Wednesday, June 16, 2010

World Cup Soccer - #1866- The Liberal Takeover of the World Cup 2010 - American Thinker

Only a week into World Cup 2010, the decision to hold the tournament in South Africa appears to be an unmitigated disaster. The blame lies at the feet of liberal elites who have politicized soccer.
Due to its size and worldwide appeal, the selection of the host nation for the FIFA World Cup has to take many factors into account. The host needs to exhibit a nation of stability and safety, a strong soccer record, and a highly developed transport infrastructure, as well as having approximately ten large stadia in order to host the various matches.  Yet nothing represents this farcical situation more than the innocuous-looking "vuvuzela" -- a meter-long plastic horn that, when many are blown in unison, releases a loud noise similar to an enormous swarm of bees and louder than a chainsaw (a sample can be found here). The instrument originated in Mexico in 1970 but became popular in the 1990s in South Africa. As some have noticed a vague similarity to the much older African kudu horn, the vuvuzela has been quickly claimed as part of South African culture. This means that for political liberals, this annoying, loud piece of plastic instantly becomes part of South African "cultural heritage" and is therefore sacred and beautiful, with Sepp Blatter gushing, "I have always said that Africa has a different rhythm, a different sound."   Read more........I   am not much of a soccer fan, but this article was fascinating, only liberals could do this to a sport.

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