Four years ago, when China arranged the Olympic summer games many wanted a boycott because of the occupation in Tibet and China’s lousy human rights’ record.
Now, when the summer Olympics are held in
London, the UK
those voices are strangely and typically silent, even though the United Kingdom has been a part of forces
invading three countries the last fifteen years, three countries making no
aggressive moves whatsoever against the and their allies. UK
human rights’ record, at the very least isn’t any better than ’s. Many claim that it is far
worse and I agree. China
The wars, with the wholesale and arbitrary slaughter of civilians, including children. The pervasive surveillance and arbitrary imprisonment of protesters within the
. The brutal aggression against
protesters at every turn. UK
In the weeks and months leading up to the games homeless people have been given a train ticket and practically been chased out of
The government won’t allow any blemishes on their polished Olympic image. London
Using the usual terror scare tactics
transformed into a war zone. 19 000 soldiers have descended on the city, «to
assist the police». London United Kingdom
never had more than 7500 soldiers in . Anti-aircraft cannons
have been placed on private roofs. If any unauthorized planes enter the wrong
airspace they will be shut down. The control measures on the ground ranges from
the totally absurd to absolute horror and intimidation. Fear is the key, the
point with it all. A fearful population is a cowed and obedient population.
People walk through countless official and unofficial checkpoints like sheep to
the slaughter. Police-state Afghanistan ,
already well-established is brought a step or ten further to completion. Britain
The army, the police, secret service and various private «security» firms and bullies with different names and the same inclination, they’re all there.
It is, above all an exercise in control, in tightening of the noose in an already oppressive society. It’s a giant attempt at strangling social unrest before it erupts in full.
is a city where there are many «unruly
elements», many not doing what they’re told and fighting both the current and
approaching, even worse tyranny. Those in charge have searched long and hard
for the «proper» vehicle to deal with all those subversives and anarchists… London
The commercial forces behind the Olympics have been given free reign to enforce their chosen brands. Ordinary citizens can hardly open their mouths and speak before the corporate machine strikes them down.
This as a small selection of everything wrong with it all.
Hell, all those working for a boycott of
four years ago and more should be up in arms to make people boycott the London
Can you cry hypocrisy???
That’s one side of it. The other, brought up by myself and others is possibly worse, in many ways.
It concerns the place of sports in modern society in general, the enormous waste in terms of financial and human resources all of it is, how the athletes really are like modern gladiators participating in games serving to distract and divert people from true, valid issues. Sports are tyranny’s best friend. Bread and circus are very much present today.
Enormous arenas are built in virtually any country, any city and tiny community around the world. People may starve to death and suffer a hellish existence right outside those arenas, and then, THEN the asshole politicians and business interests have the audacity to claim that there is no money, while it’s clearly an issue of horrible priorities. They claim that such insane ventures have a positive effect on the region as a whole, but that’s just more bullshit, of course. It has a positive effect on some rich people’s wallets. Aside from that it’s draining any given area of resources, manpower and last but not least: the right focus.
People forget their own concerns and justifiable grievances while jumping up and down with stars in their eyes and their quick adrenaline fix flowing through their veins.
The Olympics is, at best a giant propaganda show.
But as shown here, it is far worse than that.
All the wrong things are celebrated and none of the right, except as blatant hypocrisy.
Some people ask, when these issues are brought up: shouldn’t we still admire the athletes? Aren’t they worthy of respect?
My answer is no, a resounding NO. They would be worthy of respect if they used all that energy and willpower and strength and determination on worthy pursuits. Sports aren’t anything like that, but are, on the contrary yet another proof of the horrible disease that is ravaging current humanity and the global society.
People should stop watching the shit, and it would go away. Seeing how people live their lives through the athletes, and don’t live themselves is a sorry sight indeed.
Sports are used for political purposes, created for that very purpose, are nationalism, elitism, greed, deception, diversions, propaganda and opium for the people and should vanish from the face of the Earth this instant.