The Olympics are government boondoggles that have damaged sports and liberty. The Olympic games are nationalist theater consistent with National Socialism touted by Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy in the United States from the late 1800's. (http://rexcurry.net/olympics.html). |
Even after the glory that was Greece vanished, the Olympics lived on, but in a debased form under the Romans, who replaced the traditional games with their own gladiatorial contests, in which slaves replaced free-born Greeks as the competitors.
Today, the Roman form lives on whenever Americans vote for government to impose taxes on others for government-owned stadiums (socialized stadiums) in order to have government provide state-sponsored sports entertainment. (http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter1a1c.html).
Colby Glass, MLIS