Friday, 8 August 2008
I loathe the olympics and I'm very tired of hearing about them, most especially of hearing whiny threats from various sport administrators to the effect that if Australia doesn't win everything going it will be the Government's fault for not spending enough money on sport. Apart from the fact that all the money the government puts into training Olympics players is effectively a massive gift paid to channel 7, there's nothing laudable about being the best trained and practised if that differential is enforced by a grotesquely uneven economic playing field. Nation vs. nation sport enshrines global inequality and exploitation. Also, all that smog in China didn't just grow there by itself - somebody paid them to make it.
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