Jason Whitlock has long called LeBron James a race-baiter and a bigot. It seems like he struck a gold mine with the Lakers star’s recent tweet.
James is currently under fire for posting an insensitive threat to a police officer whom many would consider a hero. LeBron posted a tweet with a picture of the officer who shot Ma’Khia Bryant with the caption ‘You’re Next’.
This was viewed as an over-the-top, uninformed tweet by nearly everyone on NBA Twitter. People dragged him for around one hour on his own timeline before he took the post down. NBA Reddit is also up in arms with James’s callously worded, insensitive tweet.
I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 21, 2021
Jason Whitlock jumps at the chance to denounce LeBron James
Jason Whitlock definitely belongs to the camp of staunch LeBron haters. So it must have been music to his ears, watching James undermine himself by posting a racially charged tweet. He took it upon himself to use his usual ‘Hurr-durr Communism’ schtick on LeBron once again:
“LeBron James, like other elites, is using racial division as a distraction as elites reshape America to be more like communist China. Elites prefer communism. Millionaire elites are protected by communism. They’re the “Talented Tenth” W.E.B. Du Bois promoted. You’re being played.”
Du Bois = communist elite. Communism = hostile to all religion. Communism makes it nearly impossible to rise above your birth class. Maybe you’ll hit genetics lottery and become a pro athlete… Democracy-capitalism-freedom-America more class elevation than any other country.
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) April 21, 2021
Most of the world’s neutral viewers would be right with Whitlock up until the time he starts talking about communism. Many American journalists are somehow obsessed with finding Communist influences within every movement and declaring it as ‘cultural Marxism’.
Neither LeBron James nor Jason Whitlock is achieving anything other than whipping partisan factions into a frenzy.