I have been hearing rumors or suggestions regarding “boycotting” the Olympics (due to be held in Russia) on the part of Americans – and not for what you might think, either… Not because of their decision re: Snowden, but over some “gay remarks” that came from Russia’s government.
Is this for real? Do the people “calling” for this have even the slightest CLUE of what a potentially LETHAL thing it can be – even to CASUALLY, if you hold public office, SPEAK OF this? That is not in the “spirit of the Olympics” – and it is NOT showing “strength” – it would do nothing but DEMONSTRATE (prove) THAT THE U.S. wants a cold war – if not a HOT one, the way things are going between Syria, Iran, and on and on.
Please, we have enough problems. If you “boycott” what many argue is the best thing for developing PEACE and COOPERATION between NATIONS without going to WAR – in other words, it’s a COMPETITIVE SET OF SPORTS, where instead of MILLIONS DEAD/TORTURED, some hold various trophies and awards, and others earn (and train hard for) “lesser” trophies and awards.
And like CIVILIZED people, at the end of it all, we can shake hands, bow, respect each other, and – my main point – not create a new multi-generational “excuse” for ANIMAL REVERSION between CULTURES and RACES.
I CANNOT EMPHASIZE ENOUGH: WAR AND HAVING LOST LOVED ONES ON BOTH SIDES IS FAR WORSE THAN HURTING SOMEONE’S FEELINGS VERBALLY.
AUGUST 2, 2013