Every day progressive celebrities in sports and entertainment condescend to conservatives.
They make cliché-ridden movies and TV shows portraying half the country as ignorant rubes.
LeBron James just took that arrogance to another level.
LeBron flat-out said Ohioans who voted for Trump were uneducated.
“King James,” spared no condescension for Trump voters either, especially those in his home state of Ohio. When asked what was up with the majority of Ohio voters voting for the president, LeBron said: “Well, I mean, that’s a great question. At the end of the day, like I said, I don’t think a lot of people was educated.”
Putting aside, for a moment, the irony of LeBron mangling the English language while deriding others for their lack of education. Take a moment to sit back in wonder at how quickly LeBron has developed into a quintessential limousine liberal. People who make different decisions than he makes, can’t just have a different opinion than he has. Oh no, instead, the only logical explanation for their decision is that they’re intellectually inferior.
Throw that smug sense of arrogance in with a multi-gazillion dollar bank account, and what’s the difference between LeBron and half the population of the Hamptons? And he’s one of the leaders of the racial equality movement?
Later, LeBron was asked about how he plans to be a voice for social justice, as an athlete. James said, “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee…it’s not about the disrespect of the flag and our military, it’s about equality and the freedom to speak are things they feel are unjust.”
This reads as if LeBron is taking a swipe at the anthem protesters in the NFL. Belittling their efforts, while acting as if his are far superior. However, there’s more to this than that. The NBA has a rule mandating that all players stand for the playing of the American and Canadian anthems. While there’s certainly truth to what LeBron says, his apparent dismissal of the NFL protesters efforts, has a lot more to do with rules, than it does the protests.
Furthermore, where does LeBron think this equality and justice exists, if not in America? Does he believe that America is nothing but a desolate police state, set adrift in a sea of democratic utopia’s? If he does, did he learn nothing while he was in China for the 2008 Olympics? How did it come about, that a protest movement begun, ostensibly, over police brutality. Turned into a catch-all, hopelessly vague, narcissistic fashion show for celebrity athletes?
I’m pretty sure they’re doing protesting wrong.
Though, in a way, LeBron’s ignorance of the world and the causes of the protests he supports are indicative of who these athletes turned activists are.
Rebels without a cause, or a clue.
LeBron may have grown up poor, but he’s been excessively rich and famous for almost half his life now. He has completely lost touch with the struggles of everyday people in his state and across the country.
Perhaps he should educate himself on why half the country thinks differently than he does before he starts insulting them.