How telling ……
…. “I would not let my son play pro football,” Obama told the New Yorker in a lengthy piece that was published on Sunday. “But, I mean, you wrote a lot about boxing, right? We’re sort of in the same realm.”
Wait a minute!!! What about his girls??? Every year we see vacuous stories about girls and women breaking the barriers and playing football! Isn’t Zero participating in the sexism the left claims to so abhor?
Obama then compared playing professional football to smoking.
“At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor,” Obama said. “These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?”
Wait, because playing football is physically addictive? Notice how Zero frames his points? You see he’s not talking about a game, an action, or inanimate objects, he frames it as people. It’s not how he feels about smoking, it’s how he feels about smokers. I can certainly appreciate that these are adults doing what they want …. in reality land, we call this freedom. It’s weird, many people can see people exercising their liberties, engaged in things I would deem questionable, but, I can still manage to withhold personal judgments towards the people, and simply regard the action. Leftards are incapable of making such distinctions.
In an interview with the left-leaning New Republic last year before the Super Bowl, Obama said that “change” was coming to the NFL and said that even though he is “a big football fan,” he felt that “if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.”
“And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence,” Obama said last year. “In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won’t have to examine our consciences quite as much.”
This is another difficulty leftards have. It stems from the fact leftards have no fundamental understanding of the principles of freedom. None. They don’t understand freedom allows people to fail, and/or harm themselves. I don’t bother with burdening myself with self-loathing because some guys are out there playing a game for millions of dollars, doing something they thoroughly enjoy and which I would happily trade places any day of the week.
Do people get hurt while employed as football players? They sure do. But, then, there are other dangerous vocations, as well. While I don’t wish people harm, I don’t agonize over the harm people cause themselves.
If they keep this sort of mindset we’ll soon see baseball perverted in the same manner ….. oh, wait…..