ALLEGIANCE TO LIBERTY, NOT TO SPORTS SOCIALISM
Our tax dollars shouldn't be used for the
St. Petersburg Times, published June 14, 2000
Keep government out of sports
Some communities have had a lot of court litigation opposing taxes for
socialized stadiums for professional football. The litigation is very entertaining.
The litigation was so entertaining in Tampa that local Libertarians wondered
whether elected officials would pass another tax to subsidize regular litigation.
The court hearings could be held at the stadium as part of the football
games. Our local government might field a team of lawyers to regularly sue
other cities in order to encourage local spirit and promote tourism.
Let me know when the tryouts for the litigation team start!
The preceding ideas (about socialized football stadiums and socialized
litigation and their taxes) are considered dangerous and offensive by me
and by anyone who is remotely Libertarian. Government should stay out of
sports and sports facilities should be privately owned -- without any tax
The separation of stadium and state is as important as the separation of
church and state.
-- Rex Curry
NERDS, SOCIALISTIC SPORTS NERDS
& THEIR EMOTIONAL MASTURBATION
Much has been written about sports and the fans they inspire. The word
"fan" is short for "fanatic." Most books on the topic need more information
about the history of fanaticism, particularly as to its impact on government.
Sports fanatics use sports as an excuse to tax and spend because they
are such mindless socialists that they will not provide their own entertainment
and they will support socialism for any reason, even the most vicious
and petty reason: new taxes for government-owned facilities. It inspires
over-taxed victims to shout "Go team!! Far away!!!" Socialistic sports
nerds help to explain why the current government is out-socializing the
previous government by more than double and growing (in social spending
A notorious example of the dark history of sports fanaticism occurred
during the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 65
million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million dead
under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million dead under the National
Socialist German Workers' Party.
Sports were used in the same manner as today, by governments to control
the people and to glorify statism. http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter1a1c.html
Modern socialism used the ancient Olympics for inspiration and there
are even eerie connections to the infamous NSGWP's straight-arm salute,
which originatd in the USA's early Pledge of Allegiance, as exposed by the
historian Dr. Rex Curry. http://rexcurry.net/archaeology-greco-roman.html
A sports nerds is incapable of addressing concepts about liberty or
individual rights. He is even incapable of discussing taxes and socialism
per se even when that is the topic mentioned in a newsgroup. Do a
google search on the name of a sports nerd and you find that he is not
philosophical at all. He does not appear to have ever stood up for liberty
or for cutting government. http://rexcurry.net/tagbucsb1.JPG
What a google search does show for a sports nerd is a pathetic person
who uses his sport as emotional masturbation. His web page shows the fantasy
in his mind -pictures of football and large football players. His
posts on the internet echo his fetish. The obsession in the sports nerd's
life is what is covered in the sports pages and on TV: who got injured and
who got touchdowns and which jock is in bed with who. When a socialistic
sports fetishist isn't watching a football game on TV, he takes a break
to watch TV some more --in order to play video games such as "Madden NFL
2000." He has no life. He needs to get over it. He needs to
get a life. http://rexcurry.net/sportsrays.jpg
Sports nerds are like children in government schools. They are
selfish brats who never progress past high school. The great libertarian
Harry Browne pointed out that the biggest mistake we ever made was letting
the government educate our children. Max Victor Belz said "I don't want my
children fed or clothed by the State, but I would prefer that to their being
educated by the State." Sports nerds repeat government propaganda to rationalize
government action as taught in government schools, and those schools taught
students how government will select sports, and promote certain sports,
and use taxation to do so. http://rexcurry.net/sportsbucs.jpg
The nation's leading authority on the psychology of sports fanaticism,
Dr. Rex Curry, has written extensively on the problem. The problem is sociopathic
in that a socialistic sports nerd does not care about how other people need
to retain their own money for other pressing uses. Sports nerds are undeterred.
If they cannot gain enough support in a free market, then they use government
to steal money from others. The sports nerd's ego commands everyone
to concentrate on his game fetish, the center of the sports nerd's life.
He is an avaricious parasite. He is a welfare queen of sports.
The question for the sports nerd is "why?" Maybe he thinks
it is the only way he can have friends or gain some form of "legitimacy"
in his mind. The sports nerd wants to be liked and he wants to belong
to something important and football is the best that he can do. Like
others, he is willing to stop thinking and go with the herd in order to belong.
Whining about football is the only level of mental activity that he can
muster. It is the only way he can pretend to himself that his life
matters -by watching other grown men play a game; by becoming excited about
other people playing a game.
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).
The sports nerd helps to explain the socialist Wholecaust (of which the
Holocaust was a part): 65 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics; 49 million dead under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million
dead under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. He helps
to explain how such hell-holes come into existence, grow so large, last so
long, and kill so many. He and his ilk will support socialism even to
obtain new taxes for a socialized stadium.
Sports nerds help to explain why the current government is out-socializing
the previous government by more than double and growing (in social spending
ALONE). His love of government and support for massive taxation and spending
will extend far beyond his sports fetish.
As an example of what happens when government / socialism is involved in
sports, remember "The Nazi Olympics." A presentation on the 1936 Berlin Olympics
has been developed by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
The 1936 Games featured Jesse Owens' brilliance despite the racism and segregation
imposed at that time by government and government schools (socialist schools)
under the National Socialist German Workers Party (and also in the United
"The Nazi Olympics" is presented in five sections. The display has been
presented around the country since 1997.
Ray Doswell -- curator of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City,
Mo. --has enjoyed the display. He scheduled it for his museum, where it was
displayed late last year.
SPORTS & SOCIALISM
EMOTIONAL MASTURBATION (How socialism has destroyed
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS, DEVIL RAYS,
Francis Bellamy, Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward at the Pledge of Allegiance
SPORTS HUMOR - socialistic sports nerds are hilarious.
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.
The catchphrase 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.
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.
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 games.
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 middle east.
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.