by John Galt
July 29, 2012 22:55 ET
It is with utmost sadness and congratulations that I must cast my admiration towards the Soviet Socialist Republic of the United Kingdom with their outstanding 2012 Summer Olympics effort to emulate some of the greatest governments and nations who have hosted the games in the past.
Unfortunately, those governments and the Olympics in question were:
1938 Nazi Germany
2008 Communist China
What does the U.K.S.S.R. have in common with those nations now? Try this headline and story on for size:
The story from the U.K. newspaper The Independent could have easily been a headline from the Voice of America or Radio Liberty in 1980 during the Moscow games however this is a story from today’s edition and a reflection of the absurdity of the organizers and the expense of attending the sporting events in London. The most astonishing phrase is found in the excerpt below:
Shadow Olympics minister Dame Tessa Jowell said: “Anyone who is lucky enough to have tickets to the Games should either use them or give them up.
“I am pleased to see that unused tickets are now being distributed to members of our armed forces, local teachers and students. It is important that this process is stepped up to ensure that every single available ticket is offered to somebody who will use it.”
Translation from the Queen’s English:
Empty seats look bad and England has decided to take a page from the Fascist and Communist nations who have hosted the games in the past to ensure the remainder of the events have happy audiences with full auditoriums to avoid the criticism via social media and television. Perhaps a lesson from that evil concept known as “capitalism” would have been better as supply and demand would have told the morons that the ticket prices were way too high for such stunning events as firing a Daisy air rifle or watching BMX cycling.
Seriously, $50 to watch something local kids do here in town for free?