Leftists constantly bombard sports fans with politics.
The escapism of sports is no longer free from propaganda.
Now the NBA is using one tragedy to push a gun control agenda.
Getting Too Political
Sports used to be a refuge for people who wanted to avoid politics.
For three hours, fans could enjoy a sport without worrying about the troubles of the world.
Sports are inherently conservative.
They’re a meritocracy where the best players make the team and start.
Hard work is the only way to get ahead.
And the team must take responsibility for all losses.
But the left must make everything overtly political.
The anti-American anthem protests erupted all over the NFL.
The league dealt with a severe decrease in fan interest.
But the mainstream media glorified the protesters, and the propaganda spread.
To show how far the left has gone, look no further than the NBA.
In 1996, the NBA banned protests during the anthem.
This came about when Muslim player Mahmoud Abdul Rauf disrespected the flag.
Twenty years later, anti-American protests are cheered by the left.
Since the election of Donald Trump, prominent members of the NBA constantly spew their beliefs.
LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant all spoke out on politics.
They each refused to attend the White House.
Even the coaches speak out.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Warriors coach Steve Kerr attack Trump endlessly.
Popovich contacted the The Nation unprovoked so he could rail against Trump.
The fact Popovich reached out to the far left outlet shows where his politics lie.
And Kerr previously pushed hard for gun control after a mass shooting.
Now after a recent tragic shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, the NBA is forwarding more gun control messaging.
The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers both donned shirts with the word “Enough.”
Enough is #ENOUGH.
We stand together and remember those lost in the tragic shooting in Thousand Oaks. pic.twitter.com/ghkmRXXByl
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) November 10, 2018
The implication is that some people, i.e. pro-Second Amendment advocates, are okay with people dying at the hands of mass shooters.
This is obviously false.
But this is how leftists think.
They don’t understand that violent crime has decreased as gun ownership has increased.
Leftists don’t care.
They want all of your guns, even if most of them won’t admit it.
War On Guns
The left repeats the mantra that they want “common sense” gun laws.
Their ultimate goal is gun confiscation.
Every once in a while they let it slip.
One of the speakers at the astroturfed “March For Our Lives” said they’re coming for all the guns.
This can’t be done at once.
So the left moves slowly.
A popular tactic they have today is taking guns away by claiming people are “crazy.”
The Obama administration wanted to confiscate guns from people who simply needed assistance managing their disability payments.
Even the ACLU, which increasingly leans far left, sided against Obama.
Progressive darling Stacey Abrams, who lost her gubernatorial bid in Georgia, wants to further that agenda.
She wants intrusive “red flag” laws that allow the government to seize guns.
This tactic will expand if leftists get their way.
No matter what they say.