I confess I love watching the Olympics. I know all the arguments about what they have become and what they represent and all that. I get it, as the post below will demonstrate. However, I still like to watch it. I love swimming, since I was once a swimmer...maybe I should call myself a post swimmer. Of course, I enjoy also the big events in track and field, basketball, and all that. I am doing my best to get into soccer like everyone else in the world outside of the USA has long been. This time around I have been really finding fun to watch the "lesser" events," like water polo (that requires some fitness and endurance, I should say), field hockey (on water), indoor volleyball, archery and shooting, I want to see badminton, just because I can't believe it is an olympic sport. Most of the time, I find the women's versions of the events the most true to the so called Olympic spirit, and the least ego driven (Please, don't make me here anything further about Michael Phelps). Anyway, I enjoyed checking all the various channels, watching while reading...whatever.
Note and just in: US Women's Soccer Team comes from very early 2-0 deficit for the win....4-2
Now back to the real world where Empire and global capital prevail over all.
The following is from Red Pepper.