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Your views: The Olympic boycott question
The majority of readers who responded to our question about an Olympic boycott said President Bush should attend the opening ceremonies in Beijing, while comments online ranged from discussions about China's policy on Tibet to appreciation for giving voice to Chinese Americans....
Sunday, April 20, 2008 wrote:
His greatest spirit-for war
The Olympics are the worship of man, the worship of his body. Sports are the worship of man's body and war is the ultimate that all of these lead to! The ultimate manifestation of all of these is War!--His physical prowess, his mechanical ingenuity, his tactical genius and his indomitable spirit! War is the ultimate combination of the worship of all these things, at what man considers his greatest, using the best of all of these!--Man at his best, which is his worst!--WAR!
His most destructive worst, his greatest strength, his greatest genius, his greatest inventive power and his greatest spirit, patriotism or whatever you want to call it, is used for war and a competitive spirit against others who are doing the same!
The Olympics is a sports fair, a flesh fair, flesh peddlers! See how this competitive sports thing has been the final stages of every great civilisation and empire!--The worship of the body!
Ted Rudow III,MA