Why “support our athletes” is bullshit.

I am so tired of the whole “support our athletes” bullshit and all these idiotic “ooh the athletes inspire me with their performances.”

I would rather have the majority of humans in our country be able to realize their potential of actually having a living wage and food and good shelter. I would like to see our young students potential given a chance by spending money on forgiving student loans and in the creation of real jobs not McJobs. I would be inspired if the money spent on this spectacular was spent on irradicating child poverty which is endemic in the country. This inspires me much more than a bunch of pampered jocks advertising the joys of individualism over the good of the collectivity while costing the country millions it can’t afford, The above inspires me way more than the infantile and dangerous nationalism that the Olymdicks are built to create and maintain. The whole support the athletes nonsense deflects attention from real substantive needs. It allows the oligarchy to keep you stupid by getting you to discipline yourself to their needs. Wake up and grow up!

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About flexosaurus

I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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