Winning Through Competition

According to liberals, one of the benefits of the PC (socialist) agenda in the public school system is the opportunity for children to enjoy participation in sports without risking the psychological harm that could be wrought by head to head competition and keeping score. Effort is more important than outcome. As long as little Barry tries to pitch, it really doesn't matter that he can't throw a strike. Competition creates stress and can lead to hurt feelings.

This is a relatively new phenomenon in America, but in the social democracy of Great Britain it has been in practice for many years. The PC approach to athletics is an invaluable method of preparing children for the modern welfare state. Unfortunately as Margaret Thatcher said "the problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money," and for Great Britain (along with Greece, Portugal, Spain and the People's Republic of Chicago) that day has arrived.


With the British economy buckling under the weight of it's entitlement programs, the new Tory government has been forced to make numerous budget cuts. Interestingly enough one area that will actually receive an increase in funding is the competitive sports program in the school system. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the UK Daily Mail.


‘Sport-whether you win or lose-teaches young people great lessons for life. It encourages teamwork, dedication and striving to be the best that you can be.'

Education Secretary Michael Gove said "We need to revive competitive sport in our schools." By using the 2012 London Olympics as a springboard the government hopes to prepare their children for the sort of competition that they will face after graduation.


Ministers hope the initiative will finally end a culture that has seen schools refuse to pit youngsters directly against each other.

In one directive to schools during the last Labour government, schools were encouraged to replace competitive races with ‘problem solving' exercises for their sports days.

Teams were also encouraged to perform tasks in rotation rather than compete directly with each other.

It will be interesting to see how the children of competition fare upon entering the real world. I'm rooting for these kids because if they win we all win-competetition is the engine of inovation and success.


Meanwhile back here in America, we can marvel at how the very people who promote the non-competitive PC agenda for the children, will stop at nothing to seize power and impose their twisted socialist programs on the rest of us. As the future former president has been known to say to those who don't meekly submit to his relentless power play "we're keeping score."



paboehmke@yahoo.com

According to liberals, one of the benefits of the PC (socialist) agenda in the public school system is the opportunity for children to enjoy participation in sports without risking the psychological harm that could be wrought by head to head competition and keeping score. Effort is more important than outcome. As long as little Barry tries to pitch, it really doesn't matter that he can't throw a strike. Competition creates stress and can lead to hurt feelings.

This is a relatively new phenomenon in America, but in the social democracy of Great Britain it has been in practice for many years. The PC approach to athletics is an invaluable method of preparing children for the modern welfare state. Unfortunately as Margaret Thatcher said "the problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money," and for Great Britain (along with Greece, Portugal, Spain and the People's Republic of Chicago) that day has arrived.


With the British economy buckling under the weight of it's entitlement programs, the new Tory government has been forced to make numerous budget cuts. Interestingly enough one area that will actually receive an increase in funding is the competitive sports program in the school system. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the UK Daily Mail.


‘Sport-whether you win or lose-teaches young people great lessons for life. It encourages teamwork, dedication and striving to be the best that you can be.'

Education Secretary Michael Gove said "We need to revive competitive sport in our schools." By using the 2012 London Olympics as a springboard the government hopes to prepare their children for the sort of competition that they will face after graduation.


Ministers hope the initiative will finally end a culture that has seen schools refuse to pit youngsters directly against each other.

In one directive to schools during the last Labour government, schools were encouraged to replace competitive races with ‘problem solving' exercises for their sports days.

Teams were also encouraged to perform tasks in rotation rather than compete directly with each other.

It will be interesting to see how the children of competition fare upon entering the real world. I'm rooting for these kids because if they win we all win-competetition is the engine of inovation and success.


Meanwhile back here in America, we can marvel at how the very people who promote the non-competitive PC agenda for the children, will stop at nothing to seize power and impose their twisted socialist programs on the rest of us. As the future former president has been known to say to those who don't meekly submit to his relentless power play "we're keeping score."



paboehmke@yahoo.com

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