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Standing By

Standing By
While some people rage that, yet again, in America, an ingrate-rebel has been rewarded, there is another narrative that Kaepernick conjures—that of an individual, driven by conscience, fighting a lonely crusade against forces more powerful than he. The odds are far outside of his favor, but no matter, he persists. In this telling, Kaepernick the subversive is transformed into something more legible, more familiar—an American character whom Steinbeck might have imagined. Goliath has size and strength, but David is the one with the compelling story.
— https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/behind-nikes-decision-to-stand-by-colin-kaepernick

I was watching Tim Pool’s YouTube channel and remember a line something like:

People want to be on the right side of history. Was Mohammed Ali cheered when he retired and took on political activism?

All the current talk is around revenue and stock price – both short term measurements. Give it a few months and even a few years. My guess is Nike – and Nike supporters – will end up on the right side.