Monday, April 08, 2013
Quote of the Day
"As I periodically tune in to the games -- and alternately cheer and lament the upsets, depending on the outcomes -- I can’t shake the feeling that I’m watching not some heartwarming parable, but a Hunger Games-like tale that microcosmically embodies darker trends. That’s because when you look beyond the the dunks, blocked shots and turnovers and behold the tournament as a business, you are looking at both a reminder of our troubling history and a reflection of the present moment."
-- David Sirota on March Madness and college sports in general
In case you were wondering what you're not allowed to be able to simply enjoy this week, because in reality it's a metaphor for American class inequity and our embrace of crypto-fascism, I give you college basketball -- and of course, David Sirota.
I can't even imagine how exhausting life must be for somebody like this. Everywhere you turn, there's an injustice to be fought, a danger to protect the unwashed from, and a lecture to be given to those who just don't see what's really going on.
Serially stupid. There's no better way to put it. Serially stupid.