How does the left insinuate its fantasy belief system into our children. It is exposure to a thousand little "lessons" like the following:
In yet another nod to the protection of fledgling self-esteem, an Ottawa children’s soccer league has introduced a rule that says any team that wins a game by more than five points will lose by default.
The Gloucester Dragons Recreational Soccer league’s newly implemented edict is intended to dissuade a runaway game in favour of sportsmanship. . . .
Sportsmanship? Sportsmanship has everything to do with playing fairly and on a level playing field and absolutely nothing to do with "self esteem" issues. This new rule isin't remotely related to sportsmanship.
This is not teaching the kids the simple reality that if you want to win, you need to work at getting better individually and as a team. It is not teaching that hard work has positive ramifications and rewards - indeed, it seems that this rule is a peverse condemnation of that reality. Nor does the rule teach the reality that failure to improve oneself in a chosen field of endeavour comes with its own ramifications and penalties.
So what are the people who promulgated this rule actually aiming for if "sportsmanship" is a misdirection?
. . . Mr. Cale said the league’s 12-person board of directors . . . are simply trying to make [the game] fair.
And there you have it. The left wing nut jobs who came up with this new rule define "fair" as equality of outcome. And when equality of outcome becomes the predominant value, then all the life lessons that organized athletics and competition have traditionally taught fall by the wayside. What is left in its wake is a left wing fantasy that is the antithesis of the concept of western freedom, since the simple reality of soccer - and of life - is that equality of outcome can only occur when it is imposed by above. And that comes with many ramifications indeed.