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Re: [xmca] schools kill creativity?
I don't know how widely this was publicized outside the US, but for the
Atlanta Olympics substantial numbers of homeless people were driven from
the streets just so Atlanta, and the US, would not look bad.
And in Beijing entire neighborhoods were razed and people driven from
their homes to put a more modern face on that city.
These seem more like Public Relations than political ideology but of
course that in itself is political ideology.
On Sat, 3 Oct 2009, David Preiss wrote:
Indeed, violence in the favellas will produce a crude contrast with the
olympics mania that I am sure will distort whatever means the olympic spirit.
But the olympics have never been so clean and they have been always been more
about politics than pure sportsmanships, haven't they? Just remember the nazi
olympics of Berlin 1936, the Munich massacre in 1972, or the Tlatelolco
massacre just a few days Mexico 1968 started, not to mention more recent
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