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What do the Olympics tell us about ourselves? | Snowblog
"This does not look like a dying gasp, but like a call for the liberation of minds caught in a belief that life is fueled by derivative trading, and that fortunes flow from super software alone rather than from the vital accompaniment of the hard graft of practical application, manufacture, and construction. This is what this Olympic Games tells us. As the political classes obsess about keeping power without risking too much change, and the banking classes wriggle between, risk, ridicule, and riches, could we not pull in a new direction? Could we not gather in the slipstream of athletic prowess and call up the best in each of us, for all? How can we allow such poverty and waste, when we have proved we can do so much?"
Jon_Snow  2012  Olympics  politics  Britain  UK  future  via:Preoccupations 
august 2012 by robertogreco

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