This story articulates why America has begun to suck so badly over the past 100 years.
It isn’t because FDR shoved the New Deal down our throats. It isn’t because Bush was a big-spending R who started wars to advance democracy. It isn’t even because of President Obama or any of his scandals.
It is because we, as a group, have not stood up to these people and their supporters when they are doing injury to an individual, a group, the economy or the republic.
We – you, me and those before us – have not bitch-slapped the Masters and Enemies of Liberty among us.
We have lost our internal moral compass and our willingness to excel, our willingness to defend excellence.
Just read this story and see if it makes sense for you on a broader socio-political scale.
The kid is a football machine. He scores just about every time he touches the ball.
The solution? His touchdowns no longer count after 3 in a game, so the other Little Darlin’s on the field can still feel good about themselves.
That has become our default in America – tear down those among us who succeed.
Like the crabs in a bushel basket, the crabs on the bottom will grab and pull any escaping crab back among them.
The old Soviet example: My neighbor has three pigs and I have only two – I demand that Government go and kill one of my neighbors pigs!
Instead of letting this kid play the game by the rules that everyone else follows, they single him out and negate his excellence. Instead of letting teams on defense work to improve themselves and learn to shut the kid down, we do it by Rule, instead.
How about advancing the kid to the next league, as an option. Maybe his talents will build even more if he is put with bigger, faster, stronger kids?
No. Our default is to discourage. Noone is exceptional. Noone is allowed to be exceptional.
That is why America is no longer exceptional…because you and I tolerate such stupidity.