Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sochi and the Hate Games Boycott

Well I see the ghastly old gnomes of the International Olympic Committee want everyone to know it's safe to attend the Winter Games in Sochi.

So please don't even think of boycotting them.

Because they won't be The Hate Games.

Even if you're gay. 

The International Olympic Committee told R-Sport on Friday that it had received “assurances from the highest level” of Russian government that athletes and spectators at next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi would be exempt from a controversial law banning anything deemed as promoting homosexuality.

And you won't have to worry about being arrested, or assaulted like all the other LGBT people in Russia.

But when I look at those pictures, and I read what's going on, like many others I don't think "assurances" are enough. 

“Mere verbal assurances from the Russian government that foreigners will be exempt from their repressive laws are not enough,” said Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin. “The IOC must obtain ironclad written assurance from President Putin. But more importantly, they should be advocating for the safety of all LGBT people in Russia, not simply those visiting for the Olympics. Rescinding this heinous law must be our collective goal.”

Not when the fascist dwarf Vladimir Putin has declared war on gay people...

You know, Mr Masculinity, with the sagging tits and the viagra. And all the class of a dictator.

Not when hairy religious fanatics, in weird costumes, are going around spewing this kind of insane nonsense.

The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill sees the recognition of same-sex unions by Western countries as a portent of doom.“This is a very dangerous apocalyptic symptom, and we must do everything in our powers to ensure that sin is never sanctioned in Russia by state law, because that would mean that the nation has embarked on a path of self-destruction,”

And not when police look the other way as gangs of neo-nazi skinheads travel around
in packs attacking gay people, and torturing them...

Or ordinary citizens look on and do nothing as a gang of young thugs attack a gay teenager in a public park. 

Bullying him and spraying him with urine... 

Because you can't get more vicious or cowardly than that eh?

And it really makes me wonder why would the IOC hold the games in a backward, hellish place like that? How are NBC and CBC going to keep the flame burning and the hype going with that kind of horror going on around them?

And why were so many so silent for so long? 

Russia's president, Vladimir V. Putin, has declared war on homosexuals. So far, the world has mostly been silent....Mr. Putin’s campaign against lesbian, gay and bisexual people is one of distraction, a strategy of demonizing a minority for political gain taken straight from the Nazi playbook. Can we allow this war against human rights to go unanswered?

Still, I'm not sure a boycott is a good idea. If the heroic LGBT activists in Russian aren't afraid to confront the police and those filthy nazi bigots we shouldn't be either.

I think we should use the occasion to expose the barbarism of that corrupted state, and shame it in the eyes of the world.

I think that gay athletes, and their allies should show up the fascist little man Putin, as Jesse Owens did at the Berlin Olympics. When he made Der Fuhrer look like a monkey by winning four gold medals.

Run, swim, fly through the air as they never have before.

And if they can smuggle a few rainbow flags into the Olympic Village that would be great eh?

So they can wave them for that poor bullied kid.

And all those who can't... 

Here's to my heroic brothers and sisters in the Russian resistance.

They would beat us down.

But they never will...

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Anonymous said...

I will boycott the games. Advertisers take heed. I will not watch one minute of the coverage of these games.

Simon said...

hi anonymous...I don't blame you. It's a horrible situation, and when I see the CBC's bubbly promos for Sochi 2014 I can't share their enthusiasm. Not after watching all TWENTY minutes of that bully video, and having to be restrained from punching a hole in the wall. Still, as I said in my post, I see a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on what is happening in Russia, and hopefully convince more Russians that the Putin regime is making them look really bad in the eyes of the world. So something good may come out of this horrible situation...

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i think it will be boycott this game.....