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Criminal$ Justice Movement

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2020 by andelino

The 2020 Criminal$ Justice Movement
by Jason Whitlock

Given the hyper focus regarding landing “on the right side of history,” let me take the first crack at defining the history being forged by Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, Nike and their media sycophants.

They’ve created the “Criminals Justice Movement.” Or better yet, the “Criminal$ Justice Movement.”

The intense fight for the rights of criminal suspects “resisting arrest” is really just a cash grab by Democratic politicians, Nike and athletes, celebrities and journalists seeking social media influence.

Thursday, Nike released a $150 Kaepernick Icon Jersey 2.0. Nike asset Darren Rovell “hyped” the jersey to his alleged 2 million Twitter followers, who consistently “refuse” to engage with Rovell’s tweets. (Pro tip: Buy fake followers and fake engagement.)

Kap and Nike continue to “cash in” on black tragedies. Their raising of awareness around police brutality raises awareness of Kaepernick and causes Nike cash registers to ring across the globe.

Earlier this week, the nation’s leading Criminal$ Justice attorney Ben Crump bragged to reporters about the $12 million settlement the city of Louisville will pay Breonna Taylor’s family. It was good advertising. You’ve heard of ambulance-chasing lawyers. Crump chases hearses.

He’s built a multi-million-dollar law practice around securing cash settlements for the families of victims of alleged police misconduct. On September 8th, Crump tweeted out a “powerful” message from Jacob Blake that summarizes the Criminal$ Justice Movement.

#JacobBlake released this powerful video message from his hospital bed today, reminding everyone just how precious life is.” #JusticeForJacobBlake pic.twitter.com/87CYlgPDBj — Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) September 6, 2020

“Change y’all’s lives out there,” criminal Blake said from his hospital bed, “stick together, make some money, make things easier for our people out here.” 

 “Make some money” best explains the “Criminal$ Justice Movement.”

I apologize for sounding indifferent about the plight of the deceased and wounded. I am not. I have intimate knowledge of their pain. In 2012, my cousin, Anton Butler, was tasered to death in the rain by two Indianapolis sheriffs. Money will not heal the wound in the heart of my family. All of the “awareness raising” of athletes and celebrities doesn’t bring back the dead or curtail incidents of police misconduct.

In fact, the “awareness raising” actually promotes a more dangerous climate. Criminal suspects are being told by athletes, celebrities and the mainstream media that they have the right to “ignore police instruction.” Resistance is good.

The “Criminal$ Justice Movement” and its primary policy push — “defund the police” — have predictably emboldened criminals. Violent crime is elevating in high-crime neighborhoods and police are reluctant to aggressively police those areas.

All while Kaepernick and Nike cash in and financial donations pour down on Democratic voter drives. Everybody is using George Floyd’s death to make it rain. His memory is used to hype NFL and NBA games, power ad campaigns for podcasts and YouTube shows, leverage media members for promotions and, most importantly, fuel left-wing political funding.

Justice is not being sought. Cash and power are. The Criminal$ Justice Movement is the Wu-Tang video for the rap song C.R.E.A.M. Cash rules everything around the movement. “Dolla, dolla bills, y’all.”

Most athletes have a cursory knowledge of the “Criminal$ Justice Movement.” They’re young, rich and easily influenced by social media. They don’t have the time or an interest in researching the details of the movement. What they know is the best way to avoid public criticism and not be accused of selling out or being a racist is to pretend that Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Eric Garner and Breonna Taylor were honor-roll students walking home from Sunday church.

My cousin, Anton, was a paroled felon when sheriffs, in our view, needlessly tasered him to death. I loved my cousin. He had a huge heart. He loved his mother and his brother. He had the potential to be a doctor, lawyer, scientist or whatever he wanted to be. He was let down by his negligent father and a difficult zip code. Dealt a bad hand, he played it poorly and found himself in a dangerous situation he could not control.

Everyone has a story. And I get why the people close to Blake, Floyd, Garner, Taylor, etc., are devastated. But the outsiders preening outrage and sadness and kneeling for cameras are using the tragedies to advance careers and personal finance.

Jacob Blake isn’t Emmett Till. Breonna Taylor wasn’t Rosa Parks. Eric Garner wasn’t Medgar Evars.

The Pittsburgh Steelers slapped Antwon Rose Jr.’s name on the back of every Steelers helmet. Offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva had the good sense to replace Rose’s name with the name of a heroic soldier.

“Steelers LT Alejandro Villanueva has the name Alwyn Cashe on the back of his helmet. Cashe was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for heroism after his death at 35 while on duty in Iraq.” https://t.co/a4Pbp3UERU — Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) September 14, 2020

Steelers captain Maurkice Pouncey announced that he won’t be wearing Rose’s name on his helmet. “I was given limited information on the situation regarding Antwon,” Pouncey said via Instagram, “and I was unaware of the whole story surrounding his death and what transpired during the trial following the tragedy. I should have done more research to fully understand what occurred in its entirety.”

Please read Pouncey’s entire Instagram post. It’s brave and transparent.

His post is an indictment on the mainstream media and the Steelers organization. The players were fed bad information. Minutes before being stopped by police, Rose was caught on video participating in a drive-by shooting. The victim said Rose was the trigger-man.

The police stopped the car Rose was riding in because it fit the description of the vehicle used in the drive-by shooting. Rose jumped from the car and was gunned down as he tried to escape. Gun residue was found on his hand.

Black men in Pittsburgh were far more likely to be hunted and shot by Antwon Rose than any Pittsburgh cop.

All of this information was readily available for anyone in the mainstream media to point out to the Steelers on game day. This type of clarifying context is virtually illegal to report or talk about on ESPN. The Worldwide Leader is committed to paying and promoting the employees willing to stir racial animosity, demonize the police and support the “Criminal$ Justice Movement.”

Am I unsympathetic to criminals? No. Not at all. I’ve spoken at prisons. I’ve written passionately and persuasively about the need to rethink the war on drugs and the economic exploitation allowed within the prison industrial complex.

But I’m also aware of the facts. It is extremely rare for police officers to kill any American citizen. Policing has actually improved over the past three decades. Local governments are highly incentivized to push law enforcement to avoid harming criminal suspects. The financial settlements, as Ben Crump would tell you, are escalating.

Also, I believe every man and woman has a responsibility to protect himself. It makes no sense to fuss, argue and wrestle with a government official authorized to use deadly force against you. Furthermore, I’ve lived long enough to have made some shady friends. I make it a point to avoid involving myself in their shady activities.

Defunding the police is stupid. It will harm black people. Creating an environment where it’s acceptable to eschew compliance with law enforcement is stupid. It will lead to more criminal suspects being shot and killed.

The “Criminal$ Justice Movement” only improves the lives of Kaepernick, Nike shareholders, hearse-chasing lawyers, black elites using the movement to advance their careers and white Marxist anarchists determined to overthrow capitalism, democracy, freedom and God.

I’ll pass on being on that side of history.

Just Do It

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2020 by andelino

Just Do It
by Jason Whitlock

For more than 30 years, the most powerful cultural force in American sports, Nike, has encouraged athletes to “Just Do It.”

Colin Kaepernick followed Nike’s advice four years ago. He sat on the bench during the playing of the national anthem. After a conversation with a former Green Beret, Kaepernick changed to taking a knee.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick explained in late August of 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

The former 49ers quarterback, still unemployed, has never been asked to articulate a list of demands or formulate a strategy for correcting the racial oppression he sees. He’s been celebrated for raising awareness around rare instances of police-involved shootings of black men.

Four years later to the day, the Milwaukee Bucks joined Kaepernick’s “Just Do It” social justice movement. As a means of protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Bucks refused to take the court against the Orlando Magic.

Milwaukee’s abstention shut down the “NBA Bubble”, caused the cancellation of three Major League Baseball games and marked August 26, 2020 as a sports day that will live in infamy.

A 20-second viral video of police shooting a resisting criminal suspect wanted for sexual assault did what the Zapruder film could not. Jacob Blake halted sports. The NFL played on in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s televised assassination.

“Just Do It.” The 1988 Nike slogan drives the logic of professional athletes — old and young.

“I’m very proud of the players,” NBA star-turned-TNT broadcaster Chris Webber said in an emotional, widely-praised defense of the work stoppage. “I don’t know the next steps. Don’t really care what the next steps are because the first steps are to garner attention. And they have everybody’s attention around the world right now.”

The “Just Do It” slogan was inspired by the last words of confessed double-murderer Gary Gilmore, who responded let’s do it” when seated before a firing squad in 1977. Nike, the Portland-based shoe manufacturer, wanted a rebellious, counter-culture advertising campaign to reach young people. What’s more rebellious than the last words of a murderer?

“We know nothing is gonna change,” Webber continued. “We get it. Martin Luther King got shot and risked his life… We’ve seen this in all of our heroes constantly taken down. We understand that it’s not gonna end.”

“Just Say It.” Anything. It doesn’t have to make sense. You can inadvertently compare the killing of Martin Luther King to the shooting of Jacob Blake and the death of George Floyd.

“Just Do It.” The truth doesn’t matter. Strategy doesn’t matter.

“But that does not mean young men that you don’t do anything,” Webber continued. “Don’t listen to these people telling you don’t don’t do anything because it’s not gonna end right away. You are starting something for the next generation and the next generation to take over.”

I think Chris Webber is well-intentioned. He’s trapped inside the same “bubble and echo chamber” as the players. Long before they were all sequestered at Disney World, black professional athletes immersed themselves inside Nike’s China-approved, LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick constructed social justice bubble.

Inside that bubble all criticism of Kaepernick and James is dismissed as “racism or race” betrayal.  Inside that bubble the actions of a police officer struggling to subdue a resisting “black criminal” is reflective of how America feels about black people.

“It’s amazing why we keep loving this country,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday, “and this country does not love us back.”

When police shoot or kill a black criminal it explains how America feels about black people? When police kill a white criminal suspect does it explain how America feels about white people?

We have to break from thought bubbles, the social media silos that confirm our worst biases about the opposite race.

The NBA Bubble is toxic. It was bound to burst, bound to foment racial animus. The Bubble is a museum dedicated to defining America as inherently racist and demonizing anyone who questions the sanity of analyzing a nation through the lens of police engagement with resisting criminals.

This is the consequence of injecting politics into sports. Politics is inherently partisan, divisive, dishonest, racially exploitative and destructive. Politics blinds. The fight for political power erases the humanity of the opposition. Politics uses fear to inspire voters.

“Black men, black women, black kids, we are terrified,” LeBron James, who is leading a Democratic voter-registration drive, cried a day after watching the Jacob Blake video.

James, Rivers and Webber are all good men. They are trapped in the bubble of “hate” that has captured a large swath of black and white Americans during this election cycle. The mainstream media and social media financially capitalize on the hate bubbles they promote and exploit.

NBA players have reportedly agreed to resume play in the coming days. The cancellation of the NBA season might have been best for sports and America. The isolation of the NBA Bubble accentuates the racial divide and encourages the irresponsible “Just Do It” mentality.

Chris Webber and other athletes need to engage with people who don’t share their worldview, people who reject the “Just Do It” mantra. If there’s no plan, there’s no progress. If there’s no strategy, there’s no progress.

Rather than a pointless gesture designed to “garner attention” or organizing protests designed to seek “justice” for a resisting criminal, why can’t we encourage black professional athletes to pool their economic resources and invest in black communities to prevent criminal activities?

Jobs combat racism far more than destroying sports leagues that employ and compensate black men. Black professional athletes could start banks and businesses that dramatically improve black communities.

Athletes shouldn’t listen to the well-intentioned people who tell them to “just do anything.” Just doing it accomplishes nothing of value.

It’s the philosophy of a confessed double-murderer sitting before a firing squad saying “Let’s do it.”

You can take the advice of Gary Gilmore or consider mine. Your choice.

Victory Swim Collection

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on January 20, 2020 by andelino

Sportswear giant Nike announced a new product line called the “Victory Swim Collection.”

The collection, which includes the Nike “Victory Full Coverage Swimsuit” along with swim separate options, like the “Nike Victory Swim Hijab”, the “Nike Victory Swim Tunic Top” and the “Nike Victory Swim Leggings” brings performance innovation to modest swimwear.

The Nike “Victory Swim Collection” will be available globally at select retailers and online on February 1, 2020 at “nike.com.”

A company statement said the design of the Nike “Victory Swim Collection” serves a variety of needs from modesty preferences to sun protection. “It represents Nike’s commitment to inclusive design, providing more women with game-changing innovation to enjoy sport,” it announced.

“The fabric is designed to be lightweight, breathable and fast-drying with UPF40+ sun protection. The full coverage suit will be available along with a separate hijab, tunic top and swim leggings.”

 “The more we listened, the more possibility we saw to serve female athletes in new dimensions,” said Martha Moore with Nike. “As we continue broadening our vision for innovation, we’re excited to inspire more women to see themselves in sport by thinking creatively and designing inclusively.”

Nike is a very “sneaky” and “deceptive” company. Their official marketing for their Islamic “Victory Swim Collection” doesn’t have the guts to use words like “Islamic” and “Muslim”, instead they are calling it “modest swimwear” instead of what it actually is, namely “Muslim swimwear.”

Moreover, what exactly does the word “victory” refer to in the Nike “Victory Swim Collection”?

Is it signifying another “victory” for Muslim female swimmers?
Is it referring to another Muslim “victory” over Islamophobic attitudes?
Is it anticipating a “victory” for Islam to come to power soon?
Is it a “victory” for Sharia Law to finally be instituted?

This is not the first time Nike has moved “sharply” left towards embracing “Islamic” culture. First came the Nike performance Hijab which featured a single-layer pull-on design made from lightweight polyester in dark, neutral colors with tiny holes that make the fabric breathable and opaque.

Nike said it began developing the “hijab” after some athletes complained about wearing a traditional “head scarf” during competition

Earlier this year it was discovered that the word “Allah” was molded into the soles of their new Air Max 270 sneakers, sparking a Muslim outrage calling the logo “blasphemous and offensive” to Muslims and demanding for the recall of  800,000 plus pairs of “holy” shoes.

Despite these threats over Nike “logos” on snickers that Muslims think resemble “Allah” in Arabic, Nike continues to bend over to the “Islamic” supremacists.

Might be worthwhile to remember the parable of the “Scorpion and the Frog.” Because that’s where it’s all headed.

In case you didn’t “got it” here are the “parallels” of this parable to “Islam” and the rest of the “non-Muslim” world:

Scorpions can’t swim, they need to rely on other creatures; Islam has not succeeded and cannot succeed without using others.
The scorpion sought a deceptive alliance with the frog; Islam seeks deceptive alliances with the infidels.
The scorpion cannot help but lie; Islam teaches “taqiyya,” lying to defend or promote Islam.
The scorpion doesn’t care about death; Islam teaches that death is better than life, it is the nature of it.
The frog trusts the scorpion thinking both are alike only to find out they were not compatible in their beliefs.

Allah’s Sacred Sneakers

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 14, 2020 by andelino

Once again, Nike Inc. is facing pressure to recall one of its leading brands of “Allah Sneakers” after a Muslim customer launched an “online” petition alleging the “design on its sole” resembles the Arabic word for “Allah.”

Nike said in a statement the logo was a stylized representation of the “Air Max” trademark. “Any other perceived meaning or representation is unintentional. Nike respects all religions and we take concerns of this nature seriously,” it said.

Saiqa Noreen launched a petition to pull the “Air Max 270” shoe and has accused the sportswear giant of “blasphemy.”

The petition, which has gained more than 6,000 signatures in just hours, “blasts” Nike for allowing Allah’s name to be “trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth.”

The design features the words “Air Max” spelled out in a custom, joined-up font on the sole of the shoe, which was released last year.

In Muslim culture showing the “sole of your shoe” is seen as the “height of disrespect” as it implies you want to “hurt” someone with it.

The petition said it was “appalling” to allow the name of Allah on “Nike Air Max 270” shoes, which “will surely be trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth.”

Customer, Saiqa Noreen asked Nike to recall “this blasphemous and offensive shoe and all products with the design logo resembling the word Allah from worldwide sales immediately.”

This is what happens when you’ve already once before “caved into Muslim demands” and pulled an entire line of shoes from the marketplace because the “logo” vaguely resembles Arabic lettering for “Allah.”

How many more times is Nike going to be “suckered” into pulling a line of shoes because Muslims find their “logos” offensive?

Wait until “Sharia Law” becomes the “law of the land.” Then we will see…

“Heads” rolling of Nike’s production lines instead of “Allah’s Sacred Sneakers” to stop “blasphemy.”
“Gay and Lesbians” being thrown of high rooftops to stop “blasphemy.”
“Adulterers” being publicly stoned to stop “blasphemy.”
“Thieves” hands or feet cut off to stop “blasphemy.”
“Wives” being beaten into submission to stop “blasphemy.”
“Young girls” being circumcised to stop “blasphemy.”
“Daughters” being honor killed to stop “blasphemy.”

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