“Woke” politics is rapidly taking over sports and entertainment.
Colin Kaepernick accelerated the descent into progressive madness when he started the anti-American anthem protests in the NFL.
Now Kaepernick made one move that proves his anti-American protest is spreading.
Ever since Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem to protest against America back in 2016, he’s become an icon of the left.
Kaepernick has received multiple awards and inked lucrative deals with some of the biggest corporations on the planet (Disney, Netflix, Nike, Penguin Random House).
His protest was linked to the radical Black Lives Matter movement, which led to months of carnage during the summer of 2020.
Now Kaepernick is part of a new business venture to acquire an existing company and use it to spread a “woke” agenda.
From Fox Business:
“Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick plans to raise $250 million for a special purpose acquisition company focused on racial equality and social justice issues. The SPAC, called Mission Advancement Corp., will target companies with an enterprise value greater than $1 billion that have a scalable business model and an established U.S. customer base. SPACs, commonly known as blank-check companies, are set up with the purpose of raising money through an initial public offering to eventually acquire another company.”
Kaepernick has been billed as a civil rights champion, but he’s been given a complete free pass by the media for Nike’s use of what amounts to slave labor in Communist China.
Fox Business continued:
“The investment firm Najafi Companies will work with Kaepernick, who is acting as a co-sponsor and co-chairman, to leverage his marketability and experience with brands such as Nike Inc. and Walt Disney Co.”
Disney, too, was criticized for praising security forces in the Xinjiang province—where Uyghur Muslims are being interned—during the making of “Mulan.”
Kaepernick and other progressives have largely skirted questions on this topic.
Fox Business added:
“Kaepernick, who plans to remain as a ‘highly engaged owner’ following the acquisition, will forgo contractual upfront payments in an effort to provide long-term value and competitive advantages to the target company. Mission Advancement Corp.’s independent board is completely made up of Black, Indigenous and people of color and represented by a female majority.”
“Get woke, go broke” has been a rule of thumb for companies that fully embrace radical left politics.
The move could pay off for Kaepernick in this instance because he’s explicitly trying to capitalize off of his radical brand.
Conservatives argued for years that college leftists would go into the real world and be forced to confront reality.
Unfortunately, the radicals have taken over so many institutions that they’re further delaying the reality check for young people.
People on the right—along with the remaining sane liberals—need to do a better job of educating so the “woke” mob doesn’t have the loudest voice.
The radicals are ramping up their divide and conquer strategies, and commerce is the next frontier.