August 30, 2016

Hope Solo was right: Swedes are a bunch of cowards

Mike GwilliamRebel Columnist
 

Say what you want about Hope Solo, but her suspension was not warranted.

The USA goalie made these controversial comments after her team was eliminated from the Olympics by Sweden:

“We played a creative game. We had many opportunities on goal. We showed a lot of heart. We came back from a goal down. I’m very proud of this team. We played a bunch of cowards. The best team did not win today. I strongly, firmly believe that.”

“Sweden dropped back. They didn't want to open play. They didn’t want to pass the ball around. They didn’t want to play great soccer, entertaining soccer. It was a combative game. A physical game. Exactly what they wanted. Exactly what their game plan was. We had that style of play when Pia was our coach. I think it was very cowardly. But they won, they’re moving on. And we’re going home.” 

Unfortunately, Solo was suspended for six months and her contract was terminated by the US Soccer Federation. And for what? For being passionate? For telling the truth.

It's 2016. And passion isn't allowed in Obama's America.

Soccer/football aside, Sweden is a country full of cowards. I'd strongly recommend reading our list of 10 stories that prove Sweden is the most pathetic country on Earth.

Here's the deal: Sweden doesn't have the balls to take its country back. What few men it has are completely overwhelmed by the beta male society of modern Sweden. We're talking a society that covers up the rapes of women by Muslim migrants.

We're talking about a society so pathetic that toy stores in Stockholm have gone 'gender neutral'. Without boys, there are no men.

Indeed, the progressive playhouse that is Sweden couldn't be more of a concentration camp for masculinity.

And how does this all come back to a game of soccer at the Olympics? As Solo pointed out, Sweden, in its laughable glory, decided to cowardly turtle than play against the United States. Is it a strategy? Sure. But a cowardly one, absolutely.

It's a staple of Swedish society now, to cower when forced with an obstacle. Instead of trying to tackle the problem of out of control immigration, Sweden has taken to kicking its own citizens out of their homes to make way for refugees.

The United States would be better off not following in Sweden's footsteps by throwing their own under the bus.

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commented 2016-09-02 02:17:55 -0400
Rick Matton—It was a long time ago, but I remember the coach Al Arbor, an old defenceman with glasses. He taught them to stack their blueline so the other team would have a hard time scoring. The stars you are talking about would only go in the offence zone if it was a good scoring chance; thus the reason two of them scored goals. Boring hockey. That’s the reason the Americans improved the game by restricting this type of defence. I think we are off topic.
commented 2016-08-31 14:16:22 -0400
“If you’re going to be a successful communicator, regardless of what it is you’re trying to communicate, it helps to be tabula rasa, a clean slate.”
That is helpful advice Brent, but it also helps to take into consideration all of the up to date information available, not just some of it. I am referring to this comment, “Sweden’s very successful experiment in social democracy”.
commented 2016-08-31 14:03:27 -0400
I wonder if she would have grounds to sue over the termination of her contract? Hope Solo may be a sucky baby, but to be suspended and have her contract terminated seems a bit much.

Regarding Sweden, their societal and economic experiment for what ever merit it does or does not deserve, and you want to give it, is now failed. It worked under conditions remaining the same. The country has imported thousands of Muslims and now has to face the inevitable culture clash. The passive, content Swedes are unable and unwilling to assert their identity and are being over taken. Any country which brainwashes its society to put up with the raping of their women, is a culture of pussified males. What would you call a society which stands idly by while their country is being attacked? I call them cowardly, and Canada under the Trudeau narrative of ‘inclusivity’ at any cost, is taking us down the same path.

Brent, Trump’s campaign strategies sound hateful to some people because he is telling the truth about hateful things. It is an ugly world out there and he is simply pointing that out, as well as how to protect against it.

The author of this piece is not nameless. It’s Mike Gwilliam.
commented 2016-08-31 12:58:31 -0400
Pathetic: miserably or contemptibly inadequate.
This was the fiercest definition of the word pathetic I could find because I know The Rebel likes to deal in absolutes. The most damning word in the definition is “inadequate” which simply means you’re incapable of achieving what you set out to do. So lets see who is inadequate in the situation being described. Hope Solo, goaltender for the US Women’s Olympic Soccer team, let in more goals than her Swedish counterpart. By comparison Solo was inadequate in defeat. Solo also had this to say about the Swedes; “It was a combative game. A physical game. Exactly what they wanted.” Wow, that doesn’t sound cowardly at all. In fact Solo herself says Swedish players were physically stronger, strong enough to assert themselves and play the style of game they knew they could win. Once again Solo herself undermines her assertion of cowardliness when, in describing their play, she effectively defines the word “Superior.”
Then we have the assertions of the writer, whose chosen to go nameless, claiming ten proof points that Sweden is “the most pathetic country on Earth.” There’s a lot to be said for that claim but last time I checked there was no scale for pathetic-ness because I checked. Sadly the writer has committed the cardinal sin of allowing his politics to infiltrate what essentially is a portrait of a sore loser. Maybe he knows what that feels like. Maybe he’s empathizing but on every meaningful scale, like GDP, quality of life, standard of living, employment, schooling, health care, Sweden ranks always in the top 10 but more often at the top rather than at position 10. So his hatred of Sweden’s very successful experiment in social democracy, has prevented him from hiding his xenophobic biases. That’s what happens when you allow politics to dictate every aspect of your life. So here, like on Fox News, we don’t get stories we get hate filled attempts at propaganda or the furthering of an unnamed, inarticulate conservatism.
If you’re going to be a successful communicator, regardless of what it is you’re trying to communicate, it helps to be tabula rasa, a clean slate. Because then you’re able to listen and learn. Those who adhere too vigorously to a philosophy, by definition, become hate filled because they just can’t convince enough others to see things their way. Then by way of their devotion to their beliefs are insulted by the idiots who can’t see what they see. It becomes irritating and they become angry. A great example of that is the campaign being run by Donald Trump. He’s full of hatred and anger, as are his supporters, so you get a sampling of how anger alone can fuel a massive campaign for POTUS.
Gosh I’ve strayed way far away from the beginning of the piece, the non politicized part. So to wrap things up I think Hope Solo is a sucky baby who doesn’t know how to give credit to the victors.
Thanks for indulging me. It felt great.
commented 2016-08-31 10:49:56 -0400
When Sweden is able to successfully bully you, you really are finished.

America has a lot of growing up to do.
commented 2016-08-31 09:57:37 -0400
JAY KELLY: How long do we have to wait for your nut sack to drop out of your belly? You are the poster boy of the pussy crowd. As others have stated, move to one of these already or soon to be shit holes. And when your love JT over saturates us with his guests, where will you be (not if but when) violence escalates? Hope you enjoy your flight off the nearest high rise.

BUGS POTTER: Your first post was the weakest I have ever seen from you. I still love your name though.
commented 2016-08-31 09:57:36 -0400
JAY KELLY: How long do we have to wait for your nut sack to drop out of your belly? You are the poster boy of the pussy crowd. As others have stated, move to one of these already or soon to be shit holes. And when your love JT over saturates us with his guests, where will you be (not if but when) violence escalates? Hope you enjoy your flight off the nearest high rise.

BUGS POTTER: Your first post was the weakest I have ever seen from you. I still love your name though.
commented 2016-08-31 08:39:54 -0400
BOB EGLI you must play lawn bowling, The New York Islanders won 4 in row with Bossy as one of the most feared forwards in history of NHL, and Potvin one of the most feared defenceman in history of NHL, the rest of the line up was unstoppable, go tell Gilles he was a coward. You should remove your post as it’s as stupid as a Liberal comment and an embarrassment for you.
On Hope Solo, media is always sticking a mic in the faces of the losing teams and asking 1 question over and over and over, “tell us how you are feeling right now” that is extent of their capability so if every once in a while someone as unpredictable as Solo says something off colour, move on cup-cakes.
Release Hope for poor play and she did not look confident in the penalty kicks, as she appeared to prefer standing still to diving in wrong direction and guessing wrong gives same result, just looks like you are trying.
Go look up David Shultz and John Stossel the 100% best interview in history.
Bob I am afraid you do not know hockey at all, Trottier, how good was he?
commented 2016-08-31 06:19:27 -0400
Sweden will be Swedenistan in short order.
commented 2016-08-31 03:01:38 -0400
The Svenska experiment of socialist mentality accommodation is now showing in the daily news after decades of going down that self-destructive path… Other, more intelligent nations and cultures will learn from the Swedish Circus; but the stupid ones will not… And that folks, is the ultimate REALITY
commented 2016-08-31 02:54:59 -0400
Jay Kelly – you are a vile asshat coward! All you spew is stupidity and contention to all our – Rebel commentaries – go educate yourself – before someone educates you.
Come for a coffee – it makes morons into geniuses – it’s just the special ingredients of my coffee stock.
Go away – to Syria or Saudi Arabia – your mentality will be rewarded over there.
You are just one little contentious f**k – who needs a good tuning in!
Get back to that cellar room and get a brain.
commented 2016-08-31 01:07:12 -0400
During NHL Hockey season I hear Broadcasters say all the time that one or the other team played chicken-shit boring defensive Hockey. New York Islanders won 3 Stanley cups by playing cowardly and boring hockey. Just ask Don Cherry.

Sorry, I agree with Gwilliam.
commented 2016-08-31 00:53:09 -0400
G-g-guys I think we all know what to do here. We have to ap-p-pologize to Islam for taking us over, it would be the Canadian thing to do.

Sorry for for triggering you Islime, all praise the profat Mohamhead!
commented 2016-08-31 00:46:31 -0400
Liza, no you didn’t misread my comment (and I appreciate your response — I knew that most men, and even some women wouldn’t agree with me — and that’s ok).
commented 2016-08-31 00:04:48 -0400
Societies where men do not stand up for women are pretty much lost.
commented 2016-08-31 00:04:24 -0400
Insulting to women? Was it the pussy whipped comment? What?
There are women who do this and men who allow it, didn’t you know?
I don’t think we should be worried about pandering to the neurosis of ‘the less rational female voter’.
To call a man pussy whipped is more of an insult to the man. What about the men don’t have enough balls comment?

I have no problem hearing anyone call a man out for being pussy whipped or a women for doing it.
It’s not something that you really want to enable, is it!? Don’t we want ‘rational’ females in politics, or anywhere else for that matter, and men to be men?

I would say this comment is more demeaning to women than using the term pussy whipped in the context of this article.
“If conservatives want to win, they need to attract the less rational female voter. " That comment is an insult to women .
Sounds like you and Jay bird were quite ‘triggered’. If I have misread your comment I apologise.
Geez Louise.
commented 2016-08-31 00:03:57 -0400
Jay you even criticized the article like a pussy. The Vikings are looking on from Valhalla in complete and utter shame.
commented 2016-08-30 23:48:06 -0400
Jay Kelly aka Gordon Steele, you coward, you belong in Sweden with the rest of your type. Reporting what Solo said offends you you pathetic snowflake? Good, it shows you for what you really are, a pathetic little thing. Go find your safe space in Sweden, but good luck finding one.
commented 2016-08-30 23:25:29 -0400
All I know about Swedes is they sure splatter good when you board them and Grapes says they haven’t the collective balls to produce their own Gordie Howe.

And their beer sucks too – probably accounts for the low testosterone levels there.
commented 2016-08-30 23:16:22 -0400
Oh my God — I don’t totally disagree with Jay Kelly today, so I must be wrong here…

I will defend your right to print what you want at The Rebel. I believe in freedom of speech. If Mike Gwilliam needs to insult women to feel more manly, he has the right to do what he needs to do.

I will always vote conservative, no matter how assholic some male conservatives might be, because it’s in the best interest of my family.

If conservatives want to win, they need to attract the less rational female voter. You’re not going to do it by insulting them and making them feel as though the right has no respect for women. This only plays into the MSM/liberal message.

Say what you want, write what you want, but ultimately it might be a better choice to show some pragmatism and judgment. Conservatives can’t win if they keep driving women away.
commented 2016-08-30 23:05:49 -0400
Jay Kelly—move to Sweden.
commented 2016-08-30 22:53:30 -0400
Did The Rebel intend to put this opinion piece by Mike Gwilliam on its website? Someone somewhere should be accountable. It is not so much hateful language, but utter rubbish.

He says: “We’re talking about a society so pussy-whipped that toy stores in Stockholm have gone ‘gender neutral’. Without boys, there are no men.”

This is no the sort of language we use in Canada. Here there is a basic respect and even politeness for men and women.

His opinion is vile. Why is his view considered a story on The Rebel?