Anarchy At The World Cup
I know there are people here who think I’m a right wing extremists on account of my supporting UKIP’s efforts to take us out of the neo Nazi bureaucratic dictatorship that is the European Union. but actually I am and always have been an anarchist. Not that I think anarchism could ever work as a system of government, there are far too many who are so desperate to stay attached to Nanny State’s tit, sucking up the bitter milk of paternalistic authoritarianism. (Mixed metaphor? Not at all, the dominant male – big governments – pays Nanny to wet nurse those too fearful to face reality and fend for themselves.
You should also not mistake those “occupy” people for anarchists, the media may label them so, to stir up outrage in the counties but really they are bored little rich kids playing at rebellion then going home to Mum in the suburbs for a shower, a hot dinner and a night’s sleep in a warm bed. Pillocks. Anarchism is a well thought out political ideology that like Marxism has no place in the real world.
No, an anarchist dislikes hierarchy, authority, privilege and oligarchy. Those who want respect must earn it. This is why I despise the Labour Party so much, to their crimes of elitism and money grubbing they add hypocrisy. In fact “the people’s party” are more elitist than the Conservatives these days.
As well as elitism in British politics, I also dislike the global elitism manifested in ridiculously expensive sporting jamboree like the Olympic Games and The World Cup, in which the competition is second to the glorification of the upper class old farts who run them, the International Olympic Committee and FIFA who demand that the obscene amounts of money spent on such events reflect the self – importance of super wealthy people, most of whom have never done a serious days work in their lives.
Major sporting events are of course the modern equivalent of the ‘bread-and-circuses’ Roman emperors used to keep the masses, the despised plebians in order
Only recently, with the emergence of the ungaggable warriors of New Media have we started to learn of the hardship and injustice suffered by poor people who are unlucky enough to live so close to venues they might make the glossy television coverage look a tad untidy.
At the World Cup in Brazil, those ungaggable warriors are showing us the anger of poor people who live in the insanitary and chaotic favelas at the obscene amount of money spent on presenting the image of Brazil it’s government wants the world to see, a narratice FIFA officials are happy to promote (in return for what? I think we can all guess.)
Russia Today have been picking up news from bloggers and video bloggers on this story, kudos to them:
Tear gas, stun grenades: Brazilian police disperse protesters hours before WC opener
Protestors gather before opening World Cup game (Russia Today).
Brazilian police have used teargas and stun grenades in San Paolo clashing with about 200 protesters angry with the govt overspending on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This occurred hours before the tournaments opening game to be held in the city.
At least one protester was arrested, local television channel Globo News reported. At least five protesters were injured, accoring to local police. CNN reported its producer Barbara Arvanitidis and reporter Shata Darlington were injured as they were covering the demonstration.
CNN journalist Shasta Darlington said on her Twitter, “Thank you to @WyreDavies and cordon of protesters who helped our @Arvanb01 after we were hit by canister at protest #CNNWorldCup”
Many Brazilians are angry with the government spending over the $11.3 billion on hosting the World Cup while the country has been experiencing economic problems.
The Brazilian government has also been criticized for the frequent delays during the construction of the Arena Corinthians stadium that will host the World Cup games. Not only was the $525 million facility delivered six months late, but $150 million was spent over budget. The Thursday opening game will be the first ever to be played in the stadium which is a rude violation of FIFA’s normal protocol for World Cup games.
President Dilma Rousseff has dismissed complaints about the heavy spending and delays saying that the people should be in high spirits giving more support for their home team. (See more images)
Well we agree with those who say that there is no nation in the world that does not have social problems, even Sweden. The concern is that while nations like Brazil have a large proportion of their population living in poverty, so much money is spent on polishing the egos of self important middle aged men. The World Cup, like the Olympic Games has now grown into such a monster there are few nations could stage it without causing hardship among their people. Isn’t it time we reminded the bribe seekers of FIFA, IT’S ABOUT THE FUCKING FOOTBALL
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