Sunday, April 06, 2008

the Olympics: bloodshed and destruction


Mexico 1968

Germany 1936

As Olympic time comes around again we wish to remind you that rarely do these games really lead to brotherhood[sic] and international unity. It is often used by authoritarian and repressive governments as an excuse to crack down on dissidents as in Mexico City, as we are seeing in China and Tibet, and as many are expecting in Vancouver 2010 as indigenous lands will be siezed and the games are used as an excuse for 'Development'. We also remind you how Hitler used the 1936 Olympics as propaganda for Naziism as well as the Bloody Black September massacre in Munich.

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