Okay, this is just my opinion, but after all – what’s a blog for if not to spout your opinion right?
Last night a friend and I were trying to plan a trip to our favorite rifle range, and the idea occurred to us that we should go on Superbowl Sunday. We figured that the great majority of men would be at home, firmly ensconced in the recliner, watching millionaires toss a ball around a field. Our intent of course was to have the range mostly to ourselves.
Just one problem… neither one of us knew conclusively when the Superbowl is being played!
America would not be in the mess it’s in now if her citizenry spent as much time watching the games being played in Washington, as they to do watching professional sports. Nothing done on a basketball court, football field, golf course or bowling alley is going to have a realistic effect on your life. But EVERYTHING done in Washington has immense effect on every aspect of our lives!
I’m not saying it’s wrong to watch sports or play sports. But I AM saying that if you know player stats, but you don’t know what bills are being debated on the floor of the House, then you are part of the problem.
From time immemorial, the ruling class has used bread and circuses to deflect the attention of the masses from their political shenanigans. For some folks it’s “bread”, and for others it’s “circuses”. It can be either /or, just so long as the citizenry are compelled to look elsewhere.
I refuse to be part of that.
My preferred sport is long range marksmanship. And someday – it may well come about that MY sport will have an effect on Washington and its little games. I intend to be the best that I can be on that account.
Enjoy the game y’all!