Sunday, February 7, 2016

Responsibility... Always Someone Else's

Saw this meme on the book of face:

We all know how accurate meme's are so I did some googling. Yep. While not 100%, it's an accurate quote.

Her 22 yr old son (w/ a 6yr old of his own) 'works two jobs' and decided to drop $600 on three pair of limited edition Air Jordan Nike's.  Shortly after leaving the madhouse sale, he gets ventilated by a thug for them. 

She thinks it's Nike and Michael Jordan's fault for 'creating a culture' of shoe desire which leads towards violence. 
"My son's life was worth more than a pair of shoes," Williams told reporters. "Nike and Michael Jordan didn't pull the trigger that took my son's life, but with great power comes great responsibility."
Wonder how many lawyers are standing behind her whispering in her ear?  Let's break this down shall we?

Her son has a child when he's 16. He's working, kudos, but instead of putting money towards a better life/future for his kid, he's dropping it on frickin' shoes.  How many pairs of shoes could he have bought that kid for that $600? 

And that's not even going into the trash that did the killing itself. 
 "Particularly in the inner city, these sneakers mean so much more. These kids form their identity around this material possession."

This isn't over food, water, or other critical items during a time of shortage, that at least makes sense.  This is over shoes w/ a checkmark and a name on them.  Neither Nike nor Jordan are responsible for creating this 'culture', only idiots who have no sense of priorities. 

When the stupidity comes home to roost, the fingers get pointed at whoever can pay the most money so they can go out and spend it on more shoes.

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drjim said...

This what LBJ's "Great Society" has turned our inner cities into.

Angus McThag said...

Technically, she's right. Her son's life was worth more than a pair of shoes.

His life was worth THREE pairs of shoes.