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Get Woke, Go Broke; NBA All-Star Game Ratings Dive to Record Low

The Urban Dictionary defines Get Woke, Go Broke as a phrase coined by the internationally bestselling author John Ringo to express the opinion that when organizations “get woke” to politically correct actions, those same actions usually result in a massive loss of income.

This is usually because the Twatter instigators calling for the company to “get woke” doesn’t actually spend any money with the company.

According to Sports Media Watch, the ratings for Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game across TNT and TBS hit a record-low of 3.1, down 24% from 4.1 last year. And 5.94 million viewers watched the game, a drop of 18% from 7.28 million in 2020.

SMW points out that it was up against the CBS interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry which was watched by 17.8 million viewers.

When will athletes get the message that fans don’t care about their political beliefs, especially when they are anti-American? And that just maybe fans respect our national anthem and don’t like to see a group of overpaid players “taking a knee” while it’s being played.

I saw this story over at The Gateway Pundit and I had to laugh at one of the comments which said, “Heh. Go play in China. See what real racism looks like.”

In fact, I would argue there’s no country in the world where blacks have more freedom, privilege or opportunities than in America. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn good. (At least it was.)

Racism is an issue in any society. It certainly isn’t unique to America.

Our flag does not symbolize racism, it symbolizes our nation’s victory over tyranny.

In August 2020, 74.2% of NBA players were black, 16.9% were white, 2.2% were Latino, 0.4% were Asian and 6.3% were classified as “other races.”

Considering the disproportionate number of black players, an NBA game seems a foolish place to be protesting racism.

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  1. Well said. Anything I would add would devolve into angry tirade about overpaid, over-valued, sports equipment sales props (excuse, me I mean athletes) athletes who are more than willing to kill that golden goose for just a little more pate’.

  2. Spike,
    You are funny. Like Your comments. Thanking God for Elizabeth and You. Her energy and courage, with great news coverage in the light of her professional good sense.
    You for Your candor, wit and obvious intelligence not wasted on elitism.

    • Publius,

      You are obviously a person of refinement and excellent taste. :)

      Seriously, a sincere thank you for your kind comments. Reading Ms. Elizabeth’s posts are a joy and I invariably learn something I didn’t know before. I’ve had the privilege (not white privilege) of reading her work from Red State, WJ and other sources. Being able to comment and share opinion is something I’ve not done much of until recent times, but I find that I like to be able to think about what I’ve read and then have a little fun with it, too. Blessings on you and your house!

  3. There’s just simply something ludicrous about overpriced, over-pampered, hyper sensitive MILLIONAIRES telling me how oppressed they are.
    Where’s this diversity thingy they whine about in the NBA? 3/4 of the players are black…. oh, yeah, that’s diverse.
    If they want to have this conversation. …then lets have it….. why is it ok for black people to be racist? As example… Michael Chi of SNL called President Trump a cracker…. that’s racist. But he was celebrated.
    I am a victim of black racism, too.
    I can list 100s of other examples.
    But if a white guy claims racism, all he gets is eye rolls and ignored. The double standard is glaring.
    Racism is NOT a white monopoly.
    Hate is hate. …no matter what the person’s pigment is.
    But they refuse, or are oblivious to this TRUTH.
    Until these hyper privileged NBAers can admit that, and want to have a REAL conversation on racism…. their concerns and complaints are just whinning and meaningless dribble.
    Not to forget about the fact that they are perfectly ok with their Chinese Overlords’ racism and genocide.
    To LeBron and the other NBAers…. racism is ONLY bad and evil when it’s not financially beneficial to them.

    Democrat and Hypocrite are synonymous.
    The woke and Hypocrite are synonymous.

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