Monday, April 07, 2008

I think this decision qualifies for the 'it seemed like a good idea at the time' decision

Can we all agree that allowing China to host the Olympic Games was a superbly bad idea and ranks even higher and dumber than the Fox Network decision to cancel Firefly?

And for all those who object to the alleged politicizing of the Olympic Games, I just have to ask; where have you been all these decades? The games are all political, and have always been used for political purposes. Moreover, the games will probably always be political as long as athletes are representing their respective nations rather than just themselves as individuals.

If that is not enough to convince you that the Olympic Games are political trying thinking about Jesse Owens, Munich Massacre, and the USSR’s decision to invade Afghanistan and see if you can take the politics out of the equation. I will even go one step further and suggest the awarding of the Olympic Games to China was a completely dumb-assed political decision undertaken by Euroweanies and meant to convey a lame pat on the back for the PRC’s opening up of China to the west.

The only thing I find really surprising is why an athlete, (after training extensively for years and watching every morsel going into their bodies) would want to attend and participate in a competition which is held in a country that has notoriously poor water and air quality as well as a dodgy food supply health issues - unless their respective governments used extensive coercive force, but hey, that’s just me.

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