Are the British government and Britain’s international trading partners representing the 2012 London Olympics as some kind of “coming out party” for Britain, which, if boycotted, would “hurt the feelings” of the British people? Does anyone expect the 2012 Olympic Torch to be taken defiantly through the Catholic areas of Belfast?
Of course those are absurd rhetorical questions. But those absurdities – and the possibility which at least I anticipate of similarly absurd worldwide protests against Britian’s “human rights” record in 2012 – demonstrate how the perceived significance of the Olympics as a whole has degenerated perhaps beyond the point of redemption.
Maybe it’s time to give the Olympics a decent burial, before the carcass begins to stink even more.