WTF is wrong with America?

Tiger Woods commits adultery and his wife tries to kill him.

Admittedly, adultery is not a good thing. But then neither is trying to kill your spouse with a golf club.

But two weeks on, Tiger’s career is gone because he spent too much time thinking with the little head instead of the big one and his wife is pitied because he cheated on her.

In fact, beyond this pity,  his wife is barely mentioned, despite her having caused him to drive into a hydrant and a tree while trying to whack him (take that in either context) with a golf club.

MEANWHILE, Michael Vick is responsible for the death and torture of perhaps hundreds of dogs in his dog-fighting “facility”, and aside from spending a short stint in jail, has a career intact and is cheered by thousands who dismiss his actual crimes simply because he can run fast.

What the Hell is wrong with a society which pillories a man because he chose to do something which isn’t illegal and the only peoples’ whose business it was was his wife’s and his, ignores the fact that his wife nearly killed him, and lauds someone who tortures and kills animals in the most horrifying ways (which IS a crime)?

I recognize that SOME may think that because Vick “payed his debt to society” he should be allowed to get on with his life. The fact is that Vick , as part of a team, makes money for others and lots of it. Tiger Woods makes more money but he basically makes it for himself.

Therein lies the difference. If Tiger were a football player, he’d still be on the field. People wouldn’t give a shit what he did with his penis as long as he didn’t tear a hamstring doing it.

Shame on the companies who dropped Tiger’s endorsements.  Shame on the companies who are willing to overlook the acts of a real criminal for the sake of money.

And shame on America for being the sort of society that worries more about someone’s sex life than someone else’s criminal acts.

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4 Comments

  1. Wandering Coyote said,

    December 15, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I agree with you 1000%!

  2. zeusiswatching said,

    December 15, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I doubt there is a society that doesn’t enjoy great sex scandals and Tiger just happened to be a particularly stupid guy with scabs of money. It has all the elements of a story that people with less money, and less fame enjoy hearing about. Expect lots of band width to be wasted on this one. It’s quite the distraction that keeps Americans from paying attention to more pressing issues.

    As for your comments about Vick, I couldn’t agree more. I only hope this guy has started down a road of personal reform despite the rather light sentence he got.

  3. December 14, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    WellAustralia is always glad it got Britain’s criminals while America got our puritans!


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