The Thinking 

Let the Flame Die

August 12, 2012


THE OLYMPIC GAMES are not, as Pope Benedict XVI recently said, “the greatest sporting event in the world.”  They are an irredeemably vulgar and totalitarian spectacle. I have no intention of watching the closing ceremonies when they are broadcast here tonight. They couldn’t have come too soon. Judging from the photos, they were every bit as chilling as the opening ceremonies, with their bedazzling, techno-babble chaos, their pantomimes of patriotism, their flashes of demonic imagery, all under the Royal Family’s adoring gaze. It was about as enjoyable as being stunned with a Taser. Whatever residue of warm feeling I had toward the Olympics has been extinguished.

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The Olympics and the Death of Britain

August 12, 2012


AT VFR, Philip M. writes:

Britain as I knew it has gone, all anyone can reasonably hope now is that this turns out to be an act of creative destruction from which smashed fragments may be reformed into something new.