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Modern Trophyism — Reflections From a Murky Pond
Modern Trophyism - the perceived need for physical representations of worth or status - within America is a virulent weed that has born foul fruit, as the Liberals' and Progressives' response to Mr. Trump being triumphant in the 2016 elections. This Is What Happens When You Give Children A Trophy For Losing True, the need or obsessive desire for trophies or any material representation of others' validation of one's worth is and always been a bad thing. Sadly however, the intersection of trophyism with the Liberals' and Progressives' obsession with equality of results and ensuring that everyone "succeeds" in anything they do irrespective of their merit in that endeavor has resulted in a pernicious, synergistic cycle of personal and social degeneration.