Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Olympics - Good News
The good news buried in this is that 'young people' have little interest in the Olympics. A rare display of taste and discernment from the 'young people' there, and one which offers a glimmer of hope that, in years to come, the whole sorry spectacle might at least be scaled down, if not (as some of use would prefer) towed out to sea and nuked (okay, I grant you, not a very realistic scenario). The Olympic machine is one of those mighty juggernauts that rolls on, powered by hot air and vested interests, long after it has lost any purpose, relevance or popular support - - the European Union and the United Nations are other conspicuous examples. Perhaps, being so adept at self-preservation and relentless furthering of their interests, they will just roll on for ever, but maybe the wave of indifference among the rising generations will sink them yet.