Saturday, March 31, 2007

Adoration of the Jock Elite

Prime Pison was the envy of every dude in high school. Girls would swoon against their lockers as he strutted down the hallway, his package swaying to and fro by his pants. (We're talking about his scientific calculator dude, what were you thinking?)

Not only was Prime captain of the Varsity Math Team, three time lead scorer and all time champ; he was Optimum Orator of the Debate Team and Grandmaster par non of the Chess Club. The hallway trophy cases gleamed with all his medals.

Alas, Prime had one failing. Yes, it was his phys ed class. He couldn't manage even one chin up. The school board knew it was important to make sure Prime passed all his classes even if it meant taking away from other kids. After all, Prime was the pride of the school. It was for him that the school bell always tolled.

Some sore losers were resentful. They thought money should be equally distributed and lavished on some of the other students, like say, those who wanted to play football. After all, the parents of the mathematically challenged football players paid taxes too. Didn't they? So why should Prime be singled out? Why should he get all the adoration? All the special scholarships? Why should other students be treated as if they were inferiors? What kind of message was the school board sending to the rest of the students?

The school board was unrelenting. "All students are equal," they proclaimed. "It's just that some students are more equal than others."

That's the way it's always been and so it must stay.

Some are born to Nobility. It's in their genes. It is pre-ordained. Others are born to be part of the less equal class. (We don't say "lower" anymore. It's not PC --politically correct-- you know.)

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