No, there's no climate change when Seattle's last recorded rainfall was over three weeks ago — even in July.
- Forty-nine years ago, Avery Brundage proved to everyone who was paying attention that the Olympic movement is about old rich men exploiting "amateur" athletes for commercial advantage when he continued the Games after politically motivated murders of athletes. The IOC doesn't appear to have learned a damned thing with its insistence that the year-delayed Tokyo Games will go on, even without spectators, as Japan enters pandemic crisis… and even when there's COVID in the "Athletes' Village" (which, frankly, was inevitable). I don't think even an on-camera collapse in a premiere event can diminish the greed and entitlement on display.
The IOC is what the NCAA wants to be when it can get rid of Title IX. At least the NCAA still has some vestiges of shamateurism left!
- Which should sound disturbingly like the theatrical "The Show Must Go On!" That's not just for fire in the theater, but dumpster fires for the staff's lives, especially as reflected in the
mirroredglass ceilings reinforced by no-longer-creative-if-they-ever-were old farts. Experience is valuable, but it's also a weapon against change — one of the underlying, if seldom acknowledged, causes of suspicion of the labor movement.
- On the other hand, that beats right-wing ideological predispositions regarding inflation and race. Both of these articles miss part of the bigger picture: The conservative ideological agenda here is about rejecting criticism of the past, and especially of the ancestors of those with inherited wealth. Those who depend upon inherited wealth (and not their own, present exploitations!) are the most likely to see their present power diminished by inflation… and by the questioning of their slave-labor-enabled family fortunes.
- All of which is usually lost in translation, when translated at all.