Archive for February, 2010
Oh the crowds, the whooping and hollering, the silent suffering.
From coca-cola red and the Canadian Flag , to me lighting my ciggy off the torch that was inaccesable, to ‘smudge busking’ and meeting cool people, to more crowds, a golf-cart paramedic vehicle to navigate the streets (and sidewalks) quickly, to an ATM machine made portable on a van (pic missing, facebook stole it), to replica Hudson Bay blanket coats with courier du bois sash (the same blankets implanted with small pox to kill off indigenous peoples…genocide fashion), to a yankee flag cape being able to walk safely, to Vancouver’s Olympic Tent City and the displaced and disenfranchised hired to keep the streets clean of litter and swoop up the beer and pop cans (another facebook theft), to crowds watching the rows of tv’s in places like London Drugs, to endless lineups for the Hudson Bay as the ‘official Olympic fashion wear’, to a cherry tree in full blossom making this literally the greenest olympics (B.C. Hydro won some prize for being green yet were handing out made in
China plastic goodies, and proclaiming the
Premier’s bullshit that hydro is a renewable resource.
From there to the choc a block shelters of matts on the floor with no gender segregtation, to the extreme weather bullshit piece of legislature to clean up the streets of the homeless, to the thousands from other provinces staying in shelters and not finding work at the promise of olympic dream paradies, to the pure exciting energy coupled with the tension of rcmp choppers with guns in the air.
was it worth it? how can anyting that so erodes and ignores social infrastructure be worth it? The fallout is coming ….will we really see the big bucks made by a few trickle down to everyday common life???
Let’s keep the summer olympics in
Athens and find a perma home for the winter olympics with each participating nation coughing up money for facilities and maintenance…should it be based on a percentage of the gross national product???
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