All week long we’ve heard the repiglican, neocon, teabagging, birther and bat-shit crazy factions of American society going on about how President Obama shouldn’t be pitching America to host the Olympic games. And just a few minutes ago, they got their wish.
Chicago was eliminated from consideration to host the 2016 Summer games. Go ahead, have your laugh. OK, you finished? Good. Now let’s take a look at how you’ll want to play the rest of this out.
Your next talking point will be “Obama couldn’t even bring the Olympics here, which just proves he can’t run the country”, or something along that line. You’re so ridiculously transparent, we can see it coming a mile away. You’ll ridicule President Obama for something you didn’t even want in the first place. But while you’re busy proudly waving your hypocrisy, let’s examine a couple of possible reasons why America was rejected.
We’ll begin with the way you sore losers have behaved since the election last year. You’ve done nothing but spew bigotry. You’ve had your sheets and hoods on since November, and the world has taken notice. Olympics are a global event. Many countries have contingencies made up of people, who share the same African heritage as our President. The Olympics committee would never send citizen athletes into a country, where hate-filled rhetoric runs rampant.
Simply put, when the world sees the number of death threats being levied against one American citizen, based solely on their race, the risk of putting others into that same country is too great.
But your hatred doesn’t just end with black people. You’ve made it clear how much you hate anyone who isn’t a white, Christian American. You’ve persisted in spouting that President Obama is a secret Muslim, and you hate Muslims. You go on lynch mobs looking for Mexicans you believe are here illegally. You call the French “faggots” because they don’t want to kill the same people you do. The Canadians are “pussies”, all of the Germans are “Nazis” (just like Obama, right?), and all of the Chinese are “commies.” Yeah, that’s some welcome mat you’ve put on America’s doorstep. How proud you must be.
And then there’s all of the shootings. Disaffected white guys go around murdering people because they’re at a Jewish museum, or they’re at a Democratic state headquarters, or they’re in a “liberal” church, or they call police to their house and start shooting it up because a black man was elected President. And let’s not forget what happened the last time America hosted a Summer Olympics. Eric Rudolph set off a bomb at the Olympic park in Atlanta, because he didn’t like abortion or the “homosexual agenda.”
The founder of the modern Olympic games, Pierre de Coubertin, stated the 5 rings on the Olympic symbol “represent the five parts of the world which now are won over to Olympism and willing to accept healthy competition.” But the only “healthy competition” the bigots of America want to participate in, is how badly they can slander or murder anyone non-white, non-Christian and non-American.
The debt a host-city incurs, and the grotesque commercialization of the Olympic games is an entirely different rant. Frankly, I don’t watch much of the games because they have turned into a boondoggle for the corporations, rather than encouraging amateur athletes to strive for their personal best. As of the time I an writing this, the city who won the honor to host the 2016 Summer games has yet to be announced, but I wish them luck.
In so far as America being the first country kicked out of contention, it’s the clearest example yet of the world’s rejection of your behavior. For the last 8 years, the world watched as President Bush spouted hateful resentment at large segments of the world’s population. For the last 10 months, the world has watched the Bush followers take that hate to a level not openly seen here since the days of segregation. The world is not amused by your behavior – only you are.
So it looks like you’ll have to get your passport, and buy a very expensive plane ticket, if you’d like to go wave your American flag in people’s faces while chanting “USA! USA! USA!” at the 2016 Olympic games. Here’s a little advisory – You WILL have to take your sheet and hood off while going through airport security. How proud you must be.
-Sue and the Ranting Keyboard