NBA’s Enes Kanter shows “courage” in his criticism of China and its ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) while LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick conform to left-wing corporate orthodoxies, Vivek Ramaswamy, author of Woke, Inc .: Inside America’s Corporate Social Justice Scam, said in an interview with Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow.
Kanter has repeatedly criticized the Chinese government and Xi Jinping, the Chinese head of state, despite the NBA’s direct and indirect business relationships in China valued at billions of dollars a year. He contrasted Kanter’s political expressions with the leftist politics pushed by James and Kaepernick, calling America pathologized by “racism.”
“I respect [Kanter] for what he does, because it is much more difficult to take this personal risk than bending the knee during our national anthem when everyone else is doing it, ”said Ramaswamy. He noted that respecting leftist theater, conversely, does not require any courage.
He said: “Today there is nothing more conformist to do than kneel down or turn your back during the national anthem – when all your other teammates are doing the same – in a culture. and a medium that you famous for I do. It is conformism.
Ramaswamy continued: “What Enes Kanter is doing with regard to China involves real personal risk. He’s a guy who actually takes personal risks that Phil Knight, the CEO of Nike, is not prepared to take; that LeBron James – who claims to champion social justice in the United States – won’t take. [James] criticizes endless social injustice – and the endless 45th President of the United States – here in the United States, bIt is a CCP watchdog doing its orders. “
Ramaswamy said that Phil Knight, LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick “bite the United States, but lie shyly, lying prostrate before their true God in China so they can enter a Chinese market, causing them to jump on a Chinese yuan like if it was a bone for a dog. This is indeed the culture that we have created in this country for companies doing business in China, as genuine CCP stewards and watchdogs.
The NBA and Nike – with overlapping business interests – actively promote the Black Lives Matter campaign and associated organizations through advocacy and direct funding.
Ramaswamy underlined: “It took courage to [Kanter] to be able to defect, and ask LeBron James and Phil Knight to step in and say, in fact, do you want to be a CCP watchdog, or do you really want to be someone who acts out of the courage of your beliefs as you claim to do when you criticize microscopic injustice here in the United States? “
“You take a microscope for – literally – they call them ‘micro-attacks’ for a reason, while ignoring the actual macro-attacks in China,” he concluded.
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Woke, Inc. Author: It is more difficult for Enes Kanter to stand against China than for “conformist” Kaepernick to kneel during the hymn