Organized religion – it has often been said – is the opiate of the masses.
Here, in America, the predominant religion of the masses has become professional sports entertainment or, as it was known during the era of imperial Rome, “Bread and Circuses.”
As is well-known, every religious cult has an underlying governing philosophy, dogma, or doctrine.
Such centralizing doctrines are administered to the congregation of cult members by pastors or high-priests. Or, in the case of the church of sports entertainment, by television analysts and commentators, most of whom were formerly professional athletes. “Howard Cosell” – the obstreperous and opinionated sports television commentator of decades past – once derided this specialized class of sports “journalists” as the “Jockocracy”.
As most of this site’s regular visitors may recall, “Howard Cosell”, the former host of ABC’s Monday Night Football, was identified as a fabricated character scheme portrayed by Hollywood actor Rod Steiger.
But no religious doctrine would be completely solidified without a unifying or centrifugal charismatic figure.
In the religion of Christian fundamentalism, there is the figure of Jesus Christ.
In the universalist religion of the Catholic church – controlled by the Jesuit order or Society of Jesus – there are venerated figures elevated to sainthood such as Mother Mary, the exoteric version of the esoteric or occult figure known as Isis or Sophia.
The religious cult known as sports entertainment has its own “saints” or charismatic figures – star athletes – who are fawned over and virtually worshipped by those known as “fans”.
These cult worshippers known as sports “fans” are a relatively modern-day sociological phenomenon.
This commonly expressed vernacular – ‘fan’ – exists as an abbreviated form of the term fanatic or fanaticism.
According to Webster’s dictionary, a ‘fanatic’ is defined as follows, 1.) disapproving: a person exhibiting excessive enthusiasm and intense uncritical devotion toward some controversial matter (as in religion or politics), “a religious fanatic (=extremist), the fanatics are convinced they are serving a righteous cause and that all means are justified…”
How many of your friends, family members, or co-workers – whether relating to politics, religion, or sports – would the above definition – as so expressed – appropriately apply?
Turns out, it is just this sort of uncritically devoted fanaticism which has blinded America’s legions of sports fans to its fabricated and utterly scripted theatricality.
Remarkably, this overt fanaticism has also blinded a majority of those congregated among America’s cult of sports entertainment worshippers from noticing an alleged “dead” man is now playing in the NFL.
Also, fans of the cult of sports entertainment have yet to realize one of the NBA’s major stars – Lebron James – was formerly known by another name which, not so long ago, became superlatively renowned in the world of professional sports.
Those who own and collectively control the profitable business of sports entertainment (the Society of Jesus or the Jesuit order) have informed its fanatical legions – in the form of a legal disclaimer printed on ticket stubs and in the form of an official judgement issued by a US Circuit Court of Appeals Judge – of the true nature of professional sports and, specifically, that of the NFL.
In the case of the NFL, the league is only legally required to present their “fans” with a license (i.e. ticket) to observe an entertainment spectacle, but it is not legally required to officially sanction or provide its ‘fans’ with a legitimate sporting contest.
Apparently, in view of this fact, the NFL reserves the right to draft or contract “athletes” (actors) who, allegedly, have been reported as officially “dead”, and to also recycle athletes under the guise of pseudonyms to satisfy profitable motives.
Does the NFL athlete observed in the image above appear eerily familiar to everyone?
Perhaps, everyone has seen this particular athlete don another professional league’s uniform, one which might be more familiar?
Indeed, he should appear familiar.
As shall be shortly revealed, “Myles Garret” – a 2017 draftee of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns franchise – is not who he claims to be. Continue reading “Dead Man Playing in the NFL?”