I can see a connection to Fascism and sports. You know; the
pagentry, the uniforms, the us v the world mentality, the collective is more
efficient than the individual, equating a team to family, the use of cliched
speech being equal to the jingoistic rhetoric in times of war. Whether, fascism is a extension of progressivism or not remains TBD.
George Will slams progressives by associating them with the division of labor.
Does he think it's wrong for us to specialize and become part of a greater
whole? Paul doesn't. "For the body is not one member, but
many ... and the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of
thee...."However, unlike the football tradition of the powerful
dominating the weak, Paul learned from his Mentor that the powerful should serve
and lift the feeble, the less honorable and the uncomely. Consider also these
progressive ideas in light of modern politics: "For our comely
parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more
abundant honour to that part which lacked""And whether one
member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all
the members rejoice with it."Yes, the redistribution of both
wealth and honor! Perhaps those dang liberal social sciences attract students
who would have loved traditional college moral instruction. Who has really
inherited the soul of traditional Christianity, conservatives or liberals?Then he tries to blame social Darwinism on liberals. Oh, please.
This progressive sees the concept of college sports as an incredible waste and
distraction from what our educational institutions should be doing. But
that's a tough sell in this conservative town.
"Progressives saw football as training managers for the modern regulatory
state"Yes, College Football was an evil plan cooked up by the
democrats to turn America into a Socialist country. And all this time, I just
thought College football was big business.George, have you gone off
the deep end?