Thursday, September 13, 2012


When Roger Clemens recently dodged the perjury trial bullet professional sports purists were provided with a premise for some righteous howling and gnashing of teeth. It has become increasingly apparent that rich iconic sports stars are virtually armor plated against such prosecutions. Are these essentially "show trials" which are conducted and publicized so that "the people" might believe that dishonesty and banned practices in pro sports are punishable criminal acts and are deserving of reform. It's the age old "throw them a bone" routine to pacify their indignation.

In American politics campaign finance reform advocates diligently publicize illegal abuses of how contributions are made to candidates by special interest groups. The intent is to raise the public's consciousness on the cesspool of national politics that was once known as the congress of the USA. A lot of reformist bone throwing goes on there as well.

In the waning months of the year 2012, a national election year, perhaps sports fans and voters alike will become increasingly aware of just how and where corrective action can be applied to remedy some blatant and nearly institutionalized criminal behavior by prominent individuals in highly visible "arenas". 

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