Not so Wordless Wednesday

Image result for nike advertisement

I saw the add yesterday for the first time and it literally took my breath away for a few seconds. For a short time, my world stood still and I let it THINK in.

Shortly afterward my breathing was back to normal, my eyes sparkled and I smiled. 

Brilliant and very brave add!

Getting up and standing up for our beliefs is not easy. I have done it myself but much smaller and only for the aggravation of a few chosen ones -away from the public eye. I cannot even begin to imagine how much courage, stubbornness, and spine it must take to do what Kaepernick did.

While I haven’t lived the life of a colored person in the United States, I have read enough about it and I have a pretty good idea.

I sincerely applaud Nike and Colin Kaepernick and all the others that will get up or kneel in protest for a better future for all of us. May they succeed!

 

10 thoughts on “Not so Wordless Wednesday

  1. I am in complete agreement with you! Complete! I hadn’t yet seen the ad, so I’m glad to see it here, but of course I had heard about it. Before this past year’s rants from the White House I had never heard of Colin Kaepernick. Now, I care about this young man!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. There are so many things about this issue that I don’t get, I wouldn’t know exactly where to begin. I could probably write an entire blog post about it … but basically my puzzlement comes from the simple observation that an entire country is obsessing over a football player (!) kneeing during the national anthem (I may be a lapsed Catholic, but I do remember that actually being a sign of respect) rather than talking about the real issue he’s protesting – police brutality towards African Americans.

    Oh right – now I remember – it’s because the Chief Executive Racist sent out a tweet as his usual form of deflection.

    I applaud Kaepernick and Nike both – however I still shake my head at the rest of it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great post, and brava for adding your thoughts to the wordless theme- because we NEED the dialogue. It was the entire point of Kaep’s peaceful protest to begin with. To provoke dialogue, and in so doing, to change the things that need to be changed.
    The anthem protests were hijacked by this idea that kneeling in order to protest (peacefully) was somehow anti-american, when the truth of the matter is that nothing is MORE democratic!
    So yes, I’m with you. I want more of this.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. He’s gotten a seriously bum wrap for all of this. I don’t give two shits about somebody disagreeing with the act, or whether or not they think it’s “disrespectful”. The fact is, it’s his Constitutional right to protest peacefully. Anyone who says otherwise is either a fascist or doesn’t believe in those rights. Good for him for still being able to make his point…and it’s a great point to be making. If “they” don’t like it, too damn bad.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s