Griner’s arrest and potential sentencing could and should be a huge wakeup call for obnoxious social justice warriors who are blind to how good they have it in America.
Despite allegedly happening a few weeks ago, news is now circulating that WNBA standout Brittney Griner is being detained in Russia for the reported crime of traveling with hashish oil. The charge comes with a possible sentence of up to ten years in prison.
There isn’t a whole of new information at this point, with her agent, Lindsay Kagawa Colas saying that:
“We are aware of the situation with Brittney Griner in Russia and are in close contact with her, her legal representation in Russia, her family, her teams, and the WNBA and NBA. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we are not able to comment further on the specifics of her case but can confirm that as we work to get her home, her mental and physical health remain our primary concern.”
Let me be clear about one thing: I don’t care about this story. I care only about using it to advance a sane response to the absolutely insane religious zealotry believed and practiced by leftists. Moreover, I hope Griner languishes in a prison cell. Allow me to explain.
In the summer of 2020, following the drug overdose by George Floyd, Griner explained that she would be protesting the playing of the national anthem before games by remaining in the locker room. She went on to say that:
“I honestly feel we should not play the national anthem during our season. I think we should take that much of a stand.”
Before that, Griner felt called to social activism when Republican-led states sought to restrict male pedophiles from entering women’s restrooms. Despite her young age and limited impact anywhere, one article even promoted her to one of the “most influential social activists” in sports history because of it. It said in part:
“In 2017, Griner, one of a handful of WNBA athletes who have publicly identified themselves as lesbian, took a bold stand with another WNBA player, Layshia Clarendon, co-writing an op-ed article against a bill in Texas that would have limited the rights of members of the LGBTQ community to use restrooms and other public facilities of their choice.
The two basketball stars saw the bill as a particular threat to LGBTQ athletes who could have been forced to use a locker room inconsistent with their gender identity.
“While we do not identify as transgender, we know what it feels like to be singled out for not fitting neatly into social norms,” they wrote.”
These are just two of the more prominent examples. It can safely be concluded that the wealthy, famous, and pampered Griner lives a life of once-unimaginable luxury. Across history and geography, she is certainly one of the most blessed and privileged individuals to ever wake up each morning on this planet. Aside from natural human tragedy wrought merely by being, Griner knows no pain. This is all the more impressive given her place in this world as a young, black woman – traits all inculcated to elicit the thought of her oppression.
However, in spite of access to everything desired and only dreamt of by billions of people, Griner has embraced the harmful, damaging, and deadly rhetoric of “critical” thinking and theories. As a result, Griner epitomizes ignorance and ingratitude. She is spoiled, yet demands more coddling. She was born and lives in the freest and wealthiest country on earth, yet demands it continue to give her more. The “more” is never articulated coherently.
If not for the sudden warmongering from the D.C. Establishment and Griner’s professional fame, this would be a nonstory. Ignoring even the former, the latter is what will likely get Griner, if it does happen, off the hook. Would a non-celebrity stand a chance in a foregin country’s legal system? Ms. Griner, that is what we call privilege. You’re welcome.
Brittney Griner, despite being a black female, has enormous privilege in the fact that she is wealthy and well (enough) known. Should she be rescued from her supposed fate, she ought to reconsider her worldview. Is America so bad that it would embark on a diplomatic mission to free her from her own mistake? Is America so awful that she can get as high as she wants without worrying about prosecutorial concerns? Her future in Russia is dreary; her future in America is promising.
You are getting a second a chance, Ms. Griner. Use it wisely.