Some contests not safe to ignore

Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“I’m not watching television today. It’s impossible for me to care less about a sporting event — a game — than I do. A good thing about sports contests: it’s safe to not care. The outcome doesn’t grant the winning team power to threaten my life, steal my property, or violate my liberty. The winners will not inherit an army of career rights violators who imagine their job is to control how the rest of us live. I can ignore the event without danger. I wish all silly contests were as safe to ignore. Unfortunately, this November the winning team in Stupid Bowl LX (that’s ’60’ for non-Romans) — you might call it the presidential election of 2024 — will get such power.” (02/11/24)