How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Old Fashioned Friendly Competition

I have no real interest in the Olympics. When I was a child, I bought into the whole "Go USA!" thing, and was even willing to watch sports.

Despite my lack of interest, various newsfeeds I follow have been covering them. Not a day goes by when I don't see at least three headlines about someone being ejected from the games for failing a drug test.

I'm sick of it people, I mean seriously, this whole thing is getting downright pathetic. You need the performance enhancing chemicals because everything's so tight that a .004 of a second can be the difference between being a medal winner and being an Olympic competitor. If you're not a medal winner, you don't get to whore yourself out to corporations.

NB: I have no philosophical problems with the use of performance enhancing drugs, or drugs of any variety, when used for self-improvement- when, however, used to gain an unfair advantage in a competition, I'm fine with opposing them.

At this point, I think the Olypmics represents everything that's wrong with global culture. The US has been using professional athletes in events like basketball for years (and got thier ass spanked this year). Everything is sponsored and owned and logoed and trademarked. Competing isn't as important as winning.


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