Golf as a Discourse of Resistance to Imperialism
Brad De Long
delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU
Fri Sep 25 14:08:32 PDT 1998
>Actually I began playing golf as a teenage caddy
>at a local country club and never gave it up.
>I knew I would have to defend golf eventually
>on this list, but suffice to say there's an
>entire working class milieu involved in it,
>and has been since at least the 1960's (when
>it was much cheaper to play).
What's to defend? It's the national sport of the Scottish highland peoples
who have been oppressed by English imperialism since the elimination of
*their* dynasty in 1688. By playing golf you are keeping the culture of the
oppressed marginal peoples of the British Isles alive.
Down with English imperialism! Down with the Houses of Orange, Hanover, and
Down with tennis!
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