I don’t like sports. I might as well state that bias, right off the bat. I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, and avoided most of the people that did. Not that there’s anything wrong with people who enjoy or playing sports, it just ain’t my thing. All’s I have to say is that a lot of these juiced up morons get paid way too much for playing games (let the games begin).
The Olympics are about much more than sports, however. I ran through the Bay the other day, in search of a washroom and I heard one of the employees telling a customer that there was an entire floor of the store devoted solely to Olympic paraphernalia. I almost lost my breakfast.
The Olympics is an industry. Like other industries, it is repulsive and disgusting in more ways than any blog has room to mention. The 2010 Vancouver Olympic games have taken this heartbreaking awfulness to a whole new level. Let me tell you why.
VANOC has placed the Games on land that does not even belong to Canada. When people protest the fact that the Games are on Native Land, VANOC simply smiles and says, “What are you gonna do about it?” People protest. Protests are not seen on most news stations: “What are you gonna do about it?”
This afternoon, I was approached by a news-reporter from A Channel. With the enthusiasm typical of most, as they discuss the Olympics, she asked me who I thought would carry the torch on the final leg of the run. I looked directly into the camera and said, “Well, I HOPE TO GOD, that VANOC has the decency to at least allow an aboriginal person to represent the community which is the real (though reluctant (to say the least))host of the Olympics: the Native Peoples. She smiled the way news reporters do, and said, “Thank you.” She probably thought I was crazy.
Most people don’t know that the Olympic Commitee has essentially invaded, once again, the land of Native Peoples and is having a terrible, three week party on this land despite the obvious opposition to the invasion. It is sickening and nothing is being done about it: Harper is on vacation, let’s remember.
Not only that, but people are not allowed to protest. Carey Mercer’s article does an excellent job of describing the sock that is stuck in the mouths of the various artists performing at the Olympics. Also, there are pre-ordained “protest stations” set up strategically around Vancouver: effectively burying the voices of those who want to enlighten the world about the tragedy that is unfolding. Again, sickening.
I could go on, but I won’t. I would encourage you all to explore the alternative media yourself to see what a sham this whole thing is. I am anticipating resistance to this piece. I am anticipating being called “negative”, or “pretentious” or even (God forbid) “unpatriotic”. But remember, before you buy your official Olympic mittens, that you are buying into the Beast. The 2010 Olympic Games is a shameful, awful thing. Lest you be deceived.