SJW politics will destroy a business, and I believe that the NBA will be the next casualty in the culture war.
I base my opinion on what I witnessed several weeks ago, when I visited three sporting events in Los Angeles.
Hockey: Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks
Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals
Basketball: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz
The hockey and baseball games were sold out. Also, they both did a “Salute to the Troops” moment, where they brought out a member of the armed forces. There was a standing ovation from both crowds during this moment.
Conversely, the NBA game I visited was half empty. In addition, there was no “Salute to the Troops” moment and many people were not standing for the National Anthem. To top it off, most of the music that was played during the game was some kind of rap. The players might like that, but the crowd was pretty diverse. Essentially, the arena was indifferent to the musical tastes of the diverse audience, preferring to “go hard” with some thuggish tunes for the whole night.
If you remember, the NBA went SJW last year. Lebron James and the Cavaliers sported “I Can’t Breath” shirts to protest the Eric Garner killing in NYC. This type of social protest is new to the sport. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan…they focused on the game. They didn’t lecture us on deforestation or transgender bathrooms.
But times are changing.
Ultimately, the SJW narrative will destroy a business. We are seeing this now with the NFL, which is seeing a ratings decline of nearly 20%. The pink field in October, the domestic violence commercials, the Colin Kaepernick fiasco…fans are tired of it. People watch a sporting event to forget life – not to be inundated with left-wing virtue signalling.
I predict the NBA will take a huge financial loss this year. Too many of their players have been steeped in victocratic politics…you can’t turn this ship around. This will only become “real” to them when their paychecks are cut, their contracts are terminated, or their teams have to file for bankruptcy.
The expression has been used so many times that it’s now a cliche. And ultimately, it leads to a problem. Organized religions—whether they be Christianity, Judaism, or Islam—provide people with rules and regulations. You can bemoan these all you like. You can talk about how stringent they are, how unfair they are, etc. But you’ll always come back to the same fact.
Societies are based on rules. When people lack rules, the result is chaos.
“Spiritual” can be used to describe anything. Taking heroin can be spiritual. Having sex with your neighbor’s wife can be spiritual. Any experience that produces momentary pleasure has an element of spirituality to it. So that term doesn’t work in the long term. Moreover, it can be used to justify destructive behavior.
Organized religions have existed for thousands of years and that’s no accident. The essentials to a healthy life—preservation of the family, faith in God, an adherence to good deeds—are provided in organized religion. When these goals are removed, we see a breakdown in society. A new set of rules are formed, and they’re usually more chaotic than the ones they replaced.
To quote C.K Chesterton: “Don’t take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”
The Rothschild family is among the richest in the world, and it’s now common knowledge that they engaged in war profiteering. The question is, how much? The answer to that question has led to a host of conspiracy theories.
Wikipedia admits that they funded the Napoleonic Wars. Nathan Rothschild, in particular, was influential in making sure that death equaled dollars:
From London in 1813 to 1815,Nathan Mayer Rothschild was instrumental in almost single-handedly financing the British war effort, organising the shipment of bullion to the Duke of Wellington’s armies across Europe, as well as arranging the payment of British financial subsidies to their continental allies.
Nathan Rothschild calculated that the future reduction in government borrowing brought about by the peace would create a bounce in British government bonds after a two-year stabilisation, which would finalise the post-war restructuring of the domestic economy.
Wikipedia admits that the Rothschild family grew rich on war in the 1800’s. But then, they gloss over the family’s role in World War 1 and 2. Why is that? It’s a glaring omission that leads to an obvious question:
Did the Rothschild family—a group of Jews—cause millions of deaths during World War 1?
Adolph Hitler’s thought so. He claimed in Mein Kampf that Jewish bankers (i.e. the Rothschilds) caused the deaths of four million Germans during World War 1. This was the principal reason for his hatred towards the Jews. He even admits that prior to the World War 1, he had no animosity towards the Jewish people, and he would even defend them from criticism.
Let’s be clear—that’s not an excuse for genocide. That being said, was World War 2 an act of blind hatred towards the Jews, or was it an act of revenge? If you say it was blind hatred, everything ties up neatly. If you say it was revenge, then the topic becomes more complex. The Holocaust becomes an act of revenge as opposed to a mass murder.
If the Rothschild family profiteered from World War 1, then we are left with the following reality—they are among the greatest mass murderers in modern history. Not only that, but they escaped without punishment. And moreover, they continue to rule the world today.
It’s a topic that warrants more research. When people say you are wearing a tin-foil hat, then there might be a reason: they fear that you’re getting closer to the truth.
From Christina Aguilera: “I am beautiful, no matter what they say…words can’t bring me down.”
Nice try…but no. There’s nothing inherently good or evil about you—you’re an unshaped piece of clay. What you do with that clay determines your beauty.
Some questions to ponder if you’re concerned about your “beauty”:
Do you work out and watch what you eat? Or are you an obese slob?
Do you treat people with respect? Or are you a conniving witch?
Do you have lofty goals? Or are you content with being a passive spectator to life?
Do you honor your husband and friends? Or are you a mean-spirited louse?
Beauty is not an appendage that everyone has, like an arm or leg. It’s more lofty, more elusive. It requires work, wisdom and patience. It requires the acknowledgement of pretty lies and the courage to fight them. It requires you to be stronger than you’ve ever been. And when you’re triumphant, you’ll find the winner’s circle to be very small.
To quote Nietzsche: All great, all beautiful things can never be common property.
I used to teach English at a high school. Looking back, I now realize the cultural subversion that was contained in the reading list.
Here is the gist of the stories that we read:
Death of a Salesman – The traditional American family is a sham (i.e. the adulterous and pathetic Willie Loman).
The Crucible – The Pilgrims were adulterous hypocrites; thus, the foundation of America is suspect.
Of Mice and Men – The business owner is evil (i.e. the ranch owner); the ignorant worker is noble (i.e. George and Lennie).
Song of Solomon – The black American should be an angry victocrat from a broken family.
Farewell to Manzanar – World War 2 was a time of American atrocities (i.e. the Japanese internment in California).
Animal Farm – The government is evil (i.e. the pigs).
Romeo and Juliet – Your parents don’t know what’s good for you.
It’s little wonder that so many Americans are broken: fat, divorced, drugged out. Their formative years are soiled by a denigrating Weltanschauung. They’re encouraged to hate America, to mock the traditional family, and to embrace poverty. They’re encouraged to be losers.
Now I know why so many parents are home schooling their children. Public education is a poisoning of the mind—a factory that’s producing a generation of broken Americans.
That was the question of the day. As I traveled through Arizona and New Mexico, I couldn’t believe the people that I saw: pocked faces, no teeth, obese bodies. And those were the attractive ones *insert rim shot*. But seriously folks…
I was hoping to see this:
But instead I saw this…
Hey, hey! Wait a minute, Major…who are you to judge? What is beauty? And what about cultural difference? Yada, yada…stop it already, people.
Obesity is the manifestation of defeat. A poor way of thinking. The waving of a white flag.
90% of Indians are not just obese. They’re hobbled and broken. Something is missing in their eyes. There’s no passion, no desire to slay demons. And what are they thinking about? Really, I don’t know. The answer is not in the national narrative and I don’t know their culture very well.
Their land is beautiful and they’re friendly enough–no complaints there. But something is missing in their culture: a burning desire to win. The presence of an Alpha male or a woman of excellence. The signs of a people who are winning.
Animal Farm, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet…what do these novels mean to a 16-year old? Very little. The reason being is simple, and no fault to the children—they simply don’t have the life experience to verify the material.
You need to start reading again at 40. You’ll be able to confirm what novels are truly great.
In the movie Jacob’s Ladder, Tim Robbins is followed by a demonic force. Everywhere he goes, the demons are there…closing in on him. And he lives a nightmare—a world where he’s chased by monsters.
It’s a good analogy for politics in America. Every bar, every airport, every hotel…nowhere is safe. Political conversations are vomited upon you. And you’re forced to listen to people that you can’t stand. It’s enough to spike your blood pressure.
That’s why headphones are crucial. Next time you pack your luggage, consider putting the headphones in first.
I was speaking to an old man this week…an acquaintance at the local café. He was telling me that when he was 30, he married a single mother. The mother had a child that grew very attached to the man, eventually calling him “Dad.” Unfortunately, the situation went bad. The birth mother became jealous and lashed out at him, saying “She’s not your real daughter.”
This old man confided in me, reflecting in a wobbly voice: “That really hurt me. I loved that little girl.”
It’s a cautionary tale for men. Some women are ungrateful, prone to petty jealousy. If you dedicate your life to them, you pay for it. The royal coronation is a crown of thorns.
Life is about choices, bitter decisions. Two roads that diverge…and our future is shaped by the one we choose.