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    Default I don't like sport so I'm not PC!

    I've been here before, when the Falklands was invaded, for example, when that bloody animated clothes peg Diana Windsor-Saxe Coburg-Spencer hit the wall, when England was, apparently, doing well at rugby. I didn't care about any of those things, so I was declared an outsider, a betrayer of the national spirit. Effectively (though the puffed up right-wingers would never call it by it's true name because the Daily Mail says they're supposed to disapprove of Political Correctness) I am non-PC.

    This time I don't give a damn how many medals those lottery-fuelled people who spend their time playing games instead of doing proper jobs have won at the Olympics. I know that I'm supposed to be starry-eyed and full of hero-worship for the sweaty geeks, but I'm not. George Orwell said this:

    "Nearly all the sports practised nowadays are competitive. You play to
    win, and the game has little meaning unless you do your utmost to win. On
    the village green, where you pick up sides and no feeling of local
    patriotism is involved. it is possible to play simply for the fun and
    exercise: but as soon as the question of prestige arises, as soon as you
    feel that you and some larger unit will be disgraced if you lose, the
    most savage combative instincts are aroused. Anyone who has played even
    in a school football match knows this. At the international level sport
    is frankly mimic warfare. But the significant thing is not the behaviour
    of the players but the attitude of the spectators: and, behind the
    spectators, of the nations who work themselves into furies over these
    absurd contests, and seriously believe-at any rate for short
    periods-that running, jumping and kicking a ball are tests of national
    virtue."


    I'm with you George!
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    Things have changed - a few years ago it was non-PC to believe in competitive sport, at least as for children in schools.

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