Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Principles Shushing Away in Flurries

To paraphrase...

"It little profits a man to sell his soul for the world, but jumping?"

Yet this is exactly what we are doing.

No sooner do we raise the flag and flame with the excitement of having The Games here in a great Western democracy, then we abandon all principles and become a Fascism of the Happy Face.

The culprits are VANOC and the IOC. The victim is Free Speech.

Listen to the language:

"The artist shall at all times refrain from making any negative or derogatory remarks respecting VANOC, the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Olympic movement generally, Bell and/or other sponsors associated with VANOC."


Keep those nasty noisy artists quiet, we're luging here, folks.

Why have The Games, if the price is reducing the social order to Orwellian sheep?

Salt Lake City and Melbourne had no such restrictions.

What is it about Vancouver that makes it so hyper-sensitive?


Anonymous said...

Gordon Campbell.

Anonymous said...

If you haven't already, I suggest you read "Five Ring Circus: Myths and Realities of the Olympic Games" by UBC Prof. Christopher Shaw. It makes for a very interesting and illuminating read.