Once again, we find entertainers and others capitalizing on a misreading and distortion of events to virtue-signal the public…

From the NBA…

The Milwaukee Bucks have boycotted Game 5 of their first-round series vs. the Orlando Magic this afternoon. The team provided the following statement:

“The past four months have shed a light on the ongoing racial injustices facing our African American communities. Citizens around the country have used their voices and platforms to speak out against these wrongdoings.

Over the last few days in our home state of Wisconsin, we’ve seen the horrendous video of Jacob Blake being shot in the back seven times by a police officer in Kenosha, and the additional shooting of protestors. Despite the overwhelming plea for change, there has been no action, so our focus today cannot be on basketball.

[OCS: It does not seem to matter that Jacob Blake resisted arrest for an outstanding warrant for domestic violence, wrestled with the police, defied police orders to halt, and then reached inside his vehicle where there was a weapon on the floor – or possibly in his hand. It does not seem to matter that most of the use of force incidents involve individuals, many with criminal histories or associated with current criminal activity, who refuse to obey police commands and precipitate their own tragedies.

The test for racism: Would they have staged a similar protest if a black individual killed a white police officer? I think not.]

“When we take the court and represent Milwaukee and Wisconsin, we are expected to play at a high level, give maximum effort and hold each other accountable. We hold ourselves to that standard, and in this moment, we are demanding the same from our lawmakers and law enforcement.

[OCS: This is a joke. The individuals resisting arrest were being held accountable by the officers who were attempting to take them into custody to face the legal consequences of their actions.] 

“We are calling for justice for Jacob Blake and demand the officers be held accountable. For this to occur, it is imperative for the Wisconsin State Legislature to reconvene after months of inaction and take up meaningful measures to address issues of police accountability, brutality and criminal justice reform. We encourage all citizens to educate themselves, take peaceful and responsible action, and remember to vote on Nov. 3.” <Source: NBA>

[OCS: The officer-involved shooting appears to be within policy and he will be held accountable. Unfortunately, even if he is legally absolved of improper behavior, his professional – and perhaps private – life is ruined.

By all means, educate yourself and you will see that the players are virtue-signaling, have no skin in the game (so to speak) and are supporting a communist front group.]

Screw the NBA and their multi-millionaire players and owners who are virtue-signaling…


President Trump comments…

President Trump on Thursday said the National Basketball Association is turning into a “political organization” in the wake of players’ decision to strike late Wednesday amid tensions over a police shooting in Wisconsin.

“I don’t know much about the NBA protest. I know their ratings have been very bad because I think people are a little tired of the NBA,” he said during a stop at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “They’ve become like a political organization, and that’s not a good thing.”

Mr. Trump has criticized the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and pro athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. <Source>

The destruction of American values and the civil society…

By no means in the NBA, the only league to mischaracterize the Jacob Blake shooting and use it to virtue signal on behalf of a communist front group.

The National Hockey League has postponed two playoff games scheduled for Thursday night, following a push by some players to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

The decision came after an effort organized by the Hockey Diversity Alliance, a group of NHL players whose purpose is “to eradicate systemic racism and intolerance in hockey,” according to its website. Teams for the National Football League canceled practice on Thursday in the wake of the shooting, and the National Basketball Association has postponed playoff games after players decided to protest.

“The PLAYERS took a stand today, they stepped up. Proud of my fellow NHLPLAYERS for their action,” Evander Kane, a co-founder of the Hockey Diversity Alliance and player for the San Jose Sharks, wrote on Twitter. Earlier in the day, Kane wrote that a postponement would send “a clear message that human rights take priority over sports.”

Jacob Blake, an African American man, was shot by Kenosha police who were attempting to arrest him on a warrant for alleged domestic abuse and third-degree sexual assault. <Source>

The New York Mets and Miami Marlins took the field for their game on Thursday night, only to promptly walk off in protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

The teams took the field, removed their hats for 42 seconds of silence and then laid a Black Lives Matter shirt at home plate before leaving the field. <Source>

 Decriminalizing assaults on police officers…

The Virginia Senate approved legislation on Wednesday that would downgrade the legal penalty for a suspect found guilty of assaulting a police officer.

Senate Bill 5032 would, if signed into law, eliminate the state’s six-month mandatory minimum prison sentence for assaulting an officer, and also gives a local judge or jury the authority to downgrade the crime from a felony to a misdemeanor. The Virginia Senate voted 21-15 to approve the bill.

Senator Scott Survell, a Democrat who proposed the legislation, said the bill was not meant to apply in cases of serious injury suffered by police officers. <Source>

Bottom line…

It is time that the Department of Justice investigate the Marxist-run BLM, its connection to the Democrat Party, its finances, and label it a domestic terror organization if necessary.    

In my opinion, any team that refused to play should forfeit the game, and any revenues lost be charged back against the team’s owners and players. Let them have skin in the game if they want to virtue-signal in public.

We are so screwed when we support individuals and organizations that support criminality and un-American activities.

For serious thinkers, consider that it is the Democrat-governed cities that are burning with the tacit approval of the Democrat leadership in the hopes that people will vote Democrat to stop the violence. Democrats mostly sponsor the jailbreak legislation that sends criminals into our communities. And the communist front groups all support the Democrat Party.


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