December 29, 2011

Civilization continues to crumble

It just doesn't stop. In Houston, some local "activists" want Michael Jordan and Nike to be "part of the solution" to the problem of violence surrounding their sneakers:

Local Activists Call for Air Jordan Changes:

Yep, that was the execrable Quanell X saying that the sale of sneakers -- SNEAKERS!! -- is a "public safety issue" ... with [at least part of the] responsibility being Jordan's and Nike's. Y'know, because sneakers are like ... drugs, tobacco and alcohol. Or something.

Still more inanity:

Outside Greenspoint Mall on Wednesday activist Quanell X and ministers called on Jordan and Nike founder Phil Knight to lower the price of the shoes and meet customer demand.

Basic economics, idiots: Demand is being met and then some at the current price. Nevertheless, what is this -- a call for "sneaker welfare?" Ye gad.

"The people that can least afford these shoes are buying them, and what happens as a result of that? Well there's more crime," said Ben Mendez, a Hispanic business leader.

Yeah, since a couple hundred was just shelled out on some Jordans, looks like people'll have to steal to eat that week. Or something.

Ah, but all is not lost, thankfully. At the bottom of the article we read this:

"I don't think it's their (Jordan's, Nike's) responsibility. I think honestly it starts at home with the parents," said Steven Lozano.

'YA THINK????????

Posted by Hube at December 29, 2011 06:06 PM | TrackBack

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MJ and Nike didn't elevate these shoes to this level. The urban society did. Similar to the old Adidas did in the 80's.

Posted by: Arthur at December 30, 2011 07:31 AM

Hence Run DMC's hit song!

Posted by: Hube at December 30, 2011 07:32 AM