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How much of a waste are the Olympics?

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posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 05:51 AM
I can understand people wanting to keep fit and healthy. Playing some social sport for fun can be cool.

But, when elite athletes DELUDE themselves to think that they are doing something useful for all of us, I get a little annoyed.

So what, Phelps can swim fast. BIG DEAL! So what, Bolt can run fast. BIG DEAL! Why should these people be showered with riches, fame and fortune for spending their lives specialising in one physical skill? What makes them so special?

I just heard a TV news report a few seconds ago, saying how Australian athletes are pushing for MORE funding so that they can overtake Britain in Gold Medals in future. BIG DEAL! What a friggin waste! With all of the poverty and economic crisis we're facing, these selfish, ignorant, elite sports people want MORE money given to them to run and swim faster? Australia wants to enter a pissing contest over medals with Britain, so we need to throw in millions more taxpayer dollars???

What about tipping more money into hospitals, schools and other essential services instead? Don't they rate, compared to a Gold Medal swinging around some person's neck?

Bah! Screw the Olympics and all they stand for!

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 12:44 PM
Better to compete against each other in the Olympics than on the battlefield Id say.

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 01:30 PM
reply to post by tezzajw

I agree, the OG are just a symbol, one that has many meanings, massive enough to delude the media and thus the population, to take its mind of the "real" issues for a while, in the shadows the puppet masters pull the strings, the killings in Georgia, bah who cares, torpedo man is on next!

The Chinese could have used the money they spent to build the main stadium to relocate the thousand communities being displaced by building the Three Gorges dam link, or they could have spent that money on education or fixing the issues of Tibet, etc . etc. etc..

The olympics do nothing for society, creating an elite sports class, mindless drones working for the state, to show off the countries might, when that people is no longer useful, they discard them like the useless merchandise they make them out to be.

Not to mention the huge media frenzy behind them, they say its so wonderful and amazing because they want you to sit there looking at the ads, because it cost the network millions of dollars, its just business and mind control with 3 layers of polish, nothing more.

What good does it make for a third world country a medal? or even for a member of the G8?? the jaded audiences forget all about it by the time the games are over...

but never worry, if that doesn't get them then the World Cup will, or the Winter Games, or the panamerican games, or whatever...

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