Wednesday, July 06, 2005

De/Constructing Olympic Venues

So London has won the race to hold the 2012 Olympic Games.

This is Good News for job creation, in particular for the construction industry!
This is no different from Egyptian Pharoahs conscripting labour to raise Pyramids as eternal monuments to their glory...

This is Good News for wealth creation, in particular for the tourist industry!
This is most likely a significant increase to the tax burden on those least able to afford it in our society, not only to build but to maintain the venues...

This is Good News of great joy: sporting facilities for all, promoting health of body, mind and soul!
This is access for the priveleged few, enabling the chosen ones to be formed in the image of their sporting idols, sacrificing their bodies to injury or drug scandal in pursuit of a piece of metal on a ribbon...

This is Good News of racial harmony, the nations coming together in peace, not war!
This is all-out political-, ideological-, media-propaganda racist warfare; in admittedly respectable clothing (very thin veil)...

This is Good News for beleaguered politicians - a timely distraction from the G8 Summit...

Is this good news?


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  2. you grumpy old man - we beat the french, of course it's good news!

  3. Um - I didn't remove your first comment...I don't know how that happened, but I'd like to...

  4. ...oh, YOU removed it. Why? It was funnier than what you replaced it with.

  5. i just wanted to call you a grumpy old man!

  6. you're not a grumpy old man really! it ws borne out of the kind of affection you have for your grandad (if that's not too weird...). going back to the olympics, i actually think it's a sign of God's favour at the moment, what with us having the eu presidency & hosting the g8 summit, & now the attacks in london this morning