Belittle League

Submitted for your disapproval…

The phone rang. It was Zeets the Throwback Barbarian, Disdainer of Text, Facebook and Email.

“Went to watch a Little League game my woman’s nephew was playing in. Really disturbing.”

“How so?”

“Well, the game was in a hoity-toity neighborhood. Lots of yuppies live there. Mercedes and BMWs parked everywhere. One of the fathers was a lawyer… except not the assertive type. White and pasty, with a general softness.”

“A herb.”

“Yes, Baron Pighausen! Anyhow, I’m watching this game, and something’s off about the whole thing. The field and the dugouts were chaos. Kids running around, no order, no managing. There are a bunch of players in the on-deck circle swinging their bats at the same time, which is against baseball rules. You’d think the manager or the fathers would know that, but they were just letting the kids do whatever they wanted. One of the bats almost hit another kid.”

“Sounds like a Romper Room.”

“It gets worse. The runner on first base got hit by a batted ball and no one called him out. Baseball rules are that runners interfering with fair balls are out. None of the fathers knew that or didn’t care. One of the kids was screaming at the top of his lungs that the runner was out. Screaming! ‘He was out!! He was out!!’

“What a sorry spectacle.”

“But that’s not all. Here’s the best part. They weren’t keeping score! No scoring allowed.”

“This was a rule? No scorekeeping? Holy crap, it’s like something out of a feminist wet dream.”

“Yep! A no-scoring game would have been laughed right off the field when I played Little League. And fathers back then knew the goddamned rules of the game. They wouldn’t have tolerated a chaotic playground like this.”

“Wow, they’re removing any competitiveness from the game. It’s like they don’t want boys to be boys. What kind of parents are these?”

“Well, there were a couple of unaccompanied mothers there, and some fathers, too. A few fathers showed up later in the game. Oh, and a lesbian couple. Well, that last one’s easy to explain.”

“No doubt. But the rest have no excuse. What kind of Little League is this?”

“I don’t know, but it’s nothing like the Little League I remember. There is some good news, though. A faint glimmer of hope. The kid screaming that the runner was out rattled all the parents. He was completely frustrated that the parents or umps were not following the rules. Other kids started joining in the mayhem. The boys understood something was wrong, and they were acting out.”

“What a glimpse into a degenerate culture. These Swipple adults are trying to shove emasculation down the throats of our nation’s boys, and the boys aren’t having any of it. They’re fighting back, without really understanding why, against crap that feels wrong to them.”

“The boys were out of control with rage and frustration, totally disobedient, doing whatever they felt like doing. Maybe that’s a good thing. I left feeling a little more positive for this country’s future.”

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Yes. It might be our only chance for salvation. Our country is being assaulted by a new elite of SWPLs who disrespect, even loathe, American tradition and historical precedence, and deny differences between boys and girls. If they are to be defeated, (and total crushing defeat is the only answer), then taking up bats and swinging them with abandon might be the only avenue good people have left to victory.





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  1. No status. No rank. What a nightmare…

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  2. Yawn. Focus on game.

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  3. i grew up playing competitive soccer, and sometimes felt that i was the only one on the team trying to win. i don’t know how i would survive today as a kid.

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  4. I dislike the swpl also but the only other alternative is white trash little league games where the 300lb parents fight each other in the stands. There is no middle ground. There is no middle class.

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  5. Shame feminism is attacking American traditions and values. I bet in 10 years football is going to be either using flags or two hand tag with no hitting, but with pads on.

    If you want normal & healthy kids raise them in Asia or Europe.

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  6. “The boys were out of control with rage and frustration, totally disobedient, doing whatever they felt like doing. Maybe that’s a good thing. I left feeling a little more positive for this country’s future.

    Do not.

    The only fun they’ll have is 50 years from now, their boychildren might go on scalping parties against San Angeles Mexican farming collectives funded by Chinese agribusiness conglomerates.

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  7. 1. Feminist directed mangina factory churns out betas.
    2. Women chase alphas, but since so many boys are turned into manginas by the machine, there are few alphas, and they get away with very bad behavior.
    3. Feminists blame all men for the bad behavior of the alphas . . .
    4. and conclude that further betafication is the only solution. Back to step 1.

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  8. The feminization of boys continues…

    When those hapless young men come of age, they will be visiting websites like this.

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  9. When I played soccer as a kid in California the league policy was to not keep score. All the kids knew the score and which team won and which one lost.

    Thankfully, being competitive is in out nature, and can’t be beaten out of us by the SWPLers.

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  10. on October 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm Frisky Business

    Oh, and let me guess: all of the kids get a trophy at the end of the season for “participation”. Good bye, America.

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  11. This reminded me of a speech given at CPAC this year:
    “See, this is something liberals will never understand about the United States of America and it’s right under their noses, right in front of their faces, we are a competitive people. We strive, enough of us do, to be the best. We strive to win. We strive to avoid defeat. Enough of us still do. Don’t believe otherwise. The liberals have made efforts to shut that aspect of our nature down. Wherever you live, I am certain that you, when you were a child or your kids today in youth sports are told not to keep score, because the losers, it’s just not fair. They’d be humiliated, especially if one girl’s basketball team can defeat another one 100 to nothing. And let’s fire the coach who put that game together. It’s so unfair. So let’s not keep score. Well, here’s the dirty little secret. The kids are keeping score. [Applause] You know they are. They don’t want to lose. They know what winning and losing is. They’re saying, well, why go out there and put on the pads and play football or T-Ball if the objective here is to not keep score. So they’re keeping score. They get in the car with mom and dad and they tell mom and dad: Yeah, we kicked their butts tonight. Wait a minute, I thought you weren’t keeping score. They weren’t officially. They keep score. We’re competitive people. Adults are doing the same thing.” -Rush Limbaugh

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  12. on October 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm Fourmyle of Ceres

    The SWPLs, by refusing to channel or train boy’s natural aggression, are creating a Lord of the Flies situation here. Humans (both men and women, but especially men) are by natural tribal and violent. It has taken us millenia to drag ourselves up from that, and impose rules on ourselves that channel those emotions towards productive and wealth-producing ends. But we can throw that all away (by trying to “wish away” our basic nature, rather than confront and train it); and we are.

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  13. that kid’s gonna be put on ritalin the next morning.

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  14. Was this in the DC area? If not, where?

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  15. Zammo

    The feminization of boys continues…

    When those hapless young men come of age, they will be visiting websites like this.

    The alphas/gamers/bloggists found here in this era won’t be producing online content when they hit 50 and are cohabitating with their 7th supermodel.

    No.

    You’ll see the future generations of beta-ized males reading, following and adhering to a New Testament.

    It will be a synthesis of all that went before.

    I’m yet unsure if it will be worthy, or some bastardization of a lost art. When you compare ‘art’ of the dark ages to what Rome produced, you get the pic.

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  16. when the kids I coach don’t hustle on the field, I send them to the sideline. the other day I yelled at 2 lazy kids ON THE OTHER TEAM to start hustling and go help out their teammates … and believe it or not, they listened.

    Herbs are so afraid of being seen as raging, Bob Knight-types that they won’t instill discipline on the field. It’s ri-Goddamn-diculous.

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  17. My son plays soccer on a team with 3 boys and 8 girls. The team is pretty bad and they have lost most of their games. I overheard one of the boys complaining loudly to his father last week, “Maybe if we didn’t have so many girls on the team we could win a game.” One of the girls is really good, though.

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  18. Similar story happened when I was an office drone years ago. There was an office softball league for both sexes and wouldn’t you know it, but the femexec wanted to play first base.

    Only problem was, she couldn’t for the life of her catch the ball on the opposite side (roughly 50 of all throws!!!).

    I looked on in disbelief, wondering why she wouldn’t be sent to floater position, but her status made us all hold our tongues.

    And yes, she missed a lot of easy throws.

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  19. It should be “an herb” if the term is short for herbivore.

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  20. […] tend to think of America the way Roissy describes it today, while discussing a Little League game in which it is forbidden to keep score: Our country is being […]

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  21. the thing is yesterdays’ “boys will be boys”

    has given way to today’s “boys willl be medicated”

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  22. Is Zeets sure this was Little League and not Tee Ball or some other pseudo baseball lookalike for pre-schoolers?

    Because even here in Los Angeles, we keep score, have strikeouts, and runners get called out of they get hit by the ball. Even in coach pitch leagues (for the younger kids.)

    Heck, even a liberal like me wouldn’t put up with what Zeets described.

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  23. This post reads like the ramblings of a Nietzsche-besotted wannabe Hitler Youth leader.

    Children at the age that play little league sports are not sufficiently developed to focus on athletics. In due time, some of laggards at that age will go on to do great, so the focus should be on having a good time and learning, and not on humiliating those who at the moment are ungainly.

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  24. the other thing is they also learn from TV (pro athletes, in this case)

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  25. <>

    Sane Alpha: that’s not the point. Rossy laments that parent coaches don’t a) instill discipline and b) make kids follow the rules of the game.

    Coaches will tell you their favorite kids are the ones who hustle and didn’t them any lip. doesn’t matter if they’re skilled or not, if they do those two things.

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  26. Laura – “My son plays soccer on a team with 3 boys and 8 girls. The team is pretty bad and they have lost most of their games. I overheard one of the boys complaining loudly to his father last week, “Maybe if we didn’t have so many girls on the team we could win a game.” One of the girls is really good, though.
    Believe it or not, when my kids were in their first years playing, I actually preferred that they lose most of their games. It’s the perfect time for them to learn how to handle defeat, so later on when they win, it will be much sweeter.

    One other thought – if your son’s league is young (if his team is mostly girls, I’m guessing he’s young,) then winning is more a function of having one or two really good players than it is about not having bad players. I’m sure you’ve seen what I’m talking about where there is always that one kid who does all the scoring. Not because he’s a ball hog, but because he’s the only one who has the skills and aggressiveness to put the ball in the net.

    So if you’re feeling feisty, maybe suggest to this boy that it’s up to him to play aggressively and make the team good.

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  27. I love the Zeets Columns.

    Anger and frustration aimed at the current culture is not just prevalent in boys these days, it is also becoming a common emotion of beta males who have been taken advantage of for the past 50 years.

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  28. Sane Alpha wrote:

    This post reads like the ramblings of a Nietzsche-besotted wannabe Hitler Youth leader.

    That’s just a stupid thing to say.

    Children at the age that play little league sports are not sufficiently developed to focus on athletics.

    What? They’re playing athletics but can’t focus on athletics? Inane comment.

    In due time, some of laggards at that age will go on to do great, so the focus should be on having a good time and learning, and not on humiliating those who at the moment are ungainly.

    Keeping score and following rules is humiliating? Sucking at the sport is humiliating, and nothing can prevent that. Competing is fun, and learning the rules is learning. Sane Alpha please shut up.

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  29. Sounds to me like the worst thing that can happen to a kid is growing up affluent. Jim alludes to it, the “white trash” leagues where the parents demand their kid compete. Same thing in the inner city, whether or not parents are there, the kids compete because they have incentive for once to rise above and beyond the empty promise of a future slaving away for the SWPL.

    Even though Rush is a disgusting fatbody (physically and intellectually) and by blowing his wad flailing at his “liberal non-competitive sports” straw man, misses the point entirely, he’s right about something. Kids aren’t fooled and value empty awards for what they are. Non-competitive events aren’t threatening in and of themselves. The crime is that the adults in this scenario don’t care enough to do some fucking parenting. Somebody in the crowd needed to grow a pair and assert some authority over the whole mess.

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  30. Lovekraft

    Similar story happened when I was an office drone years ago. There was an office softball league for both sexes and wouldn’t you know it, but the femexec wanted to play first base.

    I looked on in disbelief, wondering why she wouldn’t be sent to floater position, but her status made us all hold our tongues.

    Yet, still did ye do nothing – while the game of your fathers…the game of all your future male children was sullied by an unworthy heifer with a title.

    Still, you bemusedly watched your soul died a little more in small stages that day. As in today.

    Still, you did not even put the tiniest chunk of dog shit in a manila envelope delivered by your male mailroom lackey to her bloated office to even silently protest your disapproval.

    for shame

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  31. on October 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm Stud Dynamite

    Yawn seconded. Like ramblings of 2.5 men’s Alan in the corresponding soccer game episode. While others get laid. Well, guess you have to cater to your freeper/MRA audience. And lay off this “new elite” stuff. I read the article you twitted and it’s a joke. Did you read any “Left Behind” novels? Eat McD regularly?

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  32. Sane Alpha

    This post reads like the ramblings of a Nietzsche-besotted wannabe Hitler Youth leader.

    ….guess we know who likes to dress up fur den spiel in those shorty shorts [and lederhosen] before putting the kneepads on.

    If you swallow, send me a pm.

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  33. There are some interesting parallels between this story’s de-competitive-ization effort for young boys and the medicalization of maleness here:

    http://roissy.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/the-medicalization-of-maleness/

    Maleness is a sickness, testosterone a poison. The symptoms are competitiveness, assertion, libido, aggression, restlessness, ambition, etc. all the things that anyone lacking in these characteristics would like them to have less of in order to maintain dominance. So it must be systematically conditioned out of boys over the course of generations. So powerful is the sickness of maleness that it takes the better part of a lifetime to condition it out of him.

    Sometime later in life, he may have relapses (like Tiger), but not to worry, there’s a whole culture full of therapists available to help put his maleness back into remission.

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  34. Look up the game “Ain’t it Awful” in the book “Games People Play.”

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  35. Rarfy

    Look up the game “Ain’t it Awful” in the book “Games People Play.”

    doooooooooooooooood….

    only the smartest people ever read/know that book.

    My favorite is “Sick Bed” and “Let’s You & Him Fight”

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  36. What does SWPL stand for?

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  37. Stud Dynamite

    Yawn seconded. Like ramblings of 2.5 men’s Alan in the corresponding soccer game episode.

    If the intellectual posts distract you bc your Game needs constant innovation and attention from the lips of our nefarious host, just hop on over to the archive.

    It’s free, you do realize.

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  38. stuff white people like

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  39. Learning how to compete, and compete well, is the best tool to using game. If it’s a competition, then failure won’t be acceptable.

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  40. Riff Dog,
    My son is 8. This is the first year he really seems to care about winning. I agree that it’s good for him to learn how to lose which is why it really doesn’t bother me that he got put on a not so great team. You’re right, he is forced to play better to make up for some of the less good players, he and the other good players don’t get substituted out very often. Instead of letting him complain about his teammates I should make sure he understands that.

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  41. Horrible.

    Darlock had a good post about (female) self esteem run amok. http://dalrock.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/its-all-about-me/

    I don’t see how this type of coddling is helpful. I can’t remember where I read it, but the self esteem movement produces people that are much more willfull, unrealistic, self centered, and hedonistic. How will these adults handle their first big life failure when they are accustomed to forced egalitarianism?

    This is especially bad for relationships- every special little snowflake is just too good to settle.

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  42. “Look up the game “Ain’t it Awful” in the book “Games People Play.”

    Ugh. Eric Bernstein. More Freudian shit. No gracias.

    I’d like the study of the human condition to have more emphasis on evidence and peer reviewed studies, not neurotic conjectures from foreigners.

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  43. Is this your audition for teapartyscreeds.com? Your job application to write for fox news? And that was the worst you could come up with?

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  44. Dream Puppy

    “Look up the game “Ain’t it Awful” in the book “Games People Play.”

    Ugh. Eric Bernstein. More Freudian shit. No gracias.

    I’d like the study of the human condition to have more emphasis on evidence and peer reviewed studies, not neurotic conjectures from foreigners.

    hating it
    just because I praise it
    speaks volumes, you know

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  45. At my last Little League game a few years back, I got irritated at two things:

    1. The boys wore a chest pad when batting. I got beaned plenty of time, but I can’t remember ever getting hit in the chest with a baseball. Plus, it’s wussy. So it’s both stupid, ineffective and wussy. Typical.

    2. It was the bottom half of the last inning, and the home team at the bases loaded with an out or two. The opposing pitcher was having trouble throwing strikes, but the pitches weren’t horrible. The home coach told his players to stand there and take pitches. The ump called the pitches like it was a friggin major league game. The opposing pitcher threw a full count, and then the last pitch was close, but a little high. The ump called a walk. Game tied. Something similar happened for the winning run. Neither batter swung at a pitch.

    Lemme tell you, in Little League, when I umped if a kid took five friggin pitches and the third strike was close enough, I’d call him out. You are 11 years old and in LL — if you don’t wanna play baseball, go home.

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  46. you must have
    never lost a softball game
    considering even narcissus
    was not as self centered

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  47. Wow. How different things are nowadays. I still remember my Karate instructor yelling, “this is traaaaaaaaaing not babysitting!!” in my face when I was a little kid. Back then if u broke the rules it meant assuming push up position and taking a couple of full force hits on the ass from a Kendo stick and then 50 push ups after that. No crying allowed. One of my buddies who coaches football @ our old high school called it. Kids are fucking pussies nowadays. Now I see where it comes from.

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  48. Better call the gender police! Boys aren’t performing masculinity.

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  49. DID ZEETS CALL CPS?

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  50. @The Specimen

    I hope your buddy is trying to turn some of those kids around. It’s not too late for high school freshman to figure it out.

    If a man can’t lead and discipline kids, then he can’t lead anyone.

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  51. Who gives a shit about baseball anyway. It’s a pussy game.

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  52. I’m surprised you managed to see a group of boys outside doing anything at all. I walk around neighbourhoods and malls these days and I simply do not see ANY boys. They are all inside, on medication, playing video games. When I do see one, he is usually looking quite pathetic, head down, not lookin for any trouble. This shit is fucked people!

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  53. This is poorly written, the prose is clunky. Hopefully roissy will do a closer job editing next time

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  54. And God knows, the swipples won’t be sending their kids to boy scouts. too much outdoor activity, american pioneer history, patriotism, and god-fearing in that bunch of the wrong types of whities.

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  55. on October 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm Anonymouses Anonymous

    @Firepower
    “The only fun they’ll have is 50 years from now, their boychildren might go on scalping parties against San Angeles Mexican farming collectives funded by Chinese agribusiness conglomerates.”

    Sounds like fun!

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  56. Anonymouses Anonymous

    @Firepower
    “The only fun they’ll have is 50 years from now, their boychildren might go on scalping parties against San Angeles Mexican farming collectives funded by Chinese agribusiness conglomerates.”

    Sounds like fun!

    depends on how old you are fifty years hence

    it won’t matter squat to anyone alive today

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  57. Wake up white man…

    We only have alittle time left till we become extinct.

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  58. @Sane Alpha

    Even my 4 year old wants to fucking win. He doesn’t care much for pink either. He figured that out all by himself.

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  59. Okay let me get this straight: our fair country has been poisoned by the stigmatization of maleness, the rot of feminism seeping into and out of every pore, the very heart and soul of our men and women hollowed out by bankrupt ideologies and wage slavery leading to the decay and eventual disintegration of the civilization that once sat atop the world like an unmatchable leviathan…but we can draw hope from the fact that a few kids on a baseball diamond got pissed because the umps blew a call?

    It’s a sad, sad day when there is so little to cheer about that even the smallest and most insignificant of “victories” gets trumpeted like the dawning of a new age.

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  60. Simple:

    Boys are not girls.

    Why is it so fucking hard to tell SWPLs this?

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  61. there are planty of ultracompetitive youth sports leagues for boys – they salvageable ones will rapidly self select into those

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  62. on October 27, 2010 at 3:46 pm what is the point of this?

    You guys are a bunch of losers.

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  63. That story sounds like complete fiction. I live in a very affluent town in the heart of SWPLdom – and the kids’ baseball teams are very competitive. The problem is not lack of competition – it’s parents who hire private pitching tutors for their 9 year olds and scream at the coach when their kids don’t get enough playing time. In an era where sports stardom is your kid’s ticket to the Ivies no ambitious parent wants their kid fooling around on a Bad News Bears team like the one described above. Letting the kids actually have fun might be a good idea.

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  64. “the swipples won’t be sending their kids to boy scouts. too much outdoor activity, american pioneer history, patriotism, and god-fearing in that bunch of the wrong types of whities.”

    When was the last time you were a Boy Scout? 1955? The only element of your description I recognize is “outdoor activity.” We had no “pioneer history” or “god-fearing” when I was in the Scouts.

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  65. Nope. The kids will not turn out to be healthy, just Yob like Chavs. That was what happened in Britain. Feminized men turned into chavs to fight for dominance, lacking any sort of male control and role models. See The Rawness and “Myth of the Ghetto Alpha Male.”

    Total Chavdom. Kids need discipline, boundaries, and male instruction to understand how to cooperate and compete at the same time. Its not easy.

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  66. Good point whiskey. When there are no good alpha role models, boys will gravitate toward bad alpha role models.

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  67. this is why SWPL parents should confine their kids to playing soccer. at that age, there is almost no skill involved. it’s just a bunch of little kids running around kicking the ball whenever they get near it.

    every once in a while the ball gets kicked in the right direction and a goal is scored, then then everyone can cheer and pretend they are wathcing ‘the beautiful game.’

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  68. on October 27, 2010 at 4:33 pm Steve Johnson

    Nico –

    “No status. No rank. What a nightmare…”

    As if SWPLs weren’t obsessed with status and rank!

    They just don’t like masculine status and rank systems. They prefer feminine ones where you gossip about each other and titter at the poor fool who thought that the SUV was an acceptable vehicle rather then the Prius.

    The boys who can navigate feminine status hierarchies will have plenty of SWPL cachet. They may even get to marry some woman with an Ivy league diploma (and a history of getting fucked by LAX dudes).

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  69. on October 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm Reality Check

    Nope. The kids will not turn out to be healthy, just Yob like Chavs. That was what happened in Britain. Feminized men turned into chavs to fight for dominance, lacking any sort of male control and role models. See The Rawness and “Myth of the Ghetto Alpha Male.”

    Whiskey,

    Thanks for the heads-up on that piece from Rickey Raw. He is one ‘Conscious Brother’ –

    >But even though they are doing their best to be supernigga, they still do things in a feminine way because feminine influences are most of what they know. Most of their role models and involved family members are women, and the few men in their lives were likely raised by only women too. And it shows in how they handle conflict: grudges are held forever, they never know how to let anything slide, they think primarily with emotion and are prone to outbursts, drama and confrontation and most importantly, they don’t know how to choose their battles. True male behavior isn’t being a drama queen, being highly prone to emotional outbursts and holding onto grudges; true male behavior is picking your battles, knowing when to fight and when to let things slide, analyzing things calmly and logically and having discipline over your moods and emotions and exercising emotional restraint. These are things that a true alpha male influence teaches you, and such influences have almost disappeared completely from the hood.

    http://therawness.com/myth-of-the-ghetto-alpha-male/

    And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. – Malachi 4:6

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  70. bring back GBFM!!!

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  71. on October 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm too late for romance

    I don’t know about team sports anymore but personally I think boxing or some other striking martial art with actual repeated physical striking and full contact sparring like MT is the answer for boys.

    I know if I ever have a son he’s going to learn how to box at least, and then do other things like judo, wrestling, sambo, or BJJ if he’s interested. Boys need to learn how to fight anyways IMO and boxing is perfect for self-defense.

    It’s insanely great exercise, they WILL learn discipline if the coach is at all competent, they get used to being hit (in a controlled manner) so the first time they get punched in the nose they won’t freak out, and they learn how to punch properly.

    I’m not trying to start a my-style-will-kick-you-style’s-ass thing (that’s why bushido exists), but boxing is pretty foolproof for self-defense, physical fitness, and discipline.

    I can’t find that famous happy slap chav video where a couple chavs slap a boxer’s girlfriend and he immediately beats the shit out of them, but this one is cool too. That dude is clearly a boxer, and a pretty damn nice one too I think. Handling multiple attackers, maintaining distance, slipping punches, good footwork considering he’s on the street, jabbing, hooks up close, etc etc.

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  72. on October 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm too late for romance

    bullshido.com that is

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  73. I remember the same thing in the 80s with my sister’s T-ball team (in australia we don’t have little league).
    The policy of the school and the parents running it was to not keep score. At the end of every game the coach told the kids it was a draw.
    My dad sat on the side lines keeping score. After the game all the kids started coming to see him to find out how they did! He told them straight up if they lost or won.

    Learning how to deal with the disappointment of losing but to keep on trying another day is a lesson these kids will never learn. Sad really.

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  74. Brilliant comment, chainring.

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  75. on October 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

    this is why SWPL parents should confine their kids to playing soccer. at that age, there is almost no skill involved. it’s just a bunch of little kids running around kicking the ball whenever they get near it.

    That’s not a sport, that’s an activity..

    Jes’ sayin.

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  76. The problem is not lack of competition – it’s parents who hire private pitching tutors for their 9 year olds and scream at the coach when their kids don’t get enough playing time. In an era where sports stardom is your kid’s ticket to the Ivies no ambitious parent wants their kid fooling around on a Bad News Bears team like the one described above. Letting the kids actually have fun might be a good idea.

    Maybe it’s because managerial class SWPLs have awoken to the fact that their Little Johnnie has few job prospects now that they sent all the jobs are overseas or turned them over to the illegals. Stakes are high for getting the few well-paying jobs remaining to Americans.

    But if you’re kid’s not going to grow to a substantial height and doesn’t display an early aptitude for baseball, he’s not going to be pro. SWPLs may just be also trying to live vicariously through their Little Johnnies (until they turn 16 and start hating them for their overbearing and narcissisitic parenting style).

    I can believe that SWPLs would do either what you describe with their kids or what Zeets described, but never a happy medium in between.

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  77. The whole set up sounds odd, if not just downright fictional. It’s not like any LL game I know of, where they do keep score and the parents are little TOO familiar with the rules and don’t mind saying so. Maybe this was some sort of separate SWPL game that went awry. Given that one boy knew about the fair ball rule, I’d say he picked it up in the real little league.

    Anyhow, I recommend football for boys, not baseball. There are pretty much no girls in footbal. They’ll play baseball pre-puberty (see the annoying “Baseball for All” campaign), but almost none want to mix it up in a seriously physical sport. You get to be aggressive and you get a more intimate taste of fraternal teamwork than baseball can provide.

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  78. “Belittle League” is a good title and it made me laugh with appreciation.

    The image of the boy furiously objecting, “He was out! He was out!” is a good one. There’s a lot represented in that image. That kid is already beginning — in his own, hazy, kid-like way — to see through the libtard SWPL bullshit and he’s already frustrated. By the time he’s 18, if he hasn’t completely fucked up and become a drug addict, he will be a one-man wrecking crew with ladies and with business. Seeing through the lies is very disillusioning, but it’s very empowering too.

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  79. I keep hearing more and more about how dangerous football is. I don’t really want my son coming home with a concussion just to prove he’s tough.
    The goal is to have have a long, healthy life not just make your father feel good about himself.

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  80. too late for romance,
    Boxing for a kid? Please tell me you are joking.

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  81. I don’t know if perhaps just about everything they have told us is evil is actually good…but I do know that everything they have held up as good and encouraged is evil.

    I think this Belittle League article hits the nail on the head in a million ways, using a microcosmic illustration. It’s like a fucking parable, calling us to wisdom…calling us to stop acting insane and stop tolerating insanity!

    To take that illustration a bit further, I will tell you what I think those boys are going to end up having to do. They will have to take their bats and smash in the skulls of the “responsible adults” in the stands or officiating at the game. The field must be purged. Either those boys will be sacrificed by the reigning insanity, or the adults that make it and let it happen will pay the inevitable penalty for their role in fucking up everything. There is an antagonistic and mutual opposed set of interests…those boys on the one side, and those motherfucking so-called “adults” on the other. The one who will lead the boys is the one who sense that everything was wrong and spoke out, asserting his view and exercising his will amongst his peers. He just needs to come to the final fundamental conclusion and act on it: the “adults” must be overthrown and replaced by any means necessary, and they will not go without a fight to maintain the status quo which they benefit from (or they imagine that they do somehow).

    So be it, if these rebel boys have to learn a new way forward on their own, and make mistakes along the way. So be it, if they change the rules of the game here and there. They will not be trapped in the insane asylum anymore at least…no longer trapped there by their own fucking piece-of-shit parents and other couldn’t-give-a-fuck “adults”. When the world has gone crazy, it is not the time to act “civilized” and go along. It is time to face those responsible and beat skulls in with baseball bats…metaphorical speaking (or perhaps not).

    There are two kinds of people in the world today, divided by the one line that matters most. There are those who benefit and are loyal to the current society, and there are those who do not and want to tear this fucking System down. It ain’t Left or Right…both wings are System-lovers to their rotten core (that includes both the “moderate” and the “radical” subsets of those wings). Anyone who accepts the ‘legitimacy” of the current society within their mind and heart is PART OF THE PROBLEM…they are those fucking “adults” in the bleachers of that insane ballgame. Moreover, anyone who can’t see the righteous justice that would be done if those boys had cracked the skulls of those pathetic “adults” is enabling and aiding the problem…if not also revealing their allegiance to the current prevailing status quo. Check yourself, if you flinched at the thought of those boys rebelling and beating the living hell out of the “adults” at that ballgame. What are you defending exactly? The boy yelled out in protest, but the adults didn’t give a fuck…so what is to be done at THAT point? It is a microcosmic illustration of the big picture problem. We yell, but the great many who benefit from the current status quo don’t give a fuck, and they’d like to put down entirely our ability to even voice protest . Can you guess what that will leave us with, as far as options to resolve the problem? I’m sure your smart enough to figure it out. If we are to be winners, nay, if we are even to have a chance at a better saner life, the grand coalition of asswipes benefiting and defending the status quo must be taken down one way or another (and they will not abdicate, surrender nor even reform voluntarily). When the insane have taken over the asylum, a force must come in from without and take down each and every one of those crazy fuckers until sanity and order is restored. It ain’t time to act civilized and try to negotiate with crazies. It’s time to put the crazies down, or to lock them back up in their cells where they belong and can do no more harm. Boy, there sure are a shitload of crazies out there though…this society is churning them out like a huge industrial production factory on overdrive! It ain’t our fault that they created this mess, and it ain’t our fault that they have left us with no clean easy way to fix the problem. They forced the few to have to stand against the many…so it pretty much seems that we will be forced to solve the shitty-human overpopulation problem after all. They’re going to motivate us to be more creative about carrying it out and more selective about whom to salvage then ever before…wishing that the ancient Spartans or the “Nazis” had prevailed over them instead.

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  82. This is almost as stupid as when Glenn Beck started crying like a little girl because America isn’t like Kodak ads from the 70s anymore. I’m from liberal, wimpy Massachusetts and I played normal, competitive baseball from fifth grade through high school. So did the kids in the towns adjacent to mine. The same leagues with the same normal rules are still going strong.

    If you PUAs need something sports-related to gripe about, why not the tendency among average looking girls to abruptly transform into BIG local sports fans around age 25, presumably to market themselves as cool, low-maintenance girls who can hang with the boys. I’m not bothered by unfeminine women fluttering around the local bars, but I can’t stand desperate, phony ones.

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  83. “If you PUAs need something sports-related to gripe about, why not the tendency among average looking girls to abruptly transform into BIG local sports fans around age 25, presumably to market themselves as cool, low-maintenance girls who can hang with the boys.”

    Good point. In Boston and Philadelphia this trend is completely out of control. And not that the SF Giants have made the WS, you’ll see them arising on mass out there as well. The emergence of the “Pink Hats” is one reason why men are abandoning watching baseball.

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  84. “I’m not bothered by unfeminine women fluttering around the local bars, but I can’t stand desperate, phony ones.”

    you seem to think that there’s a difference.

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  85. I suspect that the people of Massachussetts have a “scorched earth” policy towards their fellow countrymen through their voting patterns and such. Peggy Noonan alludes to this in one of her columns about Ted Kennedy.

    For instance, we know that the people of Massachussetts in general are upper middle class and get divorced less often than the national average. They tend to have stable families. But guys like Ted Kennedy vote for all of the policies that work against the middle/working-class Americans who have to compete with foreign labor abroad and illegal labor at home. Kennedy, of course, was one of the main proponents of Hart-Cellar and recent amnesty attempts. I haven’t even touched his policies on other anti-family SWPL causes, or Barney Frank (D-Mass) for that matter.

    In exchange for voting thusly and paying lip-service to liberal policies, MA voters appear to get pork and/or federal employment, both of which pay handsomely. The legal profession is heavily dependent on the politicians passing new laws that require more lawyers to interpret also, and law tends to employ a large component of the upper middle class.

    The entire thing has the dynamic of Constantinopolitan Byzantines trading land away to the Arabs and Turks to stave off the inevitable. Of course, the inevitable still came inevitably.

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  86. I keep hearing more and more about how dangerous football is. I don’t really want my son coming home with a concussion just to prove he’s tough.

    The younger kids aren’t in that sort of danger. They can’t get up the speed and don’t have the mass to do any serious damage to each other. The danger begins in high school leagues, but even then it’s lower than the kind of injury you can get playing soccer (when you run into other players with NO protection).

    The biggest problems are with pro players who take successive concussions and keep going. Here you have gargantuan human beings slamming into each other at incredible speeds. I haven’t done the inertia numbers, but we’re easily talking about a magnitude or two above the sorts of forces you’d see with even high school kids.

    Then there’s most dangerous kids’ activity which isn’t called a sport: cheerleading. Check out their injury stats! Go to Youtube and search for Penn and Teller’s Bullshit! special on cheerleading. It’s pretty creepy what they’re doing to girls there. The villains in that episode are the feminists and the companies pushing cheerleading uniforms and camps.

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  87. Well, if the kids were very small then it might make sense. My son started tball last spring at the age of 5, and the kids really have little idea what they are doing out there — there’s hardly any point keeping score when it’s nearly impossible to get them to stay in their positions or even stop running after hitting a single.

    However, once the boys are capable of holding position and can understand the rules, which seems to be the case here, then it’s time to keep score and let them learn to work with the game.

    But one more thing: I, personally, think it’s better to let kids develop an understanding of the game themselves with minimal guidance. Not saying they should be indulged and told “everyone’s a winner,” but rather that when kids are playing with each other and really enjoying it, as in street ball, they’ll learn skills that parents simply can’t teach them. They’ll also figure the rules out themselves with a few hints here and there.

    If an adult has any job, it’s just making sure they are safe while doing so. My best childhood coach literally left us alone and let us organize our own competition during practice — he might as well have been reading a book on the sidelines. Somehow, we ended up making it to the state championship tournament anyway. We worked so well together that other teams didn’t even have a chance.

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  88. Insahu

    If you PUAs need something sports-related to gripe about, why not the tendency among average looking girls to abruptly transform into BIG local sports fans around age 25, presumably to market themselves as cool, low-maintenance girls who can hang with the boys.

    bleh
    we dont care who your mom fucks

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  89. I don’t really want my son coming home with a concussion just to prove he’s tough.

    BTW, it’s not about proving “toughness” or anything like that. Football builds teamwork and discipline that will serve the kid in life. It’s also a healthy outlet for aggression that gets stifled and punished in other walks of modern life.

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  90. @Laura:

    Your son’s team has 3 boys and one good girl, right? One kid should be the goalkeeper and another the central defender (the biggest ones); the third boy as either striker or midfield, whatever the skilled girl doesn’t play. The next two fittest (nevermind skill, fitness) girls as wingbacks, and the team should play 4-4-2 with the midfield as a narrow diamond and the wingbacks coming up to help when needed.

    That system can make up for quite a bit of skill difference and made to work with few skilled players, at the cost of games not being particularly pretty or free-flow (concentrating a lot of players on the midfield). It’s also pretty easy to explain to kids, they don’t have to roam a lot and the instructions are pretty simple (you can reduce it to two, three choices tops for each player every time they get the ball, which makes it very simple). Hows the coach making them play?

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  91. Not just white men. And not just America.

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  92. Laura: I’m a parent, I have a boy, and I know what you’re thinking. You don’t want him coming home in a neck brace or a body bag.

    BUT . . . for his sake, fight that feeling! Let him get hurt, so he knows what being stupid feels like and doesn’t fear getting hurt. Let him be independent. Let him discover the world has sharp corners. If you try to cocoon him, you create a prison.

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  93. Maureen Dowd’s column in the NYT today is priceless.

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  94. Our country is being assaulted by a new elite of SWPLs who disrespect, even loathe, American tradition and historical precedence, and deny differences between boys and girls. If they are to be defeated, (and total crushing defeat is the only answer), then taking up bats and swinging them with abandon might be the only avenue good people have left to victory.

    I have a really hard time understanding what it’s like to be the sort of person who moves this quickly from a trivial anecdote about middle school baseball to a brutish call to jacquerie. I’d have thought that people who worry so much about the fall of our dear republic would be more concerned about know-nothing fundamentalist Christian mouth breathers riding to power on waves of corporate funding. But no, you’re right, it’s that shorthaired Weslyan alum from Vermont who runs the graphic design firm downtown that you really need to be worried about. If people like her come to power, you might have to suffer the horror of unemployment benefits when your job gets outsourced to Bangalore by the ruthless old white men who bankroll astroturf for the Tea Party.

    I’m as insistent that the Democratic Party is overflowing with venal cowards as any “paleoconservative”. But you’re a sucker if you think you have a better option with the party that opposes federal funding for programs that would give working class families access to affordable healthcare while gleefully spending far greater sums to send working class kids to get their legs blown off in Iraq for no fucking reason. And as for this obsession with illegal immigrants, I wonder why I don’t see more of you supporting the DREAM Act. It’s essentially just a mechanism to help the military meet its recruitment goals by funneling undocumented Hispanic youths into infantry divisions.

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  95. The question y’all must ask yourself is: why do I feel the need to constantly bitch about what I perceive as societal problems? What, psychologically, do you gain from it?

    Game analysis says that you feel a sense of superiority from it: specifically you feel “clean” while the rest of society is “dirty.” The most likely comes from a feeling that your mother gave you when you were young that you were somehow dirty and now you are externalizing that on the rest of society.

    Rarfy Alpha Male Rule #1: Men who are getting laid often don’t bitch about things.

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  96. […] has a couple of great posts about the war on masculinity  “Belittle League” and “The medicalization of […]

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  97. too late for romance for romance

    I feel awful for giggling at that video. The call calling the video sounds like an announcer at the world cup, not talking about a street fight. The boxer knocked them down like bowling pins.

    I saw the chav video but the one you posted was better for getting your point across.

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  98. *mu obsidian like fat women aka apeman looks over at obsidian and whispers to PA*
    “well, you know who I blaime for this”

    *PA nods head in agreement & says *
    “goodbye joan jet and hell mudsha*k”

    ed, eat your heart out!

    R, screw you & your army test of fitness. Did you see her do pull ups on that pole. This woman would pass with flying colors.

    I bet Jerry would tear her up 🙂

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  99. on October 27, 2010 at 7:59 pm Vincent Ignatius

    I’m glad that whenever I thought I did something good as a kid, my father always pushed me to do better. These poor boys are practically in mangina camp.

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  100. Hey Lovekraft:

    Fortunately, there’s a solution to the femexec’s wanting to play first base not being able to catch thrown balls:

    1. Put the player with the strongest arm (throws frozen ropes from the hole) at shortstop.

    2. Put the player with the second strongest arm at third base.

    3. Have them fire throws to the femexec at first at approximately face level. One of the following will happen:

    a) She quickly learns how to catch,

    b) She cowers in fear and begs to play another position or,

    c) She takes a throw in the melon and no longer wants to play.

    Cruel, but effective. Self-preservation is a great motivator.

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  101. The LGBT league recently held a tournament where some of our neighborhood kids played.

    Everyone got a prize!

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  102. My son and daughter play fast-pitch softball in Japan. It’s predominantly a boys’ sport here at the elementary school level, although some girls also play. In contrast to the mayhem described above, I’ve attended dozens of games and never seen a chaotic situation. The coaches are stern authority figures who expect focus and discipline on the field, and get it. They know the rules and so do most of the parents. They keep score. But the goal here, more than winning any single game, seems to be building up the team. They’re always thinking about who is going to play second base next year, or catch two years from now, and how to groom that player to fill his role. The downside is that this becomes a bit of an obsession, and we end up doing softball from dawn to dusk on cold days in December.

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  103. on October 27, 2010 at 9:30 pm Gunslingergregi

    Must be your own world where I was they were definetly keeping score for the boys and girls teams for basketball.

    What like there won’t be competition for jobs from the entire world in future.

    No competition for school.

    Where is there no competition in life.

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  104. @Laura

    Clearly, you haven’t left the USA. Muai Thai fighters have their official fight starting age 7-10. They train, so well that they can take a knee to the face and keep on fighting without any pads.

    Stop contributing to the SWPL movement.

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  105. on October 27, 2010 at 9:32 pm Gunslingergregi

    Must be something to do with the equal opportunity and wanting to put females in a 50 percent capacity.

    Getting the kids used to things not making sense.

    Except not being able to get a job will have an impact.

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  106. So I just got linked to something that’s happened where I live: (Canberra, Australia)

    http://www.police.act.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/act/2010/october/man-fails-to-pay-for-sex-charges-laid.aspx

    “Man fails to pay for sex; charges laid
    Release Date: October 28, 2010

    A 47-year-old man from Pearce will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court later today (Thursday, October 28) charged with the sexual assault of a sex worker.

    Police will allege that on October 15 the man called the woman and a price was negotiated for sexual services.

    On October 21 the man arrived at the house with an envelope he said contained the agreed sum of money. After they had sex the woman checked the envelope to find it did not contain money.

    The man left shortly after, promising to return at a later time with the money. However, she has not seen the man since that day.

    The woman contacted the Sex Workers Outreach Program who urged her to go to the police.

    Police enquiries located the man, they arrested and charged him with sexual intercourse without consent and making off without payment.”

    It’s obviously theft of a sort, same as pulling a runner on a cab driver but for it to be sexual assault either:
    consent can be widthdrawn post facto
    or
    there can exist some bizarre state of neither consent or non-consent.

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  107. zeets should have warpigged the game. i bet he was dying to have a fiery sow to hurl.

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  108. This is a beta paradise: http://www.cougartini.com/

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  109. TLFR says, “I don’t know about team sports anymore but personally I think boxing or some other striking martial art with actual repeated physical striking and full contact sparring like MT is the answer for boys.”

    They make a girl more realistic too.

    Laura says, “I keep hearing more and more about how dangerous football is. I don’t really want my son coming home with a concussion just to prove he’s tough.
    The goal is to have have a long, healthy life not just make your father feel good about himself.”

    No mom enjoys seeing her kids get hurt, but there’s a difference between existing and living. Men need to compete and to fight. It’s not something you can really protect them from. They’ll release those impulses one way or another, and you’d really rather have that done in an appropriate outlet.

    Better a concussion on a football field than a bullet in an alley.

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  110. @ Reality Check

    “True male behavior isn’t being a drama queen, being highly prone to emotional outbursts and holding onto grudges; true male behavior is picking your battles, knowing when to fight and when to let things slide, analyzing things calmly and logically and having discipline over your moods and emotions and exercising emotional restraint. These are things that a true alpha male influence teaches you, and such influences have almost disappeared completely from the hood.

    http://therawness.com/myth-of-the-ghetto-alpha-male/

    Thanks You.

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  111. You might argue about SWPL influence on boys, but what about “real” american culture and girls?

    Have a look and.. never mind.

    http://dissention.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/letting-the-material-make-my-point-oct-23-2010/

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  112. Giants win !!!

    Whoo-Hoo !!!

    Oh, sorry …

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  113. IMHO, opinion, wrestling is excellent. It requires the highest level of overall fitness. Doing well in a match requires overcoming real fear – losing, getting pinned on the mat in front of god, your team, and your friends is something you really dread. Whereas winning in that same setting is a massive, primal rush. Either way, you are totally alone out there.
    The tension beforehand was always harsh. Dealing with that is a good toning exercise for your nerves.
    The one towering downside is that once you leave school you probably will not do it again.
    I still miss it.

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  114. on October 28, 2010 at 12:06 am Gunslingergregi

    ””””’The one towering downside is that once you leave school you probably will not do it again.””””

    Why you join army and become a mercenary.

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  115. “bleh
    we dont care who your mom fucks”

    Firepower: Right, we’re more interested in seeing your mom take three cocks up the asshole.

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  116. @Rarfy,

    Some people want MORE than just to get laid more often.
    Some people aren’t selling out for a little extra pussy.

    You might call it bitching…sometimes it probably is.
    But even if it is mere bitching at times, that is better than being someone who is utterly unperceptive and unthoughtful of negative factors and trends going on in the world around them because they are too satiated by the status quo they have settled for.
    Hey, I guess some people’s “hierarchy of needs” is larger and more complex then that of others. I am the kind of man who can’t live on booze and pussy alone (and I won’t).

    The Freudian psychoanalysis attempt is hilarious, by the way. Ever notice how the types who engage in psychoanalysis post 1960s are essentially saying that there must be something wrong WITH YOU if you do not accept the crazy status quo? These shrinks–both pro and amateur–are engaged in the business of rationalizing the present status quo and labeling anyone who doesn’t embrace it like a good satiated conformist slave as the “mentally ill” (“they have issues”). No, it couldn’t be that the society around us is insane and unnatural, and thus we are forced to look at it and respond in unorthodox “incorrect” ways, right? You know, the ruling castes of the Soviet Union made extensive use of psych experts, labeling many of their dissident opponents and even bureaucratic factional competitors as “mentally ill”. And it worked about as well as calling someone a “witch” in past times (and it seems once again), or calling someone a “racist” today.
    Dude, we’re living in a time when the supposedly enlightened LEFTIES are using cheapshots about “witchcraft”, and loads of right-wing Jesus-freak mindless sheeple are probably jeering along to that same tune—don’t tell us that there is nothing utterly fucked up about the current society! We are living in a time when the “voice of sanity and reason”is supposedly… Jon Stewart?! Seriously, Gimme a break!

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  117. Titus Pullo. 13th Legion. Rome lasted 700 years.

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  118. on October 28, 2010 at 2:16 am Gunslingergregi

    Definite perks.

    Like being able to choke out a pakistani at the age of 30 he he he

    Army Special Forces Center – Special Forces QualificationsBe a male, age 20-30 (Special Forces positions are not open to women) … Special Forces Training requirements to see if you have what it takes to become a …

    NOT OPEN TO WOMAN

    There is still time.

    Then get out and make 180k and up killing people.

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  119. on October 28, 2010 at 2:23 am JamalLeroyJenkinsXIV

    Reading this article reminds me of a trip I took to the South Side of Chicago where the Inner city kids would play basketball.

    These “kids” played just as hard as the adults because they knew that being good at basketball was their ticket out of the ghetto.

    The problem I have w/ the non-competitive factor in sports would be that it encourages a sense of entitlement.

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  120. @ Alex

    I’m with you there, bud.

    /start rant/

    Our “educated” leaders believe that being born white, Christian and straight means you’re an oppressor. Even the Republicans won’t say that Islam is a death cult or that the current government is a throwback to the fascist Progressive movement of Woodrow Wilson and FDR. They won’t say that the gay marriage push by lefty fags and their kin isn’t about rights, its about social acceptance. If it was about rights, they’d push the government OUT of marriage, not in. But since they’re all commies, its about more than what they say. Its about control.

    We can bitch because most of us aren’t little girls, faggots or retards who contribute nothing to society. I work, like most of men, and I play by the rules, to my detriment. Thousands upon thousands of my dollars are given to single mothers ruining the next generation of men (look at Obama and his “look at me, I’m marrying a black man, ma” whore of a mother), drug dealers and their bitches, old folk who already have enough to play golf and lawn bowling 24/7 and all other manner of people who do fuck all for this country.

    Our society is utterly addicted to the idea of “my brother’s keeper”. I’m a Christian (Eastern Orthodox), but I don’t think Jesus said “and ye go forth and vote for an increased state system of wealth redistribution”. Jesus AVOIDED the state. He talked to the people, individuals.. He talked to souls and hearts, not to the Roman government. No civilization can survive on this philosophy when made the basis of government. Humans are tribal, ethnic, local. A civilization or nation that promotes local liberties will last A LOT longer than one that bulldozes over the locals (gay marriage, minimum wage, etc). The reason America is dying quickly is in no small part to the religious and fascist Progressive movement from the early 1900s. They forced the nation into a single organic entity TWICE and we’re still reeling from their evil deeds. Someone THEIR racism and their state-driven evil is now put on individuals that are white and doing well. They allowed Marxism to spread. They allowed anti-assimilation minorities to settle in our borders.

    America requires radical change if it is going to survive, and I doubt it will. No more democracy! wars, no more welfare programs, no more gov’t supported fag, retard, female programs. End no fault divorce. End anything that gives women an edge over men. Shut off all federal government funds to education. Build the border wall. Evict the 20 million illegals. So much to do that will never happen.

    But hey, who am I to bitch? I’m just a guy who thinks this country is awesome and should survive. I ain’t a straight faggot who drinks PBR for “authenticity” and dreams of a world where his girlfriend can CHOOOSE her kid’s father instead of the actual father having any rights over his spawn.

    At least feathered Indians can still beat their wives…

    Tribal culture FTW

    /end rant/

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  121. Oh yeah, also fatties are apparently oppressed as well in America.

    Blogger hates fatties, gets attacked: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39868583/ns/today-today_health?GT1=43001#

    And then this mag shows a bunch of alright chicks with some weight because some faggot was inspired by chicken armed hippo from “Precious”: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/34766041/ns/today-today_fashion_and_beauty

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  122. I’ve been a league director and coach in youth sports for over 10 years.

    The story presented about the little league does happen. There are also leagues that are insanely competitive. Those are the ones you see on TV where the parent goes to beat up a referee or something. There is a whole spectrum of competition between weakass leagues that don’t keep score and don’t allow steals, and then there are leagues where teams bring illegal players just to get a competitive edge.

    And yes kids are very difficult to control. They are full of energy and most are unteachable until you get them running and wear them out. Then they are willing to listen.

    Learning how to tame a kid takes some experience. Why would you want to tame a kid? Because they won’t learn a damn thing without any instruction. Do you think Michael Jordan or Kobe were goofing off in practices? No they were the most serious players in the gym. Players will make the same mistake over and over if it isn’t corrected. Some kids will never learn to use their left hand to dribble unless a coach works with them on it. They have to be willing to listen to instruction and then have the discipline to practice it until they’ve overwritten their bad habit. I say all that to bring up this point:

    Television is to blame. Video games are to blame. Wussy parents are to blame. By the time kids come to us at 7 years old, they have already developed an expectation to be entertained.

    Most kids behave like infants because their parents babied them too much by keeping them indoors. And yet they also neglected them at the same time by just sitting them in front of the TV or give them a PS3 at such a young age. Have you older guys ever seen or played some of these newer games? The graphics are insanely realistic and the images just flash by. There is no way a teacher can compete with that kind of hypnotic entertainment.

    As far as developing kids, things are all fucked up. We have parents that don’t really take care of their kids, they expect Spongebob to do that for them. There is so much anxiety over what goes on outdoors, that parents just shelter them at home where its safe. Moms and dads are both responsible for this. Then we have mainstream media shoving 100 images a minutes in kids faces. And we have a lack of strong father figures that don’t make the time to take their kids outdoors. And then the school system comes in at 5 years old and puts the nail in the coffin with its approach to gender differences.

    It’s all setup to produce the perfect consumer for when they grow up. Think about it. The boy goes to school, gets good grades, goes to college, gets a nice boring desk job. He’s been sheltered his entire life and has never been taught how to fight for something. He’s addicted to porn, video games and mtv reality shows. Meanwhile the women are told that she can do whatever she wants in her career. She bounces around from job to job until she runs in to a man who has his money right. They get married. And with her upbringing, she’s been taught to take no shit. He’s been taught to not make any waves. So she takes the reins and decides how his money is going to be spent. He doesn’t have an opinion and sees nothing wrong with this scenario because he’s been trained for this his whole life. TV sitcoms, reality shows and movies all tell this guy that women are suppose to be like that. They have kids which cost even more money. So they spend and spend until they can barely afford the house payment, despite his high salary. And now, all their extra income goes to paying credit card debt and toys to keep the kids distracted and quiet. Mom and Dad are tired from working hard all week, so they just let junior play video games all weekend. And the cycle continues.

    Mainstream media brainwashing, wussy fathers, manly women, kids addicted to entertainment – it all works so disgustingly perfect to keep the rich people rich and to covertly enslave an entire society. i don’t think its some mass conspiracy or anything though. i simply think that a few wise men figured out that a nation full of wimpy men and entitled women makes them the most money. Then other marketing people picked up on that and went with it. And now we’re all starting to see the ramifications of kids growing up on television and reversing gender roles.

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  123. “At least feathered Indians can still beat their wives in a fight.”

    Fixed. 🙂

    “Tribal culture FTW”

    Amen!

    Actually, Harmonica, the White male oppressor image is one of those “he who does the work gets the blame” things. Whatever you do is going to be wrong if you’re the one in charge because the easiest position to take is the opposition. Problem is that when the opposition become the leaders, they have to lead, and if they don’t or can’t do a better job, they always try to make it look as if they’re still the opposition to something.

    Now that the feminists have gotten what they wanted, they still depend on having you around as the “oppressor” they can point at who is still supposedly holding you down. What I find funny is that Black men went along with them only to find out too late (and some still haven’t found out) that a war on masculinity puts them squarely at ground zero.

    I wouldn’t sweat it too much though, as at a sub political level, being unapologetically masculine has advantages for men like being feminine has for women. If no matter what is going on, folks hold their ground, then they don’t suffer the fate of the stupid.

    They might suffer at the hands of the stupid, but I personally, would rather take that than what they’re getting.

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  124. Off topic:

    You probably read this paper:

    “Why Can’t Middle-Aged Women Have Long Hair?”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/fashion/24Mirror.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=general

    The last sentence is about attracting men:

    “The short of it is that long hair means there is always, at least, hope.”

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  125. Too late for Romance,

    Good point on the boxing- it teaches endurance and toughness and confidence to kids.

    Computer games are the single biggest problem. Also, this obsession with fictional superheroes, epitomised by the ghastly real-life superhero
    culture where folks who really should know better don capes and give the homeless gone-off food.

    Kids aren’t told about astronauts or war heroes
    (like that Medal of Honor winner, Sgt. Giunta) or explorers any more. Instead it’s Glee

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  126. RMM,
    Thanks for the advice. My husband had to coach once and he made the mistake of putting one of the weaker players in the goal. The other team scored on us 4 times in the first 5 minutes of the game. You always need someone good in goal, it isn’t a place to stick a weak player. At this level even if you only have a few good players on a team they can really dominate the game as Riff Dog said. They just have to be used right and they get frustrated if they aren’t.

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  127. “The question y’all must ask yourself is: why do I feel the need to constantly bitch about what I perceive as societal problems? What, psychologically, do you gain from it?

    Game analysis says that you feel a sense of superiority from it: specifically you feel “clean” while the rest of society is “dirty.” The most likely comes from a feeling that your mother gave you when you were young that you were somehow dirty and now you are externalizing that on the rest of society.

    Rarfy Alpha Male Rule #1: Men who are getting laid often don’t bitch about things.The question y’all must ask yourself is: why do I feel the need to constantly bitch about what I perceive as societal problems? What, psychologically, do you gain from it?

    Game analysis says that you feel a sense of superiority from it: specifically you feel “clean” while the rest of society is “dirty.” The most likely comes from a feeling that your mother gave you when you were young that you were somehow dirty and now you are externalizing that on the rest of society.

    Rarfy Alpha Male Rule #1: Men who are getting laid often don’t bitch about things.”

    @Rarfy

    change that to “rich man rule #1: Men who are gettin paid don’t bitch about things.” and it begins to be true. Slightly.

    Unfortuneately almost all of human history disproves what you are saying. Our brains didn’t get this big by walking around jizzing everywhere and on everything like some kind of aquatic animal. Large phallic Skyscrapers weren’t put on earth by god as a tribute to how much dick alpha males were sharing….

    It seems unlikely you have experienced true success and achievement in your life, as you should probably know by now that humans are never truly happy for long with what they have and it’s one of the very traits that makes us great. It’s safe to say that a large proportion of histories great men would be considered psychologically unsound in many number of ways. Both then and now.

    Ignoring other species and looking only at humans it becomes very clear how wrong you are. In fact you seem to describe the human beta very well:

    GREATFUL FOR SEX.

    how about this. In this life there is no room for contentment, it’s a struggle from start to finish. Unless you can see into the future and see that everyone looks like you, acts like you and clearly shares your DNA, Do not be so content that you are an “alpha”, that will be decided amongst the sands of time. The levels of control humans can have over the environment, resources, eachother and the future means there is a hell of a lot more to being a human alpha than getting a bit of pussy in the now. You could feed a thousand, lead an army, bring war, bring peace….logically Alphas are going to be least satified by sex because they get it so regularly and easily. The game of life doesn’t end at alpha….you don’t win the game and get to relax and pat yourself on the back at any point. It ends at death and you are slave to yourself until then.

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  128. @Harmonica,
    You are thinking. Don’t stop where you are, though. You are touching the outer surface and what you can see in the dim light available to you, but haven’t yet aimed a floodlight down to look deep into the abyss below. Please, don’t just accept the words of those who seem rhetorically like the ‘opposition”, and don’t assume that they have better intentions or a better plan. Fuck the GOP, the Religious Right, and all those “polite conservatives” who are doing everything they can to make sure that the Tea Party doesn’t become a genuine pro-White mass militant and revolutionary movement (ie., the self-proclaimed “official” Tea Party leadership and their loudest public mouthpieces). They have enabled, abetted, collaborated or cowered before our enemies for too long…we would be out of our minds to chase their coattails now. They aren’t even the “lesser of two evils”…had they gotten John McCain elected, most of these Tea-Party GOP camp-followers would still be comfortably asleep while the foxes ran things at the henhouse, and the essentials of the Obama agenda would be pushed through by an old White so-called “conservative” (you don’t actually think that Obama comes up with these agenda priorities, policies, or talking points on his own, do you?)

    Realize that EVERY politician is a whore, and the sluttiest whores with the right patrons get to the political food chain. What do they believe in? Their special interest patrons first, last, and always, in exchange for their patrons’ assistance in leveraging the democratic election games to their advantage. Look at what these politicians say in that light, and you’ll realize that none are our friends and none are uncorrupted. Their words are meaningless distractions and often outright deceptions. They wouldn’t and couldn’t change a damn thing, because what they are doing now is what their special interest patrons want them to do. The bad guys have the political racket locked down hard, so much that even piddly minor reforms (or even just the basic rule of law) are damn near impossible today. Don’t just focus on the political whores…look at the special interests patronizing them and the staff teams behind them and the media outlets that puff them up and spin their shit, and you’ll see what they actually stand for.

    The Axis of Evil isn’t based half-way around the world…it is based in places like DC, NYC, and Hollywood, and has an extensive web into all of the urban centers and “allied” regimes (often referred to as “the international community”). Through media power, financial power, hegemony of the social and political instutions, the Axis of Evil’s web thereby extends over us all. We are occupied subjects living inside the belly of the beast. The beast is not accurately described as “communist”—that neo-marxist rhetorical shit is just feel-good opium for the masses to consume and as a method for forging/mobilizing mass coalitions of minority special interest groups to usefully leverage against whatever the PTB feel is the greatest threat to their continued dominance and furthered exploitation agenda.

    The commies were and still are amateurs dabbling at the art of exercising power, when compared to the current PTB (which is partly why so many of the brighter, more capable Left radicals went Establishment long ago). Today, the out-and-out Left is just a bunch of useful idiots, petty thugs, and washed up nostalgists. They are busy-bodied asswipes, but they don’t actually wield much real power….they are more likely to be on the low end of the totem pole, getting deployed to pull martyr stunts like that MoveOn woman who annoyed and agitated her way into a stomping party in Kentucky. MoveOn and their ilk survives on chickenfeed, compared to the ADL, SPLC, the lobbies, the churches, the unions, the “academic”/’expert” circles, the official party machines, and the especially the mass media. Commies and radical Leftist are small fry by comparison. Heck, even most of the big brand organized “minority” groups are still small fry by comparison. BTW, notice that money is being increasingly diverted from donations to the Black groups—whose constituency is not growing and are apparently reaching the upper limits of their usefulness to the PTB— and instead is spent on the “Hispanic”, gay, and so-called women’s groups now. La Raza and fag groups are opening up new shops more and more, while the NAACP & Co. is forced to shut local offices and trim their budgets. I wonder how long it will take for the Negroes in America to realize that they have been taken for a ride by their ungrateful PTB masters once again….perhaps then they will take Malcolm and Marcus a bit more seriously, and ditch MLK’s illusory and tragic integrationist-collaborationist legacy.

    The tragic MLK “dream” is enthusiastically shared by almost all of the Right. If you dare explicitly criticize Saint MLK, watch these Right-wingers tear their hair out and start shouting about “racist’, “hater”, “Nazi” just as fast as a Leftist would. Same thing happens with regard to actually talking about immigration in a serious way—they want to play the Sharron Angle beat-around-the-bush game instead while having plenty of Third Worlder cheap labor available domestically, and hoping they can have some Third Worlder voters on hand to balance against shafted Whites who might get a hair up their ass and decide that they have had enough of the “conservative” sellout faux-patriots. The churches expect that they can fill their pews and save souls among the Third Worlders more then they can with today’s Whites. Indeed, the Right loves Third World mass immigration and MLK’s message just as much as the Left does. Believe it or not, much of the contemporary Left now loves Jesus almost as much as the Right does…they’ve found lots of useful Bible quotes and “traditional Christian values” to justify their positions, so you’ll find plenty of church folks in the liberal-Left crowds and working for their causes today. Also witness the many pro-gay hipster Xians who start glowing when they get “cool” non-Whites to hang out with them, or who feel the need to show their anti-racist good-guy credentials in the form of a non-White spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend/adopted-family-member/past-nonWhite-heritage-fantasy/try-hard-nonWhite-stereotype-mimicking-behavior (wiggerism).

    The cold truth today is that your neighborhood church is most likely the nearest local organized combination of the enemies of our people living in your area, and they meet once to twice every week…in the name of “God”! Just go in to almost any of them, sit and listen through a service or two, look what is happening around you and what people are talking about, then find out what activities the church is involved in…then really think it all over from a pro-White perspective. Sure, you’ll probably see lots of White faces there…just like you’d see at a Democratic Party fundraiser, in a radical Leftist university campus group meeting, or in the audience of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. Don’t be fooled by outer superficial appearances of Whiteness and “traditional” churchy rhetoric. Consider who benefits from what the church is doing and teaching their flock—quo bono? Consider what they call “missions” these days. Consider the new re-defined model and re-spun message credited to Jesus which they are spreading around. Is that really what YOU believe in?

    Bottom line: Go deeper and draw conclusions. Don’t trust anyone just because they talk like they oppose the currently on-stage of political whores. Engage your brain vigilently when you consume Right wing media, or attend a right wing event, or listen to an ostensibly conservative speech, or go to church. Who are those people? How do they actually make a living? Where are they trying to take you, and why? Where were these folks during the last few decades, and why do they suddenly act like they are interested in you now? Are they merely singing a feel-good siren song, hoping to catch suckers and take them for a short ride…only to be pumped and dumped again? Don’t let a desperate hunger for hope and a short-term focus cause you to fail to engage your realistic reasoning, or else you’ll be “what’s for dinner” upon the silver platters of the Right Wing’s hustling Bernie Madoff-like phonies. Mark my words: regardless of how the 2010 elections go down, by this time next year, we’ll all be much less enthusiastic and much more disappointed with the GOP (and the “official” Tea Party), and –at best– hardly anything done in government will have improved the situation for Whitey. If our enemies were genuinely afraid of something seriously changing in favor of Whitey as a result of this election cycle, they’d be locking us up and shooting us down right now. You’ll know when we’re doing the right thing and on the road to change when the enemy initiates mass-scale violence and roundup raids against us…when they have to give up all pretense of running things “business as usual” and they have to break out their iron fist in an attempt to stop us, our enemies are in critical deep shit and we finally have the realistic potential to overthrow them. If they aren’t attacking us, it is just because they don’t respectfully regard us as enough of a threat to them yet.

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  129. Harmonica,

    Excellent comment. I agree with you about Progressivism and the relationship of Christianity to the state. It’s interesting that you’re Orthodox, I’m Catholic but this is one of the ways in which I prefer Orthodoxy: Catholics are so universalizing that they tend not to give nations and other local entities enough autonomy. I should emphasize that this is a property of Catholics not Catholicism, the social teaching of Catholicism emphasizes subsidiarity which pushes authority to the most local level that makes sense.

    Of course Progressivism is not Christian, it is what happens to people with personalities formed by Christianity when they lose their religion and use the state instead of the Church to carry out their social do-gooding impulses.

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  130. Jr. Gorilla

    Firepower: Right, we’re more interested in seeing your mom take three cocks up the asshole.

    you’d totally dig it
    cuz she’s dead

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  131. Rollo Tomassi wrote:

    “There are some interesting parallels between this story’s de-competitive-ization effort for young boys and the medicalization of maleness here:

    http://roissy.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/the-medicalization-of-maleness/

    Maleness is a sickness, testosterone a poison. The symptoms are competitiveness, assertion, libido, aggression, restlessness, ambition, etc. all the things that anyone lacking in these characteristics would like them to have less of in order to maintain dominance. So it must be systematically conditioned out of boys over the course of generations. So powerful is the sickness of maleness that it takes the better part of a lifetime to condition it out of him.

    Sometime later in life, he may have relapses (like Tiger), but not to worry, there’s a whole culture full of therapists available to help put his maleness back into remission.”

    As usual from Rollo, a quality post.

    Western men have indulged their females, let them run loose over the last several decades, and the result is this deep pile of shit that we are sinking in today.

    The answer is for each of us to reassert male dominance, one situation at a time, one day at a time.
    Our lost balls are waiting to be reclaimed.
    They can be found as souvenirs, being flicked around in the pockets of feminists.

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  132. As an undersized kid (I’d skipped a grade and was a year younger than everybody), competition was everything to me. I couldn’t wait to prove my worth on the athletic field. Twenty years ago, the anti-scorekeeping, bogus-self-esteem mollycoddling hadn’t yet begun in earnest, but there were plenty of Baby Boomer-and-later parents who useded “competitive” like it was a dirty word.

    They would rebuff criticisms of non-competitive sports with phrases that sounded good enough but actually don’t make much logical sense:

    “The important thing is to have fun.”

    “Just let the kids be kids!”

    The first one presupposes that competition and fun are opposites (is this what’s called “begging the question”?), and the second one in particular is a non-statement.

    At first I thought such parents were just misguided, and had forgotten how much kids enjoyed competition.

    Then I began to suspect that something even darker was at work: namely, a funamentally-meritocratic institution was being remodeled so as to keep non-alphas in their proper place.

    For a little guy or a late-bloomer or a geeky kid who’s determined to make his way in a sport, keeping score is his way towards recognition; his way to bust out of the role that society has already chosen for him. He might be losing at first, but someday he’ll get that game-winning hit, make a great catch, put the puck in the goal, grab a huge interception, whatever — and when that day finally comes, he gets to know what *real* self-esteem is all about. He gets to be one of the guys; he gets his place in the male hierarchy.

    Not keeping score and pretending that everyone’s a winner means that those kids never get to be real, socially-recognized winners. The kids thought to be jocks are the jocks, and the kids thought to be geeks are forever geeks. In taking away competition, they’ve taken away “class mobility” for young boys.

    What’s the deal here? Mothers are frightened by the prospect of next-generation omegas and betas advancing beyond their station? Do they want to remove the prospect of a non-alpha boy showing up his superiors? Freeze the roles in stone at as early an age as possible?

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  133. In taking away competition, they’ve taken away “class mobility” for young boys.

    That’s possibly part of it. Whiskey has made overwrought but not entirely wrong argumetns along those lines.

    But I think the bigger reason behind this is normal female motherly instinct. Women want things to be nice, safe, clean. Hehe, like in that Pink Floyd song “Mother.” They cringe at displays of emotion, roughness, struggle. And this ‘niceness’ is necessary and good part of the female prerogative.

    It’s the men’s job, on the other hand, to assert the male prerogative of competition.

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  134. Forget about american football. Put your boys in Rugby or Australian rules football. They’ll be so fit they’ll be running rings around the QB. Fit enough to breeze through the Army physical fitness tests.

    Agreed on Boxing. Having boxed since he was in his teens, my 70 year old cousin still trains four times a week, and also trains boys in an after school program. He says it’s a great way to teach them discipline, perseverance, and (gosh) sportsmanship. Ie. a great way to build character in boys.

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  135. @ polymathblogger

    The Ecumencial Patriarch is following the CC, sadly. The EC is kissing Turkish ass left and right, supports anything that “saves the planet”, and just being a straight up puppet for the Islamists. Luckily, EOC is decentralized enough that the other patriarchates can rebuke him with enough degrees not to cause a schism. The biggest problem with the EOC right now is that the US isn’t anything close to being proper about it’s organization. This ethnic/national split is unique to the New World. The Old World turfs are mostly defined by geography, not ethnic/natational boundaries.

    I rarely go to church where I live. The beta culture has infected the very small minority of Orthodox here.

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  136. Harmonica,

    The biggest problem with the EOC right now is that the US isn’t anything close to being proper about its organization. This ethnic/national split is unique to the New World. The Old World turfs are mostly defined by geography, not ethnic/national boundaries.

    Well, that’s because the New World was settled by Protestants and Catholics. You Orthodox came late to the party, except for the Russians in Alaska. And then the Russian Revolution caused the breakup of the ROC’s huge American Diocese which served Orthodox immigrants of many ethnicities, many of whom then formed ethnic dioceses connected to various other Orthodox churches.

    What do you think of the prospects of further Catholic-Orthodox reconciliation?

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  137. I briefly dated a girl who had adopted a kid. She was slowly driving him insane with cultural relativism. He’d ask questions, looking for structure: “would it be good or bad if I broke this glass.” The idiot I was dating (who was book smart, and hot, or I wouldn’t have bothered) would always tell him, “well in some cultures it is considered good to break the glass…” And the kid would always break the glass. He was trying to teach the idiot that there are rules, and he wanted to know what they were, but her political idiocy insisted on the opposite. Of course she was at her wits end with the poor kid, and didn’t know what to do. I knew what to do: I dumped her.

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  138. on October 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm mewanthoneycomb

    Friggin Halo sounds more competitive than this kind of baseball the SWPLers forced their kids to play.

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  139. @polymath

    If the two churches can find a common ground, I’d love to see them uniting. Like if the Pope recognized he’s a first among equals and not the sole authority, and the other Patriarchs recognized the Pope as the spokesperson of the new united Christianity. Something of that sort. A united church would go a long way to revive traditional Christianity. Maybe we’ll even get a slew of ex-Protestant heretics to come back. The theology can be tweaked over decades, if ever. From my history books, its actually quite minor compared to what some of the nuttier sects like Unitarians and Mormons believe.

    Oh, and a church wide reminder that “no, your religious morality and your political morality do not have to match. In fact, involving your religious morality into politics ends up hurting the church. So don’t do it!”

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  140. […] Roissy — Good Examples Of Readers Passing Shit Tests, Teasing Should Be Like Breathing, Belittle League […]

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  141. Amateur boxing is the most unfairly maligned sport around. Your son has less chance of sustaining serious injury in boxing than in football, and less than your daughter does cheerleading.

    Boxing used to be part of boys’ gym class until the early PCers wiped it from the activity list 40 or 50 years ago, not coincidentally when SWPL activities like aerobics and yoga displaced boxing from the YMCAs. Could this be part of the reason for the beta-ization of the American male? We’ve raised two generations of boys that are fat, weak, out of breath, and unable to game and fuck a girl properly.

    IMHO, every school and YMCA should be equipped with speed bags, heavy bags, jump ropes, boxing gloves, rings, etc., and with personnel who can provide appropriate instruction and supervision. All boys need to have some boxing training, and sparring should be held for those with the inclination to participate (I don’t think that boys should be forced into it, but most of them will want to participate).

    Boxing. I’m not saying it’s the complete answer for today’s boys, but it’s part of the answer.

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  142. Dear Roissy:

    Do please keep up the good work.

    And please ignore “The Truth”, “Sane Alpha”, “Stud Dynamite” and other such soi-disant false advertisements.

    Please be careful, though. There is a Spanish proverb which is appropriate here:

    Donde no hay justicia, es pelegroso a tener razon.

    In other words:

    Where there is no justice, it is dangerous to be right.

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  143. 1. Back in the day, I started playing “minor league” baseball in second grade due to my size. That league accepted kids up to 5th or 6th grade IIRC. Talk about having to grow up fast! I still remember my coach (another kid’s hardass father) saying “rub some dirt in it and walk it off”. Excellent lifelong mental AND medical advice.

    2. Pee Wee football is far, FAR safer than soccer. Between the speed, the pads, and the inability to really run wide open plays, little monkeys are pretty protected. Soccer has all of the same collisions without pads, plus the added benefit of head injuries from heading the ball. Only in varsity ball do you really get laid out in football.

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  144. Reading the rest of the entries here, I would have to agree that martial arts would be a better choice for training one’s children (and particularly, one’s boy children) than Little League or football. With the recent findings that head injuries from football or baseball can have lasting neurological effects, I think that would nix those two sports (and boxing, as well) for training young cubs.

    That said, I have several provisos:

    1. Choose a martial art and artist who will actually teach self defense as well as the art. There’s a saying, made contemptuously by the Chinese, about “flower fist, brocade leg”, directed to the type of martial artist who is so concerned with his art that he is unable to defend himself in a fight. If you want to supplement any such art, try Krav Maga.

    2. Choose a martial art that covers all four types of fighting: punches, kicks, wrestling and take downs. If you’re going the Japanese way, I’d suggest having kids start with Kotokan Judo (wrestling and take downs), and then when they have established technique and are older, go on to Karate or Taekwondo (punches and kicks). Most Chinese Kung-Fu (if taught by Chinese or Americans who had good Chinese teachers) will cover all four types. I have no knowledge of recent flavors of the week (such as pankration, kalaripayat, or muay thai) and so will keep silent about those.

    3. Choose a martial artist who will teach your kids to pick their battles. Choose a Mr. Miyagi rather than the gung-ho iguana who taught the Cobra-Kai bad kids (cf. The Karate Kid (1984 version))

    The best example of this I could give is my own sensei in Judo. He is a full-blooded Alpha, a professor of mathematics and a third dan black belt, who has been teaching his own children.

    One of his children was being picked on in school by a bully. The boy stood by and said nothing, while the bully got more and more frustrated. Finally, the bully took a full run at the boy. The boy stepped aside at the last second, and the bully hit the chain link fence behind the boy, hard. No fighting, but the boy won. As Sun Tzu said, that is the height of victory.

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  145. I work in public schools in the USA. This sort of pussyfooting around does happen. But I can promise that I and other educators – even some lady educators – don’t do it and don’t allow it when the herb-trained kids ask for it. Things are neither perfect nor hopeless. Stinky, yes, but not doomed.

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  146. ” It might be our only chance for salvation. Our country is being assaulted by a new elite of SWPLs who disrespect, even loathe, American tradition and historical precedence… ”

    StuffWhitePeopleLike.com and I strongly disagree with this assertion:

    http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/05/06/98-the-ivy-league/

    The Ivy League is one of America’s greatest and most historical traditions. Just don’t touch the statue of John Harvard when you go to Harvard Square because people urinate on it.

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  147. […] with hierarchies, when fathers cease to teach their sons how to achieve and respond to power, then chaos ensues. The Lord of the Flies does not need a deserted island. It is not gender specific. See risk […]

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  148. on October 31, 2010 at 8:57 pm too late for romance

    Laura

    too late for romance,
    Boxing for a kid? Please tell me you are joking.

    Nope. Check out some local boxing gyms for their kids’ programs. You just might be surprised.

    Then again maybe the mere thought of training boys to be men is too much for you to bear. I don’t know. I don’t care. Do as you will, but please don’t get in my way.

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  149. on October 31, 2010 at 8:58 pm too late for romance

    And no, LA Boxing is not a real boxing gym.

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  150. on October 31, 2010 at 9:01 pm too late for romance

    Nicole

    TLFR says, “I don’t know about team sports anymore but personally I think boxing or some other striking martial art with actual repeated physical striking and full contact sparring like MT is the answer for boys.”

    They make a girl more realistic too.

    True. I like watching Freddie Roach workout vids. Jesus, talk about having a dream coach.

    The ones on youtube feature a hell of a good female boxer. I can’t remember her name off hand, but that bitch is no joke. Kinda cute too, if you like muscular women who throw a mean lead hook.

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  151. on November 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm helene edwards

    A few years ago a lawyer in SF had a 10 year old son on a soccer team that lost 9 straight games. Coach said to kids, “c’mon guys, you’re playing like a bunch of pussies.” Son told Mom, a stay-at-home lawyer. Mom ordered Dad to draft a letter to league president demanding coach’s firing. Letter cited “pussies” comment as violation of human rights. Coach was fired. Names available on request.

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  152. Children not playing sports correctly as social commentary? Pointless. Worse than reading about politics.

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