Marcus Stroman goes all out on Kanye with insane conspiracy theories

Markus Stroman

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I’ll be honest, I didn’t know there were so many galaxy brain idiots in the world of sports. But I was naive.

If you’ve ever wondered what pitchers do on their days off, the Cubs’ Marcus Stroman reveals that at least some of them spend their time poking internet rabbit holes about things like “Who controls the media, controls the world!” etc.

Stroman, speaking of nothing (but maybe speaking of Kyrie Irving? It’s unclear), took to Twitter this morning to enlighten us all with what sure looks like an anti-Semitic dog whistle that Stroman is too afraid to blow completely.

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He continues to talk about the media for some time, refusing to say exactly what he means.

While Stroman demanded that people pay more attention to “facts” and “evidence,” he refused to provide any, instead relying on a legion of Joe Rogan/Elon Musk fanboys to ride to his rescue.

Some pointed out that Stroman recently liked a tweet from Jason Whitlock defending Kyrie Iriving, which read, “Cowards are tearing up @KyrieIrving for reweeting a documentary promoting Jeff Bezos’ Amazon platform.” becomes. The minds of a certain section of the population are closely monitored, while others are free to think whatever they want.”

And while you always put a guy like Whitlock on the wrong side, the dog whistle here is all the more concerning that “Jews control the media” has long been an anti-Semitic phrase. Stroman’s cryptic tweets, so close to Kanye West’s anti-Semitic meltdown, are raising some genuine questions among fans.

The American Jewish Committee publishes a document on common anti-Semitic tropes and says the following:

“False reports claiming that Jews control the media, banks and government are part of a long-standing conspiracy by secret Jewish power. This anti-Semitic trope has its roots in the discredited publication The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, published in Tsarist Russia, which accused Jews of attempting to control the world… These myths of control portray Jews as secret puppet lords ruling over others ruling and manipulating the world’s economies and governments For centuries, Jews have been accused of leading “blind” world leaders into wars and debt in order to enrich themselves and further their own hidden agenda. Anti-Semitic propaganda continues to promote the idea that behind the scenes rich or influential Jews are pursuing their plans for world domination.”

As several people pointed out, it would have been really easy for Stroman to end this controversy. Everyone who dealt with Stroman said that he did not speak about the Jewish community and that he denounced anti-Semitism. But at the time of publication, that announcement never came, and many of the comments below Stroman’s original post, which I won’t let you suffer here, make it clear that his message got through loud and clear to a certain audience.

This isn’t the first time Stroman has been criticized for his use of social media. In 2021, Stroman seemed to like a tweet that called a sportswriter an insult to Italian Americans.

If Aaron Rodgers taught us anything, it’s that when athletes are “just asking the question,” it’s time to log off and quit. And while it’s not clear that Stroman was actually intentionally anti-Semitic in his posts, it’s pretty clear that many of his followers thought he was, and many chimed in to agree. So goes another day on Elon Musk’s free speech social media platform.