Re: The 2010 Charade (Winter Olympics)Dec 13th, 2009
"It takes courage, tenacity, endurance, passion, and inner strengh to become a world class athelete and I for one, applaud them."
And what bloody use is it to the world and the people who live on it? Do they build? Do they invent? Do they create? Do they discover? Do they give to the poor? Do they save kittens? What what what bloody good are you because you can fly down a hill on barrel staves faster than the next idiot on barrel staves. They contribute to nothing but the circus specticle that passes too easily in todays fuzzy wuzzy world for accomplishment which itself passes for worth when it is quite plainly more valueless entertainment. Don't expect me to applaud people who throw away courage tenacity endurance passion and inner strengh to become a statistical success. You and I both know that on this planet right now on every continent there are millions of people who display the same virtuous characteristics every day just trying to feed themselves or save there familys. So when will we ever find the time to gaze in awe at those real life accomplishments when these spoiled deluded pups plug the media with the same old tunes and the same tricks. I don't care where they come from it's what they waste that makes the difference. And that is just my opinion, I'm pretty sure it's mine, yes it is. All I can say to them is "break a leg". They all do drugs anyway steroid junkies everyone of them I bet.
I donít expect you to change your mind and start applauding our Canadian athletes, DB. I am simply standing up and being counted as one who supports and looks forward to the Olympics.
I take nothing away from people around the world struggling to simply put food on the table or a roof over their heads by supporting our Canadian athletes.
And speaking of people in poor countries, there are several organizations who along with helping the poor also promote sports for the simple reason that it gives those poor kids maybe the only real enjoyment they have in their lives. It also teaches them the value of sportsmanship and teamwork. Before you condemn athletes maybe you should go and talk to some of the runners and sprinters (as an example) from third world countries who through sports were able to rise above their circumstances and compete at world level. I am sure they would have a very different take on the Olympics then do you.
Actually, judging by your vehement attitude towards Olympics, one might think that you had once been a competitor but simply failed to make the final cut.