The politicization of sports is tearing apart the country.
Sports leagues like Major League Baseball are now putting their thumb on political scales.
But the MLB’s decision to move their all-star game for a political stunt could backfire spectacularly.
Joe Biden and the Democrats are fighting on a lie.
They’ve told the American people that Georgia’s new voting law restricts voter access.
Biden called the bill “Jim Crow on steroids,” which is a disgusting lie.
Nevertheless, the corporate press parroted that lie and strong-armed organizations to militate against the Georgia law.
Major League Baseball obliged and moved the 2021 all-star game out of the state even though a plurality of black voters thought it was a bad move.
The MLB’s stunt cost local Atlanta businesses over $100 million in lost revenue, and it could end up costing the league itself.
Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and Mike Lee introduced a bill to strip Major League Baseball of its monopoly protections.
If the MLB wants to get political, then they should be treated like a political entity.
Cruz said at a press conference:
“It’s always been the case that big business seeks handouts, seeks subsidies, seeks special benefits at the expense of the little guy, at the expense of the small business. But in the past month, these woke corporations have decided to become the political enforcer for Democrats in Washington…What prompted this legislation being introduced was Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the all-star game out of Atlanta, Georgia.”
Ironically, the MLB from the game is from a city with a 51% black population (Atlanta) to a city with a 9.2% population (Denver), and Colorado’s voting laws are comparable to Georgia’s.
“Major League Baseball made the decision that the more than half of its fans who happen to be Republicans are now disfavored and that voter fraud is not a concern that legislatures should focus on…That decision was harmful. It’s going to hurt baseball, but it also underscores that there’s no reason Major League Baseball should enjoy special subsidies, corporate welfare that no one else gets.”
Cruz is correct.
If Major League Baseball is going to leverage its multibillion-dollar weight to influence public policy, then the league doesn’t deserve special exemptions.
This is why it’s so important for conservatives to fight the culture wars.
Leftists have systematically taken over the culture, and they’re using that control to bully individuals, groups, and corporations to fall in line.
Sadly, the bully tactic is working, but Donald Trump showed Republicans and conservatives how and why they should fight back.
The 2020 election showed how the corporate press can sway an election through propaganda.
The culture war is bigger than any other political battle because if the culture is lost entirely, then laws no longer matter.
The 2020 riots were living proof of that.
“Woke” corporations need to be punished for stepping out of their apolitical lanes.