Friday, January 2, 2015

New year, new game

Bokolis has changed the boilerplate.  I've come to understand that, no matter how hard you try, you're always on somebody's radar, and that somebody usually has a hard-on for you.

This is why I don't bother to howl at the wind about cops with their cunts up in the air, likely not realizing that their function has morphed into protecting the state, which effectively makes them military (and all that implies).  Somewhere along the line, many of them started to believe that their mandate is to catch villains, with many within that subset resorting to contriving villains when/as needed.

Whether the PoPo are conscious of it or not, they are conflicted because both the People- who they believe they are supposed to protect- and their corporate masters- who, upon lumping up all those unarmed hipsters, they now de-facto protect and are beholden to, the carrot in the form of a pension- are annoyed at them.  Deep down, they must know that this is an untenable situation, that the People, even if unjust, are always right, that they only exist out here because of the People.

Lest anyone believe that their conscience will win out, they will roll over and things will only get uglier.  Bokolis will move on to some unimportant shit.

On some sort of parallel, Bokolis is in the process of withdrawing from following sports.  That is not to say that I will no longer watch, and it is certainly not a sign that I am growing up.  I still love the competition; it's the soap opera that I'm letting go.

Where it concerns football, I've explained to friends that
  • 2018 & 2022 World Cup...rigged bid promises rigged tournament
  • 2016 & 2020 Euro...see prior
  • annual club tours of the US...charging twice as much as they do for actual league matches in the home country to watch burned out players play at 50%
  • 2016 Copa America in the US...see prior
  • Every other Copa America...who gives a shit
This chance to liberate eight years of my life- I can let go of the qualifiers, too- affords a unique opportunity to extract myself from the madness.  What will Bokolis do with all the free time?  I'll probably take up playing FIFA.
As far as domestic top-flight leagues, as a buddy who independently came to the same resolution explained, they are all effectively preordained.  Moreover, the support/funding of the teams is driven by the actions of people half a world away.  The whole setup assures that the top sides of today will remain the top sides for good. This has been true for at least 15-20 years- it was fun in the early-mid 90's when we were afforded a ration of european football- but Bokolis has had enough.  I will be involved only so much to maintain camaraderie with my buddies.

I will still more closely follow the lower leagues, as they have not been corroded to the same degree by these issues.

What does that mean for the NFL playoffs?  Since I still have a soft spot, Bokolis will hook y'all up with some pearls.

What does it mean for the man behind the curtain...good question.

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