All the things about the Olympics that suck, as well as why the Vancouver Olympics realllly really suck.
First off, the events are so boring...
I bet you didn't even watch more than the first 20 seconds of that.
Second and most importantly, the events are taking place on stolen aboriginal land. The Olympic spectacle seems like just another manifestation of colonization. Canada is this years Culprit, literally flaunting their association with aboriginal populations; calling the nations that had their land stolen "the four host nations". They have gone so far as to try to sell baseball hats off of it.
Its ridiculous to me how it could be aboriginally themed, with no participation from the aboriginal populations whatsoever. I haven't personally seen one athlete who wasn't white. There is a lot of resistance to this, i found information on it from a group called NO 2010. According to their website,"The Olympics are not about the human spirit & have little to do with athletic excellence; they are a multi-billion dollar industry backed by powerful elites, real estate, construction, hotel, tourism and television corporations, working hand in hand with their partners in crime: government officials & members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)."
Vancouver is an especially oppressive case, which draws attention to the mistreatment of native populations. "BC remains largely unceded and non-surrendered Indigenous territories. According to Canadian law, BC has neither the legal nor moral right to exist, let alone claim land and govern over Native peoples. Despite this, and a fraudulent treaty process now underway, the government continues to sell, lease and ‘develop’ Native land for the benefit of corporations, including mining, logging, oil & gas, and ski resorts. Meanwhile, Indigenous peoples suffer the highest rates of poverty, unemployment, imprisonment, police violence, disease, suicides, etc."
So while Suzy Suzanne and Abrdsamenkoo Olesskandderrr are giving the "performance of their lives", and MCdonalds and Visa are making millions of dollars. The Forests, Indigenous populations, and Communities of Vancouver are suffering. RESIST THE EXCUSE TO WATCH TELEVISION,SPREAD THE WORD, and Maybe you could blow up a McDonalds in solidarity!!!
( FROM NO 2010)
"We Are McLovin Anti-Olympic Action!
Valentine's day 2010, Calgary's finest Anarchists smashed up a local McDonalds establishment in solidarity with comrades in Vancouver. Olympic sponsors all over Calgary have been targeted in acts of comradeship with the protesters in Vancouver. At approximately 1:30am at 4th street and 23rd ave NW, a group of Anarchists ran up and destroyed the establishment leaving it in shambles. We're McLovin it on Valentine's day!