Seems a hiatus is called for again, because the Olympic spam is fast becoming a major annoyance. We assign such significance to these events that we fail to see the simple truth behind it all. Like the FIFA Soccer World Cup, and other similar sporting events hosted on a global stage, it’s nothing but capitalistic ventures cloaked in good old fashioned values of sportsmanship and supposed goodwill.

Look behind the scenes, as with the current Olympics as well, and you’ll see how many ordinary people and businesses are forcefully marginalised and actively excluded simply because they don’t have as much money to pay for the advertising rights of such events. So what started out as a universal celebration of camaraderie and sportsmanship has turned into a pissing contest, and nothing more. 

So forgive me if I don’t exactly celebrate the inclusion of marginalised groups and countries in a spectacle that holds no honour or respect any longer. The innocence of the world has been defiled a long time ago.  

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