There is a Heinlein story, the exact name of which I forget (MLG will know), in which the protagonist tracks incidents that he feels are indicators of the onset of “The Crazy Years.” That story quite naturally resulted in the protagonist holed up in the mountains while nukes fell on the cities below.
We are, my friends, slap-ass in the middle of The Crazy Years Redux, if you haven’t already figured that out for yourself. I’m not just talking about our new socialist overlords government – and the near-constant subversion of our Constitution – but smaller things, daily occurrences that chip away at the average human’s ability to be a self-reliant, logical, reasoning entity.
Here’s a big old stinking example. January 13 a Texas high school basketball team beat another team by the whopping score of 100-0. No big deal, right? The winning team was clearly a great deal more talented than the losing team, and just outplayed them. Some might whinge that was “running the score up,” but what is the winning team to do, just stop trying? What kind of lesson is that for those girls? Or for the losing team…who have a total of EIGHT girls on the varsity team, with only 20 total in the entire school…they never quit, kept playing, kept TRYING through the entire game.
A few days later it was reported the winning team wanted to forfeit the win to the losing school, they felt bad about the blowout…AFTER the fact, mind you, when they’d had the opportunity to be scorned by the bleeding hearts among the teaching staff/parents. (That last bit is pure conjecture on my part, but I’m probably right, you know.)
Then winning team’s school administrators then posted a public slam of everyone involved:
On its Web site last week, Covenant, a private Christian school, posted a statement regretting the outcome of its Jan. 13 shutout win over Dallas Academy. “It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened. This clearly does not reflect a Christlike and honorable approach to competition,” said the statement, signed by Queal and board chair Todd Doshier.
And now the coach has been fired for calling bullshit:
The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to a newspaper saying he will not apologize “for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.”
Hopefully everyone involved – save the reactionary pussies that blew it all out of proportion – will take the following lessons from this ludicrous non-incident:
- It’s ok to win.
- It’s ok to lose.
- School administrators, with few exceptions, fail upwards.
- Sometimes a teacher will take a hit for you. Honor them by remembering the fucking lesson.