- Posted January 15, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Lance Armstrong speaks out
Lance Armstrong Was Wrong But Of No Consequence - Get Cheaters That Affect Us All
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
Our system is very interesting. We are ready to take down athletes that are steroids. We are ready to take down those that have so very little influence on our lives. Yet those that materially affect us like the political class and the titans of finance continue to get our reverence even as many times there path to success was via legal cheating.
A few things to ponder, getting caught with marijuana can destroy one’s future going forward while being found drunk has no real consequences. Getting caught with crack vs cocaine (same substance) have vastly different penalties. While this may seem out of place for this post, these types of rules that materially affect lives are constant throughout our society including in athletics and that they are sometimes maliciously arbitrary should concern us more.