Victor Davis Hanson: Coronavirus pandemic exposing cultural suicide by elites in sports, academia, Hollywood

Source: Fox News - View Original Article
Published: Jul 31, 2020
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94% Conservative


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 94% Conservative:

  • 1 negative sentiment for Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • 1 negative sentiment for Student Debt Cancellation


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94% "But they still believe they are rich and powerful, and thus invulnerable."
93% "Many of their often-pampered multimillionaire players refuse to honor the national anthem."
89% "Then hubris ensued."
80% "As a result, by the 21st century, the NFL, NBA and MLB had become global multibillion-dollar enterprises."
79% "All three leagues have suffered terribly during the viral lockdown, as American life mysteriously went on without them."
69% "KEN BUCK: 2020 ELECTION IS OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSERVATIVES TO STAND UP TO CANCEL-CULTURE MOB"
57% "Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson joins Laura Ingraham on 'The Ingraham Angle.' Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit."
51% "But that inconvenient truth did not stop the leagues from hectoring their fans about social activism -- even as they no longer honored common patriotic rituals."
50% "But viewers do seek out theaters for more lectures from beautiful multimillionaires on their racist, sexist, homophobic country."
-52% "Silicon Valley can create filmmakers who have no need to get near Southern California."
-60% "In the NFL they now will broadcast their politics on their helmets."
-71% "And they have almost ensured that they won't fully recover when the quarantine ends."
-72% "The hypocrisy gets worse when the Chinese government often adjudicates movie content as the price of entering a Chinese market with more than a billion potential customers."
-82% "If a university president wanted to devise a plan for how to destroy his university, he could not have come up with a better one than what has happened on campus in recent decades."
-91% "When directors try to make a serious new movie, the result is often the monotony and boredom of thinly veiled woke propaganda."

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94% : But they still believe they are rich and powerful, and thus invulnerable.
93% : Many of their often-pampered multimillionaire players refuse to honor the national anthem.
92% : The three leagues offered fans a pleasant respite from daily barroom politics.
91% : APP If we do not believe that what we do today has consequences for our children after we are gone, there are ancient existential forces in the world that will intervene.
89% : Over the last century, professional football, basketball and baseball were racially integrated and adopted a uniform code of patriotic observance.
89% : Then hubris ensued.
87% : The owners, coaches and players weren't always racially diverse.
86% : Hollywood should have been ecstatic over 21st century globalization, which should have made filmmakers and stars even richer and more popular, with a potential audience of more than 7 billion.
85% : Once elites became pampered and arrogant, they feel exempt from their ancestors' respect for moral and spiritual laws like thrift, moderation and transcendence.
81% : Soon, popular fury will beget more dangerous questions for American universities.
80% : As a result, by the 21st century, the NFL, NBA and MLB had become global multibillion-dollar enterprises.
79% : Take professional sports.
79% : All three leagues have suffered terribly during the viral lockdown, as American life mysteriously went on without them.
78% : Their common explanation was that the arrogance of success ensures lethal consequences.
72% : TO GET THE FOX NEWS
69% : KEN BUCK: 2020 ELECTION IS OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSERVATIVES TO STAND UP TO CANCEL-CULTURE MOB
66% : The universities preached that every successful American had to have a bachelor's degree, as if the higher-education monopoly deserved guaranteed customers.
65% : Maybe the country should subsidize the training of more essential electricians, plumbers, contractors and masons instead of unemployable environmental and ethnic studies majors.
65% : If the U.S. is not to become an extinct Easter Island, it must rediscover a respect for its past, honor for the dead who gave us so much, the desire to invest rather than spend, and a need for some sense of transcendence.
64% : Viewers can take only so many heroic green crusaders, diverse superhumans and beautiful feminists -- and only so many villainous cardboard-cutout Russian oligarchs, toothless and twangy Southern Neanderthals and corporate yes-men.
61% : At this late date, all that matters is that the country itself learns from these suicidal examples and heals itself.
57% : Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson joins Laura Ingraham on 'The Ingraham Angle.' Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit.
51% : But that inconvenient truth did not stop the leagues from hectoring their fans about social activism -- even as they no longer honored common patriotic rituals.
50% : But viewers do seek out theaters for more lectures from beautiful multimillionaires on their racist, sexist, homophobic country.
48% : Supposedly woke and informed rioters this summer incoherently toppled or damaged the statues of everyone from Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant to Frederick Douglass and Miguel de Cervantes.
48% : Silicon Valley can create filmmakers who have no need to get near Southern California.
47% : So the public might begin to wonder how the nation's multitrillion-dollar investment in higher education actually served the country.
44% : They will virtue-signal their moral superiority to increasingly turned-off fans -- as if to ensure that their sources of support flee.
43% : TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER
41% : If students can Zoom or Skype their classes from home this fall, why pay $70,000 a year for the campus "experience"?
40% : In the NFL they now will broadcast their politics on their helmets.
39% : Historians such as Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee cited social cannibalism to explain why once-successful states, institutions and cultures simply died off.
39% : They also are ignorant of history and cannot be persuaded that they are destroying themselves.
38% : Sky-high tuition, rich foreign students, guaranteed student loans and Club Med-like facilities convinced administrators and faculty that higher education was sacrosanct.
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34% : But the quarantine has shut down most theaters.
33% : Amazon, Netflix and Facebook, along with cable TV, have sent theater revenues diving for years.
29% : And they have almost ensured that they won't fully recover when the quarantine ends.
28% : The hypocrisy gets worse when the Chinese government often adjudicates movie content as the price of entering a Chinese market with more than a billion potential customers.
18% : If a university president wanted to devise a plan for how to destroy his university, he could not have come up with a better one than what has happened on campus in recent decades.
16% : Professional sports, universities and the motion picture industry all know that what they are doing is bad for business.
15% : Lots of American universities became virtual global brands in the 21st century.
10% : But soon, $1.6 trillion in aggregate student-loan debt, lightweight and trendy curricula, ideological hectoring, administrative bloat, reduced teaching loads, poor placement of graduates, and the suspension of the Bill of Rights on campus began turning off both students and the public.
9% : In response, Hollywood counts on bringing comic books to the big screen, or on making poor remakes of old classics.
9% : When directors try to make a serious new movie, the result is often the monotony and boredom of thinly veiled woke propaganda.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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