Lance Armstrong: The Real Face Of America?

LanceArmstrong shows some of the characteristics of a psychopath!

 

Lance3Is he merely a victim of the Ugly American Dream?

 

Friends, lately my news has been filled with stories about Lance Armstrong, one of the world’s most notorious liars and deceivers.

For years, he filled his body with chemicals and, on high octane, won a number of cycling competitions including seven Tours des France. He encouraged other ‘sportspeople’ to do the same and never once had a twinge of conscience, never cared about the genuine athletes who tried to win fairly.

He stood on the winner’s podium time after time and reveled in the applause and adoration. That he survived cancer further added to his fame. He opened up a Live-Strong organization and was admired for his tenacity, his courage, his riding brilliance, his altruism.

The reason he got onto drugs was because he could never have won these events with his own physical strength or skill, never achieved notoriety, never become a household name. For him, the choice was simple.

But my question is: is Lance Armstrong entirely to blame? Was he unduly influenced by his nation and its leaders? Was he encouraged to think that, as an American, he was exceptional? Was he encouraged to mimic the actions of his Government that say clearly that the ends justify any means? Is he a victim of American hubris?

Since WW2 ended, the USA has been engaged in a frantic attempt to stand upon the winner’s dais as the world’s premier nation. To this end, it has amassed a gigantic army which surpasses most of the rest of the world’s armies combined. It has spent money it doesn’t even have to achieve this dubious end and has not spent money it should have on infrastructure and things like health and welfare for its people.

Not only has the U.S. gorged itself on military steroids, but it has become the world’s prime warmonger. It has attacked other nations and used occupation and shock and awe to demonstrate its power. It has also used hideous substances like Agent Orange and Depleted Uranium and Napalm. Wherever it has gone, it has built military bases and the world is now pocked with U.S. ports, flotillas of warships, and aerodromes full of Yank fighter planes and bombers.

The U.S. has done whatever it takes to achieve its goal of global domination. It has lied, killed, destroyed, bullied, bribed, supported Despots and Dictators, tortured, rendered, put people in cages, used drones and assassination squads, etc.

Doubtless it will dream up even worse horrors before it achieves its goal of World Domination (although the Russians and the Chinese may prove to be a sticking point – but what is a sticking point when you have thousands of nukes?).

While it has been doing all this, Lance Armstrong watched and thought. He obviously got the idea that it was proper to do whatever you had to to achieve your goals. Winners are grinners, he thought to himself. Why, my own country has thrown out the rule book and is crushing any opposition to its blatant imperialism.

So he set about being the best. He too lied and cheated. He bullied and crushed his competition never caring about them, only about himself and his consuming ambition to be top-dog.

Lance Armstrong is just a smaller version of the power-crazed American Government. Armstrong poured chemicals into his body, not caring about what they were doing to him as long as he stood on the winner’s dais. America kills and destroys with bombs and sanctions without caring about the actual or latent damage it is causing to the world and millions of innocent people: men, women, kids.

When you look at Lance Armstrong’s face you see a representation of the face of America, a face devoid of honesty and compassion and caring for others. It is a face that says that everything is fair in love and war, that all that counts is being a winner no matter the cost to one’s self, one’s nation or to the world.

Lance Armstrong is a product of the capitalist world, a racist, elitist world, an amoral world. Perhaps he should be pitied and those who made him what he became punished severely.

I can but wish!

6 thoughts on “Lance Armstrong: The Real Face Of America?

  1. Wish might just come true:This from The casey report.America’s road to hell

    Economics in Two Lessons
    Lesson # 1:

    US Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000

    Federal budget: $3,820,000,000,000

    New debt: $1,650,000,000,000

    National debt: $14,271,000,000,000

    Recent budget cuts: $38,500,000,000

    Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

    * Annual family income: $21,700
    * Money the family spent: $38,200
    * New debt on the credit card: $16,500
    * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
    * Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

    Got it ?????

    Lesson # 2:

    Here’s another way to look at the debt ceiling:

    Let’s say you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood… and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

    What do you think you should do?

    Raise the ceilings, or remove the crap?

    .

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  2. Gazza, thanks for your interesting analogy. While most normal people can grasp the points you are making it is simply beyond the American leadership such as it is.

    When your goal is to gain control of the world, whether you can afford the cost is of no consequence. Likewise with Lance.

    Cheers!

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  3. In defense of Lance in the pants, if he didn’t win those races, who did? The steroids? He sacrificed a lot more than the other competitors, like growing boobies, losing his nuts, hair where there shouldn’t be hair, and cop syndrome. That was him crossing the finish line, not some “performance enhancing” drug. Food is a performance enhancing drug. Sleep is also. Besides lying is what we’re taught to do, it’s the “American way”. To lie whether you have to or not, to lie about EVERYTHING, whether you have to or not, lie about your lying, and if you repeat a lie enough times it becomes the truth. Example: “We know he has weapons of mass destruction”, “who ever thought about flying a plane into a building?” “A plane hit the Pentagon”. “There were 19 hijackers”, etc. So, see how lying can bring about good things? People admire liars, liars become great people, leaders of empires, controllers of the world, rulers of the universe. Well, maybe second in command.

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  4. Not all Armstrong’s are corrupt,this from :Armstrong Economics.
    This is what Assange fears.
    Internationally, no one should extradite anyone to the US legal system until it is REALLY cleaned up. The USA has no respect for human rights at all and as to your Constitutional Rights, you have none because the government gets to do what they want and you have to hire a lawyer to PROVE you have some right. That is by no means any “right” worth having. Even in NJ, the police set up road blocks, pull every car over and ask for papers please! It is not a DWI. This is during the day looking for anything they can write tickets for. It is always about the money

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  5. Armstrong won one of the world’s most competitive sporting events seven consecutive times and people are shocked and outraged that he cheated! Jeeez.
    I’d have been amazed if he hadn’t been outed sooner or later.

    It’s all basically show biz anyway–who cares, Armstrong was a manufactured “hero”, just another gladiator.

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  6. I remember when Lance and George Bush went for a very aggressive bike ride together. I remember thinking they were two peas in a pod. How right I was! Tell a lie big enough and everyone will believe it. They definitely emerged from the same pod.

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