After the last post, we see another story that appears to offer more of the same. It appears that there are serious issues with the legend of Lance Armstrong. I still think the best response was written in August (although I have only just clocked this) from the Guardian’s Matt Seaton:
The most important lesson of the Lance Armstrong story, though, is the hardest to prepare for and guard against: our own gullibility and willing complicity. What is astounding and disturbing is that one man – a dominant personality as well as a dominant athlete – was able to enforce his will, isolate, bully and silence his doubters and critics, and win the world’s top cycling event year after year and make people believe in him, despite there being, apparently, dozens of witnesses to its utter phoniness. Too many people had too much invested in the Lance Armstrong story, and the power of persuasion followed the money.
We still have so many relational issues to address in this world – lets face them head on, one by one, if necessary.