Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tiger Wood's humiliation is not yet complete
I've never been a fan of Tiger Woods... in the first place because I've never been a fan of golf, in the second place because, when my attention has been drawn to the game of golf in my capacity as a freelance writer, it's been to see Tiger's feet of clay on the golf course - the tantrums and the swearing, which I don't like in children, let alone grown men.
But, as the Tiger Woods saga goes on, I admit I have taken to reading the articles and the comment sections attached to those articles. Not so much because I want to read all the salacious details of Woods' various affairs and rent girls, but because I find it fascinating (and depressing) to read about his incredible stupidity, and it's interesting to see how many people writing their comments are a) writing directly to Woods as if they actually think Woods is going to read their little scribbles, and b) religious types urging him to turn to God.
And that is when Tiger Woods' humiliation will be complete. When he finally does make his public appearance - on Oprah or Jerry Springer or whatever - and says he's turned to God and prayed and prayed and found redemption, and now he asks his fans to forgive him too.
God's got nothing to do with it!
Atheists have morals just as religious types do... indeed their morals are more pure, because they come out of an instinctive knowledge of what's right and wrong, and do not come from a book that promises eternal hellfire if they break the rules.
Adultery is a common human condition...humans may be at the top of the animal chain but they are animals neverthless, and most animals are not monogomous. Supposedly wolves are, and swans I think...
So although I'm disgusted with Tiger Woods that he'd cheat on his wife, it's not so much that he's cheated, as that he's done it so stupidly.
Indeed,that's what I can't understand about any man who cheats on his wife, and does it stupidly. A married man has no business fathering a chlid on another woman - wear a damn condom, you moron! Not only so that you don't get your paramour pregnant, but so that you don't catch any disease this woman might have and in turn present it to your wife!
And TIger Woods apparently never wore condoms when he was having sex - so he was dependent on the women in the case to take it upon themselves not to get pregnant. We've yet to hear of any women coming forward claiming to have a child he fathered or demanding a paternity test...which surprises me a lot, I don't mind telling you.
Then there's the fact that he apparently called up his women and actually left sexually-related voicemails! Which those women could in turn record off the phones and use in blackmail plots! How stupid is that? obviously if you call a mistress, you talk innocuosly or cryptically, so no one else who hears that message will be able to know for sure that you're talking to a mistress/prostitute.
Then there's the fact that Woods apparently used a madame and prostitutes provided b y her.. I presume this was in Nevada where it's legal...now I don't know about guys - obviously they use prostitutes all the time otherwise prostitution would not be known as the oldest profession -- but I've often thought... doesn't this affect the guy's ego? An actor, a politician, an athlete...and he has to pay for sex?
Well, what else is there? Of course, there's the fact that all of Tiger Woods' many women are blond haired and white. Certain pundits are saying that this means Woods has not gotten past the "post-racial" America (or "post-racist" as one man called it, and which seems to me to be a better term). Instead he's "bought in" to this "false view" of what constitutes beauty - which is blonde haired blue eyed women. So he's a disgrace to his race, not because he's cheating, but because he's cheating with the wrong color woman.
I have yet to read that he was in to bondage...which would really put him up the spout as far as most of his still-remaining fans are concerned. (And I must admit that I really liked Gil Grissom on CSI, until the character of the dominatrix was introduced and they made it seem like Grissom had availed himself of her services - that ruined his character for me, how can you respect a man (or a woman) who likes to be dominated in the way that dominatrixes do it?)
And I haven't heard that he beat on any of his mistresses or his wife, which again would really be beyond the pale, and much worse than cheating. (And considering his temper on the course, it's rather surprising, in view of these relevations, that he wasn't violent in the home. Although perhaps his wife kept a golf club handy to guard against that very proclivity.)
And perhaps what might have been worst of all... at least all these women he was bedding were women, and not men. Because if it had turned out that Tiger Woods was gay, the firestorm that's been going on would have been three times more explosive.
In the end, it turns out that Tiger Woods was "just a man after all", too stupid to exercise a little restraint in order to keep his image intact. Iit's not "pride goeth before a fall," but rather "stupidity goeth before a fall," and Tiger sure was stupid.
Posted by Caroline Miniscule at 8:57 AM