Ann Coulter wrote a piece the other day regarding her dislike for soccer, only she didn’t simply share her dislike for the sport, she stated that America hated soccer. Did she take a random poll and tally the results thus concluding based on percentages that America, as a whole hates soccer? On the other hand, did she just give her opinion and clump all Americans together as a herd of sheep?
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy listening to Ann – her tongue and cheek satire often gives words to the thoughts in my head. However, upon reading this article, I found myself disappointed in the fact that she treated Americans like sheep and in ignorance, grouped herself into such a category.
I know, you’re wondering, “why sheep?”
Sheep are known as a flock animal and their natural inclination is to follow a leader. In addition, sheep have a tendency to congregate close together. Sheep, much like humans, vary in breed and subgroups – what humans call race and stereotypes, and within the flock is a dominance hierarchy. Such hierarchy within the humans is known as patriarch and matriarch, or the further we go up in politics “the arch of asses”. Yet, the fewer the sheep the less probability there is a leader. [What’s this, sheep thinking on their own – appalling!]
Ann Coulter has rightly earned her position within the dominance hierarchy – she undoubtedly has worked hard to get where she is today. That being said, in such a position one has not the right to abuse such power. Those things we absorb, by whom we choose to absorb from, influence the mindset of an individual, but what occurred from this posting by Ann is a reflection of an uneducated speculation while attempting to demoralize other humans.
In a nutshell, the game of soccer originated in Rome, fled to Greece, and was reformed in England. To state that hockey is more exciting because there are fights doesn’t make it any more of a sport when in comparison it’s nearly the same only with different variables. Yet, what bothers me most is the attempt to make the sport about liberals, labeling soccer moms as liberals while implying a sport isn’t a sport unless African-Americans are playing – a socialistic bamboozlement, to which I’m disappointed.
What Ann has done is given her uneducated opinion about a sport to a group of people, who are likely to be just as uneducated about the sport, causing the flock to buy into an imposed belief that somehow this sport is left sided thus rallying the right side into attack mode. We have now stereotyped soccer moms, soccer kids, and sports and shuffled them into the political world based on a ball that is defined by no hands.
Sheep following sheep leading sheep following sheep.
What happened to the days of either you like a sport or you didn’t, no political agenda needed… or wanted. Are we so desperate to divide our country that we forget those team players come together in unity for our entertainment? Must everything be political? Where is the simple pleasure of watching a sport, yelling at a dumb move by a player, cheering on our team, without having to stereotype it as a liberal or a conservative game?
By the way, I don’t care for soccer… or basketball, but if my kid wanted to play either, I’d be there with bells on cheering loud and proud.
One more fact – while Ann mentioned football, repeatedly, as the most watched, loved sport, she failed to mention the second most watched, loved sport… NASCAR – now there’s a sport that is all about the left. (That’s a joke, son!)