With our win at all costs mentalilty, we put tremendous pressures on the franchises we adore to sign the best athletes in order to increase the chances of securing a championship. In order to pay the high salaries, everything in the stadium from tickets to concessions to the printed program are increased to meet payroll demands. Then, we complain about paying $5.00 for a hot dog.
Even if your team wins, the team is saddled with a high priced athlete's contract demands for many years after the celebratory parade is over. The demand to win increases salaries and yet, we blame the athletes for making all of that money. If the fan was content just to watch a game for its beauty and simplicity, the paychecks of the athletes may not be a focal point.
Because we have bought into the notion that we need to have winner on the field, we miss the consequences - higher salaries, which leads to higher prices at the ballparks. We have no one to blame but ourselves.
The same can be said by today's avalanche of political correctness in society - we are also to blame for its current longevity. Society, and for that matter the "lamestream media" as Sarah Palin called it, dictates today's proper prose and diologue. In the last two decades, the God-fearing, compassionate, and law abiding American citizen has allowed others to dictate what is offensive or not, whether intended or not. It is now not appropriate to utter the word Jesus or display a Christmas tree in public; however, it is acceptable to allow a person to denounce the existence of Jesus in pubic. In order to avoid ridicule, the God-fearing, principled people of society have gone underground, not wanting to speak in lieu of hurting someone's feelings. As a result, the morals once thought of as rock-solid, have deterioratred to piles of sand, easily blown to and fro by the winds of time.
Where oh where have we gone wrong? Just like the sports fan, we are to blame for allowing the diologue to be dictated by today's society.
The time to alter the flowing tides of political correctness must end. We must band together, draw a line in the sand, and say, "enough is enough." By being united and pushing back, we can change society back to a time when the media and government were not in our bedrooms, our schools, our churches and in our families telling us what to say and how to say it. They have defined right and wrong. The first step in the recovery process is going back to the basics:
BELIEVE that you are a honorable person and through good deeds you can begin to turn people's hardened hearts.
ACT by responding to political correctness with conviction, compassion and willingness to make a stand for the truth
SERVE in your church, in your community, at a shelter, or in your neighborhood in order to make a difference in this world for what is good
The baby boomers knew that only through hard work and uniting together could the USA rise like a phoenix after WWII. I blame them for our nations prosperity since 1945. It is my prayer that when I have left this earth, historians will look back at my generation and blame us for stopping political correctness and restoring honor to the American society and family...hopefully.