The Olympic Opening Ceremony, a boil that should have been lanced ages ago…
The opening ceremony to the London Olympics has been greeted with various comments from the media, some have described it as barmy, wacky, some said they couldn’t understand it, one thing I’m sure about is that at a time when the vast majority of ordinary folk of the UK are struggling to meet their basic needs, the extravagance of the opening ceremony was a tasteless waste of money.
Danny Boyle’s dream of Britain was rather sad, I thought the idea was to celebrate all that was good about Britain; Boyle’s dream seemed to be our past greatness, something which has been destroyed by political machinations of the past and present, Mr.Boyle missed a great opportunity to highlight one of his successful film productions, remember “Train Spotting”, a film about Heroin Addicts, I can see it now, people injecting themselves in some back street setting then going on to mug some innocent bystander when they’ve run out of money for their next fix, all this highlighted by a crescendo of fireworks, now this would of been great drama and instead we got Mr.Bloody Bean?
I thought the celebration of the NHS and the steel Industry was a joke, the NHS is being broken up and privatised at every opportunity, we no longer have a steel industry, in fact we hardly produce anything anymore in the UK accept mass unemployment poverty and homelessness, Boyle never highlighted the huge amounts of abuse being handed out to vulnerable patients and the elderly in our great NHS system on a daily basis, he never showcased patients dying of dehydration in our hospitals in there thousands each year, he didn’t highlight the way our government are using the ideology of Eugenics to end the lives of our disabled and sick, mind you Boyle did throw in the occasional wheelchair bound crip to make sure they met the Equality legislation.
Another thing that angered me was the inclusion of Shami Chakrabarti of pressure group “Liberty” carrying the Olympic flag towards the end of the ceremony, what on earth was this obnoxious woman doing in the opening Olympic ceremony? Danny Boyle must have been on some form of hallucinogenic when he thought of that one, how come he didn’t invite the president of Atos to wheel in disabled athletes participating in the Paralympics?
I thought the appearance of Mohammad Ali was in very bad taste, the man obviously didn’t know what was going on, his helper kept on telling him to clap, the poor man didn’t respond, the dignity of probably the greatest sportsman of our generation was overlooked for the overall spectacle.
With all the pyrotechnics and the air filled with smoke and fumes I had presumed one of the main sponsors” Dow Chemical’s” had rein acted the disaster of 1984 in Bhopal, this was not the case but there were demonstrations around the world over Dow Chemical’s Involvement in the London games?
Ahead of us we have 17 days of sport, years and years of hard work have gone into this production, how come this nation can put such a worldwide event together but cannot provide employment, housing, equality for the disabled and sick or treat our servicemen and woman with the respect and dignity they deserve, when this country can provide its own people with what they need then maybe we can all have something to be proud of, until then I’m afraid this event is a complete non entity for me and millions of others in this country, the legacy the politicians keep talking about will not happen it never does except the sponsors and multi corporations will have gotten richer, the poor of the world will still remain poor, all I know is that this event is a complete waste of money and an indulgence this country cannot afford, just wait till next year’s Queens honour’s list, arise Sir Danny Boyle, I’m sorry but this is one Boil that should of been lanced a long time ago…