Mitt Romney’s experience as an Olympic organizer brought an NBC media guy to ask what the prospects for the London Olympics are. Being a forthright and honest businessman with experience in staging an Olympic Games in Salt Lake City several years ago he replied with candor-something that the Obamanite era politicians and media aren’t used to. It seemed rather shocking to get an honest answer. Romney said;
“You know, it’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging. Because there are three parts that makes Games successful.
“Number one, of course, are the athletes. That’s what overwhelmingly the Games are about. Number two are the volunteers. And they’ll have great volunteers here. But number three are the people of the country. Do they come together and celebrate the Olympic moment? And that’s something which we only find out once the Games actually begin.”
That realistic appraisal is the source for much ado about nothing on the Bizantine political side interpretants in the U.K.
Mitt Romney’s reply to a question by an NBC newsperson-a left leaning news organization was truthful, logical, plain and off the cuff. He in no way intended to give offense or even criticize the failures of preperation of the London games. Instead he expressed the points of concern that had been in media for months.
The President of the United States cannot be ignorant of the facts generally, and if a petty dictator or puffed up PM expects everyone to naturally kow-tow or biden their tongue on anything that might seem ‘insolent’ to a supremacist class of predators that expectation cannot be met or anticipated by reasonable people. One never knows when a corrupt politician will pull a Beria or Stalin on the people and find offense in what someone’s tone is real or imagined.
Alexander Solzshenytsin in the Gulag Archipelago Three described the crime of ‘anti-Soviet activity’ ( that people were given a ten year sentence for automatically). It was applied to those such as had stolen a crust of bread and hidden it in their coat because of hunger and other horrible crimes.
The evil imperial tradition is always seeking to encroach upon human liberty and bend public discourse to its nefarious designs whenever it’s opportune.
Margaret Thatcher was opposed to Reagan’s desire to eliminate nuclear missiles. Yet she at least seemed to argue in favor of democracy and had a clue about how people normally present themselves as peers socially. She wasn’t an imperious idiot like David Cameron.
It is a wonder that dueling was ever outlawed. Stanley Kubrick’s film Barry Lyndon had one resolution of an unresolvable dispute in it. Sometimes with the broadcast media paradigm heir is no lawful way to get satisfaction from louts getting under the legal structure-especially if they are the legal structure or have an imperial advantage within it such as aristocrats possess.
Argentina is a democracy today and is not placing demands on owning the Shetland Islands. The Malvinas are just a couple hundred miles offshore of South America, and though the United States has the best lawful claim to ownership of the Malvinas iit will probably support an Argentine renormalization of the non-interference policy expressed in the Monroe Doctrine.
Plainly the United State would consider supporting Falklandian Independence if it sought to be an Independent State
The Candidate has moved on to visit an ally nation in the Middle East. Mitt Romney’s possible VP picks are of interest as are speculations on his foreign policy agenda.
Foreign affairs unavoidably impact the U.S. economy and ecosphere. It is useful to establish domestic policy that benefits Americans prevalently and ecospheric restoration instead of nefarious imperial global extractors of American resources and opportunities. There are innumerable options, more even than Fisher had in game nine of the 1992 rematch against Boris Spassky.
The Candidate if elected would likely talk over select international affairs on joint issues of interest with friends such as the Presidents of Argentina and Russia. A Romney meeting with President Putin Arctic Char fishing on the north slope of Alaska’s Brooks Range to informally discuss Arctic ecosphere and security issues exists in addition to a possible Romney security and ecosphere rectification issue tete et tete with Argentine President Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner.