Is Combat Flip Flops Anti-War?

Combat Flip Flops Anti War

Question #1
Are we Anti-war?


Fuck yes we are.

Have you ever been in a war? Seen your friends shot through the face? Attended a funeral for a brother that couldn’t take it anymore? Seen an injured child loaded onto a CASEVAC bird? Because of a war?

Wars are stupid.

As Steinbeck states,
“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.”

As a species, we have been repeating this insane habit of putting little metal projectiles into one another as a method of foreign policy because our leaders can’t figure out how to do their job. Then they sell it to us as an honorable, massive achievement after we spend trillions of dollars putting ourselves in the same position to do it all over again. Wasting human potential and natural resources through the entire process. When you say it out loud, the absurdity of war should be apparent.

The Definition of Stupid: Knowing the truth, seeing the truth, but still believing in the lies.

Question #2
You help Afghan women, not Veterans. What is the purpose of this?

I’m going to ask you to stop reading this post, click HERE, then come back to finish the rest of this response. We’re vets and we spend a considerable amount of time helping our community. Educating little girls and helping veterans are not mutually exclusive endeavors.

As for helping women, I’ll ask you a few questions back, “Was your mother educated? Did she care about your education?”  

We educate women because we know, from experience and clinical studies that educating women is an extremely effective and responsible way to positively affect a developing nation. And, if the nation improves, we hopefully won’t have to send our sons and daughters to fight another war.  

Think 1980s in Afghanistan, what we did as a nation then, then think about what we’ve been doing since 2001, and now ponder our current policies for Afghanistan.  

Or if you want an easier example—Iraq.  

Please re-read my response to question number 1. If you want to avoid the insanity, we suggest educating women. As a nation, we’ve spent a great deal of human and financial capital on less solid plans. If you have any suggestions that doesn’t involve the loss of human life and builds a sustainable, peaceful relationships between nations—comment below.

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Question #3
How long does it take to get your flip flops?

Depends. We have dedicated team that knows every box that leaves the garage puts a girl in school for a day—everybody here is motivated. Lots of flip flops leave the shop daily.

Yeah. I get it. We’re not a major brand that has inventory sitting at your local fulfillment shop with 1-day delivery. We’re a veteran-owned small business working out of a cramped-ass garage, employing people in conflict zones, making high quality gear, that gives back.

This year, we’re going to do at least 600% growth. It’s tough to forecast, but I can make you a promise: If you order them, we will get them to you. Current back orders range from 1 day to 4 weeks. Read the product description or email customer service if you want better understanding of when your gear will ship.

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Question #4
What are the Unarmed Forces?

If you’re pro-shooting-everybody-that-doesn’t-agree-with-you, than we’re probably not the company for you.

If you think that people should be educated, have jobs, and stop shooting one another, than you’re welcome to stand with us. We’d love to have you in the Unarmed Forces community.

#Peace

Griff 

Combat Flip Flops Unarmed Forces


Matthew Griffin
Matthew Griffin

Author

Former Ranger. Current HMFIC at Combat Flip Flops. Future Nomad.



12 Responses

IGT
IGT

October 24, 2016

New customer for life right here! Preach it brother!

Ricky Bobby
Ricky Bobby

September 21, 2016

If you’re not slaying bodies, then fuck you.

Eric
Eric

September 20, 2016

Well done to all those at Combat Flip Flops. First, to the quality of the product. I have the Floperators. Well made and comfortable. I am extremely satisfied and will return frequently. Second, to the objectives and conduct of the organization. Anything we can do to abate the ravages of war is a step in the right direction. One thing is clear from the comments and email that you receive. This item is that only those who have experienced the carnage wrought by war can devote to making the world a better place on any ground available.

The fight continues, and war sucks.

Eric Trudel
Eric Trudel

September 04, 2016

Bravo! Much respect for you guys and all that you do!

Roy
Roy

August 31, 2016

10 year active duty US ARMY Infantry combat veteran, currently a missionary with operations in Nicaragua and Thailand helping women and children in the most extreme poverty conditions. My Tuk Tuks are on my feet when I’m in both places and everywhere else. Love you guys, love my gear, love what you’re doing. God Bless the CFF crew.

Ian
Ian

August 31, 2016

I loved serving as an Active Duty infantry Marine and I’m proud of what I did while deployed – That said, my driving force was that someday we’d figure things out and put the Corps out of a job. As a service member, if you’re not fighting to make things better… WTF are you fighting for? I work at the largest no-kill, open intake animal shelter in the Midwest: we don’t turn any animal away, ever. I couldn’t do much to fix people, but I can help dogs move past flawed humans.

John Girton
John Girton

August 31, 2016

I think what you guys are doing and what you stand for is awesome. I have just one question, why did you decide on flip flops as your initial product? Don’t get me wrong, I live in FL and wear them myself almost exclusively year round..I was just wondering :)

Jerry
Jerry

August 31, 2016

While I agree with the premise of educating girls/women, it’s not (in general), females who are shooting or blowing themselves up. It’s kinda like the current education system in the US, we have put the boys on adderall, and are educating the girls, and it’s the young men who are committing mass shootings. Maybe a real effort to include the boys and young men would be a good idea?! I was in service during the Carter adminstration and often wonder if the hands off approach works? The people we left alone are now running Iran, and exporting grief… Just a thought…

Beaver
Beaver

August 31, 2016

Thanks for your comments Griff,
I’m proud to stand with you and your patrons as a Vet and a member of the Unarmed Forces. Love your products. Love your mission. I’m a lifelong customer.

Joe Shearer
Joe Shearer

August 30, 2016

From the first time I heard about you guys I have been continually impressed… from your mission, your motivation, the TED Talk, and the bad ass products. I lead outdoor adventure trips for our fellow brothers and sisters and I constantly plug your products and wear your gear. This response is fucking beautiful and only enhances my support for what you guys are doing.

Adrienne Rudat
Adrienne Rudat

August 30, 2016

How do I order flip flops?

Jason
Jason

August 30, 2016

Griff,
This is an awesome response and as a veteran of Afghanistan with the 82nd, I can’t agree with you more about the absurdity of war. Your guys product rocks and I have two pairs of your sandals. I love you are helping women in countries less fortunate than us and you rocked it on Shark Tank. Your comments about war are why I am leaving the service for good and becoming a Paramedic. I love supporting you guys and your mission!

Jason

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