And Finally

The Olympics are rubbish, guesses Morrissey

By | Published on Tuesday 7 August 2012

Morrissey

Morrissey has finally broken his silence on The Olympics, comparing London 2012 to Nazi Germany in 1939.

“I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event”, he wrote from his home in Rome in one of his regular missives for the True To You fansite. “Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The ‘dazzling royals’ have, quite naturally, hijacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press. It is lethal to witness”.

Luckily it hasn’t been lethal for Moz because, as he says, he’s not actually watching any of it. Still, he continued: “As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. Meanwhile the British media present 24 hour coverage of the ‘dazzling royals’, laughing as they lavishly spend, as if such coverage is certain to make British society feel fully whole. In 2012, the British public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought”.

Finally he wrote: “As I recently drove through Greece I noticed repeated graffiti seemingly everywhere on every available wall. In large blue letters it said WAKE UP WAKE UP. It could almost have been written with the British public in mind, because although the spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain, the 2013 grotesque inevitability of Lord and Lady Beckham (with Sir Jamie Horrible close at heel) is, believe me, a fate worse than life”.



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