While I am well aware of the fact that things like sporting events are used to manipulate and control the masses, I do enjoy watching football and baseball, as well as Formula1 racing, and many other “sports” such as golf and surfing. (However, after Brady’s witch hunt and wrongful persecution, like most New Englanders, I am NOT a fan of the NFL’s penchant for drama, or of Goodell, and I never will be.) Sometimes we can enjoy a distraction that allows us to decompress from the mundane “unreality”, as long as we don’t take it too seriously. I can’t afford to see these games in person, so I especially enjoy watching at home, where I can hear and even rewind the play calls, without the distraction of drunken, shouting pub pals.
As one who works with the body, I admire individual athletic achievement, regardless of team affiliation, and I marvel at what the body is capable of. Yet to me, ultimately, these are just games. I may not agree with everyone’s personal choices in how to express their views, but I defend their right to express them. No one should be subject to character assassination over perceived slights. People need to lighten up and stop taking everything so personally. This article makes some valid points about the hysteria and self-righteousness, and the larger agenda, that IMHO, is taking all the fun out of the games.
“When a hundred and fifty of the most powerful men and women in the world can meet in secret… to plot the fate of billions, and nobody even cares about it, but six football players go to lunch together, and it’s in the headlines across the country, you have a reflection of the society in which that exists. And it is a sick, sick society that is doomed to self-destruction.” ~William Coope
And now, as ‘take a knee‘ protests have swept the nation, the NFL’s image has just been shattered in a catch-22 of brainwashing and cognitive dissonance. What originally started as a statement against the very real and destructive issue of police brutality has become a hysteria-fueled social movement and front page news. People are destroying thousands of dollars worth of team branded merchandise to demonstrate that complaints against the state will not be tolerated.
Now, the president has even chimed in, adding fuel to the fire and doubling down on the notion that the National Football League is first and foremost a patriotic organization. In this country, and in this sport, the government is not to be criticized. Not for brutalizing the citizenry with out of control police, or anything else.
In a society as rigidly controlled by a monolithic, top-down, know-it-all organization like the state, the archetypal energy of the male is manageable only by suppressing man’s natural drive to protect his community. This is how the elite have controlled men since the days of the Roman Empire.
When President Eisenhower left office, he warned us that the U.S. was changing under the pressures of a new world, and that a military industrial complex had emerged which would pose a sincere menace to a free society. Fast forward almost 60 years and his words are quite prescient.
“Now this conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence—economic, political, even spiritual—is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Isaac Davis is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.
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