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The Olympics: Setting an Example

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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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Watching the Olympics these past few days i've come to notice a couple oddities that we average joe's need to notice.


2 players expelled for racist tweets.


Political Correctness.


8 Badminton Players Disqualified for match-fixing


Corruption.


A three-time world champion hammer thrower from Belarus, a Russian track cyclist,
an Albanian weightlifter and a gymnast from Uzbekistan, have been caught doping.


Cheating.

2 birds with one stone, they create a fair atmosphere at the games, but also create an example..

The Olympics i've found seemed to be used to institute Big-Brother esque policy amongst a global audience taking part.

The athletes and everyone involved are EXPECTED to act a certain way, with limited rights.

At the same time, they use the games as a tool to weed out "trouble-makers"

If the Olympics were a city, it would have a VERY strict mandate. No freedoms.
I'm not saying we should be Racist, doping, and corrupt by any means, i'm saying they use these Olympics now to make examples out of people for all to see. Eventually it will be you and me under that lifestyle I believe.

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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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Except, it's not a city.


I think expecting 'fair' and 'equitable' treatment is a virtue at the games.

Evidence of enforcement of the rules isn't a political statement.

If the rules seem inappropriate, then simple. Don't participate.


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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by loam
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Except, it's not a city.


I think expecting 'fair' and 'equitable' treatment is a virtue at the games.

Evidence of enforcement of the rules isn't a political statement.

If the rules seem inappropriate, then simple. Don't participate.


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I understand.
I don't really know how to articulate my point as effectively.

I'm not really referring to the players or the games themselves, but how they treat the players in the public eye.
Since they are the best our countries have to offer,
and meet in the host city which becomes an international stage, it sort of becomes a temporary international city.

And I ment more to say that the players and the scenario of the games are used as a testing ground for these more stringent procedures of control. There's more I want to say but i'm going to the lake now to swim



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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I try to set an example by not watching any of it or reading about the gossip.
Who cares...I have a life to live?

Do yourself a favor and ignore it and don't pay any attention to it.

Do I really care which country has better athletes?
Not one bit.

If I want bubblegum for my brain,I will pick my own gum.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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The two expelled for "racist tweets" is complete garbage. I missed the stories when they broke out, to protest my disgust with that rule I won't watch the games again.



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