Lance Armstrong has been raked over the coals, now some bicycling body is stripping him of his titles. Is Armstrong any more to blame that the body stripping him of the titles? Weren’t they involved in the fraud by publicizing him in the first place? Have they no responsibility for pollution of the sport?
Are there any sponsored sports that are unpolluted? (Has anyone pondered Original Sin these days? Orthodoxy, wholly unexamined?)
Ali won the heavyweight championship, then some pencil pushers took his title away from him! How? They didn’t get into the ring with him.
In a world where the Temple sabotaged Jesus why should we care what some judge says?
We all know Ali by name. Many of us now know Armstrong too, and Ruth and Mantle. How many names do we know of the title-strippers? Did Armstrong convince people to worship winners? Aren’t the body members more responsible?
Well sometimes we do know the committee members better than the heroes. Lieutenant Calley was one of zillions of murderers, and his name got known, poor bastard; but everybody knew Nixon’s name: even if was was only a front. A famous front.
Served him right.
And it serves us right for getting distracted by the three-card monte dealer’s patter, his misdirections.
At Judgment we can all say, “It wasn’t me, God: it was society!”
I’ll say, “It wasn’t me, God: it was the state!”
2012 10 26 Ha! Hooray! http://news.yahoo.com/lemond-calls-cycling-leaders-resign-090849879–spt.html;_ylt=AtXHZKdQXu68KAYz8cgf8iULMxIF;_ylu=X3oDMTNyNW9ra2I2BG1pdANKdW1ib3Ryb24gU3BvcnRzU0YEcGtnAzUzZTc2Mjk2LTliNzYtM2RlOS05ODZmLWFiZmE3MGVlZjJiYwRwb3MDMgRzZWMDbWVnYXRyb24EdmVyA2ZkZDM5NGQwLTFlYjItMTFlMi04ZmFlLWZiZjJmZmUyYzRhNQ–;_ylg=X3oDMTFrdG9pdmFnBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANzcG9ydHMEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3
Greg LaMond calls for the cycling officials to step down!