Let’s get some facts cleared up. The Black Lives Matter movement is fundamentally Marxist embracing both classical Marxism, the economic theory, and Cultural Marxism, the broadening of the proletariat. The NBA has been least shy about endorsing the communist movement in our culture. In response, many are not watching the once proud American sport. The NBA ratings drop is considerably worse than other sports as noted by the Washington Times. So when the Milwaukee Bucks decided to ‘boycott’ a playoff game, there are very few people left to boycott the NBA who have not done so already, for one cannot boycott what they never consume.
I’ve been calling what the Milwaukee Bucks are doing a “boycott.” I’m now convinced that the proper terminology is “strike”. It’s a strike for racial justice.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) August 26, 2020
The NBA seems to want the police officers involved with incapacitating alleged sex offender Jacob Blake arrested. Because the Orlando Magic have agreed not to accept a forfeit for Game 5 of their series, the next game played will inevitably be Game 5 whether it is played tomorrow or the next day. So its dubious how meaningful the gesture actually is. And with the further decline in the NBA’s relevancy as indicated by their TV ratings, especially among key demographics, it’s quite unclear, if not outright doubtful this player strike for social justice will impact the situation surrounding Jacob Blake.
And I believe the NBA is willing to accept this fact that their strike will likely amount to nothing. But what they are trying to do is mobilize radical communist forces. Society has moved like dominoes in 2020. Large corporations have moved in lockstep whether it be pushing coronavirus propaganda or the Marxist Black Lives. The NBA could very well be trying to launch other strikes in order to coerce the legal system to action. This would be a dangerous application of cancel culture that is foreseeable right now. The other likelihood is that the NBA is emboldening the communist radicals practicing lawlessness in our cities through celebrity endorsement, particularly after a night where the communist insurgents suffered casualties.
It’s not about justice and it never has been. We need to understand that what is going on in this country are not protests, nor are they necessarily riots. They are acts of terrorism committed by Marxists. And the NBA is trying to feed it.
Coronavirus lockdowns put the future of independent news at risk
Reports indicate rising traffic but drastically lower revenues for mid-sized independent news outlets.
The economic downturn from COVID-19 lockdowns has hit many industries in the gut. One industry that doesn’t get nearly enough attention is journalism. The corporate conglomerates controlling mainstream media outlets are able to weather the storm, but independent news outlets have seen revenues plummet to the point that many are considering shutting down. We know. We’ve had to consider the possibility ourselves.
We’ve always run a very tight ship, keeping expenses to a minimum by limiting travel and technology expenditures. This has proven to be beneficial during the economic crisis, but we would not have made it this far if not for our generous donors. I cannot appropriately express my appreciation to those who have helped us raise nearly $4,000 since we started asking for assistance. It has been a true blessing and has inspired us to work harder to bring the truth to light that mainstream media tries to hide.
As I note below, traffic is through the roof. The appetite for honest news reporting, conservative opinion writing, and right-leaning podcasts is high. Every day we pick up new readers and subscribers; it’s another blessing we do not take for granted. But despite the increases in traffic and viewership, revenues have continued to plummet. We have maxed out on the number of ads we run, and that’s definitely not by choice. Ideally, we would run minimal ads or no ads at all, but this isn’t a hobby. This is a business, the only one that supports my family, so I’ve chosen to do what I hate doing by having plenty of ads on the site. Even with more ads, revenues are not what they were before the coronavirus lockdowns. This is why we’re still desperately asking for help.
The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. Our initial estimate of $11,500 to stay afloat through the end of the year was understated. Just as revenues have gone down, so too have expenses risen. We need to pick up quite a bit more than expected; I won’t even venture a guess anymore. At this point, literally everything we receive helps us keep the dream of being a truth-centered news outlet alive.
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