It was a peloton of pig-headedness; a slimy trail of misconception and egoism headed up by the narcissistic slug at the front. A ghastly sight for sure.
Imagine for a second if nobody had turned up for that ride with Lance Armstrong when the call was put out the other morning; what a powerful message to the privileged bullies and cheats of this world that would have sent. Ah well, it was Jafaville after all, so I guess we shouldn’t have been too surprised. It is perfectly reasonable and entirely logical to now say though, that all those who pedalled along with Armstrong should be viewed as apologists for all his years of deception. Either that or they had all set their moral compass to ‘abject’ upon waking up.
And it is naïve at best of those on that ride and others who put up the argument that Armstrong should be forgiven because ‘everyone else was doing it’ (the blood doping and drug taking). The fact is that ‘everyone else’ wasn’t the obsessive driver and bullying force of blood doping that Armstrong was; nor does ‘everyone else’ lay claim to seven individual Tour De France titles. Go ask people like Tyler Hamilton and Stephen Swart if Armstrong was merely just a part of ‘everyone else’ in the EPO stakes. Better yet, go spend a bit of time reading ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ by David Walsh.
As for those who took their children along to join in the adulation of a proven, multiple cheat and not to mention genuinely unapologetic individual; take a look at yourselves in the mirror. Are you sure you did your homework on the guy? An ‘F’ for fail there, I’m afraid.
Christmas the time for forgiveness? Quite possibly, but not yet with Armstrong.
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