RexCurry.net is the originator of the libertarian phrase "socialistic
sports nerds" that describes and condemns fanatics who support taxes and
government in sports. On October 6, 2003, a google search for the
quoted phrase "socialistic sports nerds" and "socialistic sports nerd."
There were about twenty hits on both the web and on newsgroups, and they
were all attributed to RexCurry.net. The oldest reference was from 1997.
Professor Curry studied the wave of new stadium construction and sport sociology.
The catchphrase "socialistic sports nerds" helps explain this axiom:
If they support socialism for sports entertainment, then they will support
socialism for anything. The separation of sport and state is as important
as the separation of church and state.
Newspapers often rhapsodize the lives of sports "greats." Never
has any sports hero repeatedly and publicly denounced government involvement
in sports. If they support socialism for sports entertainment then
they will support socialism for ANYTHING. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg
Socialistic sports nerds engage in emotional masturbation similar
to that in the Pledge of Allegiance. Both forms of emotional masturbation
were acquired in government schools (socialist schools).
Seen on the web: If you went to see England college station soccer
at Wembley, you could observe people around you making the Nazi salute
during the national anthem, and abuse of black players, even those playing
for the home. It is sad to note that it sounds like the USA not
long after the Pledge of Allegiance was created in 1892. http://rexcurry.net/swastika3clear.jpg
The Pledge was created by a self-described socialist who supported
"military socialism." He wanted all of society to ape the military.
The National Socialist German Workers' Party was influenced by America's
Pledge of Allegiance, its military socialism, and by American football
Today, there are even football teams that represent branches of the
military and their cadets. A recent Army-Navy game included cut-away
shots to soldiers in a foreign country in the current war in which the
President is being beaten and humiliated. The soldiers were cheering
for their respective football "teams." The war that the soldiers
had been forced to fight in had many parallels to the football game that
they were watching and to all NFL cities and NFL games.
Most socialistic sports nerds are Democrat-socialists or Republican-socialists.
No one expects Democrat-socialists or Republican-socialists to act on
principle. When either "team" controls both houses of Congress (and/or
the presidency) fanatical behavior occurs. Blind team loyalty brought
six years of unbridled growth in the federal government's size and scope
under Republican-socialists. Blind team loyalty in sports brings new taxes
for socialized stadiums and discrimination against all other sports.
The old political parties are bizarre. Understanding the world,
though rewarding, provides nothing like the pleasures of a "Two Minute
Hate," a focused, ritualized denunciation of enemies. To induce its own
Two Minute Hates, the old parties, like Ingsoc in 1984, manufacture bogeymen
such as "special interests," "judicial activists," "so-called realists,"
or "moral relativists" that become symbolic representations of detested
outsiders. Meanwhile, like the Inner Party in 1984, the leaders in the
old parties tolerate the more vulgar, angry purveyors of ideology -think
talk-show hosts or authors of bestselling political books. The most vicious
attacks, meanwhile, are reserved for turncoats, like Goldstein in 1984.
(Of course, as many old party members could attest, the hatred is usually
mutual.) Rooting for dogma is as engrossing to its partisans as rooting
for the local football team is to its fans.
People like a good war like they like a good football game. But
they forget the score of last year's game and don't appreciate past performance.
So they'll forget last year's war just as easily EXCEPT if it drags on.
The American people like a war that we're not clearly winning and that
drags on about as much as they like a football game in which their team
is not winning that drags on past dinnertime. They don't appreciate such
a war any more than they appreciate such a football game. Politicians thought
they were bringing the American people a good thing by waging war in the
You can be a capitalist quaterback in the superbowl against socialism.
Join the team. The score so far: LIBERTARIANS 23, SOCIALISTIC SPORTS
NERDS 3. Defeat the sports-crazed socialists. Don't fumble the ball. Tell
everyone "I am a team player, but I play for the better team." Socialistic
sports nerds are bad sports.