10. Vicarious battles never hurt anyone. Only if they glorify war, not
the sacrifice and pain, or the truth behind it all. And with this administration, the story of USMC Gen Smedley D. Butler (2x CMOH) who saved the republic from a 1932 coup attempt (composed of Bush's relatives btw), will never be shown on TV.
Most team sports, particularly football, are sublimated warfare. All the illogical, emotional cheering for 'your team', regardless of who the players might have been with last year or might be with next year, is pure jingoistic nationalism. Mix that with an unabashedly brutal sport like football, and you have the makings of false patriotism.
It's only a short move from there to turning a sports event into a patriotic rally.
I decided years ago that sports were not worth the emotional investment, unless I was directly involved. What does it really matter in the world who has run the most yards, who has the most RBIs, who is the top seeded player.
It's all a distraction from what is going on -- the circus half of bread and circuses.
28. yes, i am. IT IS SICKENING... I used to live in Jacksonville and I can't
believe the way in which the bush fascist empire has taken over a previously incredibly healthy get together sports time in jacksonville...(and i just saw some pre-game something or other they were having as i switched channels on the local news stations).
There will be true celebration on the streets of MURRRIKKKAHHHH the day the bush fascist empire falls...as it has always happened anywhere when dictatorships of the right or of the left fall.
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