Political Correctness/Totalitarian Humanism

It’s unrealistic to ban football. But it might not be ethical to watch it, either.

Is football the next target of totalitarian humanism?

By Joel Mathis The Week

In April, Phillip Adams killed six people — including two children, ages 9 and 5 — then turned the gun on himself, dying at the age of 32. On Tuesday, we learned a likely reason why: Adams’ brain was severely damaged after playing football for 20 years, including for six NFL teams. He had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition often found in people who have suffered head trauma.

That is, people like football players, who collide with each other at high speeds dozens of times a game.

“I don’t think [Adams] snapped,” said Dr. Ann McKee, who directs the CTE Center at Boston University. “It appeared to be a cumulative progressive impairment. He was getting increasingly paranoid, he was having increasing difficulties with his memory, and he was very likely having more and more impulsive behavior.”


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