Posted on | August 28, 2013 | 27 Comments
Da Tech Guy is disappointed that I didn’t take up his earlier challenge to address the fakeness of the 1973 Billy Jean King/Bobby Riggs “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match, but as I said, I recognized it as hype at the time. Although I didn’t know the fix was in — because Bobby Riggs owed $100,000 to the mob — I was 13 at the time and sophisticated enough to see it for the silly hype-fest it was. Even if King’s victory had been legitimate, what was proven by having a female athlete in her prime beat a 55-year-old man at a non-contact sport?
Pretty sure my remark at the time was, “Let her try football.”
Did I ever mention I was a small-town sports editor for years?
Covered some truly excellent female athletes, including state champion sprinter Shea Thurman and basketball standout Tammy Starr, but it would have been absurd to have expected either of them to compete against championship male athletes. Thurman could outrun all but the fastest boys in Gordon County, but her time in the 100-meter dash was still two seconds off the top boys’ times. Yet Sonny Bunch was shocked to realize he’d been bamboozled by the Riggs-King scam:
I hadn’t realized that Riggs trounced — just absolutely crushed, in straight sets, giving up only three games over two sets — Margaret Court, then the most dominant women’s player in the world, just a few months before playing King.
Ding. Ding. Ding.
It’s another example of The Story Too Good to Be True, a stock item in the dishonest repertoire of liberal journalism.
The Cult of Equality has always been a lie, a March to Nowhere, and my opposition to it is not an expression of “misogyny” or any of the other political pejoratives that radical egalitarians use to silence their critics. It is simply a common-sense recognition of reality.
“Believe me, Sir, those who attempt to level, never equalise. In all societies, consisting of various descriptions of citizens, some description must be uppermost. The levellers therefore only change and pervert the natural order of things; they load the edifice of society, by setting up in the air what the solidity of the structure requires to be on the ground.”
– Edmund Burke, 1790
More than two centuries have passed since Burke described the falsehood inherent in the Cult of Equality, but radicals have never ceased to “pervert the natural order of things,” spreading misery and calling it Progress, and the madness continues to this very day.
So my apologies to Pete for neglecting his challenge, but the thing is, if these fools won’t heed the wisdom of Edmund Burke, why should I expect them to listen to me?
We should never accuse feminists of mere ignorance.
They know the truth. They just hate the truth.