News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 11,
2019: A bit of inside baseball a good analogy
I do one episode a week, so I am always looking for good story
material for the “next” episode” all week and I often begin writing and
headlining more than one possibility. This week I had FIVE very powerful
I hated to have to make a choice, but I did: BASKETBALL!
Why? Because this is WAR by other means! And because a single innocuous
tweet of a few words becomes MAJOR news globally!
This is just too good not to use this episode. Sorry Joe Biden,
This episode is all about the response of the repressive Chinese
elite, led by the corrupt, dangerous demagogue, the so-called President of the
People’s NOT Republic of China, Xi Jinping, the heir apparent to the likes of
Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
Here is an alternate description of Xi in Thursday’s Wall Street
“Then there’s a third step, still more delicate and dangerous: The
American intelligence community should gather information on the corruption in
the Xi family that has allowed it to amass a huge fortune — with a hint that if
China undertakes a brutal crackdown of Hong Kong or an assault on Taiwan, this
information will slip out. This is what Xi fears most, and we shouldn’t pass up
I wasted enough ink on this thug, but it was necessary to frame
This episode is about China, the NBA and most of all BROOKLYN!
All of this as a result of a modest brief tweet by the General
Manager of the NBA Houston Rockets that would have gone completely unnoticed
EXCEPT for how scary and repressive the so-called government of China is. So, some
minor figure writing something positive about the people of Hong Kong demanding
basic human rights is SLAMMED by Xi and his thugs.
What that tweet has become now is one of the most important in
history. I am going to place it above any of Trump’s endless tweets, because
this NBA tweet exposes so many basic issues, we are fools if we ignore.
The Chinese “leadership” (sic) as everyone should know by now
DEMANDED that Daryl Morey apologize and beg for forgiveness for making such a
statement. Unfortunately, he quickly removed the tweet, but he did not get on
his knees and beg the Chinese repressors forgiveness.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver of course tried to play both sides.
He could not endorse the repressive Chinese regime which Xi wanted him to do
but neither did he stand up for freedom and human rights BECAUSE the NBA is
very big business in China $$$. In fact, it is the NBA’s biggest cash machine
outside of the United States. And growing huge.
And of course, HYPOCRISY kicked in Big Time.
LeBron James and all the other STARS of the NBA making mega-bucks,
who have no problem speaking up for “what they believe in” here in the United
States, ALL FELL SILENT about Chines repression.
Not good for their BUSINESS interests $$$$ in China. What happened
is the Chinese GOONS won as they successfully intimidated Americans and
American businesses once again because nothing is more important than $$$$$.
When will I finally get to BROOKLYN? The headline for this episode
is … CHINA GET OUT OF BROOKLYN! What does that even mean?
It means that the ONLY NBA team not owned by very wealthy
Americans is the Brooklyn Nets, owned by CHINESE oligarch Uncle Joe Tsai.
This from a WSJ article this week …. (“Tsai) said he views his job
as cultural translator: explaining to the Chinese and American sides why each
other is so angry. “I’ve communicated with a bunch of people on both sides and
my role is to help everyone understand the other side’s perspective.”
What other side Joe? The REPRESSIVE Chinese regime side, YOUR side?
The Chinese company Alibaba that made Tsai a billionaire who easily paid more
to buy the Brooklyn Nets than any team in NBA history at a grossly inflated
value, where his company is an active partner with Xi’s Communist Party.
I am a life-long Brooklynite. I attended the very first NBA game
ever in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Nets first exhibition game. I attended the Nets
first regular season game in Brooklyn. I have been to many Brooklyn Nets games
sitting up in the rafters with the other POOR people from Brooklyn overjoyed
when I found a ticket up there online for just $5 or $10.
NO MORE … Brooklyn must not be a tool of Chinese REPRESSION.
I will NOT attend another Nets game until they are FREE again.
It may be wishful thinking on my part that others will demand that the NBA to force this Chinese oligarch to sell the Nets and make it an AMERICAN team. Shame on those that allow Brooklyn to be occupied by China.
(This series dedicated in honor of the late Liu Xiaobo & Jamal Khashoggi)
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