I’m just laughing at this.
This is a brand new front in lib owning.
I’ve lived to see the day where even baseball is polarizing.
“Former President Donald Trump fired a high, hard fastball at Major League Baseball on Friday night, urging fans to boycott the “national pastime” over its decision to pull this year’s All-Star Game from the Atlanta area.
Trump asserted that MLB’s leadership was “afraid of the Radical Left Democrats,” claiming the party pressured the league to relocate its mid-summer game because of Georgia’s new election law, recently signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
The former president also took aim at large “woke” corporations that issued statements against the Georgia law.
“Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans,” Trump wrote, “and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections. …”
It is the same issue with Big Tech.
Progressive activists are trying to impose their values and beliefs on everything. This outrages populists and conservatives. It deepens the culture war and political polarization.
As I predicted last month, the rise of woke supremacy is going to dramatically intensify the culture war. I also predicted last year that professional sports, consumer brands and social media would become polarized. When I was growing up in the 1990s, we already had an extremely thin national identity and culture. Now, it is getting to the point where even sports and shopping are dividing people.
BTW, this isn’t coming from the Right. It is the Left that is driving this process. The Right is reacting against the intensification of political correctness into woke supremacy. What’s more, it is political correctness or wokeness which is breaking up the old political coalitions and realigning our politics. People who were on the “Right” are now on the “Left.” People who were on the “Left” are now on the “Right.” We use these terms out of habit and custom but they don’t really mean anything.
I’ve been extremely critical of liberalism. I have criticized liberalism as an abstract ideology from a kind of High Tory conservative perspective. These things which we call “rights” grew out of our own English customs and traditions in the organic context of the American frontier environment and aren’t universal laws like Newton’s laws of physics. The funniest thing about this though is that I have a liberal temperament. I genuinely don’t care what other people think to the point of wanting to try to silence them. The people who would call me a bigot, however, are fanatics who are absolutely obsessed with policing thoughts and words and chilling debate. They want to control consciousness.