The American Left likes the Government that takes Children away from their Parents to Earn Olympic Gold

Posted by PITHOCRATES - August 4th, 2012

Week in Review

The American Left has long attacked the competitive spirit in America.  They stopped keeping score when their kids played in sports matches.  They awarded participation ribbons to everyone participating instead of first place, second place and third place trophies.  They’ve altered the educational system to grade on effort more than on being right.  To protect the students’ self-esteem.  And yet it’s these same people that want to model America after the communist Chinese.  To have a powerful central government managing the economy.   A government so powerful that it can do things for the people’s own good without having to deal with elections.  Or an ungrateful electorate too stupid to know what’s good for them.   They yearn for a strong China-like government.  Even when that same government would never hand out a participation ribbon (see Family kept grandparents’ deaths secret from Chinese diver until she won gold medal by Martin Rogers posted 8/1/2012 on Yahoo! Sports).

Chinese diver Wu Minxia’s celebrations at winning a third Olympic gold medal were cut short after her family revealed the details of a devastating secret they had kept for several years.

Wu’s parents decided to withhold news of both the death of her grandparents and of her mother’s long battle with breast cancer until after she won the 3-meter springboard in London so as to not interfere with her diving career…

The story of Wu’s family secret has generated huge discussion in China, where the pursuit of success has been chased by the government-backed sports national sports program with unshakeable zeal over the past two decades…

Now there seems to be a backlash against the win-at-all-costs mentality after the revelations about Wu followed fierce criticism from a national newspaper when a 17-year-old weightlifter failed to medal.

In China, athletes are often taken away from their families at a young age and placed in specialist training schools where they practice for hours every day. Wu began training daily at a diving camp at the age of 6. By the time she was 16, she had left home to be installed in a government aquatic sports institute…

The Chinese government’s attitude towards the performances of its athletes is now coming under greater scrutiny than ever before. Messages of congratulations from the government to athletes through the state news agency have been sent only to gold medalists, not those winning silver or bronze.

The Chinese may govern like the American Left would like.  But the Chinese are not a bunch of namby-pamby pansies like the American Left.  They’re tough.  And are very competitive.  So much so that they will take children away from their parents.  Steal their childhood.  All so they can earn a gold medal for China.  And if they fail they heap abuse on them.  This is the strong central government that the American Left so admires.  Which makes the American Left a true enigma.  They want a strong central government that can rule against the will of the people while being a bunch of namby-pamby pansies that just shrink away from harsh words of criticism.  Like, “Sorry, Johnny, 2+2 is 4.  Not 5.  You’re wrong.”

They’re either enigmas.  Or they’re just not that bright.

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