Marshall McLuhan famously wrote ‘The Medium Is The Message’. Even he didn’t fully grasp the importance of this concept. The Olympics fully illustrate the true nature of how messages backfire due to the medium used to transmit the messages. That is, this Olympics is supposed to be all about Global Warming!!! And its medium was all about burning fossil fuels, artificial lights, virtually nothing ‘organic’ and utterly at odds with the message the ruling elites struggled to give. Not to mention them demanding we all go on vacation far from home using mostly jets to fly around the planet like they do endlessly, themselves.
The most pathetic part of the desperation of our energy hog rulers is their inability to spook everyone else into living like serfs in the Middle Ages by living on the land in small huts while the lords live in gigantic palaces. The second thing here is, this has got to be one of the ugliest opening ceremonies of all time. It was furiously ugly and utterly unorganic except for this:
Yes, it is an urban tot taking a ‘selfie’ of himself and a very tiny potted plant that look more like pot if anything. That would be appropriate, of course but it isn’t a pot plant. The low slung loose pants and baseball cap and huge running shoes is pure US street thug attire. The music if we dare use that noble word for the monotonous and violent chants of ‘rap artists’ is pure US thug street culture, too.
Let’s celebrate all criminal thugs! Brazil is undergoing a massive crime spree right now which is one of the main reasons, aside from diseases, that is keeping huge numbers of people who would really love to fly all over the place, causing ‘global warming’ to come but they didn’t come because the place is a dangerous sewer. Literally, filthy with human waste sort of like our slums, no?
And this stupid Global Warming Olympics which is held on the equator is a political mess: Rio Olympics 2016 opening ceremony sees climate change lectures and protests
But acting President Michel Miguel Temer, whose presence has sparked fury among many spectators and protesters, was booed loudly as he spoke to welcome the world to the Games.
Outside the stadium, in the rundown shabby apartment blocks directly overlooking the Maracana residents rushed out of their balconies in a moment of furious defiance, banging pots and pans and chanting ‘Fora Temer’ (Temer Out).
And…this is winter in half of Brazil which is on the equator and the southern half of the country was Extreme Cold Kills Five In São Paulo a few weeks ago. Snow, even! Brrr…we are roasting to death, the contradictions of the messages being broadcast are huge, no?
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