The Olympics – Internationalism sucks

July 2024 Forums General discussion The Olympics – Internationalism sucks

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    jondwhite
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    Will Self comments on the 2012 London Olympics

    “If the Olympics did not exist, would it be necessary to invent them?
    They didn’t exist for thousands of years. The modern Olympics is a fatuous exercise in internationalism through limbering up and then running down to entropy. The modern Olympics have always been a political football – nothing more and nothing less – endlessly traduced and manipulated by the regimes that ‘host’ them. This one is no different, presenting a fine opportunity for the British security state apparatus and its private security firm hangers-on to deploy the mass-suppression and urban paranoiac technologies in the service of export earning. Some peace,  some freedom.”

    Bring back Workers Olympiads.

    Balls to worker sport?

    #87695
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Yes, the Olympics are a Feast of Nationalism and a Festival of Freaks. I’m glad it’s taking place in East London not West London.

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    Anonymous
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    #87697
    jondwhite
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    OLYMPICS: IT’S THE TAKING PART

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