In our culture of blaming others for our own problems, we seek to demean others who stand for something bigger than we are.
Under the dark shadow of soft Totalitarianism, anyone who does not conform with the party line and strives to be virtuous is condemned, mocked, and accused of having ulterior motives.
These create a deadly combination when you are a star athlete that has decided to refrain from sexual activity until marriage.
Instead of reflecting on their lives and noting that they may well have been better off had they lived like Lolo Jones, people resort to mocking her. When your own life is a hot mess, it's far easier to deride the commitment of others than to admit to oneself that what she does in inherently good. The Leftist Media, being desirous of wrecking the entire place and, knowing fully well that moral virtue and the traditional family is an obstacle that must be removed, needs to paint an ugly picture of anyone who exemplifies virtue.
She is the model of what we once were as a people and what we should strive to restore among ourselves.
First, Lolo Jones was treated in the most awful manner my the New York Slimes. While Olympic athletes are encouraged to tell their life stories and make statements about things they value, this is verboten if one of the things that you address has to do with your moral character. When you are clearly intelligent, and not easily swayed by our culture that almost mandates immoral behavior, you are done for.
"…Jones has received far greater publicity than any other American track and field athlete competing in the London Games. This was based not on achievement but on her exotic beauty and on a sad and cynical marketing campaign. Essentially, Jones has decided she will be whatever anyone wants her to be — vixen, virgin, victim — to draw attention to herself and the many products she endorses.
Women have struggled for decades to be appreciated as athletes. For the first time at these Games, every competing nation has sent a female participant. But Jones is not assured enough with her hurdling or her compelling story of perseverance. So she has played into the persistent, demeaning notion that women are worthy as athletes only if they have sex appeal. And, too often, the news media have played right along with her."
I hope that she continues to be able to compete in international competitions.