by Mort Collin
Nike wanted to release a special edition patriotic shoe for the Fourth of July. Their design had the Betsy Ross flag on the back of the shoe. How dare they!
If you’re not familiar with the Betsy Ross flag, here is a picture:
By all outward appearances Nike was ready to go, but Mr. Anti-America had other plans. Who do I speak of, you ask? I’ll give you a hint: He’s probably the most anti-American person living in the modern era. You got it! It’s Colin Kaepernick. Colin, all washed up as a football player, is continuing his new career of being an activist. His problem is that he’s too stupid to be an activist.
Colin Kaepernick is the quintessential example of what’s wrong with America’s education system. Think about it, and while you think, take a look at this picture:
You’ll notice that evil “Betsy Ross Styled” flag waving in the background of the above picture. This picture is a depiction of Valley Forge in its first days as a winter encampment for the Continental Army. In the weeks to come for these soldiers, Valley Forge would quickly morph into a veritable hell on Earth. 1 in 5 American soldiers would have no shoes by mid-February of 1778. Food shortages would push the camp to the brink, as they would be forced to eat “fire cake,” which was simply water and flour mixed together.
Of the original approximate 14,000 American soldiers to arrive at Valley Forge, 2,000 would be taken by frostbite, starvation, and/or disease. The warmer weather would bring positive change, much of which would occur under the direction of a gay man. Former ex-Prussian army officer Baron von Steuben joined the American cause for independence at Valley Forge in the spring of 1778. Baron von Steuben had been relieved of his duties when it was discovered that he was a homosexual. George Washington didn’t care. Both of these men would inspire confidence and motivation among the American soldiers.
The Betsy Ross flag could be a symbol of American inclusion of gay people. I wonder if Colin knows that.
There is historical disagreement over when the Betsy Ross design was first created, and many historians do not actually think Betsy Ross was responsible for it. However we do know that the typical circular arrangement of the thirteen stars on the American flag, which is exactly what the Betsy Ross design depicts, was present on flags flown throughout the Revolutionary War.
Take, for instance, this quote from an eyewitness to British General John Burgoyne’s surrender to the Americans. The eyewitness’ name was Alfred Street. He wrote this after the Americans had beaten Burgoyne and the Redcoats at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. He wrote the following about the American flag he found himself staring at during the surrender:
“The stars were disposed in a circle, symbolizing the perpetuity of the Union; the ring, like the circling serpent of the Egyptians, signifying eternity. The thirteen stripes showed with the stars the number of the United Colonies, and denoted the subordination of the States to the Union, as well as equality among themselves.”
Is Colin aware of this? Of course not. Colin is likely extremely deficient in his knowledge of United States history. Therefore he is doomed to repeat mistakes of the past that can tear at the internal cultural fabric of our great civilization.
Does Colin know about this?
Here we have an ill educated fake activist who thinks the Betsy Ross flag symbolizes slavery for some reason. It has NOTHING to do with slavery. If he’s worried about everything that’s used today as being racist, because it was used when there were slaves, perhaps he should contact the British and let them take America back. Can we talk about the Revolutionary War at all? How about the Civil War? The War of 1812? What an absolute moron. I really do believe he’s confusing the Betsy Ross flag for the Confederate flag. That’s how dumb he is.
Nike didn’t design these, you dumbass…