Cancel culture continues to try and squash opponents in its quest to eliminate all opposition to its political ideology, with MSNBC’s Thursday afternoon segment giving a look at one such battleground. During MSNBC Live with Katy Tur and Chuck Todd, the show took aim at Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream for refusing to bow to the America hating BLM mob.
Comments made by Loeffler supporting the American flag and calling Black Lives Matter “divisive” have landed her in hot water with players in the league, who have spent the last couple days slamming her to their willing media partners. One such player, Candace Sparks, had harsh comments, telling Todd and Tur:
The problem with this message is, she's telling us, and she's telling the players to stick to sports. And leave politics out of it, when she brought politics in it. All we said was a moral issue of Black Lives Matter. If you cannot acknowledge that as a moral issue, as an owner of a team, of a league that is predominantly African-American women, of different sexual orientation, different socioeconomic backgrounds. If you cannot agree on moral issues and we continuously bring it to politics, it's not us. It's her.
Such comments can be summed up as such: if you disagree with us, you are the problem, need to be excoriated and pushed from public life. Which, of course, is exactly what the players are attempting to do in this case.
Such comments from the players are confusing when contrasted with statements that Loeffler made last night on Fox News. Listen for yourself and ask, are these divisive comments the players are screeching about:
Well, Laura, thanks for having me on tonight. Look, sports have tremendous power to unite us. I think that is one of the things as Americans we love is our sports. But the wnba has embraced the "Black lives matter" political organization. This is a very divisive organization based on Marxist principles. This week they threaten to bring the system down, literally and figuratively if they don't get what they want. I suggested that we unite behind the American flag because that is the symbol that has endured were of pandemics and can bring us together.
Calls for unity are only divisive when you disagree with the unifying message, namely the greatness and promise of America. For those who might disagree with her statements, just take a look at the Black Lives Matter manifesto where they entail policies such as but not limited to, disrupting “the Western-prescribed nuclear family”. Which is more divisive, those or Loeffler’s?
At the end of the day, canceling culture requires full allegiance to its principles. If those like Drew Brees or Loeffler refuse, the mob will seek to ruin them for the very sin of disagreeing.
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Read a transcript of the July 9 segment below:
MSNBC’s Live with Katy Tur and Chuck Todd
CHUCK TODD: Senator and co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, Kelly Loeffler, finds herself in the middle of a new controversy this week after she said social justice messaging on jerseys would convey a message of exclusion. An appointed Georgia senator who is a candidate in November's special election to finish out the term, suggested that instead of allowing players to allow Black Lives Matter on their warm up jerseys, the WNBA should americans flags instead, writing, quote, the truth is we need less, not more politics in sports when a time that politics is as divisive than ever, sports can be a unifying antidote and now more than ever we should be united in our goal to remove politics from sports. The players association says they want Loeffler out. Joining us is Los Angeles Sparks forward, five-time WNBA all-star and MVP of the 2016 WNBA Finals Candace Parker. It's good to have you on the program. I feel like this feels like a conversation that athletes and owners had in the '80s. You know, oh, just, you know, stick to sports. Or stick to entertainment or stick to this. Is that how you receive this message?
CANDACE SPARKS: The problem with this message is, she's telling us, and she's telling the players to stick to sports. And leave politics out of it, when she brought politics in it. All we said was a moral issue of Black Lives Matter. If you cannot acknowledge that as a moral issue, as an owner of a team, of a league that is predominantly African-American women, of different sexual orientation, different socioeconomic backgrounds. If you cannot agree on moral issues and we continuously bring it to politics, it's not us. It's her.
TODD: I'm just curious, one other question for you, and we have breaking news. But did the owners and the players have a dialogue, or did she ever engage in a dialogue before she spoke out on this?
SPARKS: I am not aware of whether she engaged in a dialogue with players or with owners. As of right now, our WNBPA are having talks and conversations about what the next step is, and obviously, we have players that are speaking out on this. But I do want to reiterate that just within the , we really don't want to bring -- this isn't a political thing. This is a moral issue. And you know, we're not trying to make it such.