Curt Schilling was fired from ESPN for posting the following meme on Facebook:
This type of public firing of a popular individual for political thought crimes is now quite common. While the official American states allows an individual to have heretical ideas, the Deep State will attempt to deprive a livelihood from anyone that does not follow their political narrative. Feel free to say what you want in your private life, but also feel free to starve. This is not really much different than how the Soviet Union functioned. The only difference if that the real power tends to be behind the scene in the modern West.
These public spectacles act as a sort of Show Trial to inform people what is allowed to be said in public.
A description of the Deep State can be found at ZeroHedge.