Saturday, July 28, 2012

More Olympic shit: London 2012 - an exercise in control


  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 UK and their allies.
  And the UK human rights’ record, at the very least isn’t any better than China’s. Many claim that it is far worse and I agree.
  The wars, with the wholesale and arbitrary slaughter of civilians, including children. The pervasive surveillance and arbitrary imprisonment of protesters within the UK. The brutal aggression against protesters at every turn.
  In the weeks and months leading up to the games homeless people have been given a train ticket and practically been chased out of London. The government won’t allow any blemishes on their polished Olympic image.
  Using the usual terror scare tactics London has been transformed into a war zone. 19 000 soldiers have descended on the city, «to assist the police». United Kingdom never had more than 7500 soldiers in Afghanistan. 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 Britain, already well-established is brought a step or ten further to completion.
  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. London 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…
  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 China four years ago and more should be up in arms to make people boycott the London Olympics.
  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.

4 comments:

Debbi Watson said...

Thanks for all this info.. I don't know the intimate details of all of the UK's atrocities that you've mentioned because I live in the US, one of the most uninformed countries as far as real news is concerned. Our population is more concerned with watching a Kardashian sister take a shit. I was very upset to hear that BP, the destroyers of the Gulf of Mexico were one of the largest sponsors of the Olympics this year and I was personally boycotting watching the games because the 'everything's fine in the Gulf' commercials make me physically ill, but now I have more to look into and more reasons to boycott.

Amos Keppler said...

You're welcome. I've added a few more links in the article to provide people with more details about this. It isn't pleasant reading.

Debbi Watson said...

Thanks for the extra links. I had read some of them when you originally posted them, but its good to add them for educations sake. So many sheeple are totally missing the point of life.

Amos Keppler said...

They focus on all the wrong things and none of the right. It's almost funny.