Where was the Olympic Spirit?
by Kosmas Loumakis
The opening ceremony was spectacular, but would fit better as an opening of some bizarre spectacle in Colosseum, during Emperor Nero’s time and not as an opening for the Olympics. It didn’t have much to do with any Olympic spirit. To fill the stadium with sulphur, smoke and industry-chimneys and to celebrate death, which almost the entire opening ceremony did, is to dishonour and insult the Olympic spirit and not to celebrate it – For those who are somewhat familiar with the occult and with Satanism’s symbolism, it was obvious to what they paid tribute to last night and it sure wasn’t PEACE, the HUMAN PHYSICAL and MENTAL ABILITIES and THE CONSCIOUS CREATIVE FORCE IN MAN.
Football, modern day Boxing and several other Olympic Sports originated in England and strangely enough, not a second was spent to these. England has a brilliant history and mythology in for example the story about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. They could have taken the opportunity to thank their former colonies for (against their will, of course) making Great Britain so “great” ! They have tales like Robin Hood, etc. and they have amazing explorers to present and pay their respect to, which definitely would celebrate the Olympic values better than scenes of poor terrified children, who were being hunted by demonic beings, or people who crawl up from the underworld to become industrial slaves. The symbolism throughout the inauguration and the choice of “themes” was unfortunately a celebration of everything that has destroyed the human individual’s existence, and not of what have raised it to brilliance and great achievements! Shakespeare is one of mankind’s greatest writers and poets, and he was quoted only in a sentence in connection with the ravages of industrialization, not in his brilliant characterization of the human soul’s passions and depth.
What at least gave the English humour justice, was merely wrapped with James Bond and the “prime free loader” and of course Mr. Bean’s brilliant feature.
I would like to ask the responsible production designers and producers: Exactly WHAT had the inauguration to do with the Olympic values? I would also like to ask the Olympic Committee: Why do you still call this the Olympic Games, when you obviously can’t manage to keep the Olympic spirit alive, not even during the games?
Fu***ng hell, and where was Pink Floyd? You cannot have an Olympic opening ceremony in London without Pink Floyd getting a central, musical role.
I think every aware and knowledgeable person, must have felt insulted last night due to the apparent misinterpretation of EVERYTHING that the Olympics stands for. The spirit of the ceremony, where the Olympic fire was handed over from Olympia in Greece to “London”, obviously was severely twisted on its way to England. That ceremony is talking about completely different overtones in the human physique, mind and spirit than the human capacity for inhumanity, enslavement and the demonic abysses of the human soul. Perhaps it is precisely this discrepancy between what the Greeks handed over in Olympia and what the English managed to make out of it, which is so characteristic for what modern Europe has managed to make of the civilization that the Greeks gave them once. From marble temples to industrial chimneys and from the celebration of the human being to the celebration of demons.
Nah, a magnificent and spectacular ceremony it truly was, but not at all worthy of calling Olympic.