Sunday, January 3, 2010

PC & the NBA

Once Again, Importance of Popular Culture is Revealed
By Michael P. Tremoglie
Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog

I have begun writing a book about political correctness in national security. My knowledge stems from my training, education and experience in law enforcement and journalism. What is occurring today in national security has been the bane of law enforcement for years.

As I am writing this book, I hear the ironic, no ironic is not the word, more appropriate is hysterical; the hysterical news that two players for the Washington Wizards, Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton, drew guns on one another. They were arguing about a gambling debt.

Why is this risible you may ask? Does anybody remember the name of the Washington Wizards before they became the Wizards?

If you said Bullets you get 1000 bonus points.

Do you remember why the name of the team was changed from the Washington Bullets to the Washington Wizards in 1997?

If you said because the owner of the team thought Bullets had a negative connotation to it - you get a 10,000 points. The idea was that the name Bullets glorified gun violence. There was a lot gun violence in Washington DC at the time (still is).

This just shows you that being rich does not make one intelligent. It also shows that a lot of influential, wealthy people are influenced by politically correct thought.

So despite the myth that conservatives/Republicans are wealthy, the fact is that many Fortune 500 corporate executives or billionaire entrepreneurs are affected by politically correct thought. Because PC is supposed to represent the thinking of the American intelligentsia.

I have been saying this for years. Conservatives can try to control the political scene all they want. However, unless conservatives control the popular culture it will not mean a thing.

We have all scene the results of the 1994 election and what happened to those Republicans elected to Congress. They assimilated the culture. They were more worried about being liked by the liberal mainstream media than the people who elected them - in other words, they wanted to be accepted by the popular culture.

Remember these words and remember I told them to you:

"It's the culture stupid."

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