Col. West writes here often about how the concept of “equality of outcomes” rather than “equal opportunity” is destroying our nation and the principles upon which it was founded. Of course he is regularly vilified for having such thoughts and worse yet, expressing them.So it is with particular pride we present this story about Pittsburgh Steelers player James Harrison and how he is endeavoring to raise his two sons to become fine, true men. And liberals, you can go after him for a change.
Harrison posted on his Instagram page that his sons returned home with “participation trophies” from their school – and he’s going to immediately return them. Here is his epic response:
“I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I’m sorry I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best…cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better…not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy.#harrisonfamilyvalues”
Wow. Just wow.
Proponents of these sorts of trophies say they provide a boost of self-esteem. I’d say actually ACCOMPLISHING something is the best way to build self-esteem. No one is ever going to watch the Super Bowl if everyone gets a ring just for playing. But then wussies on the left are trying to ban football anyway because it’s just so HARD on men’s bodies. Or is the real reason they want it banned is because it’s just too damn manly?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]