Monday, February 17, 2014

The Olympics are Un-American.

 That’s right; the Olympics are un-American and I just said what no one else has the guts to say. 

'Olympic flag flying outside Eland House' photo (c) 2012, Department for Communities and Local Government - license: millions of Americans continue to watch this worldwide sports competition, and NBC has spent billions trying to jam it down our throats, everyone seems oblivious to that fact that the Olympics are a socialistic, communistic (what do you mean those two things don’t mean the same thing?) event that contradicts everything America is about.  America is about winning. America is about being exceptional.  The idea that the greatest nation on earth, a national exalted by its deity, would degrade itself by being in the same space as other, lesser nations is disheartening and disturbing.  Where are the “culture warriors” like Sean Hannity and Todd Starnes when we need them!

In America, winning is everything—in fact, winning is the only thing as famous football coach Vince Lombardi once said.  Yet, in the Olympics, not only are athletes celebrated simply for simply competing (what is this, some kid’s league where everyone gets a trophy?) but the losers are even rewarded.  What do I mean? Well, the silver medalist is the first loser.  The bronze medalist is the second loser.  In America, we call the first and second runners up by the appropriate monikers—losers—because that’s what they are. Awarding losers for failing to win is completely antithetical to everything America is about.  Does the NFL give a trophy to the Super Bowl loser? Does the NBA award the Finals loser for coming in second? Heck no! Second place is just the first loser!

Does America even recognize the socialistic, communist agenda that is being shoved down its throat?  This is obviously some ploy by the United Nations to make America look foolish in the eyes of the world and in the eyes of its own people.  America is the preeminent nation in our world, and any “competition” which degrades that fact is obviously some one-world conspiracy theory masterminded by the United Nations and the America-haters running it. Why NBC is devoting so much coverage to the event further gives credence to the Glenn Beck’s and Sarah Palin’s of the world that the mainstream media is a bunch of left-wing America haters. That Americans continue to watch the coverage shows the effectiveness the propaganda machine.

'Olympics 2012' photo (c) 2012, Mike_fleming - license: America ran its sports completions like the Olympics, Peyton Manning would inarguably be the greatest quarterback ever.  Thankfully, not everyone has been brainwashed and still understands that Manning is just a loser who can’t get it done in the big game. What I don’t get is why America even celebrates athletes who win a medal other than gold. That’s like celebrating the Buffalo Bills for losing four Super Bowls! It’s like every two years America loses its mind and forgets what makes it exceptional—winning! I mean, we’re America after all.  We do whatever the heck we want, when we want.  We’re like the Charlie Sheen of the world. No matter what every other nation thinks, we know that we are “winning.”  Screw the rest of the world.

Well, in case by now you haven’t caught on, this is sarcasm.  Though the Olympics are increasingly becoming a corrupt entity profiting the global one-percent, at the heart of the Olympics is a celebration of humanity, of triumph in the face of adversity, and of overcoming obstacles—no matter that final result. The Olympics is about people of all races and nationalities coming together, where athletes from different countries become their competitors’ greatest fans.  Perhaps America should take note.  Maybe winning isn’t the only thing that matters. Maybe we should begin to celebrate achievement and effort, no matter the final result.  There’s nothing wrong with rewarding the victors, but when along with such acclaim comes derision and degradation of hard-working, dedicated athletes who on that single day were simply not as good—I’ve got to ask if its American culture—not the spirit of the Olympics—which has things so wrong.

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