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Boise's "Special Olympics" be funded by taxpayer earmarks and what is the
concept behind the "Special Olympics?"
(Dec 10, 2007)
At the moral conceptual level, the ideas behind Don't Keep Score
in youth sports, No Celebration Penalties in college and NFL football, and a "Special Olympics"
are ideological attempts to destroy
the concept of individual achievement, or specifically, the human
individual's main method of survival: his cognitive reasoning abilities.
Individual human achievement in
every area of our culture and economy is being redefined as bad, and if you oppose the altruistic
collectivists, whether church or state, you are labeled "politically
incorrect," uncompassionate, a "secular progressive," or simply mean and
How do you create a subservient,
society willing to give up its individual rights and freedoms? First
you must destroy the concept of individual achievement as "good qua the individual"
and replace that concept with the collectivist Borg. Second, you must
then convince individuals comprising the Borg that altruistic self-sacrifice
of the individual to the collective -- whether it's the collective church or the
collective state -- is the highest level of morality they should strive for
and if they don't, they are guilty of the unspeakable crime of individualism
Welcome to America, the new collectivist Borg.
Boise, ID – In athletics, it started with youth sports. Don't keep score.
Somebody might get their feelings hurt. Destroy the concept of a
measuring stick of individual physical and mental abilities: the
score. (Yes, Martha, sports are physical and "mental.") Everybody gets
the same gold star. Everybody receives a trophy. Everybody is
equal, even though all the kids are keeping score -- some not so
surreptitiously as others -- because they inherently know better and the
adults haven't beaten it out of them yet, philosophically speaking.
Next, college football and the NFL enact "No Celebration" penalties.
Do something good, such as score a touch down in football and you had better
not cheer for yourself, jump up and down, do a cart wheel, or look happy
with your now-morally-outlawed individual achievement. Otherwise, it's
a five yard penalty. Why? to destroy the concept of individual
achievement, of course, and to prepare you, the athlete -- and the spectators
for everybody's future, the collective Borg. (This is not accidental
and it's not new.
You have been prepped for the collective Borg in all areas of America's
public education system since pre-school, not just in athletics.)
Next, in walks the concept of the "Special Olympics," a
corollary to the "Don't Keep Score" in youth sports and "No Celebration
Rule" in college and NFL football. You think it's innocuous? You
think the concept of a "Special Olympics" shows compassion for the mentally
and physically challenged? Think again, sports fans. It's a lot
more insidious than you may realize.
In a college-level
economics textbook in Colorado, the book essentially says,
"Joe Doe in the Olympics has already won three gold
medals in swimming. Is it fair for Joe Doe to continue winning more
gold medals at the expense of those athletes who are less physically gifted?
What economic interventions would you suggest to prevent this type of unfair
activity in the U.S. economy?"
is thus encouraged in a very clever manner by the professor to proffer
socialist, or collectivist, solutions to a presumed inherently unfair free
market instead of looking at individualist, free market capitalist
This same insidious
methodology is now being presented at all levels of sports, as described
above. Don't keep score and "no celebration" rules. But the most
insidious and rather "sick" methodology to destroy the concept of individual
achievement is to mock the achievement of individuals in the real Olympics
by staging a parallel Special Olympics to elicit supposed compassion -- not
celebration -- for those who were born with, or obtained accidentally,
physical and mental deficiencies.
Lock them up and
throw away the key? Of course not. But placing mentally and
athletically challenged individuals up on a pedestal is a big lie -- to both
the spectators and the Special Olympics "athlete."
The real unstated purpose of the
Special Olympics is not to celebrate -- or we will soon need to implement
"no celebration" rules for the Special Olympians, too -- but rather to
(1) destroy the concept of
individual achievements of true athletes and other successful individuals in
all areas of
society and, (2) to make you feel guilty if you don't go along with the
And how do the
promoters of the Special Olympics intend to finance this spectacle in Boise,
Idaho, in 2009? Tax money from Congressional earmarks, another crafty
collectivist idea that has taken over our U.S. Congress. Tax money
from our giant welfare state, the very same collectivist Borg that is
pushing the immoral concept of collectivism in the first place.
So, what is the
ultimate to destroy the concept of individual achievement, to punish the
individual for being good, for being successful, for superior achievement?
Kurt Vonnegut expressed it best in his satire and TV movie called
Slaughterhouse Five, in which the prima
ballerina was forced to wear a ball and chain during the performance of Swan
Lake in order to lower her down to the level of the "other faux ballerinas"
who were obese or clumsy or, in today's terms, athletically challenged.
When the spectacle
of Slaughterhouse Five finally arrives
in dance and sports, as it already has in the business world (progressive
income taxes, fake anti-trust legislation, tax the rich, redistribute the
wealth, the Death Tax, etc.), you will know that you have finally been
assimilated into America's New Collectivist Borg. -- FM Duck
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