Here I am again bitching about the 2012 Olympics. I slept through our ‘historic’ opening ceremony due to alcohol consumption but from what I saw, it looked like a scene from Lord Of The Rings. The other thing I took away from it is that James Bond and some fireworks can make anyone forget that our country is in shit creek without a paddle.
Any economic benefit from the games is only temporary, once the games are over London will again fade to obscurity on the world stage, the new buildings will be rarely used and they’ll cut most of the olympic work force. So while you’re enjoying the games we’ve spent £24bn in order to show off to the world while ignoring our real problems. That £24bn is ten times that of the original budget. Why could we not have given the games to some other country and admit we can’t afford it.
At the end of the day the common man suffers, all the prices have gone up along the olympic route. The little shit hole I call home has gotten increasingly expensive to live in. Everyone I know is currently experiencing some financial difficult as a result of the prices rises and one government fuck up after another. I wonder if the games will be what finally fucks up our economy. Our current government is one monumental fuck up after another.
I really want nothing to do with the Games. It is putting us out-of-pocket and nobody asked for it, the government is so out of touch with the people and so idiotic in their decision-making. It doesn’t take a genius to know that hosting these games is a pretty bad idea for us. Maybe the benefits outweighed the losses at one point but that is no longer the case.
Again I want nothing more to do with this. I’ll probably have something else games related to bitch about. Everyone is patriotic as fuck right now, which isn’t a bad thing. They’re just patriotic at the wrong time and for the wrong reasons.