“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe took to Facebook to give an extremely thoughtful and unique take on the recent controversy over Nike’s decision to drop its Betsy Ross themed sneaker line. As Townhall reports:
Rowe took to Facebook to answer one of his followers’ questions: why on earth would Nike listen to washed up quarterback Colin Kaepernick?
And he couldn’t have said it any better.
“I think Nike has the right to decorate their shoes with whatever flag they desire. I think Kaepernick has the right to offer marketing advice to any company that’ll take it. And I think you and I have the right to purchase whatever brand of tennis shoes we choose,” Rowe explained in a long Facebook post…
“In other words, I’m tempted on this day to remind you that there’s nothing inherently dangerous about a sneaker company currying favor with a woke athlete, or fellow citizens complaining about displays of patriotism and military might. On the other hand, I think Ronald Reagan was right when he said we’re always one generation away from losing the freedoms we currently enjoy,” Rowe said. “Along with the siren song of socialism, the persistent promise of ‘free’ stuff, and the breathtaking level of censorship on our college campuses, I worry about the growing belief among many that we can somehow improve our present by erasing our past; by toppling statues, outlawing ‘problematic’ symbols, or rewriting specific pieces of our history in ways that leave us feeling less offended.”
Is Rowe’s enlightened advice exactly what we need?