Just some apt art for China’s 2022 Winter Olympics – which should, perhaps, be referred to by the children of Man as the Laogai Games. Not, of course, that China’s behavior or the Olympic Commission’s acceptance of it is anything new or unexpected. They’ve had approximately 3,500 years of tyrannical oppression – by normative Western standards, with their Communist Revolution being only the latest change in Oppressor and Oppressed.
With Spring and warmer weather being here – or near enough to see it in our minds – I’m forced to wonder the groaning sheeple of our ongoing zombie apocalypse will allow sports any time in the foreseeable future.
Personally, living near several fine city parks where various sporting activities have a long, beautiful history of amateur sporting, I’d miss such gatherings. After all, it’s not just young men whose fantasies turn toward sports – and the sporty babes involved – as the weather warms up. 😉
Of course, the above is either a rhetorical question or one thrown up to the God(s). It’s not as if herds can answer this.
Oh Yeah! Cue the Schadenfreude! The NFL – and the NBA and MLB – got “Woke” and are flailing about now, with plummeting ratings and merchandise sales, as America tunes them out for siding with the Blacks who are protesting and rioting against our nation.
The NFL’s ratings have been in steady decline since they failed to properly respond to Kaepernick’s antics in 2016, letting the rot spread throughout the Blacks that they hired. And it’s just getting worse for them as they double-down on their “Wokeness.”
Ah well, stupid should be painful, and sometimes that pain has to be lethal so that others can learn from it. And the NFL’s – and the other pro-sports leagues = are being mortally stupid. When, due to COVID-19 restrictions, your industry is looking at over $5 billion in lost revenues – a 38% hit to the leagueâ€™s total revenue – the last thing you should want to do is further anger and alienate your customers by siding with the Blacks against America.
Hehe – as I said, cue the Schadenfreude. I find the prospect of a life without pro sports to be pleasant, especially since it would largely only harm the sorts that brought about their demise.
Systemic or institutional racism is a powerful and enduring shibboleth among the Blacks and their “woke” “allies.” Herein, is one of many examples of why this is so and why the fabrication of systemic racism is now a lamentable part of the American zeitgeist.
Various non-White journalists, media oversight and accounting organizations. and racial activists regularly lament that Black males make up of only 6.8% of sports reporters, when the NFL, NBA, and WNBA are over 70% Black. And that is how you create systemic racism.
Black males make up approximately 6.5% of the entire US population. Hence, they’re slightly over-represented among sports reporters. However, that same 6.5% of the entire US population, the Black males, is providing over 70% of the players in most national sports leagues.
The issue, if there is one, isn’t a dearth of Black sports reporters; it’s that professional sports is very close to a Black Only industry insofar as the player base is concerned. That’s where there’s the result of racism.
But, instead, it holds value to certain sorts to ignore the vast over-representation of Black males in professional sports in favor of imagining a fabricating an issue with the smaller – nigh perfect representation – of them in sports reporting. So, they scream systemic racism.
Sports, i.e., competitive athletics have always had a certain amount of controversy surrounding them and that holds true for the professional leagues as well. Still though, it has devolved to the point where the worst competitiveness in athletics is between the different professional leagues, e.g., football’s NFL v. basketball’s NBA.
Yeah, when they’re competing to see and show which group can be more vile and more treasonous to the US, it gotten pretty bad indeed. Just look at what’s happening now. While the NFL did nothing to the “Kneelers,” the NBA actually took action against their players who refused to kneel to China’s oppressive, totalitarianism regime.