PRODUCERS NOTE: Some rather important notes about today’s show. First, there is a bit of adult (sailor) language in it. If that offends you, don’t bother listening.
Second, I once had a Program Director who wanted me to always be angry on the air. I hated that, because almost always when passion becomes anger I forget to make my main point, for which I prepared and studied and built around. This show is a great example of that. The title doesn’t match what I end up saying because passion turned to anger and I never got around to it. for that, I apologize because it was – at least in my mind – a pretty good point to have been made. Perhaps I can get back to it later, but there isn’t enough time to redo this one.
There is nothing here that I “walk back” or somehow or another disavow. I do not apologize for it. It just isn’t where I wanted to end up.
I talked a few weeks back about a silly game we used to play in the Navy that has – apparently – been “taken over” by white nationalist groups and consequently today if you play that game, even with no racist intent, you are automatically labeled a racist and guilty of racism and hatred and bigotry. You actually aren’t guilty of anything – except for playing a silly little game – but that no longer matters in today’s “J’accuse” world of one-up gotcha virtue signaling.
Now we get word that Nike, the venerable show company that makes its shoes in Communist China so as to avoid paying US wages and benefits, decided to do something incredibly stupid and frankly, horribly offensive.