CFN – I have no sympathy for Lance Armstrong. None. Zero. No, I’m not a prude. I know in this world that people lie; people cheat. Heck I have on occasion too; none of us is perfect; but Mr. Armstrong took lying and cheating to new heights.
Heights from which he mightily is falling.
We live in a world that loves to build people up and tear them down. How many of us truly believe that someone can make it to the top without cutting corners? From politicians to our athletes it’s the same story.
Even our Rock stars. When Led Zeppelin; one of the greatest musical acts in history was busted for outright theft of some of the greatest songs the public gave them a free pass.
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, and now Lance Armstrong won’t get that free pass. Why? Because when they were caught they did the wrong thing. They swore their innocence like OJ Simpson did at his criminal trial.
There’s nothing more despicable than a bad guy caught who won’t face the music. Parents are used to it with their children; but when rich athletes with over sized heads and man boobs partake it’s not as cute, warm, and fuzzy.
Lance Armstrong and all of these “Cheaters” all have had great rides. They all are or were millionaires and got to have the finest of life.
Of course we the public gave them all that plus more. In the end maybe we’re the true cheaters because deep down if we know and accept that these people will risk their health and sell their souls for Rock n Roll how is it that we despise them when they fall from grace?
Do we hate ourselves?
You can post your comments and now I think I’ll dig my bike out; put some air in the back tire, and go for a spin…
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