Covid-19: Is this the end of professional sports?
I do not think that the pandemic will end professional sport completely. But I believe that the lockdown and the ensuing socio-economic crisis — which will probably much more serious and wide-ranging than the financial crisis in 2009 - will wipe out most of what is unnecessary for a normal, healthy, natural, modern Human life.
What we have learned again during this crisis is that we exist in a vast Natural system that is closed, fully integrated and interdependent, and which keeps balance and homeostasis — without which life is impossible — based on natural necessities and available resources.
As a result, we will also have to scale down to such a life whether we want it or not. The truth is that right now, during the lockdown, after the initial “withdrawal symptoms” many can see, feel, that we can actually live without most of the excessive, incessant, brainwashing “circus and bread entertainment” professional sport at its current level, in its constant form was a major part of.
Anybody attending an American sporting event can testify that it is organized in a way that one can’t have even 5 seconds to think for oneself but people are constantly programmed to do what the “puppet masters” want them to think about, do.
(Moreover one has to wonder where the money to buy players in the excess of 100 million dollars come fro, what professional sport is truly used for…)
And it is the same with other arms of the entertainment industry, culture, and the media.
Thus as the excess, “virtual money” — that appears, flows in mysterious ways — will evaporate as a result of the crisis, we will come to a very different world. There will be sport, concerts, cultural events, movies, mass media, but probably instead of the overpaid “gladiators”, artificially generated “starlets/superstars”, “know-all” celebrities, opinion influencers, paid propaganda media we will have normal people, who will play, perform, report for normal rewards, salaries as long as their job remains necessary for the normal life of the collective.
And we will have a much better, normal, Humane life as a result!