo be purchased for use or delivery at any City of Kenner Recreation Facility.”
Good for Kenner, Louisiana.
Now, if we can only wake up the rest of the nation to see how we’re being played by these corporate greed-mongers, then Nike’s phony, contrived “controversies” will no longer distract us from the goal of making America great again.