Sports journalist Jason Whitlock criticized NBA, Nike, and sports companies for caving in to China during various interviews on Fox this week.
On Tuesday night during Tucker Carlson’s show, Whitlock broke down how shoe and athletic apparel companies rely on the Chinese market which has a major influence on NBA interactions with China and its repressive regime.
“You see NBA players constantly over the summer during their off-season running to China to do the bidding of their shoe companies and to sell their shoes in the China market and so the NBA is really being exposed as not nearly as much of an American business as it is a global business with China perhaps having more influence over it than even America,” Whitlock explained.
“These athletes are young and I’m not giving them an excuse but they’re young,” he continued. “Many of them didn’t go to college, they’ve only spent a year or two ago in college. They don’t understand how they’re being used and played to promote a communist, a Marxist agenda.”
The sports journalist continued:
These guys can rail against our government, our president and be applauded for it. They don’t have the courage to speak out against a communist government. All kinds of human rights violations. It’s the epitome of hypocrisy and cowardice.
Later this week, Whitlock went on Sean Hannity’s show to continue sounding off on the NBA’s cowardly behavior when confronting China.
Whitlock thinks there’s something more to NBA player’s constant criticism of President Donald Trump and their complete silence on China.
He believes that this story is “really about Nike.” Whitlock notes that the NBA is a $8 billion per year business, while Nike is a $40 billion per year business. In his view, the NBA answers to Nike, while Nike answers to China.
He also alludes to the fact that Nike supports athletes such as Colin Kaepernick and Lebron James who have become vocal against Donald Trump and constantly rile up identity politics.
Further, he notes that by entering into the Chinese market, companies like Nike are now “overrun” by Chinese economic and political interests. In turn, Chinese actors have “the ability to influence American culture.”
Drawing upon history, Whitlock highlights how communist countries “have used the strategy of smearing the West, aka America as being the racist demon of the planet” and they do it “to cover up their own racism, their own depravity.”
Whitlock gets the bigger picture here.
Despite going through a tumultuous 20th century which was filled with political repression and economic collapse, China was able to bounce back in recent decades through various pragmatic economic reforms. However, it still remains politically authoritarian and its economic practices with other countries do raise valid national security concerns for America and its interests.
For that reason, Trump is justified in trying to negotiate with China in order to get a better trade deal with the country that brings economic benefits while respecting both countries’ national sovereignty.
Democrats Introduce Expanded Background Check Legislation
Democrats are going to implement a background check which targets “extremism.”
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and California Congressman Mike Thompson brought forward legislation on March 2, 2021 that aims to broaden the federal background check system on firearms sales, according to a report by The Hill.
Under The Background Check Expansion Act, gun sales and purchases between all unlicensed sellers and buyers would be subject to a mandatory background check. The background checks would not be applicable for law enforcement officers, lending out firearms for the purpose of hunting, temporary transfers for self-defense, or family members gifting a firearm.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 43 Senate Democrats have co-sponsored this bill. Thompson, who is the chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, reintroduced this legislation in the U.S. House
“For years, the bipartisan House-passed background checks bill languished in the Senate under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Now, with Senate Democrats in the Majority, we have the opportunity to act on this overwhelmingly popular, lifesaving legislation to protect American communities,” Schumer declared in a press release.
According to a CBS News report, President Joe Biden has repeatedly called on Congress to pass stiffer gun control laws. This gun control bill will not pass so easily given how it will need 10 Republican senators to vote in favor of it.
Against the backdrop of the January 6 storming of the Capitol, such a background check will likely feature provisions that target so-called “extremists.” The ruling class has routinely lumped average gun owners with domestic extremists and will most certainly use recent events to justify encroachments on people’s right to bear arms.
Biden is a veteran of the gun control movement, as evidenced by his sponsorship of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. With Democrats in control of all branches of the federal government, they will certainly move to pass gun control. However, their success is not guaranteed due to moderate Democrats like Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia Joe Manchin not being completely receptive to radical gun control that could alienate them from their more right-wing constituents.
Nevertheless, the Left has shown that it’s willing to act regardless of the political context. Keeping this in mind, gun owners must be ready to beat back any kind of gun control coming from D.C. Such fights will allow the Right to rebuild its forces and make a splash in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential race.
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