A headline that caught my eye:
Soccer Club Demands Fans Who Booed BLM Undergo Re-Education Courses Before Being Allowed Back
Cambridge United have handed a stadium ban to fans who booed players taking a knee before their home game against Colchester.
Other fans have been asked to undertake education around discrimination and equality before they are allowed back into the Abbey Stadium.
A handful of fans could be heard booing ahead of kick-off in the League Two fixture on December 15, even though it was quickly drowned out by applause.
As I understand it, soccer fans are the paying customers of soccer clubs. So Cambridge United is banning its own customers. How long can any business last if it bans its own customers? Not very long. I expect to soon hear that Cambridge United has gone broke.
It’s another example of how crazily upsidedown our world has become. We no longer pay attention to public opinion: we instead re-educate the public Public opinion has become something to be shaped by an elite of experts.
I experience such re-education myself, from my tobacco packets, which tell me:
Smoking causes 9 out of 10 lung cancers.
My tobacco packet is encouraging me to stop smoking tobacco. Isn’t that just like Cambridge United banning its own fans?
My response to this advice is to simply become ever more determined to carry on smoking. And I imagine that the response of Cambridge United fans will probably be to become ever more determined to boo BLM (which thoroughly deserves to be booed). When people are pushed, they push back.
So how successful are attempts to re-educate the public likely to be?
I think it’s likely to backfire spectacularly.