Wussification Of America

Yoga

If you watch the Fox News discussion of yoga in America, you might take away two different views. The first is that yoga is not a sport. The argument goes that sports teach life-skills like bouncing a ball, getting knocked on your ass, etc. and they must involve competition, other players, and keeping score. I agree and I’m sure the international sport committees used these qualifications to approve synchronized swimming for the Olympics. The second is that although yoga is admittedly beneficial, it doesn’t stand up to a concussion when considered as an educational life-experience.

I actually think that the discussion misses a valuable requirement of sports in America today:  at the highest levels it should be highly profitable. Therefore, at the lower school levels sports function as free training for the corporate plutocrats who will further extend their wealth by wearing out the bodies and minds of young athletes and turning top performers into the aristocracy of the land.

It is amusing that yoga, which can lead to a balanced, happy, and healthy life, is considered a danger to the masculinity (grrrr) but peddling Mormonism in the south of France and avoiding military service is considered good enough for the White House.

[For the full Fox News segment]

2 responses

  1. P.P.S THE SOUTH OF FSANCE SOUNDS OK – BUT I CAN DO WITHOUT THE RELIGION… OF MORMONISM… NOR ANYOTHER OPIAT OF THE MASSES… ARE WE NOT ALLOWED FREE SPEECH – I AM AGNOSTIC!!!!! ALSO ANTI MILITARISTIC…

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  2. YOGA? SPORTS? IT IS SELF-EVIDENT THAT AMERICA DEMANDS IT BE THE BEST AT EVERYTHING.. IN SO MUCH AS IT WILL GO AND ALLOW ITS HOME GROWN TALENT TO PLAY IN SPORTS THAT ARE ONLY, IN GENERIC TERMS, PLAYED IN THAT COUNTRY (ALONE)… I.E. THE WORLD SERIES BASEBALL COMPETITION… ONE WON’T FIND, I SUSPECT, THE WHOLSALE MASS APPROVAL OF COMPETITIVE YOGA METHINKS – E.G. WHO CAN CHILL THE QUICKEST, RELAX ETC WITHOUT FARTING… I THNK THAT’D BE A NO-NO… WE ALL KNOW AMERICA AND THE WEST IN GENERAL IS GEARED TO HIGH OCTANE INVESTMENT OF ITS SPORTS… OUR ONCE BELOVED SPORTING TEAMS BECOMING NOTHING MORE THAN BRANDS – OUR TEAMS LOSING THEIR HISTORICAL PURPOSE NOW… YES; THAT IS IMPORTAN!!!!. BUT SPEAKING AS PLEBY LARD ASS – THE EXPERIMENTAL IN ME R.E. WORD USEAGE – I DO NEED TO LOSE SOME POUNDS FROM THE OLD BELLY ETC ETC ETC ETC – IT’D BE TEDIOUS OF ME TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO AND NOT DO IT MYSELF – BUT THAT IS THE WAY OF THE WORLD!!!!! THEY SAY TANTRIC SEX-YOGA IS A THING TO BEHOLD, LOSING THE POUNDS WHILST FUCKING -I.E. ONE FORGETS TO EAT… BUT EVEN THAT’S CONJECTURE FROM MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE… THE L.P. SONGS ABOUT FUCKING – THAT’S PROSE FOR YER…AS FOR LOSING MY MASCULINITY – THAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED – BRASS MONKEYS ETC ETC ETC… MAYBE CORPORATE PLUTOCRATS COULD GO AND DO SOME COMPETITIVE YOGA, PERHAPS CREATING SOME AMBIENT BOARDROOM SCENARIO THUS INDUCING SOME AMIABLE THEM AND US/ CUSTOMER AND EMPLOYEE BASIS… “HOW ABOUT THAT PAY RISE, YOU HYPED OUT MELLOW FUCKER!”
    REGARDS
    JONATHAN ( A SLIGHTLY PODGY BLOKE NOWADAYS)
    P.S. THIS IS FLIPPANT THOUGH I IMAGINED THE FOX NEWS SEGMENT YOU ADDED TO BE FLIPPANT, ALSO…

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