It was both amusing and faintly embarrassing to view, in this morning’s Public Prints, the scenes of Monty-Pythonesque farce in London yesterday. And why was a “Blue Peter” “presenter” of Children’s TV “programmes” involved at all? She should be making telephones out of Squezy bottles, string and sellotape, not prancing about in Downing Street trying to mix it with the Police.
One is left with some impressions:
(1) China’s “human rights” “record” is not quite as shiny as ours or that of the USA or the Old White Commonwealth, whether one considers Tibet or even ordinary Chinese people. The non-British World, with very few exceptions, is not even out of the starting gates when it comes to showing others how to respect your fellow-man and his humanity (and they bloody know it, and they are “Avvin’-a-Luff” (at us), which makes their abject pre-animal barbarism worse.)
(2) Judging from the visible banners and placards, the protesters are mostly unfortunately the usual rentacrowd lefties. Some even probably think Mao had the right idea but followed the wrong brand of marxo-trotkism….
As to the Olympics themselves, I still hope to see the day before 2012 when we either f*** up completely in East London, fail to get the Mosque Stadia built in time or working properly, thus making sure we are never asked to pitch again; or else the “Games” are taken away from us beforehand, and handed to some other tyranny country more devoutly socialist than England, before poor Londoners have to fork out even more taxation to pay for them.
Perhaps we cyberbloggeeks ought to set up an alternative one, more intellectual, as I estimate that most of us are too “alternatively-physically-abled” to even begin to compete in real athletic ones.