The Unjust Crucifixion of Anthony Bass: A Brutal Reality Check

Dive into the controversy surrounding Anthony Bass's LGBTQ boycott endorsement and apology.

May 31, 2023

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass issued an apology for sharing a video on his social media that supported the boycotts of Target and Bud Light, acknowledging that his actions were hurtful to the Pride community. He addressed the media before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers, expressing his regret and promising to use the Blue Jays’ resources to better educate himself. The Blue Jays organization reiterated their commitment to inclusivity and their celebration of Pride Month.

In the tumultuous battlefield of societal norms, Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Anthony Bass has been thrown to the wolves. His crime? Sharing a video that dared to question the rainbow-colored narrative of corporations like Target and Bud Light. His punishment? A public flogging led by culture warrior Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire, who branded Bass a coward. But let's cut through the noise and ask ourselves - isn't this expectation of martyrdom a bit extreme?

Bass, like countless others, is caught in the crossfire of a war between personal beliefs and the state-sponsored rainbow religion of hate. Many are silently enduring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) indoctrination at work, choosing the path of least resistance to keep their livelihoods intact. The demand for Bass to sacrifice his entire career on the altar of public opinion is not just unfair, it's downright hypocritical.

Consider Elon Musk, the outspoken anti-woke CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Despite his frequent criticism of 'wokeism', there are no calls for him to step down or forfeit his wealth. Similarly, the millions of Americans silently participating in DEI training at their workplaces aren't expected to quit their jobs in protest. Why then, is Bass singled out and held to this impossible standard?

The controversy surrounding Bass isn't confined to the Canadian borders where he plays baseball. Born in Dearborn, Michigan, Bass is an American citizen. The companies he endorsed boycotting are American entities, with Target headquartered in Minnesota and Major League Baseball (MLB), the organization he works for, based in New York.

The LGBTQ movement, often symbolized by rainbow flags and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion, has been accused of being a state-sponsored religion of hate. This perspective sees the movement as a manifestation of government and big business collaboration, using the banner of LGBTQ rights to enforce a specific ideology.

The expectation for individuals like Bass to sacrifice everything they have worked for is a heavy burden. If this is the standard, then it should be universally applied. However, it is important to remember that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. Rather than holding someone else to a standard we do not apply universally, we should leverage our individual strengths and weaknesses.

The MAGA movement, a populist political movement in the United States, has been a strong advocate for individual rights and freedoms. However, it is crucial to humanize this movement to combat the hate against populism. This is an opportunity to support Anthony Bass by putting pressure on the MLB and players association, similar to what was placed on Target. Anthony Bass is an employee. Has anyone called for Target employees to quit their jobs because they don't agree with their politics? Would that make sense?

In conclusion, the controversy surrounding Anthony Bass is a reflection of the societal expectations we place on individuals. It is a call for introspection, to look in the mirror and consider the standards we set for others and ourselves. It is a reminder that freedom is not free, and that everyone has a role to play in shaping society.


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