From Champ to Chump in a Progressive Minute
Roger Federer has won more Grand Slam tennis titles than any other man in history. He has spent more weeks as the number one ranked player in the world than anyone else, including 237 consecutive weeks at one stage (that’s four-and-a-half years, for the arithmetically challenged). By any standard, he merits the unqualified epithet “Champion.”
Or rather, he did. Today, he is just the latest thin gruel on the menu at the international Marxist Tribunal’s all-you-can-eat buffet. From Champ to Chump in a progressive minute.
It so happens that Federer has a sponsorship deal with a large European bank, Credit Suisse, which — try to control your outrage, people — gives “loans to fossil-fuel companies.” Good lord, I know it’s hard not to smash your own face through a wall in sheer hysterical disgust at this fact. Imagine that! A bank called Credit Suisse giving loans — credit! — to large companies in the “fossil-fuel” industry, i.e., businesses whose products and services allow a billion human beings, many of them white Europeans, to survive during the winter, when they should be allowed to freeze to death to reduce carbon emissions.
Needless to say, when the particular sect of white Europeans who euphemistically call themselves “environmental activists,” fronted by today’s most effective propaganda poster child for global communism, Greta “Lily-White European” Thunberg, got wind of this incredible scandal — a professional athlete having a sponsorship deal with a big business from his home country that (gasp!) is actually aiding and abetting people engaged in the criminal act of using energy — they brought the full weight of the Marxist tribunal down on his sorry top-ranked head.
Equally needless to say, Federer, the great champion, hero to many, and multi-millionaire many times over, meekly collapsed like a overcooked noodle in the face of this gratuitous act of public shaming from ignorant teenage activist punks and their global corporate masters.
Specifically, he issued this “statement” (i.e., craven, cowardly plea for mercy):
As the father of four young children and a fervent supporter of universal education, I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the youth climate movement, and I am grateful to young climate activists for pushing us all to examine our behaviors and act on innovative solutions. We owe it to them and ourselves to listen. I appreciate reminders of my responsibility as a private individual, as an athlete and as an entrepreneur, and I’m committed to using this privileged position to dialogue on important issues with my sponsors.
Every clause of that “statement” bears its own unique stench of cowardice and submission to tyranny.
“A supporter of universal education” — i.e., a dupe of global compulsory child-rearing and progressive indoctrination.
“A great deal of respect and admiration for the youth climate movement” — i.e., a willingness to turn over my mind and life, not to mention that of my four children, to the propped-up sloganeering of uneducated young people whose basic premises, were they accepted, would wipe out civilized society, and all of my achievements and fortune, in short order.
“I am grateful to the youth climate activists for pushing us” (i.e., coercing and bullying us) “to examine our behaviors” (i.e., to submit to continual public monitoring by power-mad radicals who use Maoist mob shaming tactics to compel compliance).
“We owe it to them and ourselves to listen” — i.e., we have no choice but to obey them, if we wish to be allowed to continue living and working without being subjected to their unceasing and inhuman social-psychological warfare.
“I appreciate reminders of my responsibility as a private individual” — i.e., I humbly appreciate the kindness of being warned that under this growing global communist regime, there is no longer any such thing as a private individual, rather than being summarily killed without such warning.
“I’m committed to using this privileged position” — i.e., I publicly accept and officially espouse the neo-Marxist presupposition that wealth and success indicate unjust privilege, and therefore that if I want to avoid (for a while) having my head lopped off as a “capitalist,” I must agree to use my public position to serve their purposes, to be their advocate and spokesman, and to sacrifice all my dignity and natural rights to (hopefully) appease their hatred and vitriol.
Each week, we see yet another prominent figure — politician, actor, athlete, businessman — being pushed through the Tribunal’s spiritual gauntlet of public shaming, activist intrusion, and progressive media compliance with all this tyrannical behavior. In almost every case — and I say “almost” to allow for Don Cherry and perhaps someone else I missed, who actually stood up to the Tribunal and declared that saving his soul was worth more to him than saving his neck or career from the Marxist hordes — these prominent figures have promptly bowed their heads and accepted the yoke quietly, apologetically. In doing so, they have not merely humiliated themselves and branded their families and friends with the eternal shame of their cowardice. They have also emboldened the bloodthirsty hordes to come back for more, and more virulently each time.
Roger Federer, champion, has joined the growing list of useful examples — obedient puppets and slaves to global progressive tyranny.