March 31, 2015

Today’s Rant: Lance Armstrong Was Wrong But Of No Consequence – Get Cheaters That Affect Us All


Our system is very interesting. We are ready to take down athletes that are steroids. We are ready to take down those that have so very little influence on our lives. Yet those that materially affect us like the political class and the titans of finance continue to get our reverence even as many times there path to success was via legal cheating.

A few things to ponder, getting caught with marijuana can destroy one’s future going forward while being found drunk has no real consequences. Getting caught with crack vs cocaine (same substance) have vastly different penalties. While this may seem out of place for this post, these types of rules that materially affect lives are constant throughout our society including in athletics and that they are sometimes maliciously arbitrary should concern us more.

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About Egberto Willies

Egberto Willies is a radio show host, author, blogger, political activist, DailyKOS Contributing Editor, a Director of Coffee Party USA, Executive Committee member of Move to Amend, 2nd Annual CNN iReport Spirit Award Honoree, HuffPost Live Contributor, self-employed software developer, & web designer. Egberto wrote the book ‘As I See It:Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom’ based on his belief that the mainstream media is derelict in its duty to relate what really ails the middle class and the complicity of the Right Wing in its demise. Bio: http://egbertowillies.com/bio/ Linked In: http://linkd.in/TOiHUS. Google