The ratings for game 2 of the NBA finals are out, and they are terrifying. We are talking all-time low, by a big measure. At this point it is a big, popular boycott.
Why is this interesting for us? What do we care for Basketball (I personally don’t)?
It is interesting for us because, in a world in which everything needs to have a political statement attached to it, the utter rejection of the NBA is also a powerful political statement going in the right direction.
It is a rejection of the attempted indoctrination of sports fan, by those very athletes to whom the basketball enthusiasts look for a moment of respite from the cares of their daily life. This, in itself, is a powerful political statement, which will inform the voting decisions of many.
It is as if I was watching an old romantic comedy and Cary Grant would interrupt his role, look straight in the camera, and ask me whether I have done something today to atone for my (alleged) White Privilege, whilst Mirna Loy shouts “no justice, no peace” in the background.
People have had enough. But mind: whilst it is undoubtedly true that among those completely fed up with the indoctrination are a lot of Democrats together with a lot of Republicans, you need to ask yourselves this: how many voters will switch, because of the heated controversy about race and sport, from Trump to Biden, and how many from Biden to Trump?
I do not think it needs a genius to understand that the rabid activism of the likes of Lebron James and the NBA actually works for us, as it puts in front of many Democrat voters a clear picture of where their lives are headed if they keep supporting the party that fed this lunacy and tries to win an election out of it. It will be Chinese Communist Party-style all-out indoctrination. The scale of the rejection of the NBA tells us a lot about how many people are not only fed up to see politics mixed with sports, but are by now fully alerted to the dangers for their democracy and their daily lives coming from the mad hatters at the NBA, led by Lebron James.
As to the latter, it is another sympton of the madness of our times that the man is princely paid to damage his own employer and his own organisation, with everybody being (at least officially) very happy with the entire situation.
Lebron James is notorious for refusing to condemn the Chicoms, as his employers ordered him to toe the line and not stay in the way of the lucrative Chinese business. However, it is clear now that the NBA and Lebron James have damaged themselves in the USA way more than they would have ever done if they had denounced the tyranny in China. Therefore, both the NBA and James now have the worst of both world: the loss of face and the loss of money. Get woke, go broke, NBA edition.
Still, and back to our point: this kind of activism works for us. Lebron James is, actually, helping Trump to win.
He is, together with his masters, just too thick to get it.
Follow the link to the Mass of the Evil Clown, held in the House of Sodomy.
The money quote is, as recognised by the outlet itself, this one:
“In recent days many people have lost their jobs; they have not been re-employed, they are working illegally … We pray for these brothers and sisters of ours who suffer from this lack of work “.
In one phrase, one can isolate everything that is wrong with this guy. Let us go in order:
- Francis’ preoccupations are never spiritual, they are worldly. When he pretends to be interested in soul, it is just an excuse to push his worldly agenda. So he can say that the poor are exploited, or he can say that those who exploit the poor will go to hell (notabene: the God of Mercy does not help the class enemy…). In the end, though, it is always the same message of social justice warrior in white.
- Francis complains about circumstances he has contributed to create. A Pope reminding the faithful that no one does, but God has decreed so, would encourage quite a different climate than the present inordinate panic. But hey, Francis is the enemy of capitalism, as is a sustained lockdown. Still, he never misses an occasion to whine.
- Francis is confused, because he does not think straight. As long as the lockdown is not consigned to the dustbin of history, it will not be possible to say that anyone is not re-employed. People can’t be re-employed when it is not legal for their employers to actually make them work. But hey, these subtleties are too much for Karl Francis.
- Francis conflates several issues, in order to subtly helps two causes of his at the price of one. In this case, he puts together the unemployed and those who work illegally. That illegal work is something that takes away jobs from honest people, he does not stop to reflect. In Francis’ world, you as a law abiding citizen have no rights.
He does do all the time. It really is all he knows. And why does he do this? Firstly, out of social hatred and social envy, as befits a Commie. Secondly, because his social grievances help him to look good, which he clearly craves above all else in his old age. Thirdly, because having lost the faith decades ago (if he ever had it, of which I doubt) the constant pounding about social issues helps him feel good. Pretty much everybody wants to feel he is doing some good. Every Stalin can look, in some moment of lucidity, at his cruelty and say to himself “I am changing the world, I am making it a better place”. Exculpation and excuse at the same time, social issues are what allows Francis to feed his ego whilst he thinks well of himself.
You will notice this pattern at work all the time. Think of this blog post the next time you read about a homily of his.
More likely than not, you will be able to make exactly the same considerations.