Mike Rowe is a wise man. He decided to weigh in on the Colin Kaepernick controversy and boy does his words make sense. While showing respect for Colin Kaepernick’s right to do whatever ever he pleases, Mike Rowe took apart his argument piece by piece.
Rowe took to Facebook and posted his answer one of his followers’ questions: why would Nike listen to washed up quarterback Colin Kaepernick?
“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,” he 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.” He continued.
Mike Rowe has a point. We are having an extreme shift in our country. Being patriotic, loving our nation and our flag is seen as a bad thing. The Left has dubbed “nationalism” as a bad thing, comparable to the time of Nazi Germany, which is the furthest thing from reality. And the comparison is extremely rude to people who love our country.
Those who love our nation and are willing to fight for her are patriots. They’re people who understand that the United States has an incredible system. No, it’s not 100% perfect, but it’s pretty darn flawless and rewarding for hard working people.
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf,” Mike Rowe finished, praising the U.S. military and our veterans for their sacrifice.