March 13th, 2009
|03:36 pm - "The labor theory of value applied to sports"|
Amusingly, American right wing conservo-Christians have identified another source of evil in this world: Soccer. Yes, like welfare, healthcare and atheism, it is a bridgehead of European decadence, which has the power to sap precious bodily fluids.
The Soul of Soccer
It's no surprise that the moral relativism sweeping across the globe has begotten outrageous behavior.... Watching a soccer fan effusively fling rocks and bottles at innocent players reminds me of cold-blooded abortionists and activist federal judges hurling stones at the preciousness of life. ... look closely next time you see footage of soccer fans gone wild. You'll be staring into the innermost depths of the world's soul.
How Soccer is Ruining America (this article is kind of tongue in cheek, but he means it):
Whether the dumbing down of America or soccer came first is hard to say, but soccer is clearly an important means by which American energy, drive, and competitiveness is being undermined to the point of no return... As a display of nearly death-defying stamina, soccer mimics the paradigmatic feminine experience of childbirth more than the masculine business of destroying your opponent with insurmountable power.
Soccer is a sport for socialists
Soccer is the Marxist concept of the labor theory of value applied to sports -- which may explain why socialist nations dominate in the World Cup... What makes peewee soccer particularly insidious is that boys and girls play together. At this level, the sport has become a giant social experiment imposed upon us by the same geniuses who have put women in combat. No one seems to care much that co-ed soccer is doing irreparable harm to the psyche of America's little boys.
A sensible conservative counter-blast to the soccer-blasts
If you spend enough time at it, you can find the flaws and virtues in every kind of competition, and you can invest this or that sport with some allegedly definitive national or cultural characteristics that embody vitality or decadence. If done as a kind of light-hearted ribbing, it can be quite fun, but when offered as some kind of deadly serious cultural criticism it is dreadful.
Anyway, apparently this is an established right wing American trope, but I only just heard of it. My guess is that the next one will be Marmite. The argument will be that it's biowarfare on toast.
My guess is that the next one will be Marmite. The argument will be that it's biowarfare on toast.
Yes, but that would actually be true. Foul stuff.
the dark side in viscous form
ETA and I love it
Edited at 2009-03-13 04:01 pm (UTC)
the dark side in viscous form
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
I heard this Bad!Soccer thing ten years ago from an elderly friend and thought she was getting a little bit confused. Her version was that soccer was the trojan horse for one world government, getting the children acclimated to international standards now. Cuz I guess the metric system didn't work.
But apparently she was just trending rightwards.
trojan horse for one world government
Brilliant. This is all new to me.
|Date:||March 13th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh, I get it now! Unlike baseball, where The World Series = America, soccer is actually played by countries all over the world! How un-American can you get? All that playing against teams from other nations, all of whom play better than the American team, is indeed an insidious preparation for one world government, when the US has to give up its privileged position and become just one country among many.
Actually, that kind of makes sense. I mean, it's got to be Marxist when poor coountries produce better football players than America.
But paradoxically according to that second link 'In soccer... there's no shame in losing and a tie is the likely outcome'. Yeah, those happy go lucky soccer types could care less about winning.
I know. One example would be just some guy with a bee in his bonnet, but it appears to be a common argument *shrugs*
Our somewhat-disgraced new gay mayor is heavily promoting the acquisition of a professional soccer team for Portland.
Proof of this concept, prob'ly, huh?
You might almost say he's giving the game away