Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Show Them State

Strength In Numbers
So after months of protests over what appears to be a pattern of, at the very least, racial insensitivity in the face of some horrific incidents, and at the most, well, downright coddling of said incidents...

The high and powerful at the University of Missouri were struck low, not by a hunger strike, not by protests, and not by miserable public relations.

Nope, it was all done by the only people on the campus who have true power, if and only when they realized it.

The football team.

By threatening a walkout that would have led to a forfeit and a loss of what's reputed to be a million dollars for just the single game in question, the university caved on a couple of high people, ending the protests and forever letting the world know just who is, and is not, Important. Also, just how much the football team matters, because Missouri is in the SEC, and the SEC is not something to be trifled with.

Now that the smoke has cleared and the deed is done, we can imagine football teams across America starting to realize that they can, in fact, agitate for other things. They also have the ability to act for pay, for medical benefits, and for any number of other things.

And, well, there are far more meaningful, and dare we say powerful, football teams than the University of Missouri.

Oh, and one small point for anyone who is thinking of actually using their power...

Don't wait long on this.

Because the very, very expensive toothpaste is out of the tube, and some of the worst people in America are really not very happy about that, or care very much about who they destroy to get it back in...

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