Hey everyone, I’m just writing to let you know that Tommy is still a contributor to this blog, despite my conspicuous absence. Like Ryan said, I’ve been busy beasting the GMAT, jamming on the guitar, and just chilling. But it’s time for me to come back.
First off, to reference Ryan’s last post, I don’t think Clemson’s hiring of Chad Morris for OC is bad, but I’m not ready to draw any definitive conclusions. The offense might be better than it was this past year (it won’t take much to surpass the horror show we saw this year), but I honestly do not see the program becoming anything elite with Dabo at the helm. Time will tell though.
Moving on, with all the snow we’ve gotten here in SC (that’s not a misprint), I’ve been relaxing indoors a lot the last couple of days. I thus caught something on Fox News regarding traffic laws. Police officers would supposedly have to indicate whether or not they knew a driver’s race before pulling him/her over. This bothers me not so much because of its potential effects, but more because of the notion of the whole thing and the logic (or lack thereof) behind it. If so many people want to honor Martin Luther King and work towards a society without racism, then they need to stop distinguishing race as a separating factor among people. It contradicts ideals of color blindness and equality. Emphasizing these distinguishing characteristics, in my opinion, only fosters more racism. All these PC initiatives are turning society into a scared, easily offended group of people. We are really regressing in that sense.
That’s all from me for now. It’s good to be contributing once again.
BTW, I hope everyone likes the new layout! It’s described as “elegant grunge”, and as such, is a perfect microcosm of the seemingly paradoxical combination of Ryan’s attitudes and my own.