Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Olympics will be a propaganda festival for ruthless state power and for diversity

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The Olympics will be a propaganda festival for ruthless state power and for diversity. Here is a taste of what is to come described by Richard Littlejohn someone I do not usually read or like.  All Olympics are like this nowadays as was the Berlin Olympics in 1936.

I suppose a well-armed militarised police is necessary faced by Muslim terrorists, but it horrifies me. I stopped living in London in 1990 and I grew up when policemen were never armed. It may be necessary but it is certainly also a demonstration of state power - to prevent terrorism and to enforce the state's views on everything from sex to class discrimination, obesity, cigarettes, race relations, etc ..... 

How absolutely awful the Olympics is - utterly untrue to the ideals of amateurism and sportsmanship. Full of athletes taking drugs and people making money. 

1 comment:

  1. Actually it turned out to be a very happy occasion, apparently. I was invited to the Opening Ceremony with the Romanian official delegation and was foolish not to have gone.

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