“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ray Lewis unwittingly punks his fellow NFL players

Accused murderer and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis had this amusingly ironic warning if the NFL cancelled it's season this Fall because of the lockout....

“Do this research. If we don’t have a season, watch how much evil, which we call it crime, watch how much crime picks up when you take away our game.”

It's as if NFL games represent societal safety valves, without which we descend rapidly into chaos and anarchy. That's so Orwellian sounding, like Two Minutes Hate from "1984". If America cannot stand without football, we deserve to collapse.

If there is no NFL season, idle players, not the fans, are far more likely to cause a minor national crime spree. 21% of NFL players have criminal records, far above the national average for men the same age.


Bill said...

You know this guy was involved in a murder during the Super Bowl in Atlanta? Plea bargain.

Ed said...

Yeah, everybody sort of assumes Lewis was the guy who stabbed that dude to death, but he got off because he ratted out his accomplices and because he's the best defensive player in the NFL. And the fans might become violent without a season?