Friday, February 20, 2009

an inspirational story even for us cynical radicals

Gary told me he got all choked up while reading this story about two high school basketball teams who rallied around one player in a time of personal crisis, even sacrificing scoring opportunities.

Our sporting culture is a reflection of a lot of different social, material and ideological forces. The ability to transcend competitive pressure is truly a sign of moral, and therefore social, advancement. This reminds me of the oft-told stories of the Christmas Truce and other situations of informal armistice (meaning an armistice not imposed by high command; a fascinating and heartening possibility for humanity).

Both of these high school hoops teams are to be commended. Heck yeah, good job.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But on the other hand...
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,482825,00.html

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