Global events like the 31st Olympic summer games use A LOT of money for the spectacle. Even more money go for security and other necessities so the event can be played out safely. However, looking at the bigger picture, maybe the amount of money can be spent on something else which needs A LOT more of our attention.
$4.6 billion has already been spent in creating the facilities for the 2016 summer olympics, which will be used for just two weeks, then forgotten, and when all other expenses are factored in, some $12 billion dollars will be spent on the show.
This photo truly is like a scene from the popular movie Hunger Games, where an insanely wealthy and oppressive world elite live in stupendous luxury amongst a world packed with second class citizens who are deliberately kept poor by the vampiric economic policies of the rich and powerful.
Thousands of people are starving just outside of view of the cameras, poor people are being violently hustled out of sight by riot police, and crimes of desperation of rocking the city, yet, in the Olympic arena, paid security is doing its part to shelter event-goers from the harsh reality of life in one of the world’s most troubled cities.
Mainstream media coverage of the events does a fabulous job of hiding reality from those of us who watch in the comfort of air-conditioned homes, restaurants and bars around the first world, but the truth is out there for those who have eyes to see. Yet, as the world faces ever-increasing troubles initiated by a global banking elite, it is becoming more and more difficult to conceal the cracks developing in society. Events like the Olympics are a wake up call to all middle class people of compassion and concern. (source)
The whole message about ‘we are one’ The Olympic Games share is beautiful. But instead of being just a message (even hypocritical in this case), it should be an example established by the same people who want the world to hear it.
Events like this are beautiful. They teach us about The Spirit of Sport, about puting humanity first, before the competition. But if the whole event stands on the pillars of everything that it’s against, than I don’t see the point in making it.
– Waking Times;