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Organized Sports and the Total State – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 24, 2017

The government gets what it paid for in those color guards and flyovers. The same thing the pledge of allegiance was invented for-blind obedience.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/11/gc-dilsaver/total-state-total-sports/

The POTUS chastised the NFL for disrespecting the flag and the NFL Commish chastised the POTUS for a “lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.” Thus, the jingoistic USA in demanding that we respect the sacred flag and nationalism gets crossed up with the narcissistic NFL in its demand that we respect the sacred sport of football and athleticism. Spectator sport indeed! as one roots for an increase in internecine fighting within the totalitarian powers that be. For both sports and nationalism go hand-in-hand.

Organized sports, be they participatory or spectatorial, are especially powerful transmitter of the Total State’s propaganda due to their being both entertaining and participatory. Sports as well is a cause that elicits an energetic allegiance and loyalty that squanders and perverts  (especially a male’s) the innate piety that is to be given only to the family and God. Sports fosters blind allegiance to a team; a my team (country) right or wrong mentality. So too, sports inculcate the belief that life is a level playing field, where rules are made up by decree. This is legal positivism, which is the life blood of the Total State, as opposed to God-given natural law, which is the nemesis of the Total State.

Organized sports, especially team sports, thus indoctrinates a person to be an obedient citizen of the Total State; a Total State that decides by positivistic decree what is right and wrong; that forces its citizens to think within its box of what is politically correct; that dictates to its citizens the very parameters of acceptable reality; that demands that its citizens unquestionably accept its designated enemies as enemies indeed; that requires its citizens to see the Total State as infallible because (worse than “my country right or wrong”) “the State is right, period!” Sports is also a means of propagandizing, not the least of which is in the promotion of nationalism and war. From 2012 to 2015 alone, the United States government spent $53 million “on marketing and advertising contracts with sports teams.” (Tackling Paid Patriotism, a senate report by McCain & Flake, 2015.) So the adolescent male thinks to himself, “OK. Maybe I can’t be a football hero, but I can be an American hero by merely signing on the dotted line.

And yes, unfortunately, the ladies are not to be forgotten. Indeed,the intersection of participatory sports and spectator sports has finally made possible the great, unconscionable obscenity of women in combat.  Since the Total State’s enactment of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, girl’s participation in high school athletics has risen from a nationwide 300,000 in 1971 to 2.4 million in 1996! This is a stark example of successful State mandated social—actually familial and gender—re-engineering. (This example of Total State social re-engineering has only been match in recent times by the spread of the now all pervasive mental health system, and two other State advanced feministic mega-trends: the rise in both abortions and working mothers.) The final fruit wrought by this Title IX social engineering is the inclusion of girls in the ranks of athletic teams is their inclusion in the ranks of combat teams. By seeking to instill in girls aggression and a “playing with abandon”—that is to play not like girls, but like boys—the State hopes to destroy the peaceful feminine qualities of gentleness and sweetness, and the reserved, modest comportment appropriate to womanhood and the maternal vocation.

Most sports are inherently combative. They are territorial, fighting over ground or a ball, and mimic the dynamics of combat. In regards to British military success it was supposedly said that “the battle of Waterloo was won in the playing fields of Eton,” and it can certainly be said that the acceptance of women as military combatants was won on the playing fields of little league soccer. The wholesale acceptance of girls’ soccer and co-ed soccer is an example of the implementation of the nationalistic/feministic State agenda promulgated by the mass-media’s force feeding of women’s athletics. Soccer is a combative sport, from it both rugby and American football are derived. Witness boys and girls playing together in the co-ed little leagues: the boys are forced to restrain themselves, to play more like girls, and the girls are forced to abandon their reserve and attempt to play like boys. Thus in a large part via sports the Total State’s fulfills its demonic desire to eviscerate the family by cutting out its feminine heart and cutting off its masculine head so that there is nothing else to live or die for save the Total State’s own omnipotent self.

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