By Robert Wenzel
I see a number of commenters at the post, Don't "Just Do It," Think, Study, Research, Read, are hailing the Colin Kaepernick knee protests.
I view this as a tactical error.
It is not much different from those who blindly hail revolutions. Do I really have to point out that
revolutions have led to Castro, Mao and Lenin?
Revolutions must always be considered in the context of what a revolution is likely to bring.
Merely overthrowing an oppressive regime is not enough, it must lead to more freedom, not less.
The same goes for protests against a regime. The question must always be asked what will the protest lead to?
There is nothing about the Kaepernick knee protests that suggests it will lead to more freedom.
As I pointed out in the original post, it just pushes for emotional rage, primarily in the black community, without a hint that thought must be put into understanding the government laws, regulations and programs that cause the problems. It is not a protest against evil central planning, it is a protest that very likely, in the eyes of many blacks, suggests that central power should be placed in the hands of blacks. This is not a march toward the #PPS. It is simply an advocacy for a different power structure.
Finally, some have suggested that the Nike slogan "Just do it" is calling for athletes to overcome fear. But how many great athletes have a problem with fear? Or any athletes for that matter?
It is more a call to simply overcome fear. Does the slogan in anyway counter against the urban primitive who is thinking twice about grabbing a gun for a mugging? To the degree, the message reaches out to urban primitives, it is telling the thug to overcome fear and "Just do it".
Nike understands its market all too well. It is the unthinking masses who justifiably feel oppressed. And Nike's message to them is essentially: "We understand. Fight the man and just do it in any way possible. And do it in our athletic shoes." It is aimed at, among others, real thugs and pretend thugs.
Nike is simply an opportunistic organization that knows how to profit off of the damaged human beings created by government regulation. The company is probably worse than Starbucks.
Starbucks, with the promotion of social justice warrior nonsense, at least feeds off of those that have somehow succeeded despite mental dullness.
One sector of Nike, a large sector, just feeds off of the many with mental dullness who wouldn't even feel comfortable in a Starbucks.
Just do it to urban primitives does not imply overcoming the awkwardness and fear of walking into a Starbucks and ordering a Grande Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
It implies overcoming civility as the way to overcome government oppression.
Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of