The Dark Side of the London Olympics
The London Olympics is accompanied with loads of really embarrassing issues, as for example the genocidal ethics of the companies who sponsor these games, the media’s marketing-psychological approach to the public about these games, the immense security measures that completely has militarized the atmosphere, the treatment of the people in the community of Stratford, where the Olympic sites are settled and the clear occult symbolism in it’s festivities, mascots and souvenirs. The whole sports event draws the attention to a tacky Brand Fair for multi international corporations and a sinister declaration by the financial and political elite, of what kind of a world we all might have in front of us in the near future.
“It has been said that the Olympics is a great opportunity for thieving, but it seems that the thieving is mostly carried out by those who are funding it!”
“Thousands and thousands of lives has been changed to the worse because of what ultimately is a three weeks of a Brand Fest!”
VICE takes an in-depth look at the British public’s reaction to The Games in London and the negative impact it’s having on certain people’s lives.
One thing that’s great about the Olympics is all the fabulous regeneration in East London. We went to meet all the lucky locals, such as the residents of the Carpenter’s Estate, who have been evicted from their homes to make way for the Games. Some of them even got moved to Stoke! Lucky them. Marginally more hyped about the whole thing are the competitors in the Boris Johnson themed “wiff-waff” tournament (that’s ping-pong to you, me, and everyone besides Boris).
It’s not just politicians, capitalists, sportsmen, and protestors who are obsessed with the Olympics. Pornographers, gangsters, and alien conspiracy theorists are pretty excited about it too.
The 2012 London Olympics have been billed as “The Greenest Games the World Has Ever Seen,” but, well, it’s not as simple as that. In part 3, we take a look at the claims corporate sponsors are using as a PR stunt to cover up their checkered environmental and humanitarian pasts. Meanwhile, a monster has been spotted eating birds in the River Lea. We call in a cryptozoologist to investigate.
Rule Britannia scours the UK to partake of all the sordid offerings of this green and pleasant and messed-up land. Please politely enjoy the absolute best of Old Blighty.