With all the protests and talks that are aimed at the upcoming Summer Olympics, I've been thinking about the relevance of the entire event. Does it all really matter anymore? Are the Olympics even valid? With all the doping, drug testing, and cheating, are the Games even legit?
And with all the unrest in China, the Bush war, our country's war on basic rights, and the environmental issue, is having a farcical athletic event worth it? Not really.
Yes, yes, yes... the Games are a way of relieving the tension of all the "negative" parts of this world. Whatever. The Games are a way for everyone involved to make money. It's spectacle. It's not enjoyment anymore. It's competition but not between athletes. It seems like just another way for our world to bandage its wounds.
I used to love watching the Olympics. But after all these years, it just seems that greed has superseded the search for athletic genius. Sadly, I have no interest in being a part of it. Later.