Gay and Lesbian hatred recently.
State sanctioned attacks. Beatings, rapes and murders. All under the watchful eye of the
police who do nothing.
It is as bad now in Russia as it is in most of the Muslim countries.
Today Stephen Fry has posted an open letter to the IOC and our PM. Not sure what he hopes
to achieve by asking Dave. Anyway the letter is here:
Others are also calling for the Olympics to be moved.
There may be another option here.
In 1936 the Olympics were held in Berlin. The city had been chosen before the National
Socialists had risen to power and it was too late to change the venue.
As a result the Olympic venues, the halls, the pool, the athletic village, all were covered in
the flags and banners that were in a few short years to become so infamous.
Nazi propaganda was in full swing at this time, the Jews, the Gypsies, all were Untermensch,
sub human. But there was another group who also found themselves called sub human, a
group of people whose features and skin colour marked them as different from the tall,
blond, pale skinned Aryans.
Then came the start of the Olympics, filmed and broadcast to the world. There under the
gaze of millions the athletes competed and there the sub humans claimed medal after
medal while leaving the master race eating dust.
Anyone rember this?
In Russia we see a repeat of history. Now it is the Gays and the Lesbians who are sub human. They are the
ones who are attacked, beaten and even killed with official sanction. They are being made into the
21stcentury Untermensch by the new Nazis who much as Hitler did seek to create an enemy within.
The Russians want a way to unify their people, they are creating a modern day Goldstein to blame for all
the problems that beset them. A classic 1984 response to internal problems. Putin has been forging a cult
of personality for years, this is simply the next step.
I would not be surprised to see more and more reports coming out of Russia that blame the Gay community
for failures of the system. Book burnings, destruction of Gay art, the vilification of science or ideals from Gay
This is 2014 going on 1984.
To move the Olympics is a vast undertaking and may well be impossible at this stage. Too many contracts,
too many agreements. To cancel the event may be likewise impossible. The IOC would be financially
ruined trying to pay the lawsuits brought against it for loss of revenues and return of funds.
Depending on whether or not Russia has or will grantee the safety of the Athletes there is another option.
If the competitors are safe and that safety is assured not just by the Russians but by their own governments
as well then I would suggest that rather than try to move the Olympics something else is done.
If every Athlete who takes part is wearing an armband or badge with the rainbow flag. If every Athlete gay
or not is prepared to stand alongside those who are being labelled as sub human. If every competitor
becomes gay for the event.
Then perhaps we can broadcast to the world a repeat of 1936. When a nation who had declared its hatred
for people who did not fit within the Nazi ideals was then forced to stand and watch as those sub humans
took gold after gold.
The event will be watched by the world. How petty and tyrannical will the Russians look as champion after
champion takes gold while flying the rainbow flag.
Why not do to Putin what Jesse Owen did to Hitler.